The Varsity Cross Country team headed North to National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH last Saturday for the OHSAA Division I State Championship Meet with a great season already in hand. They won the GCL Championship, the OHSAA Div I District Championship, finished third in the OHSAA Div I Regional Championship and entered the State Meet as the 6th ranked team in the State of Ohio.
The Bombers earned fifth place in the meet with a score of 209 points. This fifth place finish continues the streak of now 9 straight top 10 finishes in the state meet. St. Xavier was led by senior Peter Dauenhauer who finished 12th place overall (5 points) with a time of 15:53.6. Freshman Nathan Mountain was next in for the Bombers with a 72nd place finish (43 points) in a time of 16:41.1. Senior Jack Hands finished 77th overall with a time of 16:42.4 (48 points) while his classmate Michael Holly earned 80th place overall with a time of 16:42.9 (50 points). Rounding out the score of 209 was senior Jonathan Stansbury who finished 95th overall with a time of 16:49.2 (63 points). Other finishers for St. Xavier included sophomore Tommy Walters (126th place – 17:10.0) and junior Joe Doogan (180th place – 18:24.8).
The Running Bombers had a terrific year. They opened up the year with a huge win under the lights at the Moeller Primetime Invitational, where they set a tone for the rest of the season. The next week the Bombers B team took second at the Lebanon Warrior Invitational. The next Saturday the Bombers traveled up to Tiffin, Ohio to compete in one of the biggest meets in the state, the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival, where they took first place. After doing very well at Tiffin, they traveled down to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in another big race, The Trinity Invitational where they raced against some of the top schools from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and North Carolina. They ended up taking second place in the meet, finishing behind Caramel (IN), who ended up winning the Indiana State Championships. The next week the Bombers B team raced at the Midwest Catholic CC Championships, earning a fourth place finish. The next Saturday the Bombers made the long trip to Rochester, New York, to compete in the McQuaid Invitational where they earned second place.
St. Xavier won the GCL Championship for the 7th straight season and all 7 of the Varsity bombers were either voted First Team All-GCL or Second Team All-GCL. Peter Dauenhauer (’18), Jack Hands (’18), Michael Holly (’18), and Jonathan Stansbury (’18) earned first team All-GCL, and Joe Doogan (’19), Nick Mills (’19), and Tommy Walters (’20) earned second team All-GCL. Dauenhauer won GCL Runner of the Year and Coach Andy Wietmarschen (’01) won GCL Coach of the Year.
The Cross Country Program thanks the seniors and their parents for their commitment to the program over the years. Those seniors are listed below.
Jared Van Schaik
The Bombers Cross Country team headed to Troy High School on Saturday afternoon for a cold, muddy OHSAA Division I Regional Championship meet. St. Xavier qualified for the meet after winning the OHSAA Div. I SW District Title last Saturday at Voice of America Park.
The Boys Division I Race was the final race of the day for all SW Ohio Regionals for both boys and girls which made for a muddy course after a full night of rain. Add the 46 degree temperatures in to the mix and it was a tough day to run but the Bombers fought through the conditions. They were led by senior Peter Dauenhauer as he finished in a time of 15:53.42 which was good for 4th place overall (3 team points). Next in for St. Xavier was senior Jack Hands who placed 22nd (17 points) in a time of 16:39.55 while his classmate Michael Holly finished 25th (20 points) in a time of 16:40.53. Freshman Nathan Mountain continued his strong running as he placed 30th overall (25 points) with a time of 16:45.14. Rounding out the top 5 for the Bombers was senior Jonathan Stansbury who ran a time of 16:47.49 for 33rd place (28 points). The other two finishers for St. Xavier were sophomore Tommy Walters finishing with a time of 17:09.83 which was 63rd overall (55 points) and junior Joe Doogan who finished 104th overall (92 points) with a time of 17:47.88.
St. Xavier needed to be in the Top 5 teams to qualify for the OHSAA Div. I State Championship Meet next Saturday. They finished with a team total of 93 points which was good for 3rd place finishing behind top finisher Mason who had 61 points and 2nd place finisher Centerville who scored 87 points. Lebanon finished 4th with 181 points and Kings finished 5th with 183 points to round out the qualifying teams. Click Here for Complete Results from Regional Meet.
The Bombers will race in the OHSAA Div. I Championship Meet on Saturday, November 4 at 3:00 pm. Click Here for complete OHSAA Coverage of State Championship Meet.
The Varsity Cross Country Bombers looked to keep their momentum going after winning their 7th straight GCL Title last Saturday at Christ's Church in Mason, OH. The Bombers entered the OHSAA Div. I SW District Meet ranked as the number one team in the State of Ohio at the end of the regular season. St. Xavier traveled to Voice of America Park on Saturday to start their postseason.
Senior Peter Dauenhauer came out strong and led the Bombers as he finished in 2nd place with a time of 15:49.27. Senior Michael Holly finished in 5th place with a time of 16:22.59 while freshman Nathan Mountain finished in 8th place with a time of 16:28.25. Next in for the Bombers was junior Joe Doogan in 11th place with a time of 16:34.59 while senior Jack Hands rounded out the team score of 38 points with a 12th place finish in 16:34.60. His classmate Jonathan Stansbury finished in 13th place with a time of 16:35.38. Junior Nick Mills finished 22nd for St. Xavier with a time of 16:56.04 to round out the St. Xavier runners.
The team score of 38 points was good enough to take home the OHSAA Div. I District Title as they finished ahead of Kings HS who had a team score of 70. Lakota East finished 3rd with 94 points while Lakota West finished 4th with 59 points.
With the win, St. Xavier advances to the OHSAA Div I Regional Championship which will take place at Troy High School on Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 pm. The Bombers will look to qualify for the OHSAA Div. I State Championship Meet on Saturday, November 4 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH.
The Varsity Cross Country Bombers headed to Christ's Church in Mason, OH on Saturday for the 2017 GCL Championship Meet. St. Xavier entered the meet with 6 straight GCL Titles and looked to extend the streak to 7 straight on Saturday. The Bombers would have to overcome one of their top runners being forced out of the race due to injury but they were ready.
