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2014 Walsh Jesuit Track & Field

FRESHMEN

SOPHOMORES

JUNIORS

SENIORS

Javon Colvin-Hatchett

Kevin Andrefsky

Ty Bryant

Blair Bakula

Anthony Doljac

Drew Barnes

Michael DiSabato

Jonathan Boutsicaris

Michael Eckman

Michael Indriolo

Ryan Harrison

Andy Dowdell

Kevin Ennis

Garett Margagliotti

Mitchell Holton

James Hager

Andrew Ereth

Kevin McCarty

Drew Kiesling

Andy Harwood

Jack Francetic

Aaron Moore

John Krakora

Daniel Heydinger

Michael Girard

Andrew Musgrave

Chris Lawhorn

Noah Kendrick

Nick Herideen

Kyle Neff

Joe McGreal

Ryan Murphy

Keith Kish

Joe Penna

Dominic Moretti

Nick Ondracek

Christopher Lindsay

Daniel Solomon-Stone

Connor Murphy

Michael Rebar

Michael Madonia

Jack Titgemeier

Simon Padanilam

Michael Redmond

Michael Maroney

Tommy Whalen

Michael Pavel

Alex Rodriguez

Sam Miller

  Kyle Pawuk

Sam Sojda

Ted Pierson

  Alexander Reimund

 
Nicholas Reimund

  Corey Resweber

 
Alexander Ross

  Brian Schafer

 
Quinn Salaun

  Scott Schroyer

 
Ethan Schieve

  Jacob Sinopoli

 
Ryan Scott

     
Anthony Sicurezza

     
Kamari Spencer

     
Ryan Tatton

     
Anthony Volpe

     
Steven Walko

     
As of: 03/26/2014


2013 Meet Summaries

MEET SUMMARIES

Warriors unable to send anyone to state

Relay team comes close, earns medals

The Walsh Jesuit men’s track and field team concluded their 2013 season at the Austintown Fitch regional this past week. The team managed to score 3 points, but did not qualify any individuals or relays to the state meet.

The 4x800-relay team of junior Nick Ondracek, sophomore Connor Murphy, senior Will Nouse and senior Jordan Shepherd came the closest to a trip to Columbus. The team battled with the leaders the entire race, running as high as second place at times. In the final lap, Twinsburg, Jackson, Hudson and Mentor pulled away as the Warriors took sixth place for a second straight year. The Warriors still ran a season best time of 7:59.74, improving their position on the Walsh Jesuit all-time list to 15th place.

The 4x100-relay team of sophomore Chris Lawhorn, senior Crissean Caver, senior Alex Csorba and senior Russell Platt III were unable to qualify to the final, finishing 10th in the semi-final in a time of 43.74. Platt was also in the 200-meter dash semi-final, but did not finish the race due to an injury. The injury prevented him from competing in the high jump on Friday afternoon.

The final event with the Maroon and Gold participating in was the shot put. Seniors Ryan Budny and Gabe Heydinger both competed, with Budny reaching the final. His throw of 49’1” was a personal best, but was only good enough for ninth place. He now sits 20th on the top performance list, seven spots behind Heydinger’s season best of 50’6.5” from the district meet. Heydinger threw 45’5.5” at the regional to finish 14th.

Complete results can be found here. http://www.baumspage.com/rtrack/2012/1/2013/Complete%202013%20Results.htm

Warriors take third at district meet

Team sends several individuals, relays to regional

Taking on a tough, deep district at Nordonia High School, the Walsh Jesuit men's track and field team captured third place last week, scoring a total of 63 points. They fell to district champion Solon (165) and district runner-up Nordonia (69), while edging Wadsworth (60), Twinsburg (57) and Copley (56) in the 16-team field.

There were no district champions this year for the Warriors, but there were two runner-up finishes. In the shot put, senior Gabe Heydinger threw a personal best toss of 50'6.50" to finish second. The mark placed him 13th on the Warriors' all-time list. Senior Ryan Budny followed with a hurl of 47'7.75" to capture the fourth and final regional qualifying mark. Budny would just miss qualifying in the discus as well, taking fifth with a mark of 143'6".

The high jump saw senior Russell Platt III leap into second place with an effort of 6'2". This event also saw a double score, as senior Nick Doljac, battling back from an injury that sidelined him for weeks, took sixth place with a jump of 6'. The Warriors would score in all five field events, with senior Crissean Caver almost qualifying in the long jump, taking fifth with a jump of 20'5.75". That effort put him 18th on the top performance list. Finally, junior Andy Dowdell went 12' to take eighth place in the pole vault.

