History

Salesianum School’s Athletic Department and its coaches strive to bring out the best in our student-athletes and to assist them in reaching their full potential in mind, body, and spirit.  As coaches, we believe that athletics are an integral dimension of life.  They teach the values of teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.  Each member of the running program is expected to be a student first and be responsible for all academics.  Winning comes from team unity and a commitment to the mission and values of the school.  Teamwork from coaches and athletes is primary and is a skill that lasts a lifetime.   
 
The Salesianum runnning programs are THE most successful teams in the history of Delaware Athletics.  In this page you can view the history of the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor track teams.  The Cross Country team won its 40th State Championship in 2014.  The Indoor Track program has won 8 State titles and the Spring Track team has won 15.  This all adds up to 63 State Championships!  This alone is amazing.  The numbers get astounding, even overwhelming, when you add up all the individual and relay champions.

 

23 XC Individual Champions

62 Indoor Track Individuals Champions

25 Indoor Relay Champions=96 runners

88 Spring Track Individual DI State Champions

26 Spring Track Meet of Champions

29 Spring Track Relay DI State Champions=116 runners

9   Spring Track Meet of Champions Relay Champions=32 runners

Total: 380 ALL STATE RUNNERS!!!

 


Cross Country
State Championships
1969 - 70, 1972 - 74, 1976 - 87, 1989 - 92, 1994 - 99, 2001 - 06, 2008, 2009,2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
2014, 2016, 2017

Started In

1958

Number of Years

59

Number of Dual Meets

407

Overall Record

395 - 24

Winning Precentage

.939

State Tournaments

47

State Championships

42

Head Coaches

10

Current Coach

Michael LoSapio

Coach's Record

61- 0 (13 years)

Winning Percentage

1.000

Tournament Apps.

13

The Salesianum Cross Country Team started in 1958. The teams were Independent League Champions in 1960, 1961, 1963, and 1964. The State Tournament for Cross Country did not start until 1964. The Salesianum Cross Country team has won the State Championship all but 5 years since 1969.

Coach contact:
Mr. Michael LoSapio -2008 County and State Coach of the Year
                                2010 State Coach of the Year
                                2011 State Coach of the Year
mlosapio@salesianum.org
Head Coach

 


Indoor Track

State Championships

1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2005-06, 2012, 2016

Started In

1965

Number of Years

43

State Tournaments

20

State Championships

8

Head Coaches

11

Current Coach

Joseph Gioffre

Tournament Apps.

2

The Salesianum winter track program began in the year 1927 with partial records up to 1935. From 1960 to 1966, the Salesianum winter track program won five out of the six independent league championships. Since 1969, the Salesianum winter track team has won 12 state championships, including seven second-place finishes since 1969.

Coach contact:
Mr. Joseph Gioffre
jgioffre@salesianum.org
Head Coach

Track and Field

State Championships

1971-74, 1991, 1993-94, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005-07, 2011, 2012

Started In

1927

Number of Years

82

Number of Dual Meets

441

Overall Record

281 - 158 - 1

Winning Precentage

.637

State Tournaments

40

State Championships

16

Head Coaches

11

Current Coach

Joseph Gioffre

Coach's Record

4-0 

Winning Percentage

.1000

Tournament Apps.

1

The Salesianum spring track program began in the year 1927 with partial records up to 1935. From 1960 to 1966, the Salesianum spring track program won five out of the six independent league championships. Since 1969, the team has won 13 state championships. They have also finished second six times since 1969. Head Coach Mr. Ralph Heiss stepped down in 2007, his overall record for 23 years is 118-47-2.