St. Xavier started the race strong as senior Peter Dauenhauer and junior Joe Doogan led the race just before the one mile marker and the rest of the team closely behind them. The Bombers continued to run strong as Dauenhauer pulled away from the field and was all alone by the 2.25 mile mark and seniors Michael Holly and Jack Hands moved up in the pack to get into top 5 position.
Dauenhauer finished the race in the top position to win the individual GCL Championship in a time of 16:26.8 which was 15 seconds ahead of the next finisher. Holly ended up in 4th place with a time of 17:01.5 while Hands finished in 5th place with a time of 17:07.9. Senior Jonathan Stansbury finished in 8th place with a time of 17:11.2 while junior Nick Mills finished 13th with a time of 17:28.5. Other finishers for the St. Xavier Varsity included junior Joe Doogan in 15th (17:32.7) and sophomore Thomas Walters in 16th (17:37.4)
The Bombers team score of 31 was good enough to win the 2017 GCL Title and claim the program's seventh straight title. Elder finished 2nd with a score of 68 points while Moeller finished 3rd with a score of 93 points. LaSalle rounded out the standings with a score of 120 points.
The Varsity will turn their sights to the OHSAA Division I SW District Meet on Saturday, October 21 at 10:00 am at Voice of America Park in West Chester, OH. The Bombers will look to advance to the OHSAA Div. I Regional Meet on Saturday, October 28.
St. Xavier took first place in the GCL Open Race as they were led by sophomore Griffen Paul who finished 2nd overall with a time of 18:08.7. Right behind him was junior Ryan Devlin-Bergman in 3rd (18:08.8), junior Brian Mauch in 4th (18:15.16), senior Jack Brinker in 5th (18:24.8), junior Aiden Soberano in 6th (18:28.6), senior Alex Klas in 7th (18:36.2), junior Chris Moll in 9th (18:53.3) and senior Jackson Klotter in 10th (18:53.4)
St. Xavier also claimed the JV GCL Title with freshman Connor Bohrer leading the JV team as he finished 1st among all JV runners in the Varsity race with a time of 17:08.8. Freshman Nathan Mountain finished 2nd among all JV runners with a time of 17:23.4 who was followed by sophomore teammate John Dillon with a time of 17:31.8. Sophomores Michael Hazel and Andrew Gebhardt were next, respectively, among JV runners as Hazel had a 17:43.5 and Gebhardt with a time of 17:46.2. Junior Michael Srinivasan ran a time of 18:05.3 and junior David Reeb ran a time of 18:39.6 to round out the JV team's 68 points in the Varsity/JV race to finish 1st among all JV teams.
The Bombers also ran very well at the Freshman level in the 2 mile race and finished with 20 points to claim the GCL Freshman Title. St. Xavier was led by Jack Thompson who finished 1st overall in a time of 11:24.3 followed by teammate Colin Sorensen who finished 2nd overall in a time of 11:26.7. Brady Mahoney finished 4th overall in 11:31.7 while teammate John Mountel finished 6th overall with a time of 11:37.5. Ryan LaCrosse finished 7th overall with a time of 11:39.6 and Jonathan Vonderhaar finished 8th overall with a time of 11:43.9.
In the last weekend before the GCL Championships, the Varsity XC Bombers made the journey up to Rochester, New York where they competed in the McQuaid Invitational. The rest of the team traveled to Kettering, Ohio to compete in the Neal Charske invitational. In the McQuaid Invitational the Bombers placed second with 117 points. The team was lead by Senior Peter Dauenhauer who placed 6th with a 15:05. Next for the Bombers was Junior Matthew Hoak placing 18th with a 15:30. Next was Junior Joe Doogan placing 24th with a 15:24. Behind him was Senior Jack Hands placing 33rd with a 15:44. Next was Senior Michael Holly placing 37th with a 15:47. Next was Sophomore Tommy Walters placing 41st with a 15:55. Behind him in 51st was Junior Nick Mills running a 16:07.
The rest of the team traveled to Kettering, Ohio to compete in the Neal Charske Invitational. In the Varisty race the Bombers placed 14th with 385 points. First for the Bombers in 67th place was Sophomore Michael Hazel running a 17:14. Next for the Bombers was Junior Michael Srinivasan in 79th with a 17:21. Behind him in 80th was Senior Jack Brinker with a 17:23. Next was Junior Griffin Paul in 83rd with a 17:26. Behind was Junior Ryan Devlin Bergman in 96th with a 17:33. Next was Sophomore Jake Wheeler in 97th with a 17:33. In 115th was Senior Will Dunsire running a 17:42.
In a massive open race with over 825 runners the Bombers placed second with 41 points only 3 points behind the winner, Mason. First for the Bombers and in 4th overall was Junior Brian Mauch with a 17:40. Next in 6th place was Sophomore Luke Black with a 17:47. Behind him in 7th was Senior Alex Klas with a 17:50. Next in 10th place was Junior Z Komanecky with an 18:02. Next was Junior Dylan McKenna with an 18:06. Nice job to all the Bombers who raced this weekend. Next weekend the Bombers have a bye to prepare for the GCL championships.
On a very hot Saturday Morning, the Cross Country Bombers didn’t let the heat affect them as they ran phenomenal in Kettering, Ohio for the Midwest Catholic CC Championships and in Harrison, Ohio for the Harrison Invitational.
In Kettering, the Bombers finished 4th place with 136 points. Coming in first place for the Bombers and 22nd overall was freshman Nathan Mountain with a 17:31. Next for the Bombers was sophomore John Dillon coming in 23rd place with a 17:34. Right behind him in 24th place was freshman Conor Bohrer with a 17:35. Coming in together in 34th and 35th place were sophomores Andrew Gebhardt and Michael Hazel both with a time of 17:53. Next for the Bombers in 45th place was junior Michael Srinivasan with an 18:13. Next for the Bombers in 48th place was junior Zane Reed with a 18:17.
