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Women's Cross Country


2016 Roster

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Megan Brown

Amelia Figler

Alex Haag

Alayna Hughes

Chrissy Kropf

Emma Lally

Allie Powers

Amanda Raynow

Sarah Salek

Meghan Zakelj 
Madison Bohacek

Victoria Casenhiser

Olivia Colier

Lexi Neff

McKenna Peters

Daria Reimund

Elle Smith

Michaela Brown

Jamie Casamento

Anna Grace

Claire Grace

Kendall Gregrich

Izzy Horning

Danielle Hughes

Caroline Kuczek

Sammy Malone

Katie McGrath

Bryn Reimer

Bryanna Renuart

Annmarie Sabella

Reema Sleik

Lauren Timm

Máire Wellemeyer   

Andrea Chambers

Mary Figler

Emma George

Elena Huang

Emma Kaczmar

Kaylee Larsen

Malyka Musso

Halie Nitzsche

Jenna Riedel

Emma Russ

Juli Thompson

Coaching Staff

Head Coach – Brent Brown (’08), brownb@walshjesuit.org

Assistant Coach – Andrew Adam (’02), andrewadam1744@yahoo.com

Assistant Coach - James Leggins, j.legins106@gmail.com

Assitant Coach - Matt Long, longm@walshjesuit.org

Volunteer Assistant - Faithe Ondracek

Season Highlights

Warriors compete well in strong field at Cloverleaf Invite

The Lady Running Warriors enjoyed nice weather, good footing and plenty of competition at the Todd Clark Cloverleaf Invitational on Sept. 24. The varsity took seventh place, scoring 181 points. Shaker Heights won the 22-team race with 63.

WJWXC2016 Cloverleaf 9 24 1610The varsity was led by junior Bryanna Renuart, who used great competition to lead her to a third place finish and new personal best time of 19:18. Sophomore Lexi managed another top 20 finish, taking 18th in 20:41, her second best time ever. Junior Izzy Horning left everything out on the course, going out hard and coming close to her PR as well, finishing 40th in 21:11. Freshman Amelia Figler continues to improve every week, stepping up to be the team’s fourth runner this week, running a new PR of 21:42 and taking 54th. Rounding out the top five senor Kaylee Larsen, also followed up a strong performance at McDonough with her second best time of the year, running 21:59 to take 66th.

The open squad found themselves in a tight battle with Massillon Jackson, coming up just short as the Polar Bears finished with 35 points to the Warriors’ 37. Junior Sammy Malone spent another race picking off runners left and right in the second half of the race, working all the way up to a 4th  in a time of 22:04. She caught up with junior Bryn Reimer in the final stretch, who battled with the leaders the entire race and finished fifth in 22:05. Junior Maire Wellemeyer spent the entire race chasing Sammy, working her up the field and was rewarded with a new PR of 22:22 and a seventh place finish. Senior Halie Nitzsche continued her strong 2016 campaign with a 12th place finish in 22:42. The top five was rounded out by freshman Megan Brown, who ran another aggressive and impressive race, taking 14th in 22:51 and showing more consistency than most freshman do.

Walsh Jesuit packs its back for the big road tip of the year this weekend. The team leaves Friday, Sept. 30 for Rochester, New York where they will compete in the McQuiad Invitational on Saturday. There will be a varsity, freshman and sophomore race and a junior and senior race.


Warriors dominate McDonough Invitational

Before they laced up high heels from homecoming Saturday night, the Walsh Jesuit Lady Running Warriors laced up their spikes and put on an impressive set of performances at a rainy and muddy McDonough Invitational, hosted by Villa-Angela St. Joseph on Sept. 17. The team ran two varsitys in the main race, taking first and fourth. The reserve team won and the open team placed third on the day.

Fast times were hard to come by for the second week in a row due to the wet conditions, but the Maroon and Gold filled many of the top places . The Varsity A squad had no trouble running away from the field, scoring 29 points with St. Joseph Academy second with 64. Junior Bryanna Renuart won her first race of the season, going 20:32 to win by 44 seconds. The rest of the A team was not far behind, with sophomore Lexi Neff securing third place and junior Izzy Horning taking seventh. Sophomore Victoria Casenhiser and junior Anna Grace ran the majority of the race together for the second week in a row, with only a kick separating them in the final stretch as Casenhiser finished 9th and Grace 11th. Sophomore Daria Reimund (17th) and Sammy Malone (20th) rounded out the team and ensured the entire varsity A finished in the top 20.

