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Cross Country 2014


Attention XC Coaches: Please clean up your rosters before the NCC entries are due. We had 1298 registered runners for Joe O'Neill and only 968 finishers.  That costs N5CTA an additional $140 for the extra bibs.  If you have already registered for NCC, you will need to edit the registration after cleaning your roster.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Attention parents and coaches:  Delaware Running Club (DRC) fall fling is scheduled for Saturday, 10/25, 7-9pm at Famous Jack's on Naamans Rd.  Admission is $20 and can be purchased at the door.  Ticket price includes beer, soda, and pizza.  Other drinks can be purchased for $3.  There is also a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Best Foot Forward Program and the XC Scholarship. (Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.)

New coaching positions added to Coaching Positions page.

Tom Hickman, teacher and coach at the helm of Cape Henlopen in the seventies when they dominated Delaware track and field, died September 22nd at the age of 92.



October 17
Joe O'Neill Invitational
Sallie's Boys/Padua Girls Take Championship!


L-R Brandywine's Eamon McCoy, Charter's Kevin Murray, Tatnall's Stephen Garrett and Michael Flanagan behind Stephen, Tatnall's Joey Garrett, CR's Nate Twining, Sussex Tech's Sam Hete behind Nate, & race winner from Charter, Kieran Tuntivate.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Sullivan.



For the varsity boys' team championship, the first three places in the boys' race were within four points, setting up the stage for an interesting NCC race in just two weeks. Salesianum edged Tatnall, determined by the 6th runner (Sallie's Asa Bloom), to give the Sal's the title. Charter senior, Kieran Tuntivate, broke away from a tight group of four in the last mile to get the win (15:28).  Tatnall senior, Stephen Garrett, took 2nd in 15:30.  Charter's Kevin Murray was 3rd in 15:34, followed by Brandywine senior, Eamon McCoy in 15:42. The winning team, Salesianum, was led by Tommy Higley (6th) and Andrew Hally (7th). Newark's Jarod Wilson took 5th in 16:01.

News Journal Article by Chuck Durante.



L-R Newark's Rachel Beston, St. Andrew's Louisa Belk, Tatnall's Keiran Hanrahan, CR's Rebekah Mills behind Padua's Lydia Olivere, Archmere's Colleen Carney, Newark Charter's Emma Menzer.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Sullivan.

For the girls, Padua freshman Lydia Olivere (18:06) ran away from the Archmere Senior, Colleen Carney (18:38) in the last mile of the race to lead the Panda's to the team title. Caesar Rodney stand-out, Rebekah Mills finished 3rd in 18:50, followed closely by Padua's Emily Paolucci (18:52) and Tatnall's Kieran Hanrahan (18:55) to round out the top 5. The girls from DMA and Tatnall took 2nd and 3rd in the team championship.

News Journal Article by Chuck Durante.

October 10 - 11
Manhattan Invitational (Charter, Newark, Padua, Salllies, Tatnall, William Penn)


Stephen Garrett at muddy Manhattan.
Photo courtesy of Bart Barry.

Stephen Garrett, Tatnall, ran the #1 All Time performance at Van Cortlandt placing 9th in the Eastern States Championship Race - 12:28!  Charter's Kevin Murray ran the 2nd fastest Delaware time of the day, 12:52, for #6 All Time, placing 26th in the same race.  Joey Garrett, Tatnall, was the 3rd Delaware boy of the day running 13:04 for 42nd place.


L-R Erin Spadaccini, Amber Owens, Lydia Olivere, Bridget Hughes, Hanna Apolostico, Emily Paolucci.
Photo courtesy of Lee Kauffman.

The girls from Padua, took the team title in the Girls Varsity B division!  Lydia Olivere, was 2nd place running 14:50, for #6 All Time!  Tatnall's Caroline Foley ran the 2nd best Delaware girl's time of the day earning 6th place in the Varsity C division - 15:10. Padua's Emily Paolucci, placed 6th in the B race running 15:24 for the 3rd Delaware girl's time of the day.  

