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Tickets for the Dinner are on sale in the Athletic Office.  $15 a person. Dinner is on June 11th I know everyone from all seasons will be in attendance.

6/14-6/15 New Balance Nationals-  6 Sprinters head to North Carolina and get 2 #2 ATX results.

6/7 NY State Federation Championships-  John Rice grabs a Federation medal to cap off his outdoor campaign.

Our largest group to ever qualifiy to run Easterns All photos thanks t Justin and Mr. Pastihla
6/1  Easterns-  A great way to end the season.  4 Eastern states championships(4x1600, 4x400, 4x200 and Long Jump) and a number of school records.  Sophomores really impress making their way into the record books.

Dennis Barnes becomes the 2nd Son of Xavier to win the Javelin at CHSAA Champs. (Pat Greene was the other)
5/24- CHSAA State Championships- What a great meet.  The team really stepped up their performance.  John Rice drops the hammer on the competition in the 3000 meter steeplechase.  He posted a school record of 9:17 and won the event by 43 seconds.  Dennis Barnes wins a nail bitter in the Jav to take the Catholic State Title.  Eliot Kaufmann runs the #3 ATX time in the 800 to get 5th. Two 4x400 meter Relay teams make the finals and both go sub 3:30. An incredible feat and we had a lot of personal records on the day.  Kurpis breaks 53.  The Jumps squad pulls in 8 points scoring in all the jumps, (Lambert 2nd in LJ, Baker 3rd in TJ and Santangelo 5th in HJ) The 4x800 meter relay of Hatheway, Ronan, Raslowsky and Schwer ran one of the greatest relay races.  Going into the event with a projected time of 8:07, they run great running 8:00 with 3 legs breaking 2.  Just a great day.

SANTANGELO-Joseph A. on May 10, 2014. Retired NYC. Department of Sanitation. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Fanelli). Devoted father of Joseph and Christopher. Cherished grandfather of Randel, Joseph and Jayden. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Reposing at EDWARD D. LYNCH FUNERAL HOME Monday & Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9:30 PM. Funeral Mass St. Sebastian RCC Wednesday 10:30 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be deeply appreciated - See more at:
SANTANGELO-Joseph A. on May 10, 2014. Retired NYC. Department of Sanitation. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Fanelli). Devoted father of Joseph and Christopher. Cherished grandfather of Randel, Joseph and Jayden. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Reposing at EDWARD D. LYNCH FUNERAL HOME Monday & Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9:30 PM. Funeral Mass St. Sebastian RCC Wednesday 10:30 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be deeply appreciated - See more at:
SANTANGELO-Joseph A. on May 10, 2014. Retired NYC. Department of Sanitation. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Fanelli). Devoted father of Joseph and Christopher. Cherished grandfather of Randel, Joseph and Jayden. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Reposing at EDWARD D. LYNCH FUNERAL HOME Monday & Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9:30 PM. Funeral Mass St. Sebastian RCC Wednesday 10:30 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be deeply appreciated - See more at:

The Knights do it again.  For the 2nd time in 3 years we take the Outdoor Crown
5/17 NYCHSAA Varsity Champs- A complete team effort.  We score 30 points in Sprints, 30 Points in Field and 30 Points in Distance.  Balanced attack.  Each part of the team did its job.  The evening started off great for us as we place 3 guys(Clarke, Kiarie-Mumbi and Mejia) in the top 5 of the 400 Hurdles and 4 guys(Berka, Raslowski, Cipri and Peragine) in the top 5 of the steeplechase.  We added to that 1st and 2nd (Baker and Efap)in the triple jump and 2nd and 3rd in the 4x400 to open an early lead on Fordham by putting up 35 points in 4 events. John Rice then ran a school record in the 3200 meters of 9:12  (going out in 4:36 coming back in 4:36).  the Sprinters then pick up big points in the 100 (Lambert 2nd Place) the 4x1( Onah, Archer, Cocoves and Santos Shevette) grabbing 4th and Moe and Clarke taking 3rd and 4th in the 400.  Lambert would come back to win the Long Jump in a personal best of almost 22'  The High Jump saw 3 guys over 5'6" including  Freshman Jumper Conor Greene and Santangelo and cocoves combined to get 6 more points.  rice and Vazquez would team up to get 8 important points in the  1600. The 4x800 and the 200 would see us add to our point total.  After 18 events, the meet was deadlocked at 84 points.  This is when Dennis Barnes decided to have the throwing series of his carrer.  5 of his 6 throws were past his previous PR.  He threw a rocket becoming the 1st Son of Xavier to throw over 170'.  His victory sealed the deal and brought home the championship.  