The rest of the team went to Harrison for the Harrison Invitational. In the Varsity race the Bombers got 4th place with 94 points. First for the Bombers and 13th overall was sophomore Jake Wheeler running a 17:58. Next for the Bombers coming in 15th place was freshman Jack Thompson with a 18:04. Next was senior Jack Brinker coming in 20th place with an 18:11. Next was junior Griffin Paul coming in 22nd place running an 18:15. Coming in 25th place was junior Ryan Devlin-Bergman running a time of 18:21. Right behind him in 27th place was junior Aiden Soberano with an 18:23. In 35th place was junior Sam Hinnenkamp with a time of 18:35.
In the Open Race the Bombers finished with a perfect score of 15 points! The Bombers finished in the top 13 places and also had 26 out of the top 30! The team was led by junior Chris Moll who won the race with a time of 18:37. Behind him in 2nd was sophomore Luke Black with an 18:42. In 3rd place was sophomore David Molinsky with an 18:51. In 4th place was junior Matthew Corrigan with a 19:01. In 5th place was freshman Colin Sorensen also running a 19:01.
Great job to all the Bombers who raced this past weekend! Next week the Varsity team will be traveling up to Rochester, New York for the McQuaid Invitational. The rest of the team will be going back to Kettering, Ohio for the Neal Charske Invitational.
The Ohio Cross Country State #2 ranked Bombers had a great weekend as some of the team traveled down to Louisville, KY for the Trinity Invitational and the rest of the team went to Milford for the Milford Invitational. In Louisville, St. Xavier faced some of the top teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and North Carolina.
In the Trinity Invitational, the Bombers came in second place with 83 points, behind Carmel (IN) who finished with 62 points. The Bombers were led by senior Peter Dauenhauer who finished 16th with a time of 15:54. Next for the Bombers was junior Joe Doogan in 21st place with a time of 16:04. Behind him was junior Matthew Hoak who finished in 39th place with a time 16:18. Next for the Bombers was senior Jack Hands in 51st place with a time of 16:30 and behind him was sophomore Tommy Walters in 52nd with a time of 16:31. Next for the Bombers was senior Michael Holly in 58th place with a time of 16:36. Finally, for the Bombers was senior Jonathan Stansbury in 74th place with a time of 16:51.
The Bombers also sent a team to the Milford Invitational on Saturday. In the Varsity race the Bombers claimed 6th place with 139 points. The team was led by junior Brian Mauch in 22nd place with a time of 17:46. Behind him was senior Alex Klas in 25th place with a time of 17:48. Next was senior Will Dunsire with a time of 17:49 in 26th place. Next was freshman Jack Thompson in 31st with a time of 17:56. Next was junior Griffin Paul in 35th with a time of 18:01. In the open race, the Bombers won with 26 points. The team was led by junior Chris Moll in 3rd place with a time of 18:37. Next in 4th place was sophomore Luke Black with a time of 18:39. In 5th place was senior Jackson Klotter with a time of 18:44. Behind him in 6th place was sophomore David Molinsky with a time of 18:46. Next week, the Bombers travel to Kettering, Ohio for the Midwest Catholic Championship, and also to Harrison for the Harrison Invitational.
Cross Country Bombers Win Big All Over State
After a very successful week at Lebanon, the cross country Bombers headed to Princeton, Mason, and Tiffin. The Bombers top two teams headed to Tiffin, Ohio to compete in the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival. In the Varsity A race, the Bombers won with a score of 72 points as the second place team, Medina, had a score of 106 points. The Bombers were led by senior Peter Dauenhauer who ran to a 5th place finish with a time of 15:46 (5 points). In 12th place, was junior Matthew Hoak who ran a time of 16:02 (12 points). Right behind him in 13th place was junior Joe Doogan who ran a time of 16:03 (13 points). Next for the Bombers was senior Michael Holly in 19th place who ran a time of 16:16 (19 points). In 23rd place was senior Jack Hands who ran a time of 16:22 (23 points). Next was sophomore Tommy Walters in 26th place with a time of 16:24. Lastly, for the Bombers, was junior Nick Mills who ran a time of 16:48 and finished 53rd.
In the Varsity B race at Tiffin, the Bombers won with 38 points. The second place team was St. Ignatius with 96 points. The Bombers were led by senior Jonathan Stansbury in 3rd place with a time of 16:42. Behind him in 6th place was sophomore John Dillon with a time of 16:52. Next for the Bombers was junior Zane Reeb in 8th place with a time of 16:53. Behind him in 9th was freshman Conor Bohrer with a time of 16:58. In 12th place was sophomore Andrew Gebhardt with a time of 17:14. Behind him in 25th place was junior Sam Hinnenkamp with a time of 17:35. Lastly, for the Bombers was sophomore Michael Hazel with a time of 18:17.
Another Varsity team had a great showing at the Mason Invitational with a 10th place finish. First for the Bombers was freshman Nathan Mountain in 34th place with a time of 17:15. Next for the Bombers in 50th place was junior Michael Srinivasan with a time of 17:44. Next was sophomore Jacob Wheeler in 55th place with a time of 17:56. Right behind him was junior Ryan Devlin Bergman with a time of 17:57. Next for the Bombers was junior Z Komanecky in 70th place with a time of 18:13. Next was junior Aiden Soberano in 76th place with a time of 18:27, and right behind him were juniors Tyler Hilgeman, Brian Mauch, and Ted Cordonnier all running an 18:29.
Finally, the rest of the team raced at the Princeton Invitational. In the Varsity race, the team placed 3rd with 90 points. They were led by junior Griffin Paul in 12th place. Following him were freshmen Jack Thompson and Colin Sorensen with times of 17:28. Behind them was sophomore David Molinsky with a time of 17:48. Behind him was sophomore Patrick Hang with a time of 17:51. The Bombers Open team won the race with 19 points. They were led by sophomore Jack Dauenhauer who won the race with a time of 17:38. In 2nd place was junior Ethan Reed with a 17:54, and in 3rd place was freshman Brady Mahoney with a time of 17:54.
After an amazing week of running from the Bombers, they look to keep it up at the Milford Invitational and The Louisville Trinity Invitational this upcoming Saturday. Follow all the action via @stxcrosscountry on Twitter.