Coach contact:
Mr. Joseph Gioffre
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State Champions
Cross Country
 
18 Very Humble Individual State Champions
 
 

1.   Vic Zwolak             1954

2.   Vic Zwolak             1954

3.   Jim Peltz                1969

4.   Bill Nagle               1973

5.   Bill Nagle               1974

6.   Bill Peltz                1979

7.   Tim Talley              1980

8.   Tim Talley              1981

9.   Tom Higley             1984

10.    Tom Higley           1985

11.    Chris Peltz            1995

12.    Eric Eckstrand       1998

13.  Eric Eckstrand       1999

14.  Tom Lord              2001

15.     Ryan Hamill          2002

16.     Michael Kowal       2004

17.  Dom Della Pelle     2005

18.  Jeff Salvitti           2006

19.  Tommy Zabielski   2010
20.    Matt McKenna       2011
21.  Patrick Hally         2012
22.  Patrick Hally         2013
23.  Michael Keehan     2017
24.  Michael Keehan     2018
25.  Aidan Higley         2019

 
 

 

43 Years that Salesianum has won:

1969GI, 1970GI, 1972GI, 1973GI, 1974GI, 1976DI, 1977DI, 1978DI, 1979DI, 1980DI, 1981DI, 1982DI, 1983DI, 1984DI,
1985DI, 1986DI, 1987DI, 1989DI, 1990DI, 1991DI, 1992DI, 1994DI, 1995DI, 1996DI, 1997DI, 1998DI, 1999DI, 2001DI,
2002DI, 2003DI, 2004DI, 2005DI, 2006DI, 2008DI, 2009DI, 2010DI*, 2011DI, 2012DI, 2013DI, 2014DI, 2016DI, 2017DI, 2018 DI
*State record lowest team average and lowest  5,6,7th runners: 18 points: 1,2,4,5,6th,10th,11th.
 
Winiter Track
 
55 HURDLES   
1973 Joe Pepe              Salesianum 7.6 y
 
200 METERS   
2007 Matt Rendina Salesianum 23.11
 
400 METERS   
2004 Austin Whittington Salesianum 49.89
1971 John Garniewski    Salesianum 52.4 y    
 
800 METERS   
2016 Andrew Hally         Salesianum 1:59.95
2007 Dominic DellaPelle Salesianum 1:59.85
2006 Dominic DellaPelle Salesianum 1:59.73
2005 Mike Kowal Salesianum 2:01.62
2001 Charles Dielmann Salesianum 2:01.99
2000 Rob Lobue Salesianum 2:01.79
1999 Rob Lobue Salesianum 2:00.70
1996 Mike Koenig Salesianum 2:04.65
1982 Mike Carlin           Salesianum 2:02.9
1969 Terry Pierce          Salesianum 2:01.6 y
 
1600 METERS
2016 Andrew Hally        Salesianum 4:26.63  
2009 Jon Mazzio Salesianum 4:29.23
2007 Dominic DellaPelle Salesianum 4:25.39
2006 Dominic DellaPelle Salesianum 4:22.99
2003 P.J. Meany Salesianum 4:32.82
2002 Ryan Hamill Salesianum 4:34.28
2001 Charles Dielmann Salesianum 4:35.58
2000 Rob Lobue Salesianum 4:33.53
1999 Eric Eckstrand Salesianum 4:30.04
1998 Eric Eckstrand Salesianum 4:32.63
1996 Mike Koenig Salesianum 4:32.82
1988 Kevin Keegan Salesianum 4:28.78
1983 Lou Bango   Salesianum 4:47.2
1982 Tim Talley   Salesianum 4:23.2 
1980 Don Schiebe Salesianum 4:25.4 y
1978 John Wehner Salesianum 4:39.2 y
1977 John Wehner Salesianum 4:33.2 y
1976 Irv Williams Salesianum 4:30.4 y
1973 Joe McNichol Salesianum 4:28.2 y
1972 Tom Gottemoller Salesianum 4:25.4 y
 
3200 METERS   
2003 Ryan Hamill Salesianum 10:07.15
2002 Ryan Hamill Salesianum 10:06.71
1998 Brad Johnston Salesianum 10:11.18
1991 Will Fader Salesianum   9:36.20
1982 Tim Talley            Salesianum   9:32.1
1981 Mike Carlin Salesianum   9:22.0 * (3k)
1980 Steve Castagno Salesianum   9:58.6 y
1977 Bill Foley            Salesianum   9:51.1 y
1975 Jim Kerringan         Salesianum   9:50.8 y
1974 Jim Kerringan        Salesianum 10:01.6 y
1972 Joe McNichol          Salesianum 10:12.2 y
1971 Tom Gottemoller       Salesianum   9:49.0 y
 
