SMXC 2020

Final SMXC Racing Season

  • Saturday, October 24th 2:30PM 2-Mile race at Saint Mark's vs. Ursuline, Tatnall, Padua, Brandywine and Salesianum. Race by grades *Updated)

    • Freshmen 2:30

    • Sophomores 3:00

    • Juniors 3:30

    • Seniors 4:00

  • Saturday, October 31st- 5K at Killens Pond vs Caesar Rodney (confirmed)

  • Tuesday, Nov 3rd- 5K at Bellevue vs. Friends

  • Tuesday, Nov 10th 5K- at Bellevue vs. Salesianum (Tentative)

  • Wed, Nov 11th- 5K at Bellevue Vs Padua, Brandywine, and Ursuline (confirmed)

  • Tuesday, Nov 17th- 5K in North Wilmington vs. Tatnall (Location to be announced) (confirmed)

  • Tuesday/Wed, Nov 24/25- Catholic Conference Championship

    • Tuesday- Boys (Confirmed)

    • Wednesday Girls (Confirmed)

  • Saturday, Dec 5th- DIAA State Meet (confirmed)

Spartans raise $1000 in the fight to end Child Hunger during the Coronavirus.

The Saint Mark's Track & Field team took on the challenge to raise money this week to help feed children in need. The proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry, a non-profit organization designed to help feed children who are out of school this year during the outbreak of Covid-19.

The team combined to raise $1000 this week by running roughly 600 miles! We finished as the top Delaware school and #5 in the country for high schools!

Thank you to everything that donated for the athletes who put in the miles! Thank you to Coach Kramer for organizing this amazing fundraiser for our team.

Boys Place 5th and Girls 9th

Tiffany Herrera repeats as 3200M State Champ!

Glover finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the 200, 55M, 400M, and 4x400M!

Hessler finishes 2nd in 800M, narrowly misses win!

Boys finish as #1 D2 School at State Meet!

The Spartans had a huge day at the indoor state championships, setting themselves up for big things this spring.

Tiffany Herrera defended her 3200M state title, winning with a monster last lap in 32 seconds to close in 11:31.88!

Zion Glover competed in 5 races at DIAA states. He finished 3rd in the 55M (6.54) 4th in the 400M (50.80), 2nd in the 200M (22.74) and anchored the 4x400M team to a 5th place finish (running 51.0).

Connor Hessler came within .17 of capturing the 800M state title, getting nipped at the line to finish 2nd overall with a new PR of 2:01.24. He led the race until the final step.

Max DiOssi had a magnificent day in the shot put, finishing 5th overall with a new personal best throw of 43'6". He came in as the 10th athlete with a throw of 41' before coming up big at states.

Natalie Donaldson, Stephanie Herrera, and Sarah Donaldson all had excellent performances in scoring for the team. Natalie finished 6th (5:25.73) and 8th (12:16.26) in her 1600-3200 double at states. Stephanie and Sarah both won their heats and scored 7th place for the team. Stephanie ran the 1600 in 5:29.49, and Sarah ran 2:30.12 to blow away the competition.

Herrera 3200M State Champ

Glover 55M, 400M, 200M, 4x400M

Hessler 800M Runner-up Finish

Team Bloopers #1

Boys win final Tower Hill Invitational; Girls finish 4th!

The boys took first overall at the Tower Hill Invitational #4 off four wins by Zion Glover. The girls were 1 point out of 2nd overall, finishing in 4th place.

Hessler Signs with Indiana University of Pennsylvania!

Connor Hessler signed his letter of intent on Wednesday morning in front of family, friends, teammates, and coaches. He will be attending IUP in the fall to run XC and Track.


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Spartanrunner.com Gets a 2020 Reboot

After 11 years and 100's of posts, the official website for the XC/Track program at Saint Mark's gets a facelift.

This is a work in progress, so keep coming back for changes and updates!

Boys 1st, Girls 4th at Tower Hill Invite!

The boys finished 1st overall at the Tower Hill Invitational #3. The girls finished 4th overall. The team was led by 1st-place finishes in the 400M (Hessler) and the 55M (Glover).


