It’s not all quiet on the sports front at Leo this fall. The cross country team is competing, with four meets having been completed as of mid-September.

The team is under the direction of a new coach, with Andre Weathers ’02 succeeding Marcus Pass ’04. Pass left to take a full-time job at another school. But the optimism based on the return of seven varsity runners has seemed well-founded in the early going, with sophomore Ja’Keem Cole and seniors Ri’chard Coleman, Kobe Roberts and Damen Ward all turning in strong performances.

On the frosh-soph level, Kendall Alexander, Tim Wilson, Arian Dean-Wheeler and David Hannah have been running well. 

The IHSA has yet to determine whether regional, sectional and state competition will be held in this year of COVID restrictions. There will be a Chicago Catholic League meet, and the Lions tuned up for it with a sixth-place finish at the Sept. 19 Loyola Invitational, which featured several Catholic League teams.