The Varsity B team had a couple girls enjoying their first taste of varsity. Freshman Amelia Figler had an outstanding debut, leading the B squad with a 12th place finish and running the sixth fastest time for a Warrior on the day. Sophomore Elle Smith worked her way up to 21st when it was all said and done, while senior Emma Kaczmar managed 32nd in her first ever varsity race. Right behind her was junior Marie Wellemeyer in 33rd, and the rest of the Varsity B came in together, with junior Kendall Gregrich taking 36th, freshman Megan Brown 37th and junior Katie McGrath 38th. All 14 girls earned medals on the day.

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The Girls Reserve managed to score even less than the varsity, managing 27 points, better than St. Joseph Academy again who took second with 65. Senior Kaylee Larsen bounced back after a rough Tomahawk Run in a big way, smashing the field and winning with a time of 22:45, 34 seconds better than second place. Though thankfully for the team, the group behind her was mostly fellow Warriors. Junior Bryn Reimer returned after being away for a week to out kick the group of four around her and finished second. Also in the lead pack was senior Hallie Nitzsche, who took fourth and freshman Emma Lally right behind in fifth. Lally, like Larsen, also had a great response race following a rough Tomahawk race. Rounding out the top five was freshman Alex Haag who placed 15th and continues to improve each week after being one of the last additions to the team in late August.

The open race saw the Maroon in Gold surrounded by a lot more St. Joseph Academy, as the Warriors took third with 60 points. A pair of St. Joseph Academy teams beat them, scoring 42 and 56 points. Senior Emma George had her best race of the season, leading the way with an eighth place finish. Junior Jamie Casmento also managed to crack the top 10, finishing right behind George for ninth. Senior Juli Thompson continues to rebound well after a long summer illness, coming in next at 11th place. Freshmen Meghan Zakelj and Allie Powers worked together the entire race, battling with four girls from St. Joesph Academy and were rewarded with 15th and 17th place finishes respectively.

The Warriors will see plenty of tough competition this Saturday at the Cloverleaf Competition. Varsity runs at 11 a.m., with the open following at noon.

Warriors varsity, junior varsity, open all take second at Tomahawk Run

“Two” was the theme for the Lady Running Warriors as they helped host the Tomahawk Run at Walsh Jesuit on Sept. 10. The varsity, junior varsity and open teams all took second place on the day, giving great efforts despite hot and humid conditions preventing fast times for all athletes competing.

The varsity scored 85 points, behind only a strong Aurora team who finished with 36. The Warriors did however take down Solon who finished third and 11 points behind the Maroon and Gold. Junior Bryanna Renuart led the way, taking second place individually and giving one of her best performances when dealing with hot temperatures. Sophomore Lexi Neff also secured a top 10 finish, making a strong push in the second half of the race to finish eighth overall. Junior Izzy Horning did a nice job battling back and forth with a group of girls and finished 20th overall, better than all but two team’s third girl. Not far behind was sophomore Victoria Casenhiser, who kicked down a few girls in the final stretch to secure 24th. Rounding out the top five was junior Sammy Malone, taking 32nd as she worked her way up the field for the second week in a row. She finished just ahead of junior Anna Grace (33rd) who went out aggressively with Casenhiser and was rewarded with a much higher placing than the previous week.

Above: Daria ReimundThe Junior Varsity squad found themselves in a battle with Div. II power CVCA, coming up just short as the Royals scored 30 to the Warriors’ 38 in the eight team field. The star of the day was sophomore Daria Reimund. Reimund was one of a select few girls from any team that was unphased by the heat. She took the lead around the start of the second loop and then left the field in her dust. She won the race going away in 22:38, only seven seconds slower than her PR from the week before when it was 25-30 degrees cooler. She won the race by 43 seconds and would end up posting the 4th fastest time by any Warrior on the day. Junior Maire Wellemeyer also ran an aggressive race, finding herself battling with 3 CVCA runners and finished 4th overall. Fellow junior Kendall Gregrich continues to impress in her first season of cross country, taking eight place. Freshman Megan Brown just missed a top 10 finish, taking 11th and junior Katie McGrath stepped up to be the team’s fifth girl on the day, taking 14th, one spot ahead of freshman Emma Lally.