BOYS HIGH JUMP  
1983 Tim Prestipino        Salesianum 6'  1"
 
LONG JUMP  
1994 Dave Lightcap Salesianum 20'11½"
 
POLE VAULT  
1999 Michael Vogel Salesianum 10' 6"
1995 Greg Higgins Salesianum 10' 6"
1990 Dan Shelton Salesianum 12' 0"
1989 Dan Shelton Salesianum 11' 0"
1988 Rob Matera           Salesianum 11' 6"
1987 Chuck Klous           Salesianum 12' 6"
1986 Chuck Klous           Salesianum 11' 0"
1979 Dave Johnson         Salesianum 12' 9"
1978 Joe Zaruba           Salesianum 12' 0"
1968 John Clark            Salesianum 11' 6"   
 
SHOT PUT  
2012 James Goodavage Salesianum 50' 3.75"
2003 Gabe Gigliotti Salesianum 52'  1½"
2000 Rob Shutt Salesianum 50'  6½"
1992 Rich Jakotowicz Salesianum 51'  9½"
 
4 X 200 RELAY  
2005 (Chris Walters, Chris Keech, Austin Whittington, Mike Kowal) 1:33.49 
2003 (Mike Buonocore, Austin Whittington, Eric Brooking, Ron Zambrano) 1:35.12 
   
 
4 X 400 RELAY  
2005 (Mike Buonocore, Chris Keech, Mike Kowal, Austin Whittington) 3:29.55 
2004 (Mike Buonocore, Marc Myszak, Mike Kowal, Austin Whittington) 3:31.79 
2003 (Ryan Burns, Austin Whittington, Eric Brooking, Tom Lord) 3:34.00 
   
 
4 X 800 RELAY  
2015 (John Walker, Colin Parker, Tommy Higley, Andrew Hally) 8:06.49
2011 (Andrew Wade, Tommy Zabielski, Joe Casini, Matt Reyher) 8:17.57
2008 (Sean McClory, Dan Kowal, Charlie Field, Jon Mazzio) 8:12.37 
2005 (Alex Gambogi, Mike Curry, Kevin Wulff, Mike Kowal) 8:31.09 
2004 (Mike Buonocore, Dan Shannon, Joseph Donnelly, Alex Gambogi) 8:22.66 
2003 (Ryan Burns, Mike Zeberkiewicz, Mike Kowal, Ryan Hamill) 8:27.07 
2002 (P.J. Meany, Ryan Hamill, Mike Zeberkiewicz, Dave Lobue) 8:12.20 
1999 (Joe Gioffre, John Dawson, Brian Sharpe, Rob Lobue) 8:18.49 
1996 (Chris Peltz, Will Eubank, Jon Boltz, Ian Monigle) 8:24.50 
1991 (Marty Redding, Shawn Beattie, Ed Steager, Brian Sydow) 8:28.33 
1988 (Joe Frabizzio, Sean MacCoy, Pat Dolphin, Matt Larmore)   8:19.90   
1979 (Jim McNichol, Don Scheibe, Bill Peltz, Steve Castagno)   8:16.8 y 
1978 (Bob McFarland, Jim McNichol, Chris Castagno, John Wehner)   8:19.5 y 
1976 (John Wehner, Chris Castagno, Caleb Carpenter, Steve Nagle)   8:38.8 y  
1974 (Don Vavla, Jim Grant, Tony Grieco, Bill Nagle)              8:26.0 y 
1972 (Jim Monaham, Mickey Finn, Jim Schilly, Tom Gottemoller)  8:18.4 y 
1971 (Jim Peltz, Steve Hubbs, Mickey Finn, Dave Ridge)    8:30.9 y 
1970 (Dave Ridge, Paul McGuire, Mike Riley, Steve Hubbs) 8:36.0 y 
  
 

 