5/17 NYCHSAA Weight Champs-  Bryan Chao defends his Shot title to lead the weight squad to a 3rd place finish.


5/10-  Soph Intersectionals at Farrell- The Sophs competed and were victorious.  They did not have the best day, but they did what champions always do, they found a way to win.  A complete team effort, 12 guys scored in the relays, we score on the running and in the field events.  This team, which was 8th last year as frosh, refused to go quietly and sealed the deal with an insipiring win in the final event of the meet.  Trailing Chaminade by 1 point we needed to win the 4x400 which we did in convincing fashion. 

5/10 Frosh Intersectionals at Farrell- A great day for the Frosh as they place top 10 as a team.  Lots of personal best.  We Score big in the relays as 8 guys claim Intersectional medals. 

5/10 North Shore Invite-  A great tune up for next week.  Louis Vazquez cruises to an impressive win in the 3200 meters.  Some imoressive 100 times by the sprint crew

5/10 Loucks Games- A good day up in the North.  Charlie Lambert runs a pr in the 200 breaking 23 seconds to post the #3ATX.  John Rice runs a great Steeple to win the event.  His time is #3 in NY State and #5 in the U.S.of A.  Dennis Barnes makes the finals of the Jav with a 162'11" toss.

Giancarlo Cipri and his MVP award
5/7 Frosh Soph NYCHSAA Champs at Iona-  Tremendous performances by the underclassmen in their Sectional Championships.  The Freshman showed a balanced attack as they scored in Jumping evenst (Long and High) Throwing Events(Shot and Jav) Sprint events (100 and 200) Distance Events (800, 1600 and 3200) and all 3 relays.  The team was led by Sectional MVP Giancarlo Cipri won won the 1600 meters and anchored the victorious 3200 meter relay.  Huge pr's and gutsy performances as the Freshmen bring hom the 3rd place team plaque.
The Sophomores show great internal fortitude as the win the 2014 Sectional Championships.  They Crown 4 Sectional Champs ( Long Jump, High Jump, 1600 Meters and 400 Hurdles.) on their way to victory.  Gutsy races all around.  A great improvement for them considering thet were 5th last year as Frosh

5/3  Jesuits- Great effort as a team.  History is made as John Rice and Eliot Kaufmann break 4:20. 1st time we have ever had anyone break 4:20 and we get 2 in one day.  Frank Clarke continues his assault on the record books making it into the ATX list multiple tiems in one meet.  On the JV level we have some great performances, Delmond and Cipri run huge pr's in their events.  Ryan Woody shows his sprinting speed.

4/28 Novice Weight champs-  Despite the bus being an hour late we manage a couple of 4th place finishes.  Some great individual efforts

4/24-4/26- Penn Relays-  A great weekend in Philly as we race in all 3 relays.  We had some great times.  The 4x400 posts the #4ATX

4/21 Iona Invitational- A Great start to easter vacation

4/23 Dual Meet vs Fordham- The annual clash results in a victory for Xavier.  

4/17- 4/19  NY Relays- Good 4x400 performaces and the 4x1600 meter relays run real tough.

Easter Break Schedule-  Here is the practice Schedule for 4/14-4/28 

4/17- 4/19- NY Relays-  Here are the race assignments for the NY relays.  If you are not listed you have the weekend off, please do the workouts listed under Easter Break schedule.

