|Madison Bohacek||Michaela Brown||Andrea Chambers||Allyson Brahler|
|Olivia Colier||Morgan Ciccotelli||Emma George||Alex Ciccoteli|
|Isabel Ferreira||Anna Grace||Emma Kaczmar||Molly DeSantis|
|Lexi Neff||Claire Grace||Kaylee Larsen||* Miranda Gabriel|
|Daria Reimund||Izzy Horning||Malyka Musso||* Janna Hearty|
|Elle Smith||Caroline Kuczek||Halie Nitzsche||Katrina Heil|
|Rachael Whitehouse||Sammy Malone||Juli Thompson||* Caroline Kline|
|Katie McGrath||Murphy Vance||Michelle Leahy|
|Lauren Moretti||* Abby Lenz|
|Bryanna Renuart||Emily Lowe|
|Annmarie Sabella||* Elyse McMahon|
|Reema Sleik||Stephanie Newrones|
|Lauren Timm||* Molly Onders|
|Máire Wellemeyer||Faith Ondracek|
Head Coach: Brent Brown
Lady Warriors Seize 5th Place
The Cloverleaf Invitational is a fun course, when it isn’t a muddy mess! Historically, it is more often muddy than not. However, this past Saturday the sun was out, the course was dry, and there was a little chill in the air. And the results were awesome! Our top 5 runners all finished in under 21:00 (all earning PRs) and 37 of the 41 Warriors who ran earned PRs as well! Sophomore Bryanna Renuart once again led the Warriors all the way. She finished in 11th place overall with her first sub 20:00 time of 19:53! Senior Molly Onders stayed close to Renuart the whole race and finished in 15th place with a PR of 20:04! It was senior Abby Lenz who secured the third spot for the Warriors with her PR of 20:27. Senior Miranda Gabriel raced to a 20:37 PR and senior Caroline Kline finished with a PR of 20:54 finishing in 4th and 5th places for the Warriors respectively.
Each week, the team gets stronger and different runners are emerging in the 6-9 spots for the Warriors! This week, it was senior Alex Ciccotelli who jumped from a 9th place team finish last week to a 6th place team finish this week with a PR of 21:21 blowing her previous PR of 22:54 out of the water! Senior Katrina Heil held her #7 position from last week and senior Faithe Ondracek secured herself as the #8 Warrior. Freshman Lexi Neff showed tremendous improvement from her 14th place finish last week when she crossed the finish line in 9th place for the Lady Warriors with a season PR of 22:07!
Congratulations to all of the Lady Warriors. It was a great day to wear the WJ!
The ladies travel to Rochester this week where they will compete at the McQuaid Invitational.
Warriors Finish 12 Out of Field of 36
No less than 36 teams lined up at Boardman High School. Our Lady Warriors had already competed against some of the toughest teams in this competition. With 321 runners in the D1 Varsity race, this was the largest field of competitors in one Varsity race so far. Our Warriors raced to a 12th place overall finish with a few notable achievements. Senior Miranda Gabriel, who finished in 56th place overall and in third place of Walsh, earned a PR and secured her second sub 21:00 time ever with a 20:57! Senior Caroline Kline, in fourth place for Walsh, earned another season PR with a time of 21:26. Freshman Bryanna Renuart and senior Molly Onders held their 1 and 2 positions for Walsh yet again with senior Abby Lenz securing that #5 point-earning place for Walsh.
The Warriors compete at the Cloverleaf Invitational on Sept 26.
A Fifth Place Finish at the Tomahawk Run!
Seventeen teams lined up for the division 1 varsity women’s race on Saturday at the Tomahawk Run. Sophomore Bryanna Renuart was the only Warrior to finish in the top 10 in this highly competitive race filled with powerhouse teams. Renuart hit an overall PR with a time of 20:03 and a 7th place finish. Senior Molly Onders was not far behind Renuart when she hit a season PR of 20:39 and crossed in 14th place. Senior Miranda Gabriel secured the third place finish for the Warriors with a new PR of 20:58, her first sub 21:00 race and a 29 second improvement over her last year’s Tomahawk time! Sophomore Izzy Horning ran slightly in front of senior Caroline Kline for the majority of the race, but Kline pulled ahead of Horning leaving three GlenOak runners between them and finished with a 21:38 to Horning’s 21:44 time completing the point earning runners for the Warriors. However, four other ladies wore the WJ varsity black uniform this week and displayed impressive finishes: sophomore Anna Grace, sophomore Sammy Malone, junior Murphy Vance and senior Elyse McMahon.
Ten teams competed in the JV race. Junior Kaylee Larsen led the Warriors the entire race to a 5th place finish as well with freshman Elle Smith as the only other Warrior to finish in the top 20!
The Lady Warriors compete at the Spartan Invitational, a new meet for them, on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Boardman High School.
Third Place for the Lady Warriors!
Our Lady Warriors edged a 1 point lead over Wadsworth to finish third overall at the season opener Green Bulldog Invitational. It was an early, but beautiful morning with that pre-season coolness in the air when the 62 varsity runners lined their toes up waiting for the start.
Sophomore Bryanna Renuart took the lead for the Warriors at the sound of the starting pistol, and never looked back. She finished 7th overall with a time of 20:40. Senior Molly Onders had Renuart in her sight the whole race with just one runner between them from the time the lead group thinned until the finish line. Onders’ time of 20:48 placed her securely in the top 10 with a 9th place overall finish. Seniors Abby Lenz and Miranda Gabriel crossed in 18th and 19th places with times of 21:18 and 21:25, and senior Caroline Kline rounded out the 5 point earning runners with a time of 21:56 and a 29th place overall finish. Other varsity runners for this race were: sophomore Anna Grace, senior Alex Ciccotelli, sophomore Sammy Malone (with her varsity debut), junior Kalyee Larsen, and senior Katrina Heil.
As the morning progressed, the temperature did too. By the time the 165 girls lined up waiting for the start of the Junior Varsity race, it was hot. Spectator comments confirmed. Ugh. However, our Lady Warriors are tough. When the pistol marked the start of the race, three Warriors emerged in front: junior Murphy Vance, senior Faithe Ondracek and senior Elyse McMahon. Vance was positioned squarely in the top 5 runners, and as the lead Warrior half-way through the race, but Ondracek ended the race as the lead Warrior to cross the finish line in 6th place overall. The JV team also finished third for the day!
The ladies compete next at our home course, the Tomahawk Run, on September 12th.