2013 Cross Country Recap

Pat Hally named the 2013 XC Gatorade Player of the Year!!!


Pat Hally is the 2013 Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year!!!
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Operation Welcome Home
40 people are signed up to travel to the BWI Airport to welcome home our nations troops!!!
Saturday, December 21st, 10:00 a.m. at Sallies.
Wisconsin walk-on is now the teams #2 runner and going to the NCAA Championships.
Wisconsin has made the NCAA Championship a record 42 years in a row!
This year was supposed to be the year they didn't make it, but this athlete helped them get there.
Always believe in yourself...
Never give up...  


*****2013 State Champions*****

The boys of 18th and Broom win for the 39th time in school history!
Pat Hally wins back to back individual state titles in a DI record 15:41!
Higley (8th), Blow (11th), Ward (13th) and Bouchard (16th) round out the scoring.
All 7 improve BIG TIME since Lake Forest!
Hard work DOES PAY OFF!!!!
NameStatesLake ForestImprovement!
Apostolico 17:0417:090:05
This years team was THE FASTEST SALLIES TEAM EVER at Killens Pond!!!
The next closest team only had 4 runners break 17:00.  We had 6 do it this year!!!
The Division I race was VERY fast this year.  DI beat the DII runners in a virtual dual meet 26 to 30...
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Pat Hally breaks another course record!!!

Hally commandingly won the New Castle County Championships in 15:32!
He becomes the first Sallies runner to win in 11 years!
The old record was on a course that was short of a 5k, which makes this time so impressive!
Tommy Higley (15th) and Jacob Ward (24th) join Hally on the All-County team!
Varsity places 4th in a strong field!
Kyle Jones and Jordan Carey place 3rd and 4th in JV to lead the team to 2nd place!
Carey drops a total of 15:00 from his first race!
Parker (8), Foley (9) and Baldo (11) round out the scoring for JV
What an amazing season by EVERYONE.  You all should be very proud to be "wearers of the S"!!!
All those going to Regionals, see you Tuesday. 
Everyone else, make sure to turn your uniform in to the equipment room ASAP.
Everyone is going to States.  Bus on Saturday is 11:45 a.m.
Looking ahead.....
Monday: OFF, you deserve it!
Tuesday: Top 8 runners take 2 vans to Killens Pond for practice.  We may miss 6th period.  Listen for announcements.  All other Regionals runners will have practice this day for a workout.  
Wednesday: 3:10-5:10 at Sallies
Thursday: 3:10-4:50 at Sallies
Friday: 3:10-4:30
Saturday: STATES!!!!  Bus at 11:45 a.m.


Coach Moore crushes his first ever marathon!!!
Blazes 3:13 for 26.2 miles!



Dual meet season closes out with a win!
20-43 win over St. Mark's!!!
The streak goes on....107 wins in a row dating back to 1993!
BIG improvements from the Sallies Invite with many "creek" PR's! 
Way to compete hard! 
Keep the fire burning!!!
Only county and states left...make them count!!!!!!
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Records fall in the last Invitational of the year!!!
Pat Hally gets another school record running 15:23! Varsity 2nd in a close race!
JV wins, led by Tim Bouchards win!
Novice wins, led by Robbie Weists win!
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Joe O'Neill Invite!
The last regular season Invitational is going to be fast!!!
Bellevue State Park
Race Times:
Varsity Boys - 3:00
Varsity Girls - 3:25
JV A Boys - 3:50
JV Girls - 4:15
Novice Boys - 4:45


AMAZING weekend of racing...
UD Invite at White Clay
Varsity 7th lead by Dan Foley's 18:20!
JV 3rd behind rookie Connor Dautel's 19:33!
Manhattan Invite, NYC
Pat Hally breaks the Delaware course record at Van Cortlandt Park, placing 8th! 
Pat ran a smoking fast 12:34, the 31st fastest time EVER run in the 41 years of the meet.
Varsity places 16th in one of the deepest fields ever assembled at the meet.
JV lead by the duo of Jones and Bouchard.
JV places 2nd!


40th Annual Fr. Beattie Salesianum Invitational


Pat Hally becomes the 1st Salesianum runner to win in well over 10 years!

Hally broke the school record with a time of 16:36! 5th fastest in course history!!!

Varsity finishes 3rd with Higley, Halloran, Apostolico and Gallo rounding out the scoring!

George Steinhoff leads the Freshman placing 3rd, helping the team finish 2nd place!

Jacob Ward places 2nd in JV "A" helping the team to a 2nd place finish!

Tyler Baldo win JV "B" helping the team to a 2nd place finish!

Nick Coppola WINS the JV "C" helping the team to a 1st place finish!
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Click HERE for ALUMNI RACE results
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Alumni before the start of the race!