Photos by Mrs. Tucci

Glover Sets 60M Record in 7.05!

Zion Glover ran 7.05 at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational to set the new school record! He just missed qualifying for New Balance Indoor Nationals by .01.

Tiffany Herrera Breaks 3000M Record in Win! (10:44.27)

Glover 3rd in the 200M and 3rd in the 55M; Hessler 3rd in the 800M

Vito 5th in 3000M, N. Donaldson 5th in the 800M

Tiffany Herrera broke her own school record by 9 seconds at the Bears Invitational at Ursinus in 10:44.27. Herrera took first overall in the race after finishing 4th in the 1-mile in 5:21.78. Natalie Donaldson earned the auto qualifier for states in finishing 5th in 2:27.23. Sarah Donaldson finished 10th in 2:30.88 to earn the provision time.

Zion Glover finished 3rd overall in the 200M in 22.97. He also finished 3rd in the 55M in 6.62. Connor Hessler received the auto qualifer in the 800M in a PR of 2:02.90 to come in 3rd. Jack Vito PRd in the 3000M to finish 5th in 9:38.89.


Mrs. Tucci Team Pictures

Season-Best Boys - Girls

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Team Sets 7 Records at Yale Invitational

  • Girls 4x800M Natalie Donaldson (2:26) Tiffany Herrera (2:26) Sarah Donaldson (2:28) Stephanie Herrera (2:34) run 9:55.23

  • Boys DMR- Jack Vito (3:25-1200) Zion Glover (52- 400M) Mike Ranegan (2:05 -800M) Connor Hessler (4:37- 1600M) 11:00.

  • Girls' 3000m Tiffany Herrera 10:53 , Jordan Ormsby 10:55, Natalie Donaldson 11:04 all break the school record!

  • Boys' 3000M Mike Ranegan 9:15

  • 300M Zion Glover 36.25 breaks his own record

  • 600M Logan Szczepanek 1:28.99

  • 1000M Connor Hessler 2:44.

Meet Results

Season-Best Results -BOYS GIRL

Girls' 3000M Record

Hessler 1000M Record

Boys' DMR Record

Girls' 4x800 Record

Szczepanek 600M Record

Ranegan 3000M Record

Glover 300M Record

Team Sets 40 PR's at Tower Hill Invite #2


Photos from Mrs. Tucci

Records fall at Ursinus! Glover wins 55M + 200M

  • The Distance Medley Relay crushed the school record by 38 seconds in running 13:13.31

  • Boys finish 4th overall!

  • Glover wins 55M (6.52) 200M (23.02) and finishes 3rd in 400M in 52.89

  • Ormsby takes down 3000M record! 11:23!

  • Boys DMR misses record by 6 seconds, #2 all time in 11:21!

  • Glover sets 55M record in 6.51 for 2nd!! #17 in US

  • Natalie Donaldson wins Freshman/Sophomore Mile in 5:30. #11 Frosh in US

  • 4x800 (Szczepanek, Hessler, Ranegan, Vito) runs #2 time in school history in 8:30

Team Results

Season-Best Boys

Season-Best Girls

Boys Take 1st, Girls 3rd at the Tower Hill Invitational #1


Season-Best Boys

Season-Best Girls

2020 Indoor Track & Field Schedule

Click on the link above under "INDOOR" to access the 2020 Indoor Track & Field Schedule

Spartans Distance Night 2019

Wednesday, November 20th

3200M Time Trial

2019 Spartan Distance Night Results

Spartans Officially Place 5 Runners on All State, 5 on All County!

Tiffany Herrera- 1st-Team All State, All County, 1st-Team All Catholic

Natalie Donaldson- 1st-Team All State, All County, 1st-Team All Catholic

Jack Vito- 2nd-Team All State

Jordan Ormsby- 3rd-Team All State, All County, 1st-Team All Catholic

Stephanie Herrera- 3rd-Team All State, All County, 2nd-Team All Catholic

Connor Hessler- All County, 1st-Team All Catholic

Link to All-State Results

Girls Finish 2nd at State Meet!- 2 points shy of State Championship!

Boys finish 5th- First time in top-5 all season!!