UD Invitational
                                            Concord's Katie Macturk has the early lead.

                                            CR's Rebekah Mills leading near the last mile.
                                                                Photos courtesy of Jennifer Sullivan.

Caesar Rodney Captures Girls and Boys Titles at White Clay Creek

October 4
Great American XC Festival, Cary, NC (Tatnall)
Senior Stephen Garrett finished 4th in the Boys' ROC event covering the fast 5k course in just 15:25! His brother Joey Garrett, a junior, broke the 16 minute barrier to place 35th in 15:59.
Kieran Hanrahan (19:28) and Caroline Foley (19:31) led the Hornets placing 7th and 8th individually for a 3rd place team finish in the Girls' Invitational - Seeded event.

Paul Short Invitational (Charter, Newark, Padua)

Lydia Olivere
Photo courtesy of Lee Kauffman.

In the Girls' Brown division, Padua freshman, Lydia Olivere, took 4th place in 18:12 to lead her team to a 3rd place finish!
In an exciting Boys' Brown race, Charter's Kieran Tuntivate (15:39), placed 6th overall behind a meet record, wire-to-wire victory from Easton Area's Colin Abert (14:55).  Kevin Murray, a junior from Charter, placed 12th in 15:42, contributing to a 6th place team finish out of 41 teams competing.
Results (Must "View Official Results" to get results for competitors outside of PA.)

Salesianum Invitational
Senior Colleen Carney posts the fastest DE performance of the day placing 2nd in the Small Schools race running 19:35!
Caesar Rodney's Rebekah Mills (20:14) ran the second fastest Delaware time of the day with a 2nd place finish in the Championship race.

Tommy Higley (17:07) and Andrew Hally (17:15) place 3rd and 4th individually for the 2nd place Sal's in the Boys Championship division.


September 27
Delaware Schools Well Represented at Large Out-of-State Invites!

Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational (AI, CR, DMA, Glasgow, Nwk Charter, Polytech, Smyrna, Tow Hill, Friends)
Photo courtesy of Annie Zeberkiewicz.
Brendan Harris Wins the Varsity E Race for the Runner-Up Team from Tower Hill, Running the Fastest Delaware Time of the Day in 16:42!
Caesar Rodney's Rebekah Mills (19:20), is Runner-Up in the Varsity A Event for the 3rd Place Riders!
*** Must click "View Official Results" to get results to include participants from outside of NJ. ***

Bull Run Invitational (Brandywine)
                             Eamon McCoy leading at the bottom of "the Dip" - photo courtesy of Michelle Flanagan.
Brandywine's Eamon McCoy Wins the Small Schools Championship Race on the Hilly Hereford, MD 3 mi. Course - 16.39!

Maymont X-Country Festival (Archmere, Salesianum)
Photo courtesy of Mike Losapia.                                   Colleen Carney at Maymont.  Photo courtesy of John Jordan.
Colleen Carney, of Archmere, wins the Private School Championship Division in 19:16!
Salesianum Takes 2nd Place in the Boys Invitational Division Paced by Andrew Hally (16:22) and Tommy Higley (16:24), Placing 3rd and 4th!

22nd Carlisle High School Invitational (Padua, St. Mark's boys, Ursuline)
L-R Maddie Olivere, Jill Ciritella, Lydia Olivere, Emily Paolucci, Erin Spadaccini, Regan Robertson, Karlee Panella, Amber Owens - photo courtesy of Lee Kauffman
Padua Wins the Girls' Varsity Challenge Race, Led by Emily Paolucci (18:50) and Lydia Olivere (18:54) Placing 3rd and 4th!

DCXC Invitational (Tatnall)
Joey Garrett, 5th place finisher in JR race.
Photo courtesy of Bart Barry.

Stephen Garrett Led All Hornets Running a Fast, 15:31, for 6th Place in the Senior Class Race.