Spring Track
 
 
SHOT PUT   
2012 James Goodavage Salesianum 54' 10"
Meet of Champions James Goodavage 54' 5"
2003 Gabe Gigliotti Salesianum 50'  6"
Meet of Champions Gabe Gigliotti Salesianum 52'  1"
1992 Rich Jakotowicz Salesianum 53'  4½"
1975 Jeff Hammerer Salesianum 49'  6½"
1969 Mike Webb Salesianum 51' 8¼"
1961 Ron Mazik Salesianum 54'  3¼"
      
DISCUS
2008 Matt Silva  Salesianum 149' 11"
2003 Gabe Gigliotti Salesianum 152'  0"
1993 Rich Jakotowicz Salesianum 145'  5"
1977 Bill Hunt Salesianum 129'  1"
1975 Tim Brazill Salesianum 145'  8¾"
Meet of Champions Tim Brazill Salesianum 148'  2"
1960 Ron Mazik Salesianum 146' 1"
      
JAVELIN   
1970 Frank McKeone Salesianum 187'10"
1969 Frank McKeone Salesianum 167'  7"
1968 Mike Webb Salesianum 170'  2"
1967 Bernard Pietlock Salesianum 167'  3½"
1963 Dennis LaFazia Salesianum 172'  7½"
1962 Dennis LaFazia Salesianum 174'  6½"
   
110 HURDLES   
1997 Josh Bovell Salesianum 14.95
      
120 HURDLES   
1974 Tom McCool Salesianum 15.1
      
300 HURDLES   
2005 Austin Whittington Salesianum 39.42
1980 Joe McCool Salesianum 38.6
MOC Joe McCool Salesianum 38.6
1979 Joe McCool Salesianum 39.7
MOC  Joe McCool Salesianum 39.3
      
180 LOW HURDLES   
1971 Ralph Rago Salesianum 20.7
  Ralph Rago Salesianum 20
   
100 METERS   
2007 Matt Rendina Salesianum 11.3
Meet of Champion Matt Rendina Salesianum 11.01
2006 
Meet of Champions Matt Rendina Salesianum 10.96w
   
100 YARDS
1975 Jay Faulkner Salesianum 10
Meet of Champions Jay Faulkner        Salesianum     9.9
1958 Earl Roles           Salesianum      10.2
200 METERS   
2006 Matt Rendina Salesianum 22.16
   
220 YARDS   
  Jay Faulker        Salesianum    22.1
   
400 METERS   
1993 Nick McIntosh Salesianum 49.39
      
440 YARDS   
1975 Pete Dilan Salesianum 51.1
  DIVISION I   
1973 Joe DeLuca Salesianum 49.9
Meet of Champions Joe DeLuca Salesianum 50
1971 John Garniewski Salesianum 50.7
Meet of Champions John Garniewski Salesianum 50.3
1970 John Garniewski Salesianum 50.3
      
800 METERS   
2012 Meet of Champions Andrew Wade 1:57.05
2007 Dom DellaPelle Salesianum 1:56.70
2006 Dom DellaPelle Salesianum 1:59.13
2005 Mike Kowal Salesianum 1:56.98
Meet of Champions Mike Kowal Salesianum 1:54.08
2004 Mike Kowal Salesianum 1:57.82
Meet of Champions Mike Kowal Salesianum 1:57.45
2003 Mike Zeberkiewicz Salesianum 1:58.55
2001 Charlie Dielmann Salesianum 1:58.45
2000 Rob Lobue Salesianum 1:55.31
1999 Rob Lobue Salesianum 1:57.12
1998 Jesse Laudenslager Salesianum 1:57.67
1991 Brian Sydow Salesianum 1:58.4
1981 Chris Dillon Salesianum 1:57.5
880 YARDS   
1974 Jim Grant Salesianum 1:59.6
Meet of Champions Jim Grant Salesianum 1:58.0
1972 Tom Gottemoller Salesianum 1:59.5
Meet of Champions Tom Gottemoller Salesianum 1:55.4
Meet of Champions Tom Gottemoller Salesianum 1:57.2
1971 John Ridge Salesianum 1:58.3
   