4/21 Iona Prep Invitational -BUS for Iona Meet 4/21  Sign Up Here there will be 2 buses going to the meet.  the 1st one is for all field event athletes and will leave at 7:30 a.m.  Do Not be late  the 2nd Bus leave at 8:30 a.m.  It is for all others.  The Meet will be over around 2:30 pm List of events psoted.  Your assignmnets will be up Friday.
If you are going on your own-  Field events be there at 8:30 am  Runners be there at 9:30a.m.  
All distance runners must run the 1500 meters, All Sprinters must run the 400 meters.  you can pick your second event.
All jumpers are to do their primary jump 1st, then either 2nd jump or the 200 meters (or Both).  If you want to run the 800 meters, see Mr. Temkin on Monday

4/23 Dual Meet vs Fordham Prep-Bus for Dual Meet vs Fordham 4/23 Sign Up Here There will be 2 buses going to the meet. The buses leave at 8:30 a.m. The Meet will be over around 1 p.m.   events will be posted on Tuesday  If you are meeting us there be there at 9:30 a.m.

4/24-4/26  Penn Relays Carnival-  Here is who is going and the permission slip. Be At Xavier at 1 p.m.

4/12 Big Blue Invitational-  Great Weekend on Staten Island.  Matt Baker takes down the Varsity triple Jump record and the Soph SMR gets the Soph record. The sprinters do a great job running the 800's in the 4x800

If you need a uniform, they will be handed out before practice on THURSDAY.

4/5 Farrell Invitational- A great start to the season.  The team amasses over 50 medals with many very competitive performances despite the windy conditions.  School records fall in the varsity field events and we take 6 events overall (Frosh DMR, Frosh Shot, Varsity 4x200 meter realy, Varsity Long Jump relay, Varsity Triple Jump Relay, and Varsity Jav Relay).  Overall a great day in Richmond County.

If you need your uniform, they will be distributed after school today 4/7/14 in commons locker room

If you are new to the team and need a uniform, the info is right here.

The season opens up on April 5th at the Farrell Invitational.
Bring a bottle of water to practice everyday.


They are ready for outdoors. Are you?



3/14-3/15  New Balance Nationals-  We have 3 relays run at Nationals and all 3 make the Xavier Record books.  The highlight of the meet was the School Record that the SMR put down.  They ran 3:33.39 to take 11th in the nation and capture the school record. The Emerging Elite SMR takes #5 ATX

Oliver Moe brings home a federation medal in the Intersectional relay.
3/1  NY States Federations- We qualify 5 guys for the tougherst state meet in years.  Some good performances up oin the North country.

2/24  Eastern States-The DMR makes a valiant attempt to get into the record books, getting the #4ATX listing for their efforts

2/20-21-  Georgetown Jesuit Invite-  School records fall as the team takes the annual trip down to our national's capitol. Sophs step up and start to score on a varsity level. 

2/9 CHSAA State Champs- What a great meet.  The school records fall during this meet.  The 4x400 sets the school record in the prelims and then again in the finals.  John rice drops a school record in the 3200 meters and Eliot Kaufmann sets the 1000 meter mark as both gentlemen qualifiy for the the NY State federation meet.  In the Jumps, the underclassmen rule the day as the score 10 points.  Ciriacks and Lambert come up silver in the Long and Triple Jump respectively punching their ticket to the NY State federation meet.  Lambert betters his own school record coming in a 1/2 an inch shy of 45 feet.  Matt Baker soars over 43'8" to grab 4th place. A majority of the team hits personal bests as they close out their season.

2/2- Frosh CHSAA State Champs-  3 relays come up big and get medals( the 4x200 A Team, 4x800 A and B team).  Tons of personal bests as the Freshmen finish just 3 points out of 5th place.  John Doyle comes out of the last heat to take 3rd overall.

2/2- Soph CHSAA State Champs- Last Year they scored just 7 points and finished 9th as a team.  This year they come up big and take 4th overall.  Matt Baker and the 4x400 meter relay of Kairie-mumbi, Ronan, Archibald and Chin lay claim to State Titles.  Some great times and performances.