  • Tiffany Herrera- 2nd overall! 18:53 ***New School Record*** 1st-Team All State

  • Natalie Donaldson 3rd overall! 19:00 #2 in school history; 4th fastest 5K in school history on any course! 1st-Team All State

  • Jack Vito- 5th overall! 16:33; All-State (2nd or 3rd team) #9 in school history

  • Jordan Ormsby 7th overall! 19:37 #5 time in school history All State!!

  • Stephanie Herrera 9th overall! 19:39 #6 in school history All State!

  • Connor Hessler 17:06 14th overall!


The Saint Mark's XC team had their best performances of the season at the DIAA state meet. The girls almost pulled off the victory, falling just two points shy of becoming state champions for the first time since 2006. Tiffany Herrera was the state meet runner-up, finishing the course in 18:53 to establish a new school record at Killens! Natalie Donaldson had her best race of the season, finishing 3rd overall in 19:00. She set a new freshman record and ran the 2nd fastest time in school history! Jordan Ormsby finished 7th overall in 19:37, setting a new PR in the process. Stephanie Herrera finished 9th in 19:39, running the 6th fastest time in school history!

The boys finished 5th overall, cracking the top-5 for the first time all season. Jack Vito led the way with his 5th place finish and all-state honors. His 16:33 is a new PR and is the 9th fastest time in school history on the course. Connor Hessler finished 14th overall to medal in 17:06! Aidan Campbell, Jack Cleary, Topher Lord, Patrick Donahue, and Casey Winnington all ran season-best times to help the boys break into the rankings!

The boys and girls combined places of 2nd and 5th is the 2nd highest coed finish in the state, behind only Charter!!


DII Boys

DI Boys

DII Girls

DI Girls

D1 + D2 Girls' Merged Results- Saint Mark's #1

Girls Individual Merged Results -

Boys Individual Merged Results

Pics from Mrs. Tucci

Season-Best Through States

Dialog Article on State Meet

Tiffany Interview on DE Milesplit

Girls finish 3rd at Counties! 5 Athletes Named All County!! Boys 12th overall!

All County- Tiffany Herrera (4th), Natalie Donaldson (8th), Jordan Ormsby (12th), Stephanie Herrera (22nd)

Connor Hessler (11th)

New Castle County Highlights:

Saint Mark's placed 4 girls in the top 22 at Winterhur en route to their 3rd place finish (highest finish since 2010).

The top-four girls ran 4 of the top 7 times in SCHOOL HISTORY on the course!

Tiffany Herrera- #2 time in school history and broke the Sophomore Record!

Natalie Donaldson #4 time in school history and Freshman Record!

Jordan Ormsby #6 time in school history and Junior Record!

Steph Herrera #7 time in school history and #3 sophomore all time!

Connor Hessler- #5 time in school history!


Varsity Boys

JV Boys

Varsity Girls

JV Girls

Jr High Boys

Jr High Girls

Old Timers

Winterthur All-Time School Records (girls)

Winterhur All-Time School Records (boys)

Season-Best Through Counties

Mrs. Tucci Photos

Photos from Luke Nigro (Saint Mark's alumna)

Girls and Boys both finish 2nd at 40th Catholic Conference Championship

1st- Team All-Catholic - T. Herrera, N. Donaldson, Ormsby, Hessler

2nd-Team All-Catholic- S.Herrera, Aidan Campbell, Jack Cleary, Topher Lord, Patrick Donahue, Casey Winnington

Saint Mark's celebrated 40 years of Catholic XC at the Catholic Conference Championship! Tiffany Herrera and Natalie Donaldson led the way by finishing 3rd and 4th overall. Jordan Ormsby and Stephanie Herrera cracked the top 8 with times of 19:51 and 19:57, respectively. Kalieigh Brady, Erin Gebhardt, and Sarah Donaldson rounded out our top 7 varsity runners.

The boys finished 2nd overall in their first conference championships since 2001. Connor Hessler finished 5th overall in 17:13 to lead the Spartans. Aidan Campbell, Jack Cleary, Topher Lord, Patrick Donahue, and Casey Winnington all ran season PRs for the boys' squad!