Platt qualified to the regional in two more events while scoring in all four of his events. In the 200-meter dash, his 22.66 effort earned him third place, while 11.41 in the 100-meter dash was good enough for sixth. Finally, he was part of the 4x100-meter relay which took fourth place in a time of 43.39. The team included sophomore Chris Lawhorn, Caver and senior Alex Csorba. Their prelim time of 43.37 is ranked fourth place on the all-time list.

The other relay to qualify to the regional was the 4x800. The quartet of senior Will Nouse, sophomore Connor Murphy, junior Nick Ondracek and senior Jordan Shepherd battled with the leaders the whole way, finishing in a time of 8:05.98. Nouse doubled back into the 3200-meter run, running a personal best time of 9:44.7 to take fifth and just miss qualifying on. The time moves him up to 14th on the all-time list. Ondracek and Shepherd double scored in the 800-meter run, taking seventh and eighth respectively in 1:59.58 and 2:00.77.

The final individual score of the day came in 110-meter hurdles, where junior Alex Rodriguez ran a personal best time of 16.05 to take eighth. He was also part of the 4x200-meter relay which placed seventh in the time of 1:34.62, along with sophomore Ty Bryant, Caver and sophomore Kyle Scott. The team's time is ranked 29th on the all-time list. The 4x400-meter relay also scored, taking eighth place in 3:32.80 with the team of Shepherd, Ondracek, Murphy and senior Cole Francetic. Their prelim time of 3:30.86 is ranked 26th on the all-time list.

Complete results can be found at http://www.baumspage.com/tf/ne/2012/nordonia/2013/2013 Results.htm.

 

Warriors take second in final home meet

SVSM earns victory in four-team Twilight Meet

Hosting their final home meet of the 2013 campaign, the Walsh Jesuit men's track and field team took second place at the Twilight meet last Friday. St. Vincent St. Mary won the meet with 88.50 points, with Walsh Jesuit second at 82, Hoban third with 49 and Gilmour Academy fourth at 36.50. The four-team meet scoring went five deep, going 6-4-3-2-1.

The Maroon and Gold throwers had a good day, with a triple score in the discus. Senior Ryan Budny won with a toss of 143'7", junior Ryan Murphy second at 137'8" and senior Gabe Heydinger fifth at 127'6". Budny and Heydinger then double scored in the shot put, throwing personal best tosses of 48'5.50" and 48"3" respectively. Budny now sits 21st and Heydinger tied for 24th on the Walsh Jesuit top performance list in the shot put.

Pole vault saw another triple score from the Warriors, as junior Andy Dowdell won at 12', sophomore Brian Call second at 10'6" and junior Joe Hassman placed fifth at 7'6". In the long jump, senior Crissean Caver took second with a jump of 20'1.75", doing the event for the first time this season. Junior Alex Rodriguez provided a double score by placing fourth at 19'6".

In the final field event of the day, senior Russell Platt III won the high jump at 6'. He also had the only win in the running events, going 22.64 to take the top spot in the 200-meter dash. Sophomore Ty Bryant placed fifth at 24.41 to capture fifth. Platt finished third in the 100-meter dash at 11.34, while Caver took fifth at 11.62.

The 4x800-meter relay was highly contested, with Gilmour Academy breaking eight minutes to edge the Warriors. The Maroon and Gold's time of 8:00.13 was a season best run by senior Will Nouse, sophomore Connor Murphy, junior Nick Ondracek and senior Jordan Shepherd. That effort moved them up on the top performance list to 17th.

Shepherd would double back to place second in the 800-meter run, going 1:58.28 while Ondracek managed fifth place at 1:59.96. Nouse's second event was the 3200-meter run, where he also took second, going 9:51.40, while senior Evan Freeman placed third at 9:59.09. Murphy would double back into the 400-meter dash, taking fourth place at 53.91. In the final distance event of the day, junior Andy Harwood and sophomore Alexander Reimund both ran personal best times to take fourth and fifth place in the 1600-meter run. Harwood clocked in at 4:38.69 and Reimund followed right behind at 4:39.76.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Rodriguez managed a second place finish in 16.25, while sophomore Sam Filipiak ran a personal best time of 16.79 to capture fifth place.

The Warriors managed two third place finishes in two of the three other relays. The 4x200-meter relay of Bryant, Caver, freshman Logan Kaim and sophomore Kyle Scott ran 1:35.06 while the 4x100-meter relay of Bryant, Caver, Rodriguez and Platt went 44.90.

