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Practice Schedule this Week
11/30 NXN Regionals- A great way to end the season despite the freezing temperatures. The team improves as Berka, Vazquez and Ronan all hit pr's. Team places 11th in the region.
Here are the top times from the Cross country Season for this year.
11/16 NY State Federations- In a great race, we see the Varsity take 13th as a team and set a school record in the 5 man average for Bowdin park. John Rice sets the school record for the course placing 16th overall.
11/16 Jesuit Champs- A great way to end the season as many guys hit personal bests.
INDOOR SIGN UP SHEET: All those who want to join the Indoor Track, fill out this form and speak with Mr. Dormer.
Congrats to our school President, Mr. Raslowsky who ran the NYC marathon posting a time of 5:28.12
11/2- CHSAA Frosh Soph Champs- The Freshman come up big as 19 of the 21 who races this weekend score personal bests. The Frosh A team ran a gutsy race and were lead once again by Giancarlo Cipri who raced to a 9:14 (a top 20 performace ATX). The 5 scorers in this race would only be seperated by 30 seconds. All 7 of these guys would be under 9:50. The B race would be lead by Matt Mirto who dropped a 16 secomd pr to run 9:40 which was good enough for 4th place in the race. He would lead his squad to a 3rd place finish. In the C Race, Jackson Notes would lead 4 guys under 10:30 with a 9 Second pr. The C team would take 2nd losing only to Chaminade. On the day the Frosh get 3 top 5 finishes and 21 team medals.
The Sophomores were lead by Dominick Ronan who posted a personal best of 14:13 with an 8th place finish. The team had to deal with injuries to Christian Raslowsky and Tony Cruise and would they would perform admirably taking 8th place in the A race. The B team led by Liam Creegan storms the hills to take 2nd place. The pack running pays off as they claim their silver medals.
10/19 Frosh XC Relays- This weekend is the annual ritual of a Cross Country Relay. The Freshmen run great. The A Team takes 2nd in the A race. They beat out Regis and Fordham Prep with a Performance that is #6 ATX for the relays. Not to be outdone the B team takes the B race. It is our first win at the Relays since the glory days of 1997. The B team runs a convincing race with a monster lead off by Jon Pappas. The C Team gets in on the action by taking 8th place medals with their performance. A great day in the park.
10/11 All Hallows Invite- Both Squads take silver in this Friday afternoon extravaganza. Some great performances as Al Musto leads the freshmen with a 12 second personal best to become the 9th Freshman this year to dip below 10:10. Great running by Peter Tuffey who has a huge drop in his time. The Varsity was led by the duo of Deihle and Bradley as both of them hit pr's/ Bradley cracks the 16 min barrier.
10/5 Shore Coaches Invitational- With the Seniors taking the SAT's, 7 underclassmen traveled to Holmdel, NJ to run the famed course there. It is one of the toughest courses in the country with the 1st mile being straight up hill. The Xavier Knights did not disappoint as they ran some gutsy races. Congrats to the 3 SOphs who claimed their Varsity Letter this weekend. ( Tony Cruise, Ben Karam and Dominick Ronan)
10/4 Fordham Prep Development Meet #2 - The Freshman continue thier winning ways with a victory over Fordham Prep at the Development meet. Running as a pack the Frosh were able to get 7 runners across the line before any other team had 4 runners in. A great performance. In the Varsity race, the Sophomores stepped up and followed Garrison Schwer's lead to take 3rd place. Lots of personal bests.
9/27- Fordham Prep Development Meet- The Frosh show an impressive group mentality as the run as a tight pack and win the race with a low score of 28 points. 18 Freshman break 12 mins. Significant improvements by most Frosh. In the Varsity Race, Felipe Diehle leads the team with his first race on the season. He breaks 16 mins for the 2.5 course. Followed closely by fellow senior Ben Heni. 7 guys break 18 mins
9/21- Xavier Invitational- A great day at VCP. Our teams run some really competitive times as we take home 25 medals on the day. The Frosh A ran a great race even thought the Frosh course was messed up. Jonathan Kaufmann and Ted Colter pace the team to a 2nd place finish to Chaminade. In the B race, John Doyle ran a tough race to lead the B squad to a 1pt victory over Chaminade. The Soph were lead by the trio of Ronan-Cruise and Karam as they once again defeat all Sectional competitors to take 2nd as a team. In the Junior race, Paul Barnes lead the charge as this squad takes 6th. In the Varsity race, we take 2nd to Don Bosco Prep (#2 team in New jersey) we were able to beat Syosset, St. John the Baptist and Monsignor Farrell. It was a great start to the season.
ANYONE WHO MISSED SATURDAY'S MEET OR PRACTICE NEEDS TO SPEAK WITH MR. DORMER AT RECESS.
IF you are want to travel with an upperclassmen to VCP, meet Ben Karam at Xavier at 10:30 a.m. He will show you the way
Here is the info for the UNIFORMS.
Remember that we have the Jim Scott Challenge will be Monday Sept 16th at Fordham Prep.
Also Congrats to Mrs. Dormer for being accepted into the Boston Marathon to be held in April 2014.
the 1 train to the last stop
The park is diagonally across from Burger King. We meet at the finish line which is located across from where you enter the Park We are along the tree line.
CAR : Take the Major
Deegan Expressway to the Van Cortlandt Park South exit.
As you exit bear right. Continue
straight ahead toward
Broadway, bear right at Broadway. Proceed
down Broadway to the area of the Park diagonally across from Burger King. We meet at the
finish line which is located across from where you enter the Park We are
along the tree line.
BY CAR : Take the Major Deegan Expressway to the Van Cortlandt Park South exit. As you exit bear right. Continue straight ahead toward Broadway, bear right at Broadway. Proceed down Broadway to the area of the Park diagonally across from Burger King. We meet at the finish line which is located across from where you enter the Park We are along the tree line.
now have a twitter page so we can send text messages to all
athletes/parents in case of any last minute changes. You can view
our page on-line at www.twitter.com/xaviertrack
You will need to set up a twitter account first then Text FOLLOW xaviertrack to 40404. Text exactly what is in blue. If you do this on your cell phone, whenever we post something on our twitter page, you will get a text message. This will only be used for last minute changes.
Jumpers and Hurdlers:
Bring a bottle of water to practice everyday.
CROSS COUNTRY RECORDS are UPDATED by 12/4/13