1/26  NYCHSAA Varsity Sectional Champs- A great all around effort by the team.  We score the most points we ever have at an Indoor Championship to take 2nd place.  We had School Records fall ( Varsity Triple Jump, Varsity 1600 Meter Relay, Soph 600 Meters) and a huge number of ATX's. We crowned 5 Individual champions ( 300 meters, 600 meters, 1000 meters, 4x200 Meter relay and Triple Jump).  Some of the Sophs step up big time and score on the Varsity level.  Overall a great day

1/26 NYCHSAA Freshman Sectional Champs-  The Freshman show up in a big way as the grab 2nd place as a team.  John Doyle and Frank McVeigh grab individual honors by taking the 800 metes and 1600 Meters respectively.  The 4x400 meter relay takes home the title as the quartet of Matt Mirto, Al Musto, Kevin Lopez and McVeigh blaze to the fastest time on the day.

1/18 Jesuits- We put up some great performances.  The freshmen and Sophomores set up big time. Soph SMR takes 1st and 2nd.  varsity Sprinters shine as they go 1st and 2nd in the 4x200 relay.  Charlie Lambert clears 6'0 in the high jump and Baker and Efap help make the ATX list for High Jump Relay.  the Throwers make the list with a combined throw total of over 124'

Berka Leads off the A 4x800 as they make Millrose for the 3rd year in a row.
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1/15  Millrose Time Trials-  A late night during Midterms could not stop the assault on the record books.  The B and C 4x800 run tough races setting the stage for the A teams.  The A 4x800 drops a sub 8 min performance running 7:57.89 which is good for #2 ATX and #4 in the U.S.A. Monster legs by John Rice and Eliot Kaufmann.  The 4x200 posted a 1:33.24 which is good for #3 ATX, they finish 7th in the trials just missing out on the Millrose Games.  Great races for all. Splits posted and Video of all 4 races

1/11 Stanner Games- Some great ATX performances as the Varsity preps for the championship season. John Rice Sets the school record in the 3200 Meter Run.  The Sophs attack the record book as Ronan, Kairie-mumbi and baker all post ATX performances.  The 4x400 drops a 3:31  which is good enough for 314 in the NY State.

1/10 Quad Meet vs. Regis Iona and Fordham Prep-  The meet lasted less than 2 hours and we sets a school record with 21 4x200 meter relays competeing (84 athletes in one event)  Great way to prep for Midterms

Freshman Midterm Survival Guide-  You need to follow this study plan if you want to survive Midterms and still be able to run

On Monday night the mother of former coach / Xavier Knight Randy Subramany passed away after a long illness.  Our prayers and sympathies go out to Randy and his family during this difficult time.  If you wish to go to the wake the details are listed below.


- @ Montera Funeral Home (Wednesday: 2-9PM & Thursday: 2-9PM) 
  1. Address: 1848 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10472
  2. Funeral
  3. - @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church - 10AM
  4. Address: 1891 McGraw Avenue Bronx, NY 

This weekend you are either racing on Friday (most of the team) or Saturday (selected members)   Races will be posted on Tuesday

1/4/14  NYCHSAA Soph Champs- The Sophs take 2nd place with a balanced attack.  Matt Baker and Andrew Kairie take 1st and 2nd in the triple Jump, Stephanos Cocoves takes the High Jump, The Dominick Ronan, the 4x2 and the 4x4 take silver.  Tremendous improvement when compared with their finish last year.

1/4/14- Hispanic Games-  A small group of Knights take to the oval to post some fast times.

1/5/14- CHSAA Novice Weight Champs and Varsity Relays- Great times as most of the team gets back to action after the Christmas break.  The A and B DMR's take 1st and 3rd, the SMR takes 4th.


Here is the practice Schedule for Break. All changes will be posted here if possible and tweeted out, so make sure you are signed up for Twitter.  Directions on the right hand column.

Anyone who wants to see some great pictures from the Relay Carnival, click Here. Thanks to Tom Nugent for taking all of the Photos.  Great Job


12/26 North Shore Invitational- The Varsity shakes off the rust from the Christmas holiday and put up some great times.  John Rice hits #2ATX in the mile.

12/27 St. Anthony's Development meet- Long trip out to St. Anthony's brings some good results.  47 guys get to run the 400.  


Directions to St. Anthony's
Take the Grand Central Parkway to Northern State PArkway to exit 41 Wolf Hill Road.  Make a left at the bottom of the Ramp.  At the 2nd Light bear right, (Do Not make the sharp right).  St. Anthony's will be on your left.  Proceed down about 400 meters and make a left into the parking lot.  The track is inside the big glass building. 