 

Warriors defend conference title

Team depth overpower North Coast League

The Walsh Jesuit men's track and field team made it two-for-two for conference titles last week, as they won the North Coast League once again. After capturing the title last seaon in their inaugural year in the league, the Warriors scored 172 points to outdistance themselves from the six-team blue division.

The distance crew left their mark on the meet for the second year in a row. In the 800-meter run, senior Jordan Shepherd won with a time of 1:58.18, while junior Nick Ondracek followed right behind in second. His time of 1:58.56 was a personal best and moved him up to 20th on the Walsh Jesuit top performance list. The duo, along with senior Will Nouse and sophomore Connor Murphy, also captured the 4x800 title, running a season best time of 8:06.79. That time places them 24th on the all-time list.

The 3200-meter run was also a one-two victory. Nouse took top honors with a time of 9:53.59, while senior Evan Freeman ran a personal best time of 9:56.07, which cracks the all-time list in 23rd, right behind Nouse. The two of them also went one-three in the 1600-meter run. Nouse won again, giving him three victories in the meet, in a time of 4:29.57 which sits 23rd on the all-time list. Freeman went 4:36.37 in his third place effort.

Senior Russell Platt III grabbed two victories as well. He won the 200-meter dash in a time of 22.56, while also grabbing top honors in the high jump with a leap of 6'1". He garnered second place in his other two events. He place second in the 100-meter dash at 11:39, while sophomore Chris Lawhorn took the sixth and final scoring spot at 11.67. The two of them along with senior Alex Csorba and junior Alex Rodriguez were runners-up in the 4x100-meter relay, running a season best time of 44.19 which is 16th on the all-time list.

The final victory for the Maroon and Gold came in the shot put. Senior Ryan Budny won the shot put with a toss of 47'6", which also cracked the top performance list at 28th. Senior Gabe Heydinger provided a double score with his mark of 46'3", good enough for third place. The same duo double scored in the discus, as Budny took second at 1'36.5" and Heydinger fifth at 118'6".

The pole vault was another high double score. Senior Cole Francetic was unable to defend his conference win of a year ago, but still took second at 13'. Junior Andy Dowdell followed right behind in third with a vault of 12'. In the long jump, Csorba took third going 19'9.5", just edging his teammate Rodriguez who was fourth at 19'8".

Rodriguez scored for a third time in the 110-meter hurdles, taking third in a personal best time of 16.19. Sophomore Sam Filipiak provided a double score by nabbing sixth at 16.97. In the 300-meter hurdles, it was Csorba who scored for a third time, taking fourth in a personal best effort of 41.08.

In the other two relays, the 4x200-meter relay team of Dowdell, sophomore Kyle Scott, freshman Logan Kaim and sophomore Ty Bryant took third in 1:36.61, while the 4x400-meter relay team of Shepherd, Ondracek, Lawhorn and Murphy took fourth in a season best time of 3:29.58, which sits them 17th on the all-time list.
Young Warriors compete at Woodridge Wrap Up
Francetic grabs lone win in pole vault

Following a conference title earlier in the week, the Walsh Jesuit men's track and field team sent a younger squad to the Woodridge Wrap-Up this past Saturday. The team took ninth out 11 teams with 30 points, as Copley won the meet with 120.

Senior Cole Francetic picked up the only victory of the day for the Warriors. His jump of 13' won the pole vault, while junior Andy Dowdell took fifth with a jump of 11'6".

In the throws, junior Ryan Murphy provided a double score, taking fourth in the discus with a season best mark of 133'6", and then grabbing sixth in the shot put with a personal best throw of 41'10".

Three of the relays managed to score. The 4x200-meter relay of Dowdell, senior Crissean Caver, freshman Logan Kaim and freshman Garrett Margagliotti took sixth place in a time of 1:36.50. In the 4x100 relay, sophomore Ty Bryant, Caver, Dowdell and sophomore Kyle Scott took seventh in 46.11.

Finally, in the 4x800-meter relay, the quartet of junior Andy Harwood, sophomore Ben Thompson, sophomore Brian Shafer and junior Sam Sojda took seventh in a time of 8:55.7. Harwood then came back in the 3200-meter run to score again, taking eighth place in a time of 10:29.47.

Warriors place fifth at Gary Smith

Several personal best against tough field

On their longest road trip of the year, the Walsh Jesuit men's track and field team traveled to the Gary Smith Invitational, hosted by Thomas Worthington High School in Columbus. The Warriors managed a fifth place finish, scoring 70.5 points while Solon took top honors with 180 points.