In the girls' JV race, Kelly Barker and Angela Minner medaled in the top 5 by finishing 4th and 5th, respectively.

Pics from Mrs. Tucci

Official Results

Season-Best Times through Catholic

Varsity Girls Finish 2nd at Joe O'Neil; Boys 13th out of 37 schools!

T. Herrera 2nd overall! N. Donaldson 7th, Hessler 15th at Bellevue!

Saint Mark's girls had their highest finish since 2006 at the highly competitive Joe O'Neill Invitational, finishing 2nd out of 38 schools! The Joe O'Neill is the largest in-state meet, combining both divisions in one big invitational. Tiffany Herrera led the way by finishing 2nd out of 213 runners in 18:52. Freshman Natalie Donaldson finished 7th overall, running the course in 19:16. Stephanie Herrera (20:02) finished 22nd overall, and Jordan Ormsby and Kaileigh Brady rounded out the scoring 5 in 29th and 43rd, respectively.

On the boys' side, Connor Hessler (16:48) and Jack Vito (16:59) again led the way by finishing 15th and 23rd in the race. Aidan Campbell (18:11) Topher Lord (18:38) and Jack Cleary (19:11) ran season best times to lead the squad.

The JV girls finished 5th overall!

Pictures from Mrs. Tucci

Bellevue All Time Girls (T. Herrera #2, N Donaldson #8, S. Herrera #11, Ormsby #21, S. Donaldson #23)

Bellevue All Time Boys (Hessler #21, Vito #28)

Varsity Boys

JV A Boys

JV B Boys

Varsity Girls

JV Girls

Girls finish 2nd, Boys 5th at Killens Pond Invitational!

T. Herrera #3 All Time, N. Donaldson #4 All Time at Killens Pond!

Saint Mark's girls finished 2nd with 51 points at the Killens Pond Invitional. The boys finished 5th overall! Tiffany Herrera and Jack Vito led the way with 3rd places finishers. Herrera's 19:22 is ranked #3 all time on the course! Vito's 17:06 just missed the top-25 all time. Natalie Donaldson finished 6th overall in 19:48, good for #4 all time! Connor Hessler came in 4th in the boys' race in 17:12.

Stephanie Herrera (20:22) Jordan Ormsby (20:28) and Kaileigh Brady (21:06) rounded out the top 5!

Angela Minner took first overall in the girls' JV race in 21:53!


Season-Best Times Through Killens Pond

Killens Pond All Time Boys | Girls

Girls Finish 2nd in Varsity Blue Race at Great American!

Tiffany Herrera Wins! 18:59!!

Natalie Donaldson makes the podium in 7th! 19:22 #3 freshman all time

Connor Hessler finishes 16th in 16:54: Steph Herrera 24th overall in 20:11! 36 team PRs!

The girls' XC team finished 2nd out of 58 schools in the Blue Race in Cary, North Carolina, at the Nike Great American XC Festival on Saturday. Tiffany Herrera finished 1st overall in 18:59 to lead the squad. Freshman Natalie Donaldson came in 7th overall, climbing 15 spots in the final mile to finish in 19:22. That is the 3rd fastest freshman time in school history. Stephanie Herrara medaled in 24th place overall in 20:11, Jordan Ormsby finished in 20:22 to finish 37th, and Sarah Donaldson finished 80th in 21:11. Kelly Barker (21:44) and Angela Minner (21:55) both PRd on the varsity!

The boys finished 20th out of 55 schools, with Connor Hessler leading the way in 16th overall. His time of 16:54 earned him a medal. Jack Vito finished 51st overall with a lifetime PR of 17:18! Aidan Campbell, Topher Lord, and Jack Cleary finished in our top five in 18:11, 18:38, and 19:20, respectively. Patrick Donahue ran his PR in 19:22, and Ethan Kacmarcik rounded out the top 7 in 20:01.

The team combined to set 36 season-best PRs!

