What a great year! Although it was a wet Championship meet, the Boys Varsity managed to defend their D1 City Championship title with strong performances by Brandon Tumlin (100m, 200m, 4x100m) and Nate Stark (Shot, Disc, 4x100m) who each swept 1st place finishes in each of their three events. Also Jackson Scroggins (Long Jump, 4x100m, 200m) who had two 1st place finishes and a 2nd! Outstanding efforts and support from everyone were a key to their success all year long.
And congratulations to the 5th&6th grade girls who finished 3rd in the City Championships with only 5 runners!
The younger grades enjoyed their weekends working hard, and brought home lots of medals throughout the year.
This year was a transition year in a number of ways. We transitioned over to having coach Dave Charles and coach Garnail Fulton lead the way on the varsity (7th/8th) side of things. We began practicing at St. Xavier stadium versus Finneytown HS and learned many new and exciting things. Although the boys did not regain the D1 title, they had a super year and showed improvement all around. Highlights from the varsity squad include a 3rd place finish for the boys in the D1 meet with strong performances by Corey Kiner (1st 100M, 1st 200M, 2nd 4x400M) and Lucas Strunc (1st 400M, 3rd 200M, 2nd 4x400M). Also contributing to team points during the meet were John Dillon (4th in 800M and 1600M) Eric Treinen, Simon Meyer, Noah Lane, Joe Nichols and Tavon Dixon. For the girls varsity squad, Haley Fulton lead the way with an excellent championship day with a first place finish in the 400M, second place in the 200M and third place in the 100M. Ella Baur, Tori Gruenwald, Chloe Goller and Erin Kennedy also contributed to the team's 30 points.
The 5/6th grade level was very lean this year with only 3 boys and 1 girl. Even still, Adam Krajewski had an excellent day in the D1 meet finishing 1st in the 100M and 3rd in the 75M and Long Jump.
For the younger kids, it was another fun-filled year of getting ribbons and making friends. Approximately 30 kids in grades K-4th each had a lot of fun getting to know the sport a little better while staying active and engaged.
To check out all meet results, see the CTCYO webpage.
REGISTRATION: Please register at stbartsathletics.org if you attend JPII or St. Vivian. If you are from St. Clement, please register with Barb Craven who can provide the registration forms. Deadline for registrations has been extended to Saturday night 3/4 as forms must be turned in and shirts ordered on 3/7.
TRACK FLYER: Information about our program here
After a switch to practicing at St. X High School last year, we'll be moving back to Finneytown's McNulty Stadium for practices. St. X were very great hosts, but they will be doing some renovations and do not want anyone on the track this season. Finneytown has graciously allowed us to return to our traditional practice site. There are some conflicts with Finneytown programs, but we will work around these few conflicts and practice elsewhere.
The SabreCat track and field athletes enjoyed a fun and successful season. At the 7th/8th Grade Division 1 City Championship meet, leading performances by Aidan Dahm (2nd 400m & 3rd 200m), Jackson Scroggins (3rd 100m & 5th 200m) and Thomas Dunn (4th Long Jump) helped drive the boys to 4th place overall. The 4x200m relay also took 2nd place with Brandon Tumlin, Sam Mushaben, Aidan Dahm and Jackson Scroggins.
On the reserve (5th-6th grade level), the girls team took 5th place with outstanding performances by many athletes, including first and second place finishes in the 200m by Mia Edwards and Erin Kennedy, who each also placed in the 100m race.
On the younger two levels, the Pony team enjoyed a terrific season lead by Coach Venita Vivians as did the Bandit team lead by Coach Nelson Harrison.
We thank all those volunteer coaches and athletes who participated.