September 19 - 20
Middletown Invitational, Lums Pond
St. Andrew's Wins Girls' Meet/Sussex Tech Takes Boys' Title
The home team senior, Ashton Dunkley, won the girls race in 19:12, but it was not enough to handle the depth of St. Andrew's, who edged the Cavaliers with a 74-81 victory.
Sussex Tech's 1-2 finish - Sam Hete (17:17) and Ben Bamforth (17:35) - helped to secure the team victory over Appoquinimink (63-69). 


Oatlands Invitational, Leesburg, VA (Newark)
 Newark's Jarod Wilson crosses creek.
Photo courtesy of John Roemer IV

Jarod Wilson Places 18th in a Field of 429 Finishers Running 16:37.
Rachel Beston Places 20th in 19:51, in the 379 Competitor Field.
Newark boys were 25th out of 63 teams competing.


September 12 - 13
Briarwood Invitational, Philadelphia (Archmere Boys)

Cherokee Challenge (St. Mark's Girls, Tatnall, Ursuline)
Early Season 3200m Race Nets a Few Top 10 Delaware Finishers:
Tatnall 8th Grader, Olivia Harden, took 9th place in the Freshmen race, running 13:00.04.
Her teammates Stephen Garrett (9:39.41) and Ben Boswell (9:55.05) finished 3rd and 10th in the Senior class race while Michael Flanagan finished 6th in the Junior boys' race running 10:08.00.
Ursuline Senior, Courtney Wallace, earned 9th place with a time of 12:16.87.
Results Updated

White Clay Creek Classic
Padua's Lydia Olivere………….Eamon McCoy, Brandywine, and Jarod Wilson, Newark.  
(Photos courtesy of Jennifer Sullivan and Mark Hannagan.)

Padua Girls Show Strength Early Capturing the Team Title.
Salesianum Boys Finish Third Overall to Lead Delaware Teams.
Girls' Highlights:
Padua freshman, Lydia Olivere, ran the fastest time of the day in 19:00 - tying for #7 All Time!  Teammate Amber Owens was runner-up in the same race; DMA's Nicole Harris took 3rd in 20:32.
In the Sophomore race, Padua's Maddie Olivere took first running 20:35.
Rachel Beston, from Newark, crossed the line in first place in the Junior race running 19:45.  Caesar Rodney junior, Christine Marks was 2nd place in 20:09.
In the Senior competition, Caesar Rodney's Rebekah Mills ran 19:23 as the runner up to West Chester Rustin's Jessica Delviscio (19:15).  Padua senior, Emily Paolucci was 3rd running 19:32.

Boys' Highlights:
In the Freshman race, Kevin White of Newark Charter took 1st place running 18:00.  Brandon Smith of Newark was close behind as runner-up in 18:03.
Dover's Sean Saxton was the top Delaware boy in the Sophomore race, finishing 3rd in 17:33.
For the Juniors, Salesianum's Andrew Hally took first in 16:39.
In the Senior race, Brandywine's Eamon McCoy ran the fastest Delaware time of the day to finish 2nd behind North Penn's Ryan Tung (16:11).  McCoy's time of 16:18 is #10 on the All Time List at White Clay Creek State Park.  Newark senior, Jarod Wilson was the 2nd fastest Delaware boy of the day - placing 4th in 16:33.


September 6
Lake Forest Cross Country Festival
Charter Wins Girls' A Division; While Runner-up in Boys' A.
McDonogh, of Maryland, Takes Both B Division Titles
Tough competition hampered by extreme heat and humidity!
Boys' Highlights
Kevin Murray (Charter) wins the A Division running the best Delaware time of the day - 16:26.  
Newark's Jarod Wilson is the A Division runner-up running 17:02.
Eamon McCoy (Brandywine) takes 2nd place in the B Division with a time of 16:48.

Girls' Highlights
Rebekah Mills (20:09) and Christine Marks (20:26) of Caesar Rodney take first and second in the A Division.  Mills ran the fastest Delaware time of the day.  The Riders showed their depth in sweeping the JV A Division team scoring.
Freshman Sofia Alfieri was the first runner from Division A champion Charter placing 5th in 21:25.  



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