Tiffany's DyeStat Interview Herrera WDEL XC Star of the Week

Varsity Girl's Results

Varsity Boys' Results

JV I Boys Results

JV Girls Results

JV II Boys' Results

Videos from the meet (Mr. Tucci)

Pics from the meet (Mr. Tucci)

Season-Best Times through Great American

Saint Mark's All-Time at Wake Med, Cary, NC

All-Time Girls' XC (T. Herrera #2 Soph, Donaldson #3 freshman, #9 all time)

Varsity and JV Girls Both Win Big at Six Flags Invite

Boys varsity finished 8th, JV 5th!

Tiffany Herrera 4th, Natalie Donaldson 5th, Connor Hessler 7th overall in varsity races

Gebhardt and Minner finish 2nd and 3rd in JV races!

The Saint Mark'sGirls' XC team took home first place overall in both their varsity and JV races at the Six Flags Invitational on Saturday. The team was led by Tiffany Herrera (20:06) and Natalie Donaldson (20:09), who finished 4th and 5th overall! Jordan Ormsby (21:23), Stephanie Herrera (21:30), and Kaileigh Brady (21:41) rounded our the team's top 5 scorers by finishing 16th, 18th, and 19th. The team combined for 42 points. The boys varsity finished 8th, and JV finished 5th. Connor Hessler led the team with a 17:09 finish for 7th overall!

The girls' JV team placed 8 runners in the top 20, with Erin Gebhardt (21:58), Angela Minner (22:22), and Hannah Heredia(22:58) finishing 2nd, 3rd, and 7th, respectively. In the boys' JV race, junior Patrick Donahue finished 25th overall (20:16). The team combined for 40 points in the win.

The team competes this weekend in Cary, North Carolina, at the Nike Great American XC Festival.

Meet Pictures (courtesy of Mrs. Tucci)

Delaware Online Rankings: Girls Remain #2 in Division II

Girls finish 3rd overall, Boys 11th, at White Clay Creek Classic

The team combined to put 10 athletes in the top 20 in their races on Friday afternoon.

Tiffany Herrera led the way with a 2nd place finish in the sophomore race. Her time of 20:06 is the #3 sophomore time in school history on the course. Natalie Donaldson finished 4th overall in the freshman race with a 20:36. She ranks #8 ALL TIME and #3 in freshman history on the course.

Stephanie Herrera 7th sophomore race in 21:00.

Jordan Ormsby 6th in the Junior race in 21:12.

Senior Sarah Donaldson 19 in her race in 21:48.

Freshman Kaileigh Brady 11th overall in 21:54.

Kelly Barker 14th in Soph race in 22:15

Erin Gebhardt 20th in Junior race in 22:41

On the boys' side, senior Connor Hessler finished 11th overall in 17:20. His time is #24 in school history!

Freshman Topher Lord also finished 11th overall in 19:09!

7 athletes earned personal best 5K times on the course!

Patrick Donahue 20:32

Casey Winnington 20:38

Rob Holland 20:26

Joe HOlland 22:06

Nico Licup 22:06

Ashley DiOrrio 27:49

Lilia Ortega 28:27


Girls Finish 6th, Boys 17th at Unionville 2-Mile Bash

Team places 7 runners in the Top-20 in their races!

T. Herrera 5th overall in Soph race, N. Donaldson 7th in freshman race, Brady 9th in freshman race, Minner 17th overall, Ormsby 17th in Junior race.

Hessler 14th in senior race, Vito 17th in Junior race, Lord 30th in freshman race to lead the Spartans


Season Best Results

Photos from Mrs. Tucci

Delaware Online Rankings: Girls' #2

Team pics from the Season

Coach DiGennaro Pics

Pics from the Tuccis

Meet of Champs


AI Invite



Spartan Invite


Boys Finish 3rd, Girls 7th at States!

Glover State Champion in 100M; Girls 4x800 runner-up!


Season-Best Boys

Season-Best Girls

Boys Division II Rankings

Girls Divsion II Rankings

Boys and Girls both finish 9th at Counties

Glover finishes 2nd in 100M, 4x800 girls finish 3rd - Earn All County Honors!