Start of the Alumni/Community Race!
Jimmy Jennings (07) was this years overall winner. 
Kowal (05), Peltz, (80) and Higley (86) all past xc state champions!!!
More photos of the races can be found at Bud Keegan Images



Sallies takes Richmond by storm!!!

Pat Hally runs the fastest time in Delaware history at Maymont WINNING in a time of 15:44!

Apostolico leads JV to a 2nd place team finish!

Results HERE
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Salesianum Invitational Post Race Mass/Party!!!

Please RSVP for this event HERE

All current runners are required to attend.  Our hopes are that your ENTIRE family can join you.  This is an amazing chance to meet alumni, hear some great stories of the "old days" and make memories with current teammates!  Please go to the link above and register for the "X-Country and Track & Field Alumni Mass and Dinner".  Spread the word, it's going to be FUN!!!


Salesianum travels to Philly for great competition

Pat Hally claims 3rd place in the very competitive Championship Division!

JV A and B race to 2nd places lead by Kyle Halloran (3rd) and Ben Much (2nd)!

Freshman 3k is lead by George Steinhoff!

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Another 3 wins!!!

BIG drops in time today.  Many season and lifetime bests!!!

It's amazing what a little hard work, team support and nice weather can do.

If you find yourself trying really hard, and getting good results...you did that! 

Remember, Patience + Consistency = Success!!! 

Take all the lessons you are learning on the team and from running and put them into your life; school, work, family, friends, etc... 

Great things can happen when you consistently try!!!

The greatest thing is: IT'S ONLY SEPTEMBER 17TH. 

Dream BIG and imagine what you can do in November!!!

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Big week ahead!!!

Check the practice schedule tab for details.


Runner of the Meet: Lake Forest

Those Nominated:

1.      Dom Gallo 2.      Kyle Jones  3.      Pat Hally 4.      Ryan Barbera 5.      Joe DeMarco 6.      Ryan McGlynn 7.      Matthew Drake 8.      Matt Cassidy 9.      Tommy Higley  10.   Tom Krienen 11.  Ben Much 12.  Colin McGlynn 13.  Colin Parker

And the winners are……

Jacob Ward  

a.   “It was his first time on varsity and he killed it. Very deserving”

b.   “I know how much this race meant to him.  He trained so hard over the summer!”

Merrick Blow

c.    “He ran a great race and took charge of the lead, something that he hasn't usually done in the past.”

d.   “It was great to see Merrick up front showing some passion and fire!”

e.   “I owe him a donut.”


The Dual Meet Season Starts With TWO WINS!!!

Hot and Humid conditions could not stop the "long yellow line"

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GREAT start to the season!!!!

Pat Hally breaks the school course record (15:57) as he leads Varsity to a win!

Merrick Blow leads the way in JV "A" with a BIG individual win as they sweep 1-5 for the team win!

Ben Much, despite taking a wrong turn, wins JV "B" to help the team win!

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Don't forget to send in your RUNNER OF THE MEET vote to mlosapio@salesianum.org

Tuesday is EARLY DISMISSAL 6th period.  We have a dual meet against Archmere at Bellevue.  Make sure to talk to your teachers and let them know you are going to be absent 6th period Tuesday.  Don't forget your uniform...



Fall parent meeting moved to next week!

Mr. Jim Haley, father of Mr. Haley in the math department, passed away over the weekend.  Jim was one of the first lay teachers at Salesianum and a faithful servant of God as a deacon in the Wilmington diocese.  The Haley-Carpenter house is named after him.  Funeral arrangements are this Wednesday and Thursday, so our parent meeting is pushed back to September 11th at 7:00 p.m.  The same schedule will be in place. 


Congratulations Robby Wiest!!!

Robby received a VIP invite to the ribbon cutting for the new state of the art recycling facility last Thursday.  Robby was given a front row seat.  When they were introducing all of the dignitaries in attendance, the head of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority had Robby stand up in front of the whole crowd and be recognized as sophomore form Salesianum that spent several days of his summer vacation studying and shadowing the DSWA  and all of its functions.   Robby was recognized for starting recycling programs at his two previous schools, his interest in expanding recycling programs and protecting the environment!   The Governor mentioned Robby three times in his remarks!!!

Way to go Robby, you make us all proud!!!



Great 1st full week of pre-season!!!

Sunday Long Run Practice is O.Y.O (on your own)

With an enthusiastic 1st week of practice, the athletes proved that they are ready to work hard. There is no doubt in the coaches minds that everyone will get their long run in (15-20 minutes longer than a regular run).  Don't forget to fill out the training log in the locker room on Monday with how many minutes you ran on Sunday. 

No practice Monday.  Enjoy your first day of school!!!   


2013 XC Time Trial

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