Women's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country Team2014 


2014 Roster

Grade Name
Seniors Maria Bandwen
  Julie Borovicka
  Kelly Brennan,Captain
  Courtney Bush
  Olivia Cloud,Captain
  Lexi Gelinas
  Elise Ketz
  Rachael Massi,Captain
  Jiji Molley
  Jessica Steiner,Captain
  Hannah Topliff
Juniors Allyson Brahler
  Alexandra Ciccotelli
  Molly DeSantis
  Miranda Gabriel
  Janna Hearty
  Katrina Heil
  Hannah Hoffmann
  Pamela Karagiozis
  Caroline Kline
  Julia Koesel
  Michelle Leahy
  Abby Lenz
  Emily Lowe
  Elyse McMahon
  Stephanie Newrones
  Molly Onders
  Faithe Ondracek
  Caitlin O'Rourke
  Valerie Price
  Brenna Truax
Sophomores Andrea Chambers
  Emma George
  Elena Huang
  Ellen Hudock
  Christine Hughes
  Emma Kaczmar
  Kaylee Larsen
  Julia Mullins
  Halie Nitzsche
  Sam Ross
  Juli Thompson
  Murphy Vance
Freshmen Morgan Ciccotelli
  Claire Grace
  Anna Grace
  Isabelle Horning
  Caroline Kuczek
  Sarah Lowe
  Sammy Malone
  Katie McGrath
  Lauren Moretti
  Lauren Nemec
  Sophie Paxton
  Bryanna Renuart
  Annmarie Sabella
  Lauren Timm
  Maire Wellemeyer

Head Coach: Rose Mathie

Assistant Coaches: James Legins and Brent Brown.

Season Highlights

Ladies Seize Second Place in New York!

IMG 0353The Lady Warriors captured an impressive 2nd place finish in Rochester, New York this past Saturday at the 50th Annual McQuaid Invitational, one of the largest scholastic meets in the U.S.A. Schools representing 20 different states and two Canadian provinces participated. More than 7000 runners flooded Rochester! Seventeen teams and 127 runners competed in the Varsity A race. Our ten Warriors were inspiring to watch, and perhaps most entertaining to see was senior Kelly Brennan’s first place team finish for Walsh! She crossed the finish line less than 2 seconds ahead of junior Molly Onders who has earned that first position every other race this season. Kelly and Molly finished in 13th and 14th places respectively. Freshman Bryanna Renuart continues to be a force on the team with her third place team finish and 22nd place overall finish. Junior Abby Lenz seized the Lady Warriors’ fourth place finish, which is a first for Lenz, when she finished in 27th place overall. Junior Caroline Kline crossed the finish line 5th for our ladies rounding out the point-earning Warrior crew.

Junior Alex Ciccotelli finished first for the Lady Warriors in the JV race, with a 24th place overall finish in the field of 394 runners!

The ladies race at Stow Invitational Saturday, Oct. 4 at Silver Springs Park.

Another Second Place for the Lady Warriors!

Cloverleaf 9.22.14For the second week in a row, the Lady Warriors took second place to North Royalton, this time at the 19 team Todd Clark Invitational held Saturday at Cloverleaf High School. Once again, it was a very close race, and once again junior Molly Onders led the race for the Warriors the entire time. She finished in seventh place overall with a time of 20:16 with senior Kelly Brennan right on her heels! Kelly completed the course with a time of 20:18 in 8th place. Freshman Bryanna Renuart was Walsh’s third place finisher with a new season PR of 20:35. Junior Caroline Kline improved her team standing from last week, finishing 4th for Walsh with a time of 21:04, and junior Abby Lenz rounded out the top 5 point earning runners for Walsh with a time of 21:10. Junior Miranda Gabriel and freshman Izzy Horning proved just how strong the Warriors are when they crossed the finish line with impressive times, representing the first team to finish all 7 racers!

