This past Saturday, the Lady Irish totally outran their cross town rivals from Hoban, CVCA and Walsh. The Irish had 10 runners finish in the top 15 places. The Lady Irish increased their dual meet streak to 65 straight wins dating back 2009 since the last time they lost a dual meet.
A special thank you to Mr. Anthony Boarman who took time away from his family to take photos. Here is the link for all of you to enjoy:
It has been a long 5 months since the Fighting Irish last strapped on their track spikes. The Marlington Invite on 9/5 was a very welcome event. The men’s team started the day off and it was Seniors Chase Powers and Andrew McSteen making a great debut as both runners finished in the top 15. Chase finished in 4th overall. The guys team finished 4th in division II. The other top guys were Jackson Deitrich, Austin Zieman, Matthew Dennee, Dhiren Brickman and Ron Lubes.
On the ladies side Senior Theresa Hagey led the way for a dominating performance by the Irish as they won the overall title with the top 7 Irish runners finishing in the 20.Theresa took 2nd place overall. The other Irish finishers were Kate Saum, Aislynn McVicker, Amelia Moll, Sadie Porchowsky, Emily Bame and Anne Rea.
Also, Congratulations to Senior Sarah Sollenberger for winning the open race.
Thanks to Coach Matt, here is a link to all of the photos:
What a beautiful day and great turn out for our 1ST ANNUAL FAMILY/ALUMNI 5K RACE. We had 92 registered runners on the line for the race. For the record, that stands as the 4th largest since I started the Matt Kauffman 5k 17 years ago! Thank you all that ran in the race.
I also want to once again thank all of the parents who stepped up with all of the refreshments. We really appreciate your generosity.
Another shout out goes to coach Alex Phillip for bringing back several of our past XC runners (Conner McIntyre, Sean O’Brien, Shane Kelliher, Patrick White, Matt Sollenberger and Jon Jackson). It was great to see all of them again.
For those that ran in the race, here is the link for the results:
The 2020 Journey for the cross country team began its quest with an all day camp at Firestone Metro Park on Saturday August 1st. The camp was a culmination of team bonding, the ending of the summer conditioning and the beginning of the quest for a state trip for both guys and girls teams on November 7th at the new location – Fort Orbetz in Columbus.
The highlight of the day was the domination by team #2 at frisbee football and volleyball. Congratulations to all of the team 2 members.
The Fighting Irish Ladies 4 x 800 relay team not only took 1st place in the Indoor State Championships at Spire Institute, they also broke the state record with a time of 9:35.8. The previous record was set by our 2011 Lady Irish team. The tradition continues!
The Lady Irish were led by Theresa Hagey, Laney King, Emily Bame and Natalie Tobin.
The guys team then proceeded to run away with the 4 x 800 relay with an impressive time of 8:05. The guys team consisted of Chase Powers, Nate Snipes, Andrew McSteen and Nasari Epps.
The Lady Irish also captured 5th place in the 4 x 200 relay. Their team consisted of Kya Epps, Aminah Claxtion, Kayla Liggins and Olivia Mathis. Sophomore Kya Epps finished in 3rd place in the 60 meter dash
Aminah Claxton finished in 7th place in the 400 meter dash.
Natalie Tobin rounded out the medal count with a 5th place finish in the 800 meter run.
Junior Theresa Hagey wins yet another invite at the Legends of Cross Country Championship. Her win led the Lady Irish to another impressive first place crown.
Theresa’s title was impressive, but it was the strength of her teammates that was the dominating factor that will be noted throughout the state. The Lady Irish placed the next 6 spots in the top 25 and were separated by only 40 seconds. The Lady Irish team consisted of Amelia Moll, Natalie Tobin, Katie Saum, Olivia Kindbon, Emily Bame and Sadie Porchowsky.
The guys team also conquered the field in great fashion with an impressive title and all 5 runners landing in the top 20. The guys were led by Chase Powers, Nasari Epps, Jake Pentasuglio, Nick Steel, and Andrew McSteen.
The Fighting Irish stepped up big time at the All Catholic Invitational this past weekend at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering, Ohio. Both teams not only won the Silver division, they also won the overall divisions. This is the first time in the 17 years we that we have done this well. The key to the success was the fight to the finish that each and every runner showed despite the heat.
Junior Theresa Hagey won her 2nd consecutive overall title. All 7 girls placed in the top 20 in the Silver division. Theresa was followed by Amelia Moll, Olivia Kindbom, Katie Saum and Natalie Tobin.
Senior Nasari Epps led the way for the guys team with a strong 6th place finish. He was closely followed by Chase Powers who finished in 9th place. Jake Pentasuglia, Nick Steel and Andrew McSteen rounded out the scoring for the Irish.
Two more invitationals left before the post season mountains begin!
The Fighting Irish Ladies made a huge statement this past Saturday at the Boardman cross country invitational.T hey not only won the tournament by over 50 points against 35 teams, they were honored by being the best team overall in all three division with the best team average time.
Junior Theresa Hagey won the invite in convincing fashion by over 40 seconds. She was followed by Katie Saum, Olivia Kindbom, Amelia Moll, Natalie Tobin, Sadie Porchowsky and Quincy Powers.
Also worth noting was the first place finish by Sophomore Rebka Lile in the girls open race.
The guys team also fared very well with a third place finish against 40 teams. The Irish were led by Senior Nasari Epps. He was followed by Chase Powers, Andrew McSteen, Nick Steel and Andy Thomas.
The girls team is currently ranked 3rd in the state.The guys team is ranked 5th in the state.
The following link has several photos taken by Christian Lile who works for Ohio Mile Split.