At the State Track and Field Championship held at Jesse Owens track on Ohio State campus, our Fighting Irish were entered in 8 events. 5 of those events will now be displayed on the wall of honor with the men’s 4 x 200 repeating as State champions. Here are the final places for all 8 events:

State champions 4 x 800 Russell Cooper, Leanord Younger, Malik Wooldridge, De’Amonte King

De’Amonte King 2nd place in the 400 meters

Sara Foster 2nd place in the 300 meters with a new school record of 43.02

Alex Phillip 8th place in the 3200 meter run

Olivia Flesher 7th place in the long jump

ladies 4 x 200 took 9th place with Olivia Flesher, Jasmine Pooler, Sara Foster, Payton Pooler

Men’s 4 x 800 took 11th place with Patrick White, Alex Phillip, Matt Sollenberger, Connor McIntyer

Men’s 4 x 400 took 14th place with Malik Wooldridge, Matt Sollenberger, Leanord Younger, Desmond Rock

Thanks to the brilliant job of photography performed by our very own Mr.Christian Lisle I have a link showing the action shots of several of these events.



Well the 2017 Fighting Irish journey begins in just a couple of weeks. I would like to welcome all of the new and returning runners back. I am thrilled at the number of initial sign ups. We currently have 29 males and 26 ladies on the roster. My main goal will be to keep all of you engaged in advancing your running ability. The theme for this year’s program will be “Envision the Highest Peak”. Piggybacking off of Dr. Leo Kormanick’s presentation from a couple of weeks ago, I want to capture and paraphrase  one central concept Doc had – ” you have to condition your brain as well as your body and it starts on day one”.

As I stated at the meeting I will be introducing two methods to success in order to assist each and everyone of you in your quest to becoming the best runner you can be. The first method will be for all beginners or those that do not initially see themselves as top elite runners – yet.

The second method is going to be for all of those runners who have aspirations of standing atop the podium in November. Together with a core of new and returning coaches, it will be our objective to guide all of you towards this highest peak.

The Saturday locations will be posted on the calendar in short time. Also, please don’t forget to sign up for the various food/drink categories. Remember, mark your calendar for Monday June 19th at 7:00 pm at Firestone Metro Park.