Track and Field

 

Our goal as track & field coaches and participants is to develop the skills, techniques, abilities, and fitness to the highest level we can — simply to be the best we can be.  If we improve ourselves and become the competitors we are capable of becoming, then we have achieved our goal no matter what place we take.  Only when we have every team member striving to reach his personal best, will we have success as individuals and a team.  When the team wins, everyone wins – athletes, coaches, family, friends, school, and community all share in the success.  Our goal, then, is to make all involved in the program proud of our efforts, and especially to make ourselves proud of our own efforts.

“It is not the amount of talent you have that makes you successful; it is the ability to use all of the talent you have – it is the ability to reach your full potential.” – Tom Landry

Head Coach -Mr. Larry Medina

After running track at Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School and St. Francis College, Larry went on to teach and coach Track at Bishop Ford for 15 years. During that time, he was voted Coach of the Year by The New York Daily News (June 2009) and took many teams to sectional and state championships. During his time at Bishop Ford, the 2009 girls and 2010 boys won indoor sectional championships the for the first time in the school’s history. Larry and Team Falcons went to the national championship in 2009 and placed 2nd in boys D.M.R. (Distance Medley Relay) and 2nd in the girls S.M.R. (Sprint Medley Relay). After Bishop Ford closed, Larry brought his winning philosophy to Cathedral Prep in 2014. During the 2015 season, he led the Crusaders to win the 3200 meter relay at the Brooklyn and Queens Championship, the first in the school’s history. He continues to lead the Crusaders to victory this season. Larry’s personal running experience includes two marathons (Chicago and New York), several half marathons, and road races.

 

(718) 592-6800 Ext: 115
lmedina@cathedralprep.org