5 Runners Make All-metro Cross Country Team, Coach Horvath Named XC Boys Coach of the Year

Posted January 25, 2021 / Last updated January 29, 2021

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With an incredible season and a state runner-up title under their belts, 5 members of the Jesuit Cross Country team have been named to the 2020 All-Metro Cross Country Team by the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate for their strong performances throughout the season. Congratulations to the five Blue Jays: freshmen Lucas Sampedro and Michael Vocke, sophomore Jack DesRoches, junior Morgan Hebert, and senior Jack Wallace.

The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate also named Coach Rudy Horvath ’86 Boys Coach of the Year.

Noted about Coach Horvath and the Jesuit runners in the nola.com article about the 2020 all-metro team:

Rudy Horvath – “Jesuit commonly had a different runner lead each race, as Horvath conditioned his racers to keep a team-first approach as they stayed together on the three-mile courses. With that, the Blue Jays earned a runner-up finish at the Class 5A state meet in Natchitoches behind the title winners from Catholic-Baton Rouge.”

Jack DesRoches – “Led the runner-up Blue Jays at the Class 5A state meet by placing fourth overall in a season-best 15:39.2.”

Jack Wallace – “Helped his runner-up team by placing sixth overall state (15:50.0). A mature leader for a young roster.”

Lucas Sampedro – “Impressive newcomer to the varsity level placed 13th overall in 5A (16:01.4).”

Morgan Hebert – “Another point-scoring finisher for Jesuit placed 24th in 16.20.8.”

Michael Vocke – “Led his team in some races, including at the competitive St. Joseph Invite in Baton Rouge (fifth place, 15:43).”

Full article at nola.com.