Warriors race at the McQuaid Invitational in Rochester, New York on Saturday, Sept 27.


Second Place for the Lady Warriors!

DSCN4341Six points separated our Lady Warriors from North Royalton Saturday in Cleveland Heights at the McDonough Invitational. It was a very close race and quite entertaining to watch. Our Warriors were grouped together tight and looked downright formidable the whole race. In the end, NR was grouped a little tighter at the finish line and stole the victory from WJ! Nonetheless, our ladies were impressive. Junior Molly Onders led the race for the Warriors the entire time. She finished in second place overall with a time of 20:27. Senior Kelly Brennan completed the course with a time of 20:43 representing a 25 second improvement over her time on this course in 2013. Third and fourth finishers for Walsh were freshman! Bryanna Renuart captured the third position for Walsh and the 10th place overall finish with a season PR of 20:44, and Izzy Horning seized the fourth position for Walsh and a 14th place overall finish with a season PR of 21:23. Junior Abby Lenz was the fifth point-securing Warrior with a time of 21:26 and a 16th place overall finish. Juniors Miranda Gabriel and Caroline Kline rounded out the Lady Warriors who all finished in the top 25 in the field of 100.

Warriors race in the Todd Clark Invitational at Cloverleaf High School on Saturday, Sept 20.


V3 for Lady Warriors

Tallmadge Field Green

The Walsh Jesuit ladies cross country team hosted the Tomahawk Run on Sept. 6. The varsity team raced to an incredible victory in the D1 event competing against 12 other teams. The ladies have not won a Tomahawk Run since 2008!

Leading the way for the ladies was seasoned junior Molly Onders with a 9th place finish and a time of 20:52 in the field of 104. In cross country, a team is only as strong as its top 5 finishers and WJ did not disappoint the crowds when senior Kelly Brennan and freshman Bryanna Renuart claimed the 10th and 11th spots finishing at 20:56 and 20:58! Juniors Miranda Gabriel and Caroline Kline ran shoulder to shoulder again and crossed the finish line in 16th and 19th places securing the victory and proving their prowess as fierce competitors. Junior Abby Lenz, freshman Izzy Horning, and senior Jessica

Steiner all finished in the front of the pack and proved the depth of this young team’s talent.

Junior Alex Ciccotelli led the Warriors JV team to a third place finish, and raced to the fifth place finish individually, with freshman Anna Grace crossing the finish line right behind her.

The ladies hope to continue their streak at the 19 team McDonough Invitational on Saturday, September 13 in Cleveland Heights.



Another victory for the ladies cross country team!

On August 27th, WJ triumphed over Tallmadge, Field and CVCA high schools.  Having home course advantage helped secure the win with impressive finishes by all of the Lady Warriors. Junior Molly Onders finished first for the Warriors, and senior Kelly Brennan captured the number 2 spot for the maroon and gold. Juniors Miranda Gabriel and Caroline Kline ran shoulder to shoulder the entire race and with the impressive performance of freshman Izzy Horning, rounded out the top 5 spots for Walsh and secured the win. Junior Abby Lenz was a mere seconds behind Horning.

Warriors host the Tomahawk Run on September 6th when more than 1600 runners will compete!


Once Again, The Season Opener Closes with a Win for the Lady Warriors!

The 2014 Walsh Jesuit ladies’ cross country season opened on August 18th before school even started! Four teams raced at The Bulldog Invitational in Green on Monday. Your Lady Warriors prevailed victoriously with junior Molly Onders and senior Kelly Brennan crossing the finish line in second and third place. Juniors Miranda Gabriel, Caroline Kline, and Katrina Heil secured the win for the Warriors with their 6th, 7th and 8th place finishes. Junior Abby Lenz finished in 10th place securing the 6th of the top 10 spots for the Warriors. Yes, it was that impressive of a race! The constant stream of the “WJ” runners was fun to watch and gave the spectators an idea of just what the season may look like!

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