In the open race, the Warriors found themselves behind Aurora once again but second overall. Freshman Amelia Figler was the top finisher, running her first race of the season and placing 14th. Junior Michaela Brown also finished in the top 20, taking 18th, a full 30 places better than the previous week. A couple more freshmen came in next, with Alex Haag taking 25th and Sarah Salek 29th. Rounding out the top five was sophomore Madison Bohacek (33rd), whose been steadily getting stronger following nagging injuries during the spring.

Next Saturday will be a trip to the McDonough Invitational hosted by Villa Angela Saint Joe. The Warriors have competed there many times, though opted for the Boardman Invitational in 2015. There are three races on the day, a varsity, a reserve (JV), and an open race. The girls reserve race begins at 11:15, followed by the girls open at 12:25 and varsity at 1:35, with boys races inbetween.

Dave Clegg Invitational 

The Walsh Jesuit Lady Running Warriors kicked off the season by going to the Dave Clegg Invitational at North Canton Hoover for the first time ever. The varsity placed fifth overall with 124 points, but only 5 points out 3rd place. St. Thomas Aquinas won the meet with 70 points, Massillon Jackson took second with 82, followed by Louisville with 119 and Green with 120.

WJWXC2016 DaveClegg 9 3 1641Junior Bryanna Renuart led the way with a personal best time of 19:19 to take fifth individually, battling with the front pack for most of the race. Second in was sophomore Lexi Neff, running 20:17, good enough for 12th place and also securing a personal best time. Junior Izzy Horning had a strong start to her season as well, running 21:01, exceeding her early season goal. Sophomore Victoria Casenhiser had a great debut cross country race, running 21:26 to finish 36th. Rounding out the top five was junior Sammy Malone, also running a personal best time of 21:49 (42nd) as she steadily passed runners throughout the race.

Ten Warriors competed in the varsity race. The five non-scoring Warriors included senior captain Kaylee Larsen, running 21:55 and taking 43rd. Not far behind her were juniors Bryn Reimer and Anna Grace coming in back to back at 21:58 (48th) and 22:00 (49th) respectively. Sophomore Daria Reimund made her varsity debut and ran a personal best time of 22:31 (60th). Junior Marie Wellemeyer also got her first taste of varsity, running a personal best time of 22:43 and taking 66th.

The Junior Varsity squad placed second out of seven teams, scoring 41 points behind Massillon Jackson who finished with 17. Jackson early on in the race had most of the top 15 runners, but the Lady Warriors moved up in the second half of the race.

Sophomore Elle Smth and senior captain Halie Nitzsche led the way, running an even race which allowed them to pick off runners. They finished fifth (22:12) and sixth (22:16) respectively, both running personal best times. Freshmen Megan Brown and Emma Lally ran aggressive races, being the top two Warriors for the majority of the race. Brown would finish ninth in 22:43 and Lally 11th in 22:45, both earning letters in their first high school race. Sandwiched in between them and another Warrior who moved up nicely in the race was senior captain Emma Kaczmar. She finished in 22:44 for 10th.  Juniors Kendall Gregrich (23;10, 13th) , Katie McGrath (23:15, 16th) and Claire Grace 23:22, 2nd), all ran under 23:30, doing so again will earn them letters as well.

Walsh Jesuit will host the Tomahawk run this Saturday. Middle School races start at 8 a.m., followed by the Div. II and III varsity race. Races where some Running Warriors will be competing begin at 10:30 a.m. with the boys open. The Lady Warriors will compete at 11 a.m. in the girls open, noon with the girls junior varsity and at 1 p.m. with the Div. I varsity race.

2016 Season Kick Off

The Lady Running Warriors did their second preseason tune of the year with a 4K Time Trial at Goodyear Park on Aug. 20. Returning varsity runners Bryanna Renuart, Lexi Neff and Izzy Horning all had strong showings and led the way. Anna Grace, Victoria Casenhiser, captain Kaylee Larsen and Maire Wellemeyer all finished in a nice pack, with another trio of Bryn Reimer, Sammy Malone and Daria Reimund not far behind. Many of the 30-plus girls that ran showed solid improvement from the 3K time trial from two weeks ago. The team will enjoy a trip to Cedar Point next weekend, along with two more weeks of training before they travel to North Canton Hoover for their first meet of the season, the Dave Clegg Invitational on Sept. 3.



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