Delaware Sports Club XC Invitational
Tiffany Herrera takes first overall, 18:39!
Tiffany Herrera led the entire field full of the top Delaware runners in the state at the Delaware Sports Club High School XC Invitational at Bellevue on Saturday. On a muddy course, Herrera led the way with a time of 18:39. Tiffany recently ran 18:07 on the course to establish a new school record. Natalie Donaldson finished 5th overall, and Stephanie Herrera was 8th as the team placed 3 in the top 10! The girls finished 2nd overall in the team score to Ursuline. Kaleigh Brady (24th) and Hannah Heredia (43rd) rounded out the top 5 for the team.
Casey Winnington led the boys with a 33rd place finish in 17:58! Topher Lord was the team's second finisher at 18:37.
Team Pics coming soon!
Tiffany Herrera Breaks 5K Record -18:07-
Tiffany Herrera ran 18:07 to break Emily Frydrych's 5K school record by 20 seconds! Tiffany took first overall in the dual meet vs. Wilmington Friends. In 40 years of girls' XC in the Delaware, Tiffany unofficially holds the 12th fastest time ever run in the state!
Sophomore Natalie Donaldson finished second overall in 18:51 to run the fourth fast 5K in school history! she holds the #2 sophomore time in school history. Junior Stephanie Herrera finished 18:59 to come in third and now holds the fifth fastest time in school history. Kaileigh Brady (20:30) ran the thirteenth fastest sophomore time in school history for a thirty second PR. The top five girls averaged 19:36, which is the third fastest 5-runner average in school history. The girls are currently ranked #1 in Delaware.
Jack Vito finished third overall for the boys in a new PR time of 16:32. That is the fourteenth fastest time in school history! Casey Winnington and Topher Lord both PRd in 17:50 and 17:52 to finish sixth and seventh for the Spartans. Freshman Connor Stockton ran 18:37 for tenth overall. The boys are currently ranked #4 in Delaware.
SMXC Racing Season
Saturday, October 24th 2:30PM Spartan XC Invitational
Saturday, October 31st- 5K at Killens Pond vs Caesar Rodney
Tuesday, Nov 3rd- 5K at Bellevue vs. Friends 3:30PM Start
Saturday, November 14th- Invitational at Bellevue (CONFIRMED) 10:00 girls, 11:30 boys
No Spectators at this meet
Saturday, November 14th- CYM Middle School Invitational at Saint Mark's (CONFIRMED)
Wednesday, Nov 18th- 5K in North Wilmington vs. Tatnall at flat creek course along Brandywine Creek. *Weymouth Trails
Tuesday/Wed, Nov 24/25- Catholic Conference Championship
Tuesday- Boys (Confirmed) 3:00 Boys
Wednesday Girls (Confirmed) 11:30 Girls
Saturday, Dec 5th- DIAA State Meet (10:30AM girls; 12:00PM boys)
Spartan Girls win vs. CR, boys top-4 PR in loss
The Saint Mark's Girls' XC team took the top 7 places vs. CR in a 15-50 victory on Saturday. Tiffany Herrera, Natalie Donaldson, and Stephanie Herrera ran 19:06, 19:18, and 19:23 respectively to help the girls sweep. Stephanie's 19:23 is the #5 time in school history on the course. Tiffany set the junior girls' record at Killen's Pond. Kaleigh Brady, Jordan Ormsby, Kelly Barker, and Hannah Heredia formed a solid second pack, with Barker and Heredia setting PRs on the course!
Topher Lord led the boys with a 7th place finish in a personal best time of 18:15. Casey Winnington finished 2nd for the Spartans with a 50-second PR of 18:31. Freshman Connor Stockton dipped under 19 with an 18:57, and Nico Licup ran a lifetime PR in 19:26 for the boys.
SPARTAN XC INVITATIONAL
Tiffany Herrera and Topher Lord Win!
Natalie Donaldson and Connor Stockton finish runner up, Steph Herrera 3rd
Saint Mark's XC hosted the Spartan XC Invitational on Saturday on our campus. Tiffany Herrera and Topher Lord led the way with big wins in their respective races. Tiffany finished 3000M in 10:57, just two seconds shy of the fastest female time of the day. Topher Lord ran 10:32 to win the sophomore boys race Natalie Donaldson had the third fastest time of the day with a run of 11:12. Freshman Connor Stockton finished 2nd overall in the race, and junior Stephanie Herrera ran 11:26 for third in the junior race and fifth in the whole meet.
Top Freshman: Marissa Cirillo, Connor Stockton
Top Sophomore: Natalie Donaldson, Topher Lord
Top Junior: Tiffany Herrera, Casey Winnington
Top Senior: Erin Gebhardt, Patrick Donahue
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.
Season-Best through States (coming soon ) Boys Girls
Honor Roll 2020
Herrera 3200M State Champ
Glover 55M, 400M, 200M, 4x400M
Hessler 800M Runner-up Finish
Team Bloopers #1
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!
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
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.
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
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
Boys Take 1st, Girls 3rd at the Tower Hill Invitational #1
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
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
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!
GIRLS' D1 + D2 MERGED RESULTS- SAINT MARK'S GIRLS FINISH #1 TEAM
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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)
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!
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!
Saint Mark's All-Time at Wake Med, Cary, NC
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
Delaware Online Rankings: Girls' #2
Team pics from the Season
Pics from the Tuccis
Boys Finish 3rd, Girls 7th at States!
Glover State Champion in 100M; Girls 4x800 runner-up!
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
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.
Season Best Marks BOYS
Season Best Marks Girls
Glover Ties 100M School Record at 10.99!!
Patrick Palm set a new school record in the pole vault at 10-6 to finish 2nd overall at the Caravel Invitational!
Boys Finish Season 5-0; Girls move to 5-1 with Sweep of Caravel
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 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.
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.
2019 Outdoor Track & Field Schedule