Though there were no event winners on the day, senior Russell Platt III managed two second place finishes for the Warriors. His leap of 6'2" was runner-up in the high jump and an 11.27 effort grabbed second in the 100-meter dash. His time of 11.10 in the prelim moved him up on the top performance list into a 10-way tie for 12th place, which includes former teammate Kellen Donnelly (Class of 2012) of the previous three seasons.

Five different events saw third place finishes for the Maroon and Gold. In the 1600-meter run, senior Evan Freeman ran an aggressive race and dropped another 10 seconds off his personal best time, going 4:35.58. Freeman then doubled back to score again in the 3200-meter run, taking sixth in 10:21.41. He came in after senior Will Nouse, who dropped a second off his personal best time, going 9:53.54 to nab third. The only other double score of the day came in the 800-meter run, where junior Nick Ondracek finished third in 2:00.39, coming in just ahead of senior Jordan Shepherd who was fifth at 2:00.73.

The other two third place finishes were in relays. The 4x800-meter relay of sophomore Connor Murphy, Nouse, Ondracek and Shepherd went 8:12.68. Shepherd and Ondracek then finished the day with another third place finish in the 4x400-meter relay, this time joining up with senior s Alex Csorba and Cole Francetic to go 3:32.14.

Csorba took on a tough field in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing sixth at 41.31. The time moved him up on the top performance list into 17th place. His final score on the day came in the 4x100-meter relay, where he along with sophomore Chris Lawhorn, junior Alex Rodriguez and Platt went a season best 44.56 to take fifth place in the meet and also earn the 22nd spot on the top performance list. The 4x200-meter relay also earned a fifth place finish, going 1:33.85 behind a team of Lawhorn, Platt, Rodriguez and junior Andy Dowdell. That also earned a spot on the all-time list, sitting them at 23rd.

The final two scores of the day came in the pole vault and 4x1600-meter relay. Senior Cole Francetic tied for fourth place in the vault, going 12'6". The 4x1600-relay team of senior Brian Brennan, sophomore Alexander Reimund, junior Andy Harwood and senior David Harvan went 19:28 to earn a seventh place finish.

Brennan, whose been battling a knee injury for most of the season after a great cross country season that saw him finish third overall in the state, talked with coach Pat Ritchie and decided it was best to end his season rather than further injury. He will be running for Miami of Ohio in the fall in hopes to expand on the great running career he earned during his time at Walsh Jesuit.

The Warriors are in conference week, with finals of the North Coast League meet taking place at Padua Franciscan High School this Thursday, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Warriors beat Bulldogs in dual meet

Win both battles against Stow this season

For the second time this season, the Walsh Jesuit men’s track and field team took on Stow in a dual meet. After edging out the Bulldogs 71-66 at Stow to open the season, the Warriors left little doubt the second time around, winning 91.5 to 45.5 at Walsh Jesuit on April 27.

The Warriors won all five field events. Senior Ryan Budny took top honors in the discus with a personal best toss of 143’2”. The mark lands him in 19th place on the top performance list. He also won the shot put with a toss of 45’4”, leading the way of a sweep with senior Gabe Heydinger taking second at 42’5.75” and junior Ryan Murphy capturing third at 41’5.5”.

It was a clean sweep in the pole vault, as senior Cole Francetic won with a vault of 13’4”, followed by juniors Andy Dowdell at 11’6” and Matt Clark with a personal best of 10’. The long jump saw senior Alex Csorba take top honors, leaping 19’7.75” for the victory. Finally, the Warriors managed a one-two punch in the high jump, as senior Russell Platt III went 6’ and senior Nick Doljac went 5’8”.

The sprinters had a great day for the Maroon and Gold. It was a sweep in the 100-meter dash, with Platt winning in 11.42, sophomore Chris Lawhorn second at 11.60 and Rodriguez third at 11.87. Platt grabbed his third win of the day in the 200-meter dash, going 22.78, while Lawhorn managed a third place finish at 23.58. It was Csorba winning his second event of the day in the 400-meter dash, going 52.2 while senior Jordan Shepherd took second at 53.15.

The distance went a little unique for the day, running a 1500 and 3000 rather than the traditional 1600 and 3200-meter runs. The Warriors swept the 1500-meter run, as senior Even Freeman won in 4:20.12, sophomore Alexander Reimund took second at 4:27.35 and senior Brian Brennan in his second race of the year grabbed third at 4:28.86. In the 3000, senior Will Nouse won in 9:25.60 while Freeman doubled back to grab second at 9:46.91. Finally, in the 800-meter run junior Nick Ondracek took second with a season best time of 2:03.19.