Bus for Soph Sectionals ( SOPHS ONLY)Must sign up by 12/27 at 11 a.m.- Here

12/21 Loughlin Games-  Some hot times for Xavier. The 4x200 puts up a #3ATX breaking 1:34.  Great performance this early in the season.  The 4x800 takes 2nd improving our season best to the # 3 time in the country.  Jordan Berka makes the ATX list for the Mile with his 4;31 posting 

12/21- Ignatian Invitational-  Hot times by the sophs as the score multiple guys in the 600 and 300 and take gold in the 4x200.  Some great performaces as the whole team opens up.  Some eye openning performances by the Freshmen as they run very competetaive races

Directions--  Directions to the venues of Competition will be posted here

Fordham Universtity Directions By Car:

From Long Island/Queens and Brooklyn :

Take either the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge to the Hutchinson River Parkway North to the Pelham Parkway West . Take Pelham Parkway for approximately two miles until the road splits following the Bronx River Parkway Underpass. Stay right up a small hill and make a right at the light (Kazmiroff/Southern Boulevard). Turn left at the next light into the main parking lot.

From Manhattan :

East Side: Take the F.D. Roosevelt Dr. to the Triborough Bridge . After crossing bridge, follow the Bruckner Expressway to the Bronx River Parkway . Take Bronx River Parkway to Fordham Road Exit (7W). Bear right up a small hill as the road splits following the underpass, then make a right at the light (Kazmiroff/Southern Blvd.) Turn left at next light into the main parking lot.

From the East:

Take either the Throgs Neck Bridge or Whitestone Bridge , and after bridge follow signs for the Cross Bronx Expressway. Take the Cross Bronx Expressway to the Bronx River Parkway , and take the Bronx River to the Fordham Road exit. Bear right up a small hill as the road splits following the underpass, then make a right at the light (Kazmiroff/Southern Boulevard). Turn left at the next light into the main parking lot.

Take the #4 train to the Bedford Park station. Walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to Kazamiroff Blvd. (formerly Southern Blvd.) Make a right and proceed to the Fordham University gate directly behind the Prep. The guard will direct you to Lombardi Center .

Take the D train to the Bedford Park station. Walk down Bedford Park Blvd. to Kazamiroff Blvd. (formerly Southern Blvd.) Make a right and proceed to the Fordham University gate directly behind the Prep. The guard will direct you to Lombardi Center .

The #ís 9,12 and 22 buses stop at Fordham Road at the Fordham University gate. The guard will direct you to Lombardi Center .

12/19  Jumpsfest/ ThrowdownGreat early season results, as we win the Varisty High and go 1 and 2 in Soph Triple Jump.  3 Jumpers break the magical 40' barrier.  Amazing

Practice this week.-  Check Here to find out where you need to be this week 
Any Freshman who is interested in trying out for the jumps should see Mr. Dormer on Tuesday at recess.
Any Freshman or Sophomore who is interested in trying out for Hurdlers should see Mr. Dormer on Tuesday at Recess.

Anyone who is going to miss any meets or practice this break needs to notify Mr. Dormer in writing before Wednesday.  Presently no one has done so. Therefore All will be expected at the meets on 12/21, 12/26,12/27, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/5.  As well as any practices that we decide to schedule.
A detailed schedule for break will be posted this Thursday.

12/20 Annual Team Christmas Breakfast-  This year's breakfast will take place Friday Morning at 7:30 a.m. in 3L7
Freshman- Bring something to drink ( make sure it is bring enough to share)
Sophomores- Bring Donuts or cookies
Juniors- Bring Bagels- 
Seniors- Bring Bagels and something to drink ( Berka, Benson Galasso - Bring Cream Cheese and plastic knives, Kaufmann, Yanni and Wildes bring plastic glass)


The Soph 4x400 brings home the Season's 1st Gold Medals.
12/14 CHSAA Relay Carnival-  Despite the snowy weather, We open up with some hot times. The Freshman DMR and Junior Weight 4x800 grab 4th. The Soph 4x400 and Varisty Triple Jump Relays take 1st.  The Varsity 4x400 , 4x800 and Shot relays bring home some Bronze.  A great way to start the seaon. lots of personal bests.