1600 METERS   
2007 Dom DellaPelle Salesianum 4:26.82
MEET OF CHAMPIONS   
2006 Dom DellaPelle Salesianum 4:27.60
2005 Dom DellaPelle Salesianum 4:32.46
Meet of Champions Dom DellaPelle Salesianum 4:20.68
2002 Tom Lord Salesianum 4:36.15
Meet of Champions Ryan Hamill Salesianum 4:31.59
2001 Charlie Dielmann Salesianum 4:31.62
Meet of Champions Ryan Hamill Salesianum 4:32.7
2000 Rob Lobue Salesianum 4:25.53
1999 Eric Eckstrand Salesianum 4:28.10
1996 Mike Koenig Salesianum 4:26.72
1991 Brian Sydow Salesianum 4:24.7
      
1500 METERS   
1981 Chris Dillon Salesianum 4:02.0
1980 Don Scheibe Salesianum 4:07.5
1979 Jim McNichol Salesianum 4:07.2
Meet of Champions Jim McNichol Salesianum 4:08.5
1976 Irv Williams Salesianum 4:13.9
Meet of Champions Irv Williams Salesianum 4:10.6
      
MILE   
1975 Irv Williams Salesianum 4:34.0
Meet of Champions Irv Williams Salesianum 4:24.3
1973 Joe McNichol Salesianum 4:29.7
Meet of Champions Joe McNichol Salesianum 4:25.3
1972 Tom Gottemoller Salesianum 4:30.5
Meet of Champions Tom Gottemoller Salesianum 4:28.3
1965 Jerry Smith Salesianum 4:36.4
1956 Vic Zwolak Salesianum 4:24.2
1945 Jim McFadden Salesianum 5:06.0 
      
3200 METERS   
2012 Patrick Hally Salesianum 9:38.08
Meet of Champions Patrick Hally Salesianum 9:29.62
2011 Matt McKenna Salesianum 9:53.21
2010 Matt McKenna Salesianum 10:09.31
2006 Dom DellaPelle Salesianum 9:51.85
2005 Dom DellaPelle Salesianum 9:55.31
2003 Ryan Hamill Salesianum 9:55.06
2002 P.J. Meany Salesianum 9:48.06
2001 Charlie Dielmann Salesianum 9:59.82
2000 Eric Eckstrand Salesianum 9:48.53
1994 Mike Marini Salesianum 9:45.11
1993 Mike Marini Salesianum 9:57.37
1991 Will Fader Salesianum 9:34.6
1986 Tom Higley Salesianum 9:52.6
      
3000 METERS   
1981 Tim Talley Salesianum   8:51.4
Meet of Champions Tim Talley Salesianum   8:52.8
1978 Bill Peltz Salesianum   9:09.8
1976 Bill Foley Salesianum   9:13.3
2 MILE   
1975 Jim Kerrigan Salesianum   9:43.7
Meet of Champions Jim Kerrigan Salesianum   9:52.8
1974 Jim Kerrigan Salesianum   9:49.2
1973 Jim Ruddick Salesianum   9:42.5
1971 John Greenplate Newark   9:38.7
Meet of Champions Jim Peltz Salesianum   9:35.6
 
4x100 Relay   
2007 DIVISION I  (Dave Barnabei, Sal Viscount, Dryden Miles, Matt Rendina)  43.46
   
 MEET OF CHAMPS  (Dave Barnabei, Sal Viscount, Dryden Miles, Matt Rendina)  43.32
2006 DIVISION I  (Joe Kerr, Sal Viscount, Dryden Miles, Matt Rendina)  43.15
440 RELAY    
1975 DIVISION I  (Pete Dilan, Chris Dickson, Fran Sarro, Jay Faulkner)  43.6
1972 DIVISION I  (Alan Haugh, Ed Sczechowicz, Reed, Joe DeLuca)  44.4
1971 DIVISION I  (Ed Sczechowicz, Kirlin, John Garniewski, Ralph Rago)  44.7
   