The hurdlers managed to double score in both events. Sophomore Sam Filipiak took second in the 110-meter hurdles at 17.01, while Csorba picked up third at 17.09. In the 300-meter hurdles, it was Doljac who placed second at 45.62 and Filipiak came back for a third place finish this time in a season best mark of 47.35.

The Warriors won one relay on the day, as the 4x200-meter relay team of sophomore Ty Bryant, senior Crissean Caver, freshman Logan Kaim and junior Alex Rodriguez ran a 1:37.63. Though losing efforts, the 4x800-meter relay’s time of 8:11.67 and the 4x400-meter relay’s time of 3:32.83 were both season bests and barely missed their respective top performance lists.

The next meet for the varsity is Saturday, when they travel to Thomas Worthington High School to compete in the Gary Smith Invitational. The junior varsity will travel to Western Reserve Monday and Perry High School Friday for a pair of freshman-sophomore invitationals.

Warriors remain unbeaten in duals

Take down Trinity, Benedictine on the road

The Walsh Jesuit men's track and field team hit the road for a tri-meet, taking on host Trinity and seeing Benedictine for the second week in a row Tuesday. The Warriors prevailed once again, scoring 118.5 points, with Trinity finishing second at 36.5 and Benedictine third with 19.

With scoring going 5,3,2,1 for a tri-meet, the Warriors collected two sweeps on the night. The 1600 meter run saw a trio of seniors, Jordan Shepherd, Will Nouse and Evan Freeman, along with junior Nick Ondracek command the field. Shepherd won with a time of 4:38.9, followed by Nouse at 4:40.4, Freeman at 4:45.5 and Ondracek at 4:49.3. Shepherd came back to win the 800 meter run as well in 2:01.40, with sophomore Connor Murphy taking third at 2:08.5 and Nouse also scoring again at 2:09.3. The 3200 meter run was also a triple score, with junior Andy Harwood winning in 10:29.8 and seniors David Harvan and Bobby Corrigan going three-four, both in at 11:06.

The other sweep came in the discus. Senior Ryan Budny (131'5'), Alex Tortorella (125'1”) and Gabe Heydinger (123'6”) went one-two-three while junior John Kropf was fourth at 107'9”. Budny also captured top honors in the shot put, throwing 44'8.25”. Heydinger followed in second at 44', and junior Ryan Murphy was fourth at 40'1.25”.

In the high jump, senior Russell Platt III won with a new personal best of 6'5”. That moved him into a tie for sixth on the all-time list with Mike Pozuc ('75) and Chuck Wanat ('91). Senior Nick Doljac was second with a leap of 5'10”. In the long jump, junior Alex Rodriguez won, going 19'4.5”. He was followed by senior Alex Csorba in second at 18'11.5” and junior Peter Graves managed fourth at 16'7.5”. In the final field of the day, senior Cole Francetic won the pole vault, going 13', while junior Andy Dowdell was fourth at 10'.

Platt won both of his individual races, capturing the 100 meter dash in 11.1. He followed that up with a win the 200 meter dash at 22.9. Also scoring in the 100 meter dash was sophomore Chris Lawhorn in second at 11.9, junior Michael Redmond in third at 12.0, and freshman Garrett Margagliotti tied a Trinity runner for fourth at 12.3. In the 200 meter dash, Lawhorn provided a double score by taking fourth at 24.3.

The Warriors also won both hurdle events. Rodriguez picked up his second win of the day in the 110 meter hurdles, going 16.3 while sophomore Sam Filipiak finished runner-up in 16.9. Csorba picked up the win in the 300 meter hurdles, going 42.4 as Doljac took fourth in 46.3.

Three of the four relays were also won the by the Maroon and Gold. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Lawhorn, senior Crissean Caver, sophomore Ty Bryant and Platt went 44.8, which cracked the top performance list at 24th. The 4 x 800 meter relay won by going 8:35.9 with a team of Harwood, Nouse, Freeman and Shepherd. The 4 x 400 relay team ran a season best time of 3:34.1 to win behind the team of Csorba, Shepherd, Ondracek and Lawhorn. Finally, the 4 x 200 meter relay took second, going 1:36.9 with a team of Bryant, Doljac, freshman Logan Kaim and Csorba.