-Nick Booth '18
The Cross Country team traveled to Lebanon HS this past Saturday to compete in the 2017 Lebanon Warrior Invitational. The Bombers’ top team was led by senior Jonathan Stansbury in the Varsity race who finished 9th overall with a time of 17:14.2. In the open race, senior Jack Brinker led the Bombers as he finished first place overall with a time of 17:49.7. The Bombers finished 2nd as a team in the Varsity Race and 1st as a team in the Open Race.
Other top finishers for St. Xavier in the Varsity race included junior Sam Hinnenkamp who finished in 13th place with a time of 17:30.3 and freshman Conor Bohrer who finished in 15th place with a time of 17:32.9. Junior David Reeb finished in 18th place with a time of 17:41.6 with sophomore teammate Michael Hazel right behind him with a time of 17:43.6 in 19th place. St. Xavier also took home 20th and 21st places with Andrew Gebhardt finishing with a time of 17:48.2 and junior Michael Srinivasan with a time of 17:57.4, respectively. The Bombers scored 74 points which was good for 2nd place as a team finishing behind
Other top finishers in the Open race for St. Xavier included junior Ryan Devlin Bergman in 2nd place with a time of 17:56.4 and senior Alex Klas right behind him in 3rd place with a time of 18:09.0. In 5th place, sophomore Jake Wheeler finished with a time of 18:15.3. Freshman Colin Sorensen finished in 7th place with a time of 18:19.5 while his junior teammate finished in 9th place with a time of 18:22.9. The Bombers’ scored 18 points to finish first in the Open Race and finished ahead of second place Lebanon who scored 65 points.
After placing third last November in last year’s OHSAA Div. I State Championship meet, the Cross Country Bombers looked to start the 2017 season with a strong performance at the Moeller Primetime Invitational under the lights at Christ Church in Mason on Friday night.
The Varsity Bombers did exceptionally well and recorded a team score of 17 points to win the race. The next closest team was Springboro who recorded a team score of 73. The Bombers were led by senior Peter Dauenhauer who won the race with a time of 16:17. Junior Matthew Hoak was right behind him in 2nd place with a time of 16:18 and junior Joe Doogan wasn’t far behind them with a time of 16:24 which was good for 3rd place. Senior Jack Hands finished with a time of 16:41 for 4th place and sophomore Tommy Walters was behind him with a time of 16:49 in 7th place. Junior Nick Mills came in next with a time of 16:53 in 8th place, and immediately after him was senior Michael Holly who also had a time of 16:53 for 9th place.
The Bombers JV team also raced at Moeller. The Bombers also won the open race with a team score of 18 points and getting 21 out of the top 22 places in the race. Freshman Nathan Mountain won the race with a time of 17:39, and right behind him was junior Michael Srinivasan with a time of 17:43.
The Bombers travel to Lebanon HS next week to run in the Lebanon invitational on Saturday, September 2.
The Varsity Cross Country team headed North to National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH last Saturday for the OHSAA Division I State Championship Meet with a great season already in hand. They won the GCL Championship, the OHSAA Div I District Championship, the OHSAA Div I Regional Championship and entered the State Meet as the 3rd ranked team in the State of Ohio.
St. Xavier lived up to their state ranking as the Bombers ran to a 3rd place finish on Saturday with 163 points finishing behind Solon who had 79 points and Hudson who had 156 points. St. Xavier finished ahead of Thomas Worthington who scored 172 points. The Bombers were led by junior Peter Dauenhauer who finished 20th with a time of 15:42.1 (11 points) and was followed by senior Chris Reischel who finished 29th with a time of 15:52.1 (14 points). Senior Will Morgan finished 63rd with a time of 16:15.7 (30 points) while sophomore Matthew Hoak finished 85th with a time of 16:25.9 (48 points). Senior Liam McGrath finished the race in 99th place with a time of 16:31.9 (60) points to round out the Bombers scoring of 163 points. Junior Jonathan Stansbury ran in 106th place with a time of 16:35.7 while junior Michael Holly ran in 118th place with a time of 16:48.1. There were a total of 186 runners that finished the race so all of the St. Xavier finishes were very impressive.
The Cross Country program thanks the seniors and their parents for their commitment to the program over the years. Those seniors are listed below.
The Varsity Cross Country team won the OHSAA Division I SW District Race B and entered the Regional Meet as heavy favorites. The Bombers lived up to the expectations as they took home the 2016 Regional Championship with a team score of 54. Beavercreek HS was the next closest team with a score of 103 followed by Centerville and Mason who both scored 118. St. Xavier was led by junior Peter Dauenhauer who finished 4th with a time of 16:12.6. Senior Chris Reischel was right behind him with a time of 16:12.65 in 5th place. Senior Will Morgan ran a time of 16:27.43 to finish in 8th place. Junior Michael Holly and sophomore Jonathan Stansbury finished in 22nd and 23rd place with times of 16:50.74 and 16:52. 73 respectively. Senior Liam McGrath ran a 16:59.76 for a 29th place finish while sophomore Joe Doogan finished 117th with a time of 18:41.06.
With the win, St. Xavier advances to the OHSAA Division I State Championship Meet on Saturday, November 5 at National Trail Raceways in Hebron, OH. The race is set to start at 12:30 pm. The Bombers will be looking for the program's 6th State Title and the school's 53rd OHSAA State Title overall. St. Xavier will be a favorite along with Thomas Worthington HS from Columbus and Solon HS from the Cleveland area.
The St. Xavier Varsity Cross Country team entered the OHSAA Division I District race B on Saturday with great momentum on their side after winning the 2016 St. Xavier Invitational and the 2016 GCL Championship in consecutive weeks. Both of those events were on their home course so they had something to prove to the rest of the city that they are worthy of their #3 ranking in the State of Ohio Coaches' Poll.
St, Xavier was the #1 seed in race B at 11:30 as the 28 teams in the Southwest District are split into two races with 16 teams in Race A and 12 teams in Race B. The top 5 teams from Race A and the top 4 teams from Race B advance to the Regional Meet in Troy, OH.