4x200   
 NONE  
4x400   
2005 DIVISION I (Mike Buonocore, Austin Whittington, Chris Keech, Mike Kowal)  3:24.33
 MEET OF CHAMPS  (Mike Buonocore, Austin Whittington, Chris Keech, Mike Kowal)  3:19.99
1993 DIVISION I  (Scott Small, Bill Ulmer, Mark Davis, Nick McIntosh)  3:21.18
1973 DIVISION I FINAL  (Mark Finn, Mike Schilly, Alan Haugh, Dave Mousley)  3:26.2
1972 DIVISION I  (Mike Schilly, Alan Haugh, Mark Finn, Joe DeLuca)  3:25.6
1971 DIVISION I  (Ed Sczechowicz, Joe DeLuca, Steve Hubbs, John Garniewski)  3:27.4
 MEET OF CHAMPS  (Ed Sczechowicz, Steve Hubbs, Joe DeLuca, John Garniewski)  3:26.2
   
4x800   
2015 Meet of Champs (Colin Parker, George Steinhoff, John Walker, Andrew Hally) 8:02.18
2007 DIVISION I  (Kyle LoBue, Mike Curry, Seam McClory, Dominic DellaPelle)  8:03.86
 MEET OF CHAMPS  (Kyle LoBue, Mike Curry, Seam McClory, Dominic DellaPelle)  8:02.46
2005 DIVISION I  (Joseph Donnelly, Alex Gambogi, Dom DellaPelle, Mike Bounocore)  8:14.05
 MEET OF CHAMPS  (Alex Gambogi, Kevin Wulff, Joseph Donnelly,  Mike Bounocore)  8:05.54
2004 DIVISION I  (Joseph Donnelly, Dom DellaPelle, Dan Shannon, Mike Kowal)  8:09.92
2003 DIVISION I  (J.P. Meany, Ryan Hamill, Mike Zeberkiewicz, Tom Lord)  8:03.04
2002 DIVISION I  (J.P. Meany, Ryan Hamill, Dave Lobue, Tom Lord)  8:11.01
 MEET OF CHAMPS  (J.P. Meany, Dave Lobue, Mike Zeberkiewicz, Tom Lord)  8:07.38
2001 DIVISION I  (Brian Monaghan, Tom Lord, Dave Lobue, Charlie Dielmann)  8:01.36
2000 DIVISION I  (Charlie Dielmann, Brian Monaghan, Eric Eckstrand, Rob Lobue)  8:01.89
1999 DIVISION I  (Joe Gioffre, Rob Lobue, Andrew Levine, Charlie Dielmann)  7:58.84
1997 DIVISION I  (Joe Quigley, Brian Purcell, Joe Gioffre, Ron Pennypacker)  8:09.81
1996 DIVISION I  (Shane Morley, Brian Purcell, Joe Quigley, Mike Koenig)  8:09.20
1995 DIVISION I  (Shane Morley, Brian Purcell, Frank Fader, Mike Koenig)  8:14.42
1994 DIVISION I  (John Croft, Mike Marini, Jeff Green, Mike Koenig)  8:08.76
1991 DIVISION I  (Will Fader, Shawn Beattie, Marty Redding, Jeff Perez)  8:10.8
1986 DIVISION I  (Dan Eckrich, Michael Strelekis,Ted Dorner, Tom Higley)  8:05.7
1980 DIVISION I  (Steve Castagno, Pete Castle, Chris Dillon, Bill Marra)  8:05.9
2 MILE RELAY    
(1970-1975)    
1975 NORTHERN REGION   
 DIVISION I  (Pete Dilan, Don Vavala, Irv Williams, Bill Nagle)  8:17.0
1974 REGION I   
 DIVISION I  (Bill Nagle, Don Vavala, Jim Grant, Irv Williams)  8:19.0
1973 REGION I   
 DIVISION I  (Bill Nagle, Joe McNichol, John Monahan, Jim Grant)  8:05.2
 REGION II   
 1972 DIVISION I CHAMP  (Bill Nagle, Joe McNichol, John Monahan, Jim Grant)  8:01.0
 MEET OF CHAMPS  (Bertsch, Mark Finn, Mike Schilly, Eric Reiter)  8:22.8
1971 DIVISION I  (Tom Gottemoller, Eric Reiter, Steve Hubbs, John Ridge)  8:13.0
 MEET OF CHAMPS  (Eric Reiter, Mike Schilly, Steve Hubbs, John Ridge)  8:20.0
 
 
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