Girls season-best marks through Counties

Boys season-best marks through Counties

Boys School Records (Glover #1 All time, 100M)

Girls School Records (

Boys Claim Catholic Conference Champs; Girls finish 3rd

The boys repeated as Catholic Conference Champions in 2019

1st-Team All Catholic

Zion Glover -100M, 200M, 4x100, 4x200

John Catalano, 110H, 300H, 4x100

Kyle Poppiti 400M, 4x400

Connor Hessler -800M, 4x00

Mike Ranegan -1600M

Jack Vito -3200M

Blaec Sanders 4x100, 4x200

Gabe Wedgewood - 4x100, 4x200

Abu Bangura - 4x200, 4x400

Logan Szczepanek, 4x400

2nd Team All Catholic

Stephanie Herrera- 4x800

Tiffany Herrera- 4x800, 3200

Leah Pala - 4x800

Sarah Donaldson 4x800

Aniyah Bond- Discus

Gianna Corbett- High Jump

Jack Daly - 4x800

Yae June Jang - 4x800

Danny Dougherty 4x800

Johnny Gerard 4x800

Ryan Quirk 110h

Abu Bangura - 400M

Angelo Sisofo -300H

Danny Callihan -Discus

Mike Ranegan -3200M

Luke Harrington- High Jump


Unionville Invitational

Glover wins 200M, #1 ranked in Division II.

Zion Glover now ranks #1 in Division II in both the 100M and 200M after his win at the Unionville Invitational. Mike Ranegan ran 11:11 to qualify for the state meet in the 3200M. He is ranked #2 in Division II. Connnor Hessler ran 2:02 to finish 4th in the 800M to rank him 4th.

Gianna Corbett cleared a 5-1 to set a new personal best in the high jump. She is ranked #2 in Division II and has the 3rd best mark in school history. The 4x800m team of Sarah Donaldson, Leah Pala, Tiffany Herrera, and Stephanie Herrera finished 3rd in 10:18. It ranks them 2nd in division II heading into the championship season.


Pics from Mrs. Tucci

Season Best Marks BOYS

Season Best Marks Girls

Athletic.net state rankings Girls

Athletic.net state rankings Boys

Twilight Invite

Glover Ties 100M School Record at 10.99!!

Caravel Invitational

Patrick Palm set a new school record in the pole vault at 10-6 to finish 2nd overall at the Caravel Invitational!

2019 Results

Athletic.net Saint Mark's Team Stats

Saint Mark's Boys' School Records

BOYS Season-Best results

GIRLS Season Best results

Boys Finish Season 5-0; Girls move to 5-1 with Sweep of Caravel

Boys' Results

Girls' Results

BOYS Season-Best results

GIRLS Season Best results

2019 Holy Angels/St. John's Spartan Invitational

Pics from the 2019 Meet

Photo Booth Pictures from 2019 (photos by Savannah Walker)

Meet photos for 2019 (photos by Amanda Tucci)

Photo booth Saint Mark's track & field team pics 2019 (photos by Savannah Walker)

Meet photos Saint Mark's track & field team pics 2019 (photos by Amanda Tucci)

Boys defeat Newark Charter and ST. Elizabeth's. Move to 4-0

Girls defeat Newark Charter and ST. Elizabeth's, fall to Ursuline. Move to 4-1

Boys' Results Saint Mark's 91.5, Newark Charter, 51.5, St. E's 0

Girls' Results- Ursuline 104, Saint Mark's 49, Newark Charter, 45, St E's 26

BOYS Season-Best results

GIRLS Season Best results

Pics From Mrs. Tucci


Boys finish 4th, girls finish 6th at AI Invite

Bond Wins Discus! T.Herrera wins 3200M! Glover 2nd in 200M

The team opened up the invitational season with a strong showing at the AI Invite.


BOYS Season-Best results through AI Invite

GIRLS Season Best results through AI Invite

Pics from Mrs. Tucci

Saint Mark's Boys and Girls start the season 2-0 after wins over Defeat Archmere and Caravel.

Boys win 109-24-23 and girls win 61-55-39, respectively.

Pics from Mrs. Tucci

BOYS Results

GIRLS Results

2019 Outdoor Track & Field Schedule

2019 Outdoor Track & Field Schedule Page