The Bombers left no doubt as they had four finishers in the top 6 places. Junior Peter Dauenhauer finished second in the race with a time of 15:55.29 to lead St. Xavier. Seniors Chris Reischel and Will Morgan came in right behind Dauenhauer as Reischel finished in third place with a time of 16:03.62 and Morgan finished fourth with a time of 16:08.46. Junior Jonathan Stansbury finished in sixth place with a time of 16:12.48 in his return to a Varsity race after missing most of the season with an injury. Senior Liam McGrath finished the race with a time of 16:28.48 to finish ninth. Junior Michael Holly came up with a time of 16:38.92 for an 11th place finish and sophomore Matthew Hoak finished in 12th place with a 16:39.39 to round out all Bomber runners. With the top 5 finishers as the scorers, St. Xavier finished with a very low 24 points to win the District Title over Lakota East who finished with 61 points. Kings and Loveland were the other two qualifiers out of Race B. The qualifiers from Race A included Mason, LaSalle, Turpin, Elder and Sycamore.
"We ran well today but it only gets more difficult next week at the Regional Meet in Troy," said head coach Andy Wietmarschen. The times for Dauenhauer, McGrath, Morgan, and Stansbury were all personal bests and seem to be peaking at the right time. "The guys are looking forward to the challenge next week," added Wietmarschen.
The District Title is St. Xavier's first since winning it 4 straight years from 2011-2014. The Bombers will look to qualify for the State Championship Meet when they run at the OHSAA Division I Regional Championship Meet at Troy High School in Troy, OH on Saturday, October 29th at 12:30 pm.
(photos courtesy of Cincinnati.com)
The Varsity Cross Country team entered Saturday's GCL Championship meet as the defending champions for the past 5 seasons and the Bombers had their eyes on a 6th straight as they were running on their home course on campus. After the Kings Island Golf Course was determined unsafe for the runners, the GCL decided to move the Championship Meet to St. Xavier HS.
On a beautiful morning, the Bombers' dominated the race once again. Senior Chris Reischel won the race with a time 16:00.2 with his junior teammate, Peter Dauenhauer, right behind him who finished second with a time of 16:10.3. Sophomore Matthew Hoak finished 4th with a time of 16:22.4 while senior Will Morgan finished 5th with a time of 16:22.5. Junior Michael Holly finished 9th with a time of 16:40.1 while senior Liam McGrath finished 11th with a time of 16:44.2. Senior Jack Cordonnier hurt himself during the race but still finished 34th with a time of 18:08.6 to round out the Varsity finishers for the Bombers.
St. Xavier finished with 21 points while LaSalle came in second with 54 points. Elder finished third with 72 points while Moeller finished fourth with 109 points.
St. Xavier is currently ranked #3 in the State of Ohio according to the OATCC Poll. The Bombers will run next at the OHSAA Division I SW District Meet at Voice of America Park next Saturday, October 22 at 11:30 am.
The St. Xavier Cross Country program hosted their annual St. Xavier Invitational on Saturday, October 1 on the campus of St. Xavier HS. Once again, Saucony was the presenting sponsor and the event drew hundreds of teams and thousands of student athletes both high school and middle school aged boys and girls.
In the Varsity High School Boys race, the Bombers looked to win the event once again and defend their home course. Senior Chris Reischel ran a 16:18.08 to win the race and junior Peter Dauenhauer ran a 16:20.16 to finish second for St. Xavier. Senior Will Morgan ran a 16:37.69 to finish in 5th place while junior Michael Holly finished in 8th place with a 16:43.88. Sophomore Joe Doogan finished in 12th place with a 16:59.65 while junior Jonathan Stansbury was right behind in 13th place with a 17:05.99. Senior Liam McGrath also had a strong showing with a 17:09.99 for 14th place. St. Xavier's top 7 runners all placed in the top 15 as they scored a very low 28 points. The Bombers won the race as Defiance finished as the 2nd place team with 61 points while Badin finished as the 3rd place team with 100 points.
The Bombers will take a week off before looking to defend their home course once again as they will host the GCL Championship Meet on Saturday, October 15. St. Xavier will be heavily challenged by the GCL South schools but will look to win their 6th straight GCL Championship.
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The St. Xavier Cross Country team had another strong showing on Saturday, as they competed in two meets: the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational (Louisville, KY) and the Milford Invitational.
The top runners for the Bombers made the trek down to Louisville to compete at Tom Sawyer State Park. Facing some notable competition from Kentucky and Indiana, St. Xavier was still able to place 4th as a team with a total score of 159 points. Louisville St. Xavier ranked first with a total of 96 points. Senior Chris Reischel topped the board for the Bombers with a 9th overall finish and a time of 15:58.18. Junior Peter Dauenhauer (’18) followed right behind his teammate placing 10th with a time of 15:58.86. Senior Will Morgan (16:18.85), sophomore Matthew Hoak (16:27.43), and junior Michael Holly (16:41.57) rounded out the top five scores for St. Xavier. Also running for the Bombers were sophomore Joe Doogan (16:52.04) and senior Will Morgan (16:59.99).
St. Xavier also sent a team to compete in the Milford Invitational. The team also placed 4th overall but with a total tally of 132 points. Sophomore David Reeb scored the top spot for the Bomber with a time of 17:45.6. Jack Anderson (’17) finished just two spots behind with a time of 17:49.5. Three freshmen ran in the varsity race for St. X: Luke Black (18:00.40), Thomas Walters (18:05.1), and Andrew Gebhardt (18:13.8). Rounding out the top seven for the Bombers was sophomore Nick Mills with a time of 18:03.6. Also making appearances were senior John Marshall (18:26.0) and junior Jackson Klotter (19:29.9).
The varsity group seems poised for the St. X Invitational and the GCL Meet as the top seven runners finished below the seventeen minute mark in Louisville. With two more solid showings packed away, the St. Xavier Cross Country team is looking forward to the rest of their season and a 6th straight GCL Championship.
The St. Xavier Cross Country team is expecting big results this year as they hone in on another GCL Championship and hope to advance thru the OHSAA District and Regional Meets to the State Meet with a great result.