By Subway:  A,or  #1,  trains to 168th Street, then walk one block west to Fort Washington Ave


From Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and West Side Manhattan :

West Side Highway ( Henry Hudson Parkway ) North.  Take Exit 15 for Riverside Drive . Off the exit, go to the 2nd light on Riverside and take a left onto 165th street .   Go one block and take a left onto Fort Washington Ave. , and go about 200 yards and the Armory is on the right, on the corner of 168th and Ft. Wash. Ave.  


From Whitestone Bridge / Throgsneck Bridge :  Take the Cross Bronx Expressway toward New Jersey .  As you approach the George Washington Bridge , get to the right as the highway splits.  Take the LAST exit before the bridge called 181st street .  Exit onto 181st street and take a right at the light.  Go up hill 3 blocks and take right onto Fort Washington Ave.   Go 12 blocks south on Fort Washington and the Armory will be on your left at 168th st.


Here is the breakdown of the team.  Find your name and you will know which group you are in.  If your name is missing, See Mr. Dormer.  If you have a question about which group you are in see Mr. Dormer.

Here is the Uniform price list for the Indoor team.  The guys who ran cross country DO NOT NEED to buy anything. Just the guys who are doing Indoors, Any Questions, See Mr. Dormer.

Here is what you need to do over the weekend.  Find which group you are in and then check what you need to do this weekend.  Practice schedule for next week posted in the right hand column.

Monday Morning -there will be weight room for all upperclassmen runners. 

We will have weight ins on Monday after practice and Uniforms will be handed out to those who need them.

Races and reporting times for the Relay carnival will be posted Thursday.  Everyone should be signed up for the team twitter page.


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 ChampsA great way to end the season as many guys hit personal bests.

The Varsity 7 with their 3rd place plaque.  Best finish since 1931

11/9 CHSAA Championships-  This is the 6th time that Xavier has qualified for the NY State Federation Cross Country Championships. ( 1999, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2012) We make it 3 years in a row for the first time in school. Some tremendous races on all levels as we sweep 3rd place in all levels.  
The JV C started the day, with Justyn Millamena running a huge personal best of 52 seconds getting under the 15:30. He would lead 6 guys under 16 Minutes and claim 3rd place as a team.  The freshman who took the challenge of running the 2.5 mile course did not disappoint as 8 Freshman would break 17 minutes on the day. (Kaufmann, Colter, Leonhardt-Garcia, Luna, McVeigh, Mirto, Cipri, and McCann) Huge races in The C by Juniors, perez, Saldivar and Swammy.
The Varsity then took the course and we got great performances by Rice, Kaufmann, Berka, Ronan and Sternglass who all pr'ed or ran their fastest time of the year. Vazquez and Galasso sealed the deal by getting in front of other teams back scores to insure the 3rd Place plaque.
The JV A Team was weaked due to injury as Christian Watch and Tony Cruise were unable to compete, but that did not slow them down.  Garrison Schwer  proved he could come up big time with a 14;16 posting (a 28 second improvement). He 5 guys under 15 mins and also grab the 3rd Place Plaque.
The JV B team was the only squad to take the field without senior leadership and with 3 guys running the course or the first time.  None of that slowed them down as the got all 7 guys in under 16 mins and all in the top 31 of the race.  2 Freshmen step up and score in the race (Cipri and McCann)
Basically we were the best team from NYC as the only teams we lost too this weekend were from Long Island(Chaminade and St. Anthony's)


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.

10/26 NYCHSAA Sectional Championships-  A tough day for the Xavier faithful. The Freshman started the day with taking silver in both races.  Highlighted by Cipri's monster pr breaking 9:30 and Alfred Musto taking the individual Frosh B title with his sub 10 race.  The Varsity fell victim to the small race settings as they take 2nd to fordham 45-46.  John Rice ran to a new school record hitting 12:57 to win by 20 seconds.  The JV was lead to Victory By Christian Watch who takes the Individual JV title with his 14:39 posting.  ( We had 3 individual winnerson the day)

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.

