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 Earn 2nd Place Finish at Districts

DistrictsOnce again, it was cold, it was rainy, it was districts! Eleven teams competed in the division 1 event, but only 4 will advance! Your Lady Warriors made the cut with an impressive 2nd place finish to powerhouse Nordonia. Prior to Saturday, the Lady Warriors were ranked 25th in the state. The success at this competition earned them an impressive climb to 16th place!

Senior Kelly Brennan once again seized that first place finish for Walsh with a time of 20:03, a PR and an overall fifth place finish. Kelly ran shoulder to shoulder with junior Molly Onders most of the race, but was able to increase the distance between the two towards the end of the race. Molly was the only other Walsh runner to finish in the top 10 in the field of 80, crossing the line in 10th place with a time of 21:27, and with freshman Bryanna Renuart right behind her. Bryanna finished in 12th place with a time of 21:31. Junior Abby Lenz and freshman Izzy Horning crossed the finish line in 18th and 19th places earning the Warriors the impressive distinction of being the first team to finish all 5 point earning runners.

The Lady Warriors qualified to compete at the O.H.S.A.A. Regional Competition at Boardman High School on Saturday, October 25 where 16 teams will compete with 128 runners. This group represents the best 4 D1 teams and runners in each of the 4 districts that make up our region. The Warriors will compete against a tough group of teams, and hope to secure another top 4 team finish which would allow them to advance to the O.H.S.A.A. State Competition.

Go Warriors!


cc north coast champsYour 2014 North Coast League Champs!

The Lady Warriors continued their North Coast League undefeated streak Saturday at Cathedral Latin High School. This win marks the fifth for the Lady Warriors since joining the League in 2011. Six teams compete in the Ladies’ Blue Division: Walsh Jesuit, Beaumont, Padua Franciscan, Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, Hoban and Lake Catholic. Our Warriors prevailed with an impressively low team score of 23 when we crossed the finish line in second, third, fifth, sixth and seventh places! Senior Kelly Brennan led the Warriors to their victory when she completed the race in second place with a time of 20:12. Junior Molly Onders crossed in third place with a time of 20:24. The two Warrior freshmen captured the third and fourth spots for Walsh with their fifth and sixth place overall finishes: Bryanna Renuart finished with a 20:28 and Izzy Horning finished with a 20:54. Junior Abby Lenz secured Walsh’s fifth place finish (the last position to earn points for the team) and an overall seventh place finish with a time of 21:00. Junior Caroline Kline was the last Warrior to finish, but secured her spot in the Top 10 with a ninth place finish and a time of 21:41.Thirty nine runners competed, and to have all the Warriors earn Top 10 spots was quite impressive!

All season long, the Lady Warriors battled for that seventh varsity spot (seven girls run a varsity race, but only the first five to finish earn points for the team). The League meet was the final opportunity for the runners to prove to Coach Mathie just who earned, and deserved that seventh spot and would advance with the team to districts. It was senior Jessica Steiner who prevailed when she competed in the girls open race and crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 21:44! Junior Katrina Heil finished in second place and junior Alex Ciccotelli finished in third earning their spots as district team alternates.

And once again, Coach Rose Mathie was named the North Coast League Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year! Yay, Coach!

The Ladies begin the end of season competitions on Saturday when they compete against the eleven other D1 district teams who will race at Goodyear Metro Park. The race begins at 3PM. Only the top 4 teams will advance to the state regional competition. Good luck Warriors!

Ladies Race to Second Place

StowFor the second year in a row, the Lady Warriors raced to a second place finish at the Stow Invitational, just beating Hudson by 11 points, with Woodridge Local on top. Junior Molly Onders led the race for the Warriors, crossing in eighth place with a time of 19:59, a season PR, and her first sub 20 time of the season! Senior Kelly Brennan continued to impress. She crossed the finish line in 10th place, with not just a season PR, but an all-time PR of 20:08. It’s amazing to watch a team grow and push each other each week throughout the season! Freshman Bryanna Renuart continues to push Kelly and Molly as she achieves a new PR each week! This week, Bryanna finished in 11th place with a time of 20:17. The top 3 finishers for Walsh is pretty consistent each week, but the battle for 4th and 5th places continues and changes each week. This week, with junior Abby Lenz sitting this race out after securing the fourth place finish last week, it was freshman Izzy Horning who locked in the fourth place spot for the Warriors (for the second time this season) and a 31st place overall finish with a season PR of 20:58. Junior Caroline Kline kept Izzy on her toes the whole race and finished 5th for Walsh and 34th overall with a time of 21:02 which is not just a season PR, but an overall PR for Kline. Senior Jessica Steiner raced to her best team standing of the season, a 6th place finish for Walsh with a time of 21:47 and junior Miranda Gabriel crossed the finish line for Walsh with a 21:54.

Junior Alex Ciccotelli once again led the JV race for the Warriors with an overall third place finish and a time of 21:48.

The ladies compete at the North Coast League meet on Saturday, October 11.


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


Tomahawk RunThe 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!

Tallmadge Field GreenOn 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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