The top Varsity group was at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival at Hedges-Boyer Park this past Saturday which hosts some of the top teams from Ohio and Kentucky. The Bombers were up to the task as they ran very well and took home 2nd place out of with 111 points beating out defending State Champion St. Ignatius, who finished 3rd, by 29 points. Solon won the event with 65 points. The Bombers total time from their top 5 was a 1:21:59 while Solon finished with a 1:20:22 which means St. Xavier is not far off from being one of the top teams in the State of Ohio. St. Xavier was led by junior Peter Dauenhauer who finished 11th overall with a time of 16:05.4. His teammate, senior Chris Reischel, finished 16th overall with a time of 16:17.5. Sophomore Joe Doogan finished 23rd overall with a time of 16:25.7 while senior Will Morgan finished 30th overall with a 16:34.5. Sophomore Matthew Hoak was right behind Morgan and finished 31st overall with a time of 16:35.5. Other Bomber runners included junior Michael Holly who finished with a time of 16:40.0 for 35th overall and senior Liam McGrath with a time of 16:57.3 to finish 55th overall.
St. Xavier finished 6th out of 20 teams at the Troy Cross Country Invitational at Troy HS with a point total of 177. Elder finished 1st with a score of 63 points. The Bombers were led by sophomore Ethan Reed who finished 30th overall with a time of 18:00.1 and freshman Luke Black who finished 35th overall with a time of 18:14.5. Senior John Marshall finished 37th overall with a 18:15.3 while freshman teammate, Andrew Gebhardt, finished right behind in 38th with a 18:15.5. Freshman Thomas Walters finished 42nd overall with a 18:22.3 to round out the top 5 for the Bombers. Other runners included sophomores Luke Stiles in 62nd (18:58.3) and Dylan McKenna in 63rd (18:58.7)
Another team went to the Mason Invitational at Corwin Nixon Park and they finished 16th out of 17 teams with a point total of 458. There, St. Xavier was led by senior Andrew Eylem who finished 101st but was scored at 92 with a time of 19:19.8. Sophomore Alex Komanecky finished 102nd but was scored at 93 with a 19:20.2. Sophomore Ryan Devlin-Bergman finished 105th but was scored at 95 with a 19:29.4 while junior Alex Klas finished 114th but was scored at 100 with a 19:51.2. Rounding out the scoring for the Bombers was Tyler Hilgeman in 123rd place but scored at 104 with a time of 20:01.9. Other runners for St. Xavier included sophomore Brian Mauch (20:08.4) and senior Nick Wagner (21:02.2).
St. Xavier will send out two teams this weekend with the top group heading to Louisville to participate in the Louisville Trinity Invitational on Saturday. The other group will head to Valley View Nature Preserve to run in the Milford Invitational on Saturday as well.
The St. Xavier Athletic Program is in good shape overall as the Bombers' teams put together another solid effort in 2015-2016 to reclaim the GCL South All Sports Trophy for the 5th consecutive season. St. Xavier finished the year with 68 total points which was seven points better than Elder's 61 points. LaSalle finished third with 57 points while Moeller finished fourth with 54 points. It was the largest margin of victory since 2010-2011 when Moeller won by seven points as well, the last year when St. Xavier did not win. The Bombers have claimed the trophy 9 out of the past 10 years.
The fall sports season saw two ties for first place between St. Xavier and Elder when both the Football teams and Soccer teams tied for the league championship with the Panthers. The Bombers completed the sweep of the fall sports when Cross Country and Golf both won their respective league titles.
St. Xavier captured the Swimming league title once again to kick off the winter sports season while Bowling finished in third place for the Bombers. Basketball and Wrestling stayed competivtive but ended up in fourth place to round out the winter season.
With St. Xavier leading Elder by only three points heading to the spring sports season, the Bombers had to put together a collectively great season. That they did as Tennis won their 49th straight league title while Volleyball shared the league title with Moeller and Elder. Baseball beat the Panthers 2 out of 3 in their season series to claim third place over Elder. The Track team wrapped up the season with a third place finish at the GCL Championship Meet.
The trophy will remain at St. Xavier HS for another year and the Bombers' teams will look to win it once again in 2016-2017 school year.
The St. Xavier Cross Country team looked to keep their positive momentum going at National Trails Raceway in Hebron, OH on Saturday in the OHSAA State Championship meet. The Bombers won the GCL Championship, won their OHSAA District Championship race and ran as runners-up at the OHSAA Regional Meet. St. Xavier knew that the top competition in the State would pose a big challenge for them but were excited for the opportunity to run against those teams with a young team.
Senior Austin Angeline led St. Xavier in his last race as a Bombers by finishing in 44th place overall with a time of 16:11.3 scoring 23 points. He was followed up by junior teammate Chris Reischel in 54th place with a time of 16:17.7 scoring 28 points. Sophomore Jonathan Stansbury ran a 16:28.9 to finish in 73rd place scoring 44 points with junior teammate Liam McGrath right behind in 80th place with a 16:32.7 scoring 51 points. Sophomore Peter Dauenhauer rounded out the Bombers scoring with 59 points finishing 90th overall with a time of 16:38.3. Junior Will Morgan finished 103rd overall with sophomore Michael Holly finishing in 120th place overall. St. Xavier's 205 points was good enough for an 8th place finish out of 16 teams. Cleveland St. Ignatius claimed the State Championship with a team score of 66 knocking off defending State Champion, Mason HS, who finished with 96 total points.
The young St. Xavier team will look forward to next season as they build on the experience gained this season. The senior class this year goes out as one of the most successful classes in school history as they won the GCL Championship all 4 years.
The Varsity Cross Country team looked to qualify for the State Championship Meet once again on Saturday at Troy High School in the 2015 OHSAA Division 1 Regional Meet. St. Xavier needed a top 4 finish to qualify for the final meet of the year next Saturday, November 7th at National Trails Raceway in Hebron, OH. The Bombers took care of business by finishing as Regional Runner-Up to defending State Champion, Mason HS. St. Xavier was led by senior Austin Angeline who paced the Bombers with an 8th place finish in 16:07.2. Junior Chris Reischel finished 13th with a time of 16:16.6 while sophomore Jonthan Stansbury finished right behind him in 15th place with a time of 16:16.7. Sophomore Peter Dauenhauer finished in 20th for the Bombers with a time of 16:27.6 while junior Will Morgan finished 25th with a time of 16:39.6 to round out St. Xavier's scoring. With individuals in the race that had no team with them, the Bombers finishes improved in regards to team points with Angeline getting 5 points, Reischel with 10 points, Stansbury with 12 points, Dauenhauer with 16 points, and Morgan with 19 points totaling for a 62 point team finish. Mason finished 1st with 35 points while Sycamore finished 3rd with 105 points and Beavercreek finished 4th with 112 points. Mason, St. Xavier, Sycamore and Beavercreek all qualified for the State Championship meet next Saturday. GCL rival LaSalle just missed the State Meet by finishing in 6th place. The Bombers will run next Saturday, November 7th at 3:00 pm against the top teams in Ohio at the OHSAA Division 1 Cross Country State Championship meet.
