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Cross Country 2018

2018 Calendar

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 Saturday, 9/8     Unionville 2 Mile Bash Mark Lacianca Course Map
  Cherokee Challenge, Marlton, NJ  
  XXXXC H.S. Invitational, Phila, PA  
  Lake Forest Invitational Fred Johnson 
 Friday, 9/14     White Clay Creek Classic Mike Mooney 
 Saturday, 9/15     Briarwood Invitational, Phila, PA  
 Friday, 9/21 Middletown Invitational, St. Andrews School  Mary Kay Waltmire 
 Saturday, 9/29 Paul Short Invitational, Lehigh, PA  
  Charlie Bell Hornet Invite, Delaware State Univ.  
  Carlisle Invitational  
Wednesday, 10/3    
 Salisbury Tidewater Classic Salisbury, MD  
 Saturday, 10/6     Salesianum Invitational, Brandywine Creek S. P.  Mike LoSapio 
 Friday, 10/12 Delaware HS Blue & Gold XC meet Ryan Waite 
 Friday, 10/19 Joe O'Neill Invitational, Bellevue S. P.      Michelle Flanagan 
  Thursday, 10/25
 Diamond State Conference meet, Lums Pond  
  Friday, 10/26 Blue Hen Conference meet, Bellevue Steve Lantz 
 Saturday, 11/3 New Castle County Championships, Winterthur Rick Schuder 
 Saturday, 11/10 DIAA State Championships, Brandywine Creek S. P.  

November 24
Foot Locker Northeast Regional Championships, Van Cordtlandt Park NY
Connor Nisbet, of Wilmington Friends, finishes 3rd at the Foot Locker Northeast Regionals to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, CA on December 8th!

Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional Championships, Cary, NC
Salesianum Teammates Move on to Nike Cross Championships in Portland, OR on December 1st! 
Seniors Michael Keehan and Sean Banko finished 5th and 7th respectively at the Southeast Regional meet, earning the opportunity to compete at the national meet.

November 10
DIAA State Championships, Brandywine Creek State Park
Padua/Sallies and Ursuline/Tatnall are DI and DII State Champs!
DII Champions Tatnall's Keelin Hays/19:12 and Connor Nisbet/16:12, of Wilmingington Friends, Run Fastest Times of the Day!
Salesianum Senior, Michael Keehan/16:31 and Padua Senior, Elizabeth Bader/19:21 were DI Champions.

                   DI Champions Padua                                                                        DII Champions Ursuline

                  DI Champions Salesianum                                                               DII Champions Tatnall

Tatnall's Hays finishing with the fastest time of the day.

Padua's Bader wins DI.

Friends' Nisbet leads the DII pack early in the race.

Salesianum's Keehan leads over Charter's Avila and teammate Banko.

November 3
New Castle County Championships, Winterthur
Padua and Sallies are County Champions!
Padua's Elizabeth Bader and Wilmington Friends' Connor Nisbet take the Individual Titles!

Girls' Highlights:
Bader/18:25 took the lead before the mile mark and never relinquished it. Padua placed 5 in the top 13 - Anna Cleary, 3rd/19:20, Alicia LeNoir, 5th/19:46, Katherine Hally, 8th/20:09, and Judith McLaughlin, 13th/20:29. 
Tatnall's Keelin Hays was the runner-up running 19:00, leading her team to third place.
Ursuline freshman, Anna Pryor, took the 4th spot for the 2nd place Raiders, in 19:37.
Girls Varsity pack early in the race
(l-r Hays(2nd), Donohue(6th), Bader(1st), T. Herrera(7th), Cleary(3rd), Lenoir(5th)
Bader with a comfortable lead at 2mi.

Boys' Highlights:
Nisbet/15:38, a senior, took the boys title for the 3rd straight year, only the second boy in history to accomplish that feat (Brian Sklodowski, Tatnall, 2004, 2005, 2006 champ)! 
Michael Keehan/15:54, placed second to lead his team to the championship. He and his teammates Sean Banko, 4th/16:08, Aidan Higley, 9th/16:59, Ryan Banko, 12th/17:05, and Luke Riley 14th/17:11 tallied up 41 points to beat runner-up Tatnall, with 72 points. St. Andrew's ran a close third with 81 points.
Charter's Andrew Avila placed 3rd with a time of 16:03.
Tatnall's Brendan Balthis placed 5th running 16:09.

Boys varsity pack early in the race
(l-r Balthis(5th), Avila(3rd), Garrett(6th), Keehan(2nd), Nisbet(1st)

Nisbet with the lead near 2mi mark, Keehan in 2nd.

Henlopen Conference Championships, Killens Pond
Caesar Rodney sweeps Henlopen Conference Championships! 
Delmar's Austen Cave wins the boys' race in 15:43, #7 on the All Time List for Killens Pond.
Maleah Chumley, from Caesar Rodney, wins the girls' race in 19:15.

October 30
Kent County Championships, Killens Pond

Sussex County Championships, Indian River HS

October 26
DISC Conference Championships, St. Andrews School

Blue Hen Conference Championships, Bellevue State Park

October 25
Catholic Conference Championships, Bellevue State Park

Diamond State Conference Championships, Lums Pond
Varsity Girls' Results

October 19
Joe O'Neill Invitational, Bellevue State Park
October 13
Manhattan XC Invitational, Van Cortlandt Park, NY

October 12
Delaware HS Blue & Gold XC meet, White Clay Creek

October 6
Great American Cross Country Festival, Cary, NC (Wm. Friends)
Connor Nisbet places 6th at Great American, running 15:05.7, the fastest 5k ever by a Delaware runner.
Nisbet bested the previous record of 15:06.8, set by Charter's Kevin Murray, run at the same course at the NXN Southeast Regional meet in 2015.

Salesianum Invitational, Brandywine Creek SP

September 29
Paul Short Invitational, Lehigh, PA

Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational, Jackson, NJ

Carlisle Invitational, Carlisle, PA

Charlie Bell Hornet Invitational, Smyrna, DE

September 21
Middletown HS Invitational, St. Andrews

September 14
White Clay Creek Classic, White Clay Creek
Newark Post article by Chuck Durante

September 8
Cherokee Challenge, Cherokee HS Marlton, NJ (Salesianum)

Unionville Two Mile Bash, Unionville HS, Kennet Square, PA

XXXXC Invitational, Belmont Plateau, Phila, PA (Padua)

Lake Forest Invitational, Lake Forest HS