The Warriors will be hosting a co-ed dual meet with Stow this Saturday, with the meet beginning at 10 a.m.

Maroon and Gold capture second at Warrior Relays

Solon hands Warriors first loss of year

Despite a good showing in a number of events, the Walsh Jesuit men's track and field team came up short against perennial power Solon at the Warrior Relays Invitational. Solon topped the eight-team field with 181 points, with the host Warriors taking second place with 133 points. Third was rival Archbishop Hoban, who scored 98.5 points.

The team saw a number of top performance list marks despite cold and windy weather. The best relay performance came in the pole vault. The trio of senior Cole Francetic (13'), junior Andy Dowdell (11'6”) and junior Matt Clark (9'6”) combined for 34' to take second place. The combined mark ties them for 11th place on the top performance list with squads from 1984 (Mike Murphy, Ron Bohne, Ed Novak) and 2002 (Cam Schron, Rob Negrelli, Chris Williams).

The high jump relay team also made the top performance list. A trio of seniors, Russell Platt III (6'1”), Nick Dojac (5'8”) and Alex Csorba (5'2”) combined for 16'11” to win the event. They now rank 27th on the three man relay list. In the long jump relay, junior Alex Rodriguez (19'8.5”), Csorba (18'5.575”) and sophomore Jeff Berghoff (18'2”) won the event with a combined effort of 56'4.25”.

The shot put and discus relays both managed third places relays for the Warriors. In the discus, senior Alex Tortorella(127'11”), Gabe Heydinger (124'10”) and Budny (113'6”) had a combined mark of 366'3”, which places them 34th on the top performance list, slightly better than what the trio did the year prior. Senior Ryan Budny (42'7”), junior Michael Rebar (41') and senior Gabe Heydinger (39'9) combined for 123'4.5” in the shot put.

The Warriors recorded two wins in the running events. The first came in the 3200 meter run, where Will Nouse outkicked Solon's John Riordan in the final lap to win in 9:54.35, moving him up four spots to 22nd on the top performance list. The other win came in the sprint medley relay, where the quartet of sophomore Chris Lawhorn, senior Crissean Caver, Platt and Csorba ran 1:39.71. That time places them 18th on the top performance list.

There were several second place finishes for the Maroon and Gold. In the 800 meter run, senior Jordan Shepherd went 2:03.05. In the distance medley relay, junior Andy Harwood, sophomore Mark Bedell, senior Evan Freeman and senior Brian Brennan went 11:34.64. In the 100 meter dash, Lawhorn was runner up with an 11.91 effort.

Third place efforts included Shepherd again, this time in the 1600 meter run, going 4:35.69. In the 300 meter hurdles, Csorba provided his fourth score of the day, running 41.86. In the 200 meter dash, Platt scored high for the third time, running 23.31. Finally, the shuttle hurdle team of Rodriguez, sophomore Sam Filipiak), Doljac and Clark combined to go 68.59 to take third and now sit 27th on the top performance list.

The two fourth place finishes came in the 110 meter hurdles, where Rodriguez went 16.84, and in the 400 meter dash where junior Nick Ondracek ran 54.78.

Warriors defend title at Bill Barry

Four event wins help team to victory

The Walsh Jesuit men's track and field team remained undefeated on the season after winning their second straight invitational this past Saturday. The Team traveled to Tallmadge and won the Bill Barry Invitational for the third straight year, scoring 132 points and distancing themselves from the 10-team field. CVCA took second place, scoring 93 points.

Senior Russell Platt III had a great overall day, winning both the 100 meter dash in 11.3 and 200 meter dash in 23.1. He also placed third in the high jump with a leap of 6'. Sophomore Chris Lawhorn followed behind Platt in the 100 and 200, taking second in the 100 at 11.4 and third in the 200 at 24.4. Senior Nick Doljac provided a double score in the high jump by taking fourth place, giving a 5'8” effort.

Another victory came in throws. Senior Gabe Heydinger won the shot put with a toss of 45'6”, while fellow senior Ryan Budny managed sixth place at 42'11.5”. Heydinger double scored in the discus, earning second place with a toss of 130'0.5”.

The final win came in the long jump, as senior Alex Csorba went 19'1.25” to lead the field. In the pole vault, senior Cole Francetic finished second, beating out teammate and junior Andy Dowdell on misses as they both vaulted 12'.

In the hurdle events, Csorba managed a second place finish in the 300 meter hurdles. Thanks to a 43.1 effort. In the 110 meter hurdles, sophomore Sam Filipiak ran a personal best time to reach the finals, then topped that with a 16.6 effort to take third place.