The Varsity Cross Country team completed a great regular season by winning their 5th straight GCL Title two weeks ago and looked to carry that momentum into the OHSAA District Meet on Saturday. The Bombers were placed in the 2nd of 2 District races which put them up against GCL rival LaSalle who they beat by 2 points at the GCL race.
St. Xavier's top runners beat out the Lancers' top runners at the District Meet with junior Chris Reischel placing 2nd with a time of 16:04.8 and senior Austin Angeline placing 3rd with a time of 16:07.8. Sophomore Jonathan Stansbury ran in 8th place for the Bombers with a time of 16:24.4 with junior teammate Will Morgan finishing 10th with a time of 16:31.2. Sophomore Peter Dauenhauer rounded out the scoring for the Bombers by finishing 13th with a time of 16:37.6. The Bombers' total of 36 points gave them the win with LaSalle finishing 2nd place with 54 points, Lakota East in 3rd place with 75 points and Oak Hills in 4th place with 102 points as the top 4 adavance to the Regional Championship Meet next week at Troy High School. Other finishers for the Bombers included junior Liam McGrath (15th) and sophomore Michael Holly (28th).
St. Xavier will look to qualify for the State Championship Meet next Saturday, October 31st at Troy High School. The race will start at 3:00 pm with 16 schools competing for 4 spots at the State Championship meet on Saturday, November 7th at National Trails Raceway.
The St. Xavier Varsity Cross Country team had a lot to live up to going into the GCL South Championship Meet on Saturday at the Bruin Course in Mason, OH as they were the defending 4 time champions and were looking to keep that streak alive. A fifth straight title would give St. Xavier the longest streak ever by a GCL South school. The Bombers did not disappoint as senior Austin Angeline came in 2nd place with a time of 16:05.8 and junior Chris Reischel finished in 4th place with a time of 16:16.5. Sophomore Jonathan Stansbury was right behind in 5th place with a 16:20.0 time. Junior Will Morgan finished in 8th place with a 16:31.5 time while sophomore Peter Dauenhauer finished in 10th place with a 16:43.7 to round out the 29 points for the Bombers. The Lancers of LaSalle finished 1-3-6-9-12 to finish just behind St. Xavier with 31 points giving the Bombers their record setting 5th straight GCL Title. Other finishers for the Bombers included junior Liam McGrath in 11th place and freshman Tyler Powell in 15th place. Elder finished in 3rd place with 78 points and Moeller rounded out the 4 GCL South schools with 100 points.
The Bombers will look to build off of their GCL Championship when they head to Voice of America Park on Saturday, October 24th to run in the OHSAA Division 1 District Meet at 10:00 am. They will look to finish as one of the top 4 teams to advance to the Regional meet on Saturday, October 31st at Troy High School.
The St. Xavier JV team finished 1st in the JV GCL South Championship race with a total of 20 points while the Bombers' Freshman won the Freshman GCL South Championship race with a perfect total of 15 to complete the St. Xavier sweep of the GCL South.
The Bombers' Cross Country program put on the 2015 edition of the St. Xavier Invitational on the campus of St. Xavier HS. Over 3000 runners competed between an open community race that kicked the day off, grade school students, Division 1 and Division 2 high school boys and girls. The course was very soggy and muddy due to rain but the event went well especially for the St. Xavier teams competing.
St. Xavier's top team ran in the Varsity Division 1 race and were led by senior Austin Angeline who finished in 4th place overall with a time of 16:40.70. Angeline was followed up by sophomore teammate Jonathan Stansbury who placed 7th with a time of 16:47.64. Other Bomber scorers included junior Chris Reischel in 8th place, junior Liam McGrath in 17th place and sophomore Peter Dauenhauer in 21st place. St. Xavier's 57 total points was good for a 1st place finishing as they beat Mason who scored 91 points. The Bombers continued their historical dominating performance on their home turf by taking home 1st place once again.
The other Bombers' runners ran in the Division 1 open race where they placed 2nd as a team finishing behind the Mason Comets. St. Xavier ran a total of 89 runners in the open race with the top runner being junior Andrew Eylem finishing 7th overall with a time of 18:08.12. The rest of the top 7 runners for the Bombers in the open race were as follows:
2. Sophomore Jackson Klotter (19th)
3. Senior Will Kelly (33rd)
4. Freshman Evan Sugrue (48th)
5. Sophomore Jared Van Schaik (64th)
6. Senior Evan Beckmeyer (90th)
7. Freshman Sam Hinnekamp (118th)
The Cross Country program will next run in the GCL Championships on Saturday, October 17th starting at 9:00 am at the Bruin Course in Mason, OH where each level (Freshman, JV and Varsity) will look to defend their titles from last year.
The Bombers' fall sports teams all have a big week this week. See below for information.
The Varsity football team plays Moeller High School at Nippert Stadium on Friday night at 7:00 pm in the opening weekend of GCL play. The Bombers enter with a 3-1 record while Moeller stands at 2-2. Ticket information can be found by clicking here.
The JV and Freshman teams both play at home this week with Freshman on Wednesday at 5:15 pm and JV on Saturday at 10:00 am as they both will battle Moeller as well. Tickets can be purchased in adavnce online for the Freshman game by clicking here and the JV game by clicking here.
The Bombers will play host to GCL Rival Elder HS on Tuesday night at St. Xavier Stadium with JV at 5:00 pm and Varsity at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance online by clicking here. St. Xavier will also play host to Fairfield HS with a triple header on Saturday starting at 3:30 pm with the Freshman game followed by the 5:00 pm JV game and then a 7:00 pm Varsity game. Tickets can be purchased in advance online by clicking here.
