FIGHTING IRISH MAKE A STATEMENT AT THE GLENOAK INVITE

The Fighting Irish started their 2021 journey with an impressive showing at the Glen Oak invite

The day began with the men’s team taking an impressive 2nd place finish for Division II and a 6th place finish overall. Freshman Kyle Hammer, led the charge for the Irish. He was followed by Junior Andy Thomas, Freshman Sammy Robinson, Freshmen Michael Walter, Junior Luca Richuitti, and Freshman Patrick Scahill. The key for the Irish men’s success was the tight pack that involved also AJ Chiera and Steve Jones.

The Ladies team followed up with an even more impressive showing by winning the Division II title and finishing runner up only to state powerhouse Hudson. The Ladies were lead by Sophomore Anne Rea who also finished in 2nd place overall. Anne was followed by Junior Olivia Kindbom, Senior Amelia Moll and freshmen Scarlett Powell and Maggie Pariso.

TEAM KINDBOM WINS THE ANNUAL FAMILY/ALUMNI 5K RACE!

The Fighting Irish Men’s and Women’s team held their annual Family/Alumni 5k fun run at Goodyear Metro park with Team Kindbom winning the title by 49 seconds over the second place Team Ricchiuti.

Here is the link to the final times and results

THE IRISH LADIES FINISH IN 3RD PLACE AT THE STATE FINALS!

The Fighting Irish Track and Field Team qualified in 11 events at the state finals and medaled in 7 events! The Fighting Irish Track and Field and Cross Country now have 169 state medal winners!

Please check out the Wall of Honor in the Cosgrove building.

Here are the results:

Ladies 4 x 800 relay (Senior Theresa Hagey, Junior Kate Saum, Senior Emily Bame and Junior Laney King) 2nd place

Junior Kya Epps – 100 meter dash 2nd place; 200 meter dash 3rd place

Ladies 4 x 200 relay (Freshman Malaya Young, Freshman Nye Kimble, Senior Olivia Mathis and Junior Kya Epps) 1st place

Men’s 4 x 100 relay (Senior Santino Moss, Senior Darrian Lewis, Senior Amarion Watson and Junior Shawn Lodge) 8th place

Junior Blake Sifferlin – pole vault 8th place

Senior Macyo Williams – shot put 8th place

LADY IRISH WIN REGIONAL TITLE BY 1 POINT! ONTO THE BIG DANCE – STATE FINALS!

REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

Despite the horrible weather, the Fighting Irish Men and Women teams rose to the occasion. The Ladies qualified in 6 events and the men qualified in 5 events for the state championship. Here are the qualifying events:

Ladies 4 x 800 relay (Theresa Hagey Kate Saum, Emily Bame, Laney King) 1st
Kya Epps 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash 1st in both events
Ladies 4 x 200 relay (Malaya Young, Ny Kimble, Olivia Mathis, Kya Epps) 1st
Theresa Hagey 1600 meter 5th
Kate Saum 1600 meter 6th
Laney King 800 meter 4th

Men’s 4 x 100 relay (Santino Moss, Darrian Lewis, Amarion Watson, Shawn Lodge) 4th
Dhiren Brickman 400 meter 5th
Shawn Lodge 200 meter 3rd
Blake Sifferlin pole vault 5th
Macyo Williams shot put 3rd

Now onto the Big Dance –
The State Finals

MEN’S TEAM WINS THEIR 6TH DISTRICT TITLE!

Congratulations to the Men’s team for winning their 6th District title. The guys team has qualified in 8 events to the Regionals. The ladies team has also qualified 8 events to the Regionals. The Ladies just missed the title by 9 points. For both the men and the women, you showed tremendous fight and determination. 

Here are the qualifying events to the Regionals and the place they finished at Districts:
Ladies: 4 x 800 relay (Theresa Hagey, Emily Bame, Kate Saum, Laney King) (1st)
Kya Epps 100 m (1st), 200 m (1st)
Theresa Hagey 1600 m (2nd)
Kate Saum 1600 m (3rd)
Nye Kimble 200 m(4th)
Olivia Mathis 400 m (4th)
Emily Bame 800 m (2nd)
Laney King 800 m (3rd)
4 x 200 relay (Malaya Young, Nye Kimble, Olivia Mathis, Kya Epps) 2nd

Men’s qualifying events:

Darrien Lewis 100 m (1st)
Dhiren Brickman 400 m (2nd)
Ohajdi Jackson 300 m hurdles (1st)
Macyo Williams shot put (2nd)
Blake Sifferlin pole vault (2nd)
Shawn Lodge 200 m (1st)
JaeSon Anderson 200 m (3rd)
4 x 100 relay (Santino Moss, Amarion Watson, Darrien Lewis, Shawn Lodge) 1st
4 x 400 relay (Nasir Madison, Ray McRay, Calil McRay, Dhiren Brickman) 2nd

2021 TRACK AND FIELD SEASON OFF TO A GOOD START AT THE CRESTWOOD INVITE

Senior Theresa Hagey and Sophomore Oliva Kindbom finished 1st and 3rd in the 1600
Senior Darrian Lewis runs the anchor leg for the winning 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relay teams

The Fighting Irish kicked off their 2021 quest at the Crestwood Invitational. The Ladies captured a 2nd place finish only losing the title by 14 points. On the guys side, they finished in a respectable 4th place out of 12 teams.

THE LADY IRISH 4X800 DEFEND THEIR STATE INDOOR TITLE!

2ND YEAR IN A ROW FOR THE STATE TITLE!

I want to congratulate the Ladies 4×800 relay team for defending their state indoor title with an impressive victory this past Saturday.The team consisted of Theresa Hagey, Emily Bame, Kate Saum and Laney King. 

Other place holders at the OATCC state Finals were:

Olivia Mathis finished in 8th place in the 400.
Kate Saum finished in 8th place in the 1600.
Theresa Hagey finished in 9th place.
Emily Bame finished in 5th place in the 800.
Andrew McSteen finished in 10th place in the 1600.
Pole Vaulter and school Record Holder Blake Sifferlin finished in 9th place in Pole Vault State finals that were held in Wooster. 

THE LADY IRISH CAPTURE 3RD PLACE AT THE STATE FINALS!

Staying along with the entirely unusual year this has been, the state finals was very odd in regards to the weather. The conditions were more like the first invite of the year, rather than the last with the temperatures soaring to mid 70s by the time the race was contested.

When the race ended, the team consisting of Theresa Hagey, Kate Saum, Aislynn McVicker, Olivia Kindbom, Sadie Porchowsky, Anne Rea and Amelia Moll finished in 3rd place as a team. They missed the title by a mere 22 points and the runner spot by only 8 pts.

On the men’s side, Senior Chase Powers represented the Fighting Irish with a strong performance. However, the heat played havoc on Chase and he fought to a 77 finish.

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Fighting Irish Cross Country team. This season will go down in the history books like no other year. All of the athletes showed their resilience and their perseverance each and everyday. We never knew from one day to the next if the season was even going to be completed.

I want to personally thank all team members, coaches and families for keeping the faith and allowing God to keep us all grounded and focused.

Thanks to Mr. Lisle, here are some photos he took:

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Now let the Indoor Track and Field season begin!