The duo of senior Jordan Shepherd and junior Nick Ondracek led the way for the distance team, managing a double score in the 800 meter run. Shepherd took second with a time of 2:02.3, while Ondracek finished right behind him in third at 2:04.5. In the 1600 meter run, senior Will Nouse battled to earn a fifth place finish in 4:43.8.

Finally, the Maroon and Gold scored in three of the four relay events. The 4x800 meter relay team managed a second place finish thanks to a 8:28.6 effort from Csorba, sophomore Connor Murphy, Nouse and Shepherd. The 4x400 meter relay of Csorba, Murphy, Shepherd and Ondracek took third in 3:40.7. And the 4x100 meter relay of sophomore Kyle Scott, sophomore Simon Padanilam, freshman Logan Kaim and sophomore Ty Bryant took sixth place in 47.8.

The Warriors will try and extend their unbeaten season Wednesday when they host Benedictine in a dual meet. The field events being at 4:30 p.m., with running events following at 4:30 p.m. This is final meet before the Maroon and Gold hosts the Warrior Relays this coming Saturday.

Warriors capture Jaguar Invitational

Team uses double scores to beat defending state champions

Using team depth and scoring in every event allowed the Walsh Jesuit men’s track and field team to win their first invitational of the year, capturing the eight-team St. Joseph Academy Jaguar Invitational. The Warriors scored 175.5 points, beating defending state champion St. Edward who scored 166 and rival St. Vincent St. Mary, who took third with 83 points.

The best mark of the day came in the pole vault. Senior Cole Francetic won the event with a mark of 13’6”, which moves him into a tie for sixth place with Bob Rovtar (’82) and Cam Schron (’03) on the Walsh Jesuit top performance list. He was not alone in the scoring, with junior Andy Dowdell taking second at 11’ and sophomore Michael Pavel tying for fifth at 9’. In the other two jumping events, senior Russel Platt III nearly tied his personal best with a high jump mark of 6’4’, well enough for second place. Fellow senior Nick Doljac took third with a jump of 6’. In the long jump, senior Alex Csorba finished second with a leap of 18’9.25”.

The other triple score of the day came in the 110-meter hurdles. Senior Crissean Caver took second in 16.22, junior Alex Rodriguez was third in 17.16 and sophomore Sam Filipiak was fifth in 18.68. In the 300-meter hurdles, Csorba placed second again in a near personal best time of 42.15, with Rodriguez also scoring again, placing fifth at 45.25.

Two relays were victories for the Maroon and Gold. The 4x800-meter relay of Csorba, senior Will Nouse, junior Nick Ondracek and senior Jordan Shepherd won in a time of 8:25. The 4x200-meter relay of Caver, Rodriguez, Dowdell and sophomore Chris Lawhorn picked up the other win, going 1:37.65. The 4x400-meter relay managed a second place finish, using the quartet of Csorba, Platt, Ondracek and Shepherd, who gave a 3:38 effort. Finally, in the 4x100-meter relay, the Warriors used the same four guys as the 4x200Caver to capture third in 46.5.

Platt scored in all four of his events in all, as he took second in 200-meter dash in 23.22 and placed third in the 100-meter dash at 11.76. Shepherd scored for a third time in the 400-meter dash, placing second in 53.96.

In the open distance events, the Warriors double scored in all three races. In the 1600-meter run, Nouse came back from the 4x800 to take second in 4:36.5. Sophomore Alexander Reimund followed up with a fourth place finish in 4:52.9. There were two personal best efforts in the 3200-meter run. Senior Evan Freeman battled with the leaders the entire race, finishing second in 10:18 while junior Andy Harwood finished up in fifth at 10:32.5. Finally, in the 800-meter run, Ondracek finished third in 2:04.13 while sophomore Connor Murphy came in fifth at 2:06.26.

In the throws, senior Ryan Budny took second place in the shot put with a launch of 46’11.5”. In the discus, junior Ryan Murphy earned third place with a mark of 129’11”, while Budny managed a double score for the day, taking fifth with a mark of 124’10”.

Walsh Jesuit will have their first home meet of the season Wednesday, when they will face off against St. Edward again. The field events will begin at 4 p.m. and running events at 4:30.

Warriors open season with win

Team beats Stow thanks to dominate field event efforts

The Walsh Jesuit men’s track and field team kicked off the 2013 season with a dual meet victory over host Stow. The Warriors managed to edge out the Bulldogs 71-66 thanks in part to a great day in the field events.

