The 2018 Cross Country story began this past weekend at Camp Wanakee. I would like to thank all of the athletes who were able to come for the weekend. I was most impressed by the team bonding between the guys team and the ladies team that happened throughout the entire weekend culminating in a very interesting video presentation on Saturday night. As we now embark on our quest to the state finals, I am encouraging all to continue to grow and accept the pitfalls along with the successes. REMAIN FAITHFUL IN YOUR GOD GIVEN ABIILTY. COURAGE IS THE ABILITY TO GO BEYOND THE PAIN.
THE 2018 FIGHTING IRISH CROSS COUNTRY TEAM ARE LOOKING FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR FAMILY AS WE EMBARK ON A QUEST FOR A STATE TITLE FOR BOTH THE GUYS AND GIRLS TEAMS.
IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SIGNED UP, PLEASE CONTACT COACH DAN LANCIANESE AT 330-352-5602 OR EMAIL AT DLANCIAN22@GMAIL.COM. OR SIMPLY SHOW UP TO ANY OF OUR SUMMER SESSIONS. ALL ARE WELCOME – EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER FALL SPORT.
THE FIRST SESSION OF SUMMER CONDITIONING BEGINS MONDAY JUNE 18TH @ FIRESTONE METRO PARK (TUSCARAWAS SHELTER).
At the Comet Relays in Amherst, where the field was loaded with Division I teams, the women and men’s distance team did not back down from the competition. Senior 3200 meter runner Leah Lisle fell just 2 second short of the school record with a time of 11:21.
The guys 4 by 800 team also went after a very strong field of competitors as they finished in 3rd place with a team of Patrick White, Alex Phillip, Sean O’Brien and Matt Sollenberger
The feature highlight for the Irish was Senior Sara Foster who crushed the field in the 300 hurdles to win the event.
For more photos, thanks to Christian Lisle, here is the link:
Congratulations to the Men’s and Women’s 4 x 800 relay teams as both teams placed in the top 8 for the state indoor championship on March 3rd at Spires indoor facilities.
The women took 4th place with the team consisting of Leah Lisle, Theresa Hagey, Quincy Powers and Nina Zraik.
The guys team finished in 3d place with a team consisting of Alex Phillip, Patrick White, Matt Sollenberber and Sean O’Brien.
Leah Lisle rounded out the day with an impressive 2nd place finish in the 3200 meter run.
Thanks to Christian Lisle, here is the link to more photos from the indoor championships:
Freshman Theresa Hagey individually finished in 8th place overall to become the 150th Fighting Irish cross country or track and field athlete to earn a state place and a spot on the wall of honor in the Cosgrove building. Theresa saved her best race for last as she clocked a time of 18:44 to lead the way for the Lady Irish to a 4th place team finish.
Theresa was followed by Leah Lisle who finished in 24th place to earn All Ohio status. Nina Zraik. Quincy Powers and Elaina Mendiola rounded out the scoring for the Fighting Irish.
On the Men’s side, Alex Phillip earned All Ohio honors with his 22nd finish. The story of the day was the fantastic finish push in the last 400 meters by the next 4 Fighting Irish runners (Matt Sollenberger, Colin Scahill, Patrick white and Sean O’Brien) as they combined to pass over 30 runners to give the Irish a strong 3rd place finish.
To view more pictures from the state meet, please click on the following link:
Once again, the Fighting Irish Men’s and Women’s team battle the elements and come out on top! It was a very cold, wet and windy day to say the least at the Regional Finals. Yet, despite the conditions, the Irish move on to another quest at a state title!
Both the guys and girls teams will be making the journey to Hebron this upcoming Saturday. For the ladies, it will be their 10 straight trip. For the guys, it is their 8 trip in 10 years and 15 trip in 18 years.
If you would like to see more photos, please check the following link – courtesy of Christian Lisle.
Congratulations to both Men’s and Women’s team for their dominating performance at the Malone District on Saturday. The Fighting Irish ran with a sense of purpose and it showed as they both were able to stake their claim (flag) as the District champions. This is the 11th straight title for the Ladies team and the 6th title in 11 years for the guys.
Now the highest mountain is before us – Regionals this coming Saturday at Boardman. The Ladies attempt to conquer this mountain at 11:45 and the Guys go off at 2:15 pm.
Here is the link to the rest of the photos thanks to the expertise of Christian Lisle