10/16 NYCHSAA Sophomore Championships-  Last year as Freshmen, this squad suffered the disappointment of a tie for 3rd which was broken leaving them 4th place.  Today they were looking for redemption.  Christian Raslowsky becomes the 7th Son of Xavier to take the individual honors.  This is the 3rd year in a row we have had the Individual ( Eliot Kaufmann, John Rice and Christian Raslowsky) Sophomore champion. This is the 3rd time in School History that we have taken the Soph Crown.  It also represents Back to Back Championships. What a great day of racing for the class of 2016.  Their performance today was dominant as they left no doubt of who was the best Sophomore team in the NY Section and the City was as they take the 2013 Sophomore XC Crown.

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10/12 Manhattan College Invite- All 4 Squads secure top 5 finishes in the Largest Meet in the country. The day started off with the Sophomores all running personal bests to take 5th place.  Tony Cruise came very close to breaking 15 mins with a 15:02 posting.  Ben Karam, Luis Santana and Pat Sullivan all join him with Sub 16 Min performances.  Chin, Clark and Ovalles complete the team with some impressive drops.  The Freshmen were up next and they ran as a pack with 15 seconds separating the top 5.  This type of pack running netted them 2nd place in the Race.(A trophy and team medals)
The JV toed the line next and James Galasso and Matt Benson had break out races to lead the team to a 5th place finish. Garrison Schwer becomes the 11th man to break 15 this season.  Paul Barnes comes painfully close with a 15:02 posting.  The Varsity had a great day as we run a 13:42 5 man average for the race.  We take 4th place as a team.  John Rice ran a personal best and a school record of 12:59.6.  He becomes the 1st Son of Xavier to crack the the 13 Min barrier.  Eliot Kaufmann hits 13:33 and Berka and Vazquez join him under 14 mins.  Razlowsky runs a great 14:01  

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.

Photos courtesy of Milesplit.
9/27- McQuaid Invitational-  Last year when we went north we set records and we posted some great times.  This year it was even better.  The School Record for the course fell, the 5 man average for both the Varsity and Jv fell as well.  Following the race plan to perfection, Nick Peragine (16:59) and Matt Benson(17:13) lead the JV to a 2nd place finish.  They stayed relaxed and comfortable and both of them placed in the top 10 of the JV Race. The Sophs were lead by the trio of Ronan, Cruise and Karam.  All of them broke 18 Min.  The Varsity was in one of the best races of the day.  Going out controlled, the Varsity 7 was able to begin picking of the competition through out the whole race.  The end result was impressive as we take 2nd place as a team only 8 points out of 1st. At the end of the day, we would capture the Glavin Cup as the fastest Jesuit team, and we would place 6th as a team on the merge of all the varsity races. (over 200 teams)

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.


9/16 Jim Scott 2 Mile Challenge-  Today we won the 21st edition of this classic race.  John Rice won the Varsity 2 Mile and Nick Peragine won the JV Mile.  Great performance all around.


9/14 Regis Invitational-  A picture perfect day at VCP.  The freshmen kick off the season with some impressive running as 12 of them break 11 minutes.  John Doyle posts the best time on the day for a Xavier Frosh.  The Sophs are lead by Tony Cruise and Ben Karam as the team takes 2nd in the Soph race.  They take down Sectional rivals, Regis, ST. Peters and Fordham. 

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.


 BY TRAIN:    Take the 1 train to the last stop 242nd Street .  Exit walk toward the Burger King.

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.

  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.




We 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

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.


Varsity Distance:  
Distance Squad Info
5/19  East River

Varsity Sprinters:
5/19  East River

Soph Distance:
5/19  East River

Soph Sprinters:
5/19 East River

Frosh :
See Mr. Bernstein and Mr. Dormer

5/19 Xavier

Jumpers and Hurdlers:
5/19  East River

Bring a bottle of water to practice everyday.


Upcoming Meets:
4/12  Big Blue

4/19  NY Relays(varsity)

4/21  Iona Meet

4/23 FP Dual Meet

4/24-26 Penn

4/28 Novice Weight champs at Icahn

5/3 Jesuits