The Maroon and Gold throwers provided the only sweep of the day, with junior Ryan Murphy winning in a toss of 129’6”. Seniors Ryan Budny and Gabe Heydinger followed with marks of 119’6” and 119’2” respectively. In the shot put, Budny provided another win and doubled scored, throwing the winning toss of 45’7”.

In the jumping events, seniors Nick Doljac and Russell Platt III went one two in the high jump, Doljac winning in 5’10” and Russell right behind at 5’8”. In the long jump, senior Alex Csorba won by leaping 20’4”. Csorba’s mark put him on the Walsh Jesuit top performance list at 23rd. In the pole vault, junior Andy Dowdell won by going 10’6”.

Platt won two more events, going 11.3 in the 100-meter dash and 22.7 in the 200-meter dash. Senior Crissean Caver took third in the 200-meter dash with 24.10, coupling that with a win in the 110-meter high hurdles at 16.10. Junior Alex Rodriguez provided a double score, going 17.0 behind Caver. Csorba picked up his second win of the day in the 300-meter hurdles, going 45.2 in the event.

In the distance events, senior Evan Freeman provided a double score for the Maroon and Gold. He won the 3200-meter run in 10:33.7, which came after a second place finish in the 1600-meter run in 4:47.1. Sophomore Alexander Reimund followed Freeman in with a third place finish in a time of 4:59.3. Finally, senior Jordan Shepherd won the 800-meter run in 2:03.7, with fellow senior Will Nouse taking third in 2:08.6.

Warriors win North Coast League

Team runs away with first conference title

The Walsh Jesuit men’s track and field team wasted no time winning their first conference championship. Scoring 147 points, the Warriors won the Blue Division of the North Coast League in their inaugural year in the league, scoring in all but one event.

The team managed several first place finishes and multiple double scores. The distance crew secured three of the wins, including two one-two finishes. In the 3200 meter run, senior captains Tony Howkins and Matt Krakora ran away from the field, with Howkins winning in a meet record time of 9:34.09 and Krakora safely in second at 9:51. 85. In the 800 meter run, junior Jordan Shepherd bested a tight pack, running 2:02.47, while teammate and sophomore Nick Ondracek was right behind him at 2:02.85 for runner-up. The 4x800 meter relay team also won, with Shepherd, Ondracek, Brian Brennan and Howkins running a season best time of 8:12.64.

The two other wins came in the field events. In the high jump, junior Russell Platt III won with an effort of 6’2”, while sophomore Bryan DiCillo grabbed third with a jump of 6’. In the pole vault, junior Cole Franctic set a new personal best jump of 13’ to win the event, while sophomore Andy Dowdell leapt his way to fourth with a personal best effort of 10’. Francetic’s effort moves him up to a tie for 10th on the Walsh Jesuit top performance list.

The team had multiple second place finishes as well. The 4x100 meter relay team of senior Frankie Caponi, Platt, junior Alex Csorba and senior Kellen Donnelly took second place with a time of 43.97, which also moved them up from 23rd to seventh on the top performance list. Donnelly and Platt then came back in the 200 meter dash to grab second and third, with Donnelly running 22.73 and Platt running 23.02. Both of these times also cracked the top performance list. Donnelly now sits 14th, while Platt is 25th. The final second place finish came in the 1600 meter run, where Brennan ran 4:31.18 in another tight distance race which he lost in the final stretch, while teammate and junior Will Nouse took fourth in 4:32.42.

There were three third place efforts. In the shot put, junior Gabe Heydinger went 42’2” for third, while sophomore Michael Rebar went 38’8.50” to take fifth for the double score. In the high hurdles, Caponi was third in a time of 15.66, while in the 300 meter hurdles it was Csorba who grabbed third in a season best time of 42.0.

Fourth place finishes included the 4x400 meter relay of Shepherd, senior Joe Lostoski, Csorba and Ondracek. They ran a season best time of 3:30.90 which made for another top performance list effort, nabbing them 24th all-time. The discus was another fourth place and double score effort, with sophomore Ryan Murphy going 127’ for fourth and Heydinger going 120’ for fifth. In the long jump, Bryan DiCillo managed fourth in an effort of 18’7.5”.

Finally, the Warriors had two fifth place efforts. The 4x200 relay of Csorba, Lostoski, Caponi and Platt went 1:36.37 and Donnelly ran 11.49 in the 100 meter dash.

Click here for complete meet results. http://www.baumspage.com/track/ncoast/2012/2012%20Results.htm