The Varsity Bombers Golf team leads the GCL Championship by 11 strokes heading into the final round on Monday morning at 10:00 am at Weatherwax. Stay tuned to stxavier.org for an update on Tuesday morning.
After finishing 11th at the Louisville St. Xavier meet on Saturday which attracts the top teams in the Midwest Region, St. Xavier will travel to Indian Rifle Park to compete in the Midwest Catholic Championships with racing starting at 10:45 am.
The Bombers Water Polo team is ranked #1 in the State of Ohio and will have games at Princeton HS on Tuesday with games at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The Varsity will travel to Reading, PA to play in one of the top tournaments in the country at the Beast of the East and will open with a game on Friday at 4:20 pm against Haverford HS.
St. Xavier's top runners headed north to Tiffin, OH to run in the Tiffin Cross Coutry Carnival where some of the top teams in the state meet every year. The top ranked team in the state, St. Ignatius, also made the trip which gave the young Bombers team their first look at what the Wildcats have to offer this year. The Bombers ran strong to finish in 2nd place led by senior Austin Angeline who finished 21st with a 16:06.54. Junior Chris Reischel finished 36th with a 16:27.84 followed by sophomore Peter Dauenhauer in 43rd with a 16:34.71. Sophomore Jonathan Stansbury finished 47th with a 16:38.11 and junior Liam McGrath finished 56th with a 16:43.81 to round out St. Xavier's 203 point total. Other finishers for the Bombers included junior Will Morgan in 62nd and junior Tyler Powell in 139th. St. Ignatius lived up to their number 1 ranking by winning the event with a low point total of 60.
The Bombers will head south next Saturday when they travel to Louisville to participate in the Trinity HS CC Invitational that attracts some of the top teams from the midwest region.
St. Xavier traveled to Lebanon to participate in the Lebanon HS Warrior Inviational. While most of the Varsity team was making preparations for next week's Tiffin across Country Carnival, the rest of the team took to the scorching grass at Lebanon. In the varsity race, senior Aidan Kelley led the Bombers with an impressive 17:40 time over 5,000 meters to finish 22nd. He was closely followed by standout freshman Matthew Hoak who finished 31st with a 17:56. Brian Otten and Drew Krsacok, 38th and 39th places respectively, also ran hard to nab top-40 finishes for the Bombers. Senior Evan Beckmeyer, 48th place, rounded out the scores for the team, finishing with an 18:32. The Bombers finished 6th place with 178 points with Lebanon winning at 60 points. The Bombers did finish ahead of Moeller who score 198 points for 7th place.
In the open race, the Bombers dominated, taking 6 of the top 10 overall spots. Junior Matt Budde led the team, notching an 18:19. Andrew Eylem ran an impressive 18:22 and was closely followed by Jack Hands. Jack Brinker and Justin Klotter rounded out the scoring for the Bombers.
Next week, the Bombers' top 14 runners will make the trip up to Tiffin, Ohio where they will run with hopes to knock off Ohio #1, St. Ignatius, among other formidable opponents.
- Nick Gerdes '16
The St. Xavier Cross Country team opened its season at the Moeller Primetime Invitational under the portable lights at the Bruin Golf Course in Mason, OH on Friday night. The Bombers come into the season looking to reload after seeing 2014 State Champion Michael Vitucci ('15) garduate. St. Xavier has a strong core of seniors led by Austin Angeline who finished 5th with a time of 16:17. Junior Chris Reischel finished 10th with a time of 16:36.20 and junior Liam McGrath finished 17th with a time of 16:47. Other scorers for the Bombers included sophomore Pete Dauenhauer in 21st, sophomore Jonathan Stansbury in 26th, junior Will Morgan in 32nd, and junior Tyler Powell in 47th. The Bombers ran strong but could not overcome defending State Champion Mason HS finishing 13 points behind them for 2nd place. St. Xavier will run again next Saturday, September 5th at the Lebanon Invitational at Lebanon HS starting at 9:00 am.
VITUCCI NAMED GATORADE OHIO BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR
CHICAGO (January 15, 2015) — In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade
Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Michael Vitucci of St. Xavier High
School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Vitucci is the first Gatorade Ohio Boys
Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from St. Xavier High School.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic
achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the racecourse, distinguishes Vitucci as Ohio’s best
high school boys cross country runner. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Cross Country
Runner of the Year award to be announced in January, Vitucci joins an elite alumni association of past state award winners in 12 sports, including Ryan Hall (1999-00, 2000-01, Big Bear HS, Calif.), Derek Jeter (1991-92, Kalamazoo
HS, Mich.), Candace Parker (2001-02, Naperville Central HS, Ill.), Kevin Garnett (1992-93, Maudlin HS, S.C.), Abby
Wambach (1997-98, Our Lady of Mercy, N.Y.) and Mark Sanchez (2004-05, Mission Viejo HS, Calif.).
The 6-foot-2, 150-pound senior raced to the Division I individual state championship this past season with a time of
15:34.5, leading the Bombers to a third-place finish as a team. A two-time First Team All-State selection, Vitucci did not lose inside the state of Ohio all season and was the top prep boy from the Buckeye State at the prestigious
Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational, placing fourth out of 188 runners from across the Midwest.
Vitucci has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom. He has volunteered locally at a homeless shelter and as a
peer mentor in addition to completing a service-mission trip to Virginia on behalf of his church.
“Michael Vitucci’s record of success certainly speaks for itself,” said Dave Prenger, head coach at Archbishop Moeller
High. “I have had opportunities to personally meet him and always found him to be a class act. He has shown himself to
be a very gracious winner with true sportsmanship.”
Vitucci has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on an athletic scholarship at the University of Cincinnati beginning
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Vitucci joins Gatorade Ohio Boys Cross Country Runners of the Year Mark Hadley (2013-14, Boardman High School),
Sam Wharton (2012-13, Tippecanoe High School), Sam Prakel (2011-12, Versailles High School), Michael Brajdic (2010-
11, Bay High School), Zach Wills (2009-10 & 2008-09, Mason), and Donny Roys (2007-08, Medina) as athletes who have
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