More records Fall at the Hall of Fame Invite
The Spartans broke four more school records on Saturday at the Energice Hall of Fame Invitational at the Armory.
Tiffany Herrera broke Emily Frydrych's 1-mile record by finishing 5th in a highly competitive field of nationally ranked runners with a time of 5:05.65. Her time qualifies her for the New Balance Indoor Nationals Emerging Elite division. The 4x200M team of Danni McGonigle, Arianna Donovan, Morgan Russo, and Alexis Donovan shattered the record by 5 seconds in running 1:48.95. The old record stood since 2002 at 1:53. McGonigle also broke her own triple jump record with a mark of 37-4. Ellie Brown tied the pole vault record of 8-0 as well for 2nd place overall.
***School Record Alert***
The girls have already broken three school records this season.
Sarah Hessler broke the shot put record with a throw of 35-8 at Tower Hill!
Tiffany Herrera broke her own record with a run of 10:52.3 at the Tatnall Mini Meet.
Danni McGonigle jump 36-2.75 in her first ever indoor jump to set a new school record!
Ellie Brown cleared 8-0 at Ursinus to create a NEW record in the pole vault
#2 All Time
Max DiOssi is just missed the record in the shot put with a throw of 51-7 at the Tower Hill Invitational
Freshman Arianna Donovan ran 27.14 in the 200M to narrowly miss our school record of 27.05.
The Girls captured the 2021 XC Division II State Championship!
Boys finish 3rd overall in Division II!!
Congratulations to the girls for finishing 1st overall and going undefeated in the state in 2021. The team finished the season winning 5 of the last 6 meets.
Division II State Champions, County Champions, Catholic Conference Champions, Joe O'Neill Champions, and Great American Champions
Tiffany Herrera finished 2nd overall to earn First Team All State for the fourth straight season. She is one of only 13 girls to ever earn that title. She also joins Analise Kaminski as the only two athletes in school history to be the team's #1 runner in every single XC race over four years! Sister Stephanie Herrera finished 5th overall to earn 1st-Team All State for the second straight season! The pack of Kaileigh Brady, Emma Manley, Marissa Cirillo, Natalie Donaldson, and Hannah Heredia provided the depth they needed to earn their first XC state title since 2006!
Casey Winnington led the boys to a 3rd-place finish. His finish of 7th place earned him 3rd-team All State! Connor Stockton finished 10th overall to help the Spartans. Topher Lord had a big day to finish 3rd on the team for the Spartans and 43rd overall. Michael Witkowski, Patrick Hogate, Niko Licup, and John Hyman all contributed to the team's highest finish since 2012!
***New Castle County Champs***
Girls Take County Champs! Boys Capture 5th!
Tiffany Herrera Wins Individual County Title!!
The Saint Mark's girls' cross country team made history in finishing 1st at the New Castle County Championship, capturing the team title with 76 points! The boys finished 5th overall (3rd in D2) for their best showing of the season.
The girls were led by Tiffany Herrera, who took it wire to wire to win in 18:45. That establishes a new course record for Winterthur, and she is the first female Spartan to EVER win a New Castle County Championship! Behind Tiffany, the Spartans also placed 3 more girls in the top-25 to earn All County! Stephanie Herrera (4th), Natalie Donaldson (22nd), and Kaileigh Brady (23rd) all earned the honors for the team. Marissa Cirillo rounded out our top-5 scorers with a strong 27th place finish! Seniors Hannah Heredia (44th) and Kelly Barker (69th) contributed to winning the team championship!
The boys put forth their strongest performance of the season, with Casey Winnington and Connor Stockton running career-best races to lead the squad. Casey's 10th place finish in 16:55 and Connor's 15th place run of 17:24 both earned them All County! Topher Lord, Patrick Hogate, Niko Licup, Michael Witkowski, and Andrew Bailey all contributed to the team's best finish of the season!!
The girls also captured 2nd place overall in the JV race! Freshman Emma Manley also took it wire to wire in the JV race, winning convincingly by over a minute in 20:38! That is the 4th fastest freshman time in school history! Pressley Paoli (6th), Lauren McDonald (12th), Sienna Trumbull (15th) and Katelyn Rybaltowski 16th) all medaled and scored for the Spartans. The JV boys came in 6th overall, led by John Hyman's 17th place finish!
The team competes next Saturday at Brandywine Creek at the DIAA State Meet. Girls 1:40PM Boys 3:00PM
Girls Capture Catholic Conferences!
Tiffany and Casey crowned Individual Champions!
The #1 ranked girls' team capture the 2021 Catholic Conference Championship with a convincing 22-33-87 victory over rivals Ursuline and Padua. Tiffany Herrera continued to the lead the way for the Spartans with a school record and #12 all-time performance of 18:03 at Bellevue State Park. Her time is also #2 in Meet History! Casey Winnington took first overall in the boys' race with a new PR of 16:50 to again lead the #3 ranked Spartans!
Stephanie Herrera turned in a big PR performance of 18:30 to finish 2nd overall. Her time is #3 in school history, only behind Tiffany and Emily Frydrych! Natalie Donaldson had a big day, helping the Spartans go 1-2-3 with a 19:06 performance!
The girls also set a new 5-runner school record in the meet. Tiffany, Stephanie, Natalie, Kaileigh ( 7th in 20:07) and Marissa (9th in 20:25) averaged 19:14, shattering the old record of 19:26 set in 2010 at the same meet. SMXC Fastest 5K GIRLS - Google Sheets
Hannah Heredia had a 50 second personal best to finish 15th in 20:44, and senior Kelly Barker ran her fastest time of the year to finish 18th in 21:25.
On the boys' side, Connor Stockton earned 1st team all catholic with his 6th-place finish. Niko Licup (18:10) Patrick Hogate (18:21) and Topher Lord (18:30) all earned 2nd-Team All Catholic!
Teah boys and girls combined for 42 season best performances at Catholics!
All-Time at Bellevue BOYS (Casey #25)
Spartans win the Joe!!!
Saint Mark's girls XC took home the individual title vs every team in the state at the historic Joe O'Neill Invitational, named after our very own legendary XC Coach Joe O'Neill!! The boys finished 8th out of 38 schools, and 3rd in Division II.
The girls placed three in the top nine to score 81 points in the win! Tiffany Herrera finished 2nd overall, followed by Stephanie Herrera in 5th, and Natalie Donaldson in 9th! The girls won for the first time in school history! Kaileigh Brady (24th) and Marissa Cirillo (41st) rounded out the top 5 for the #1 ranked Spartans!
The boys were again led by Casey Winnington's 33rd place finish. Connor Stockton came in 46th overall for the boys as they picked up 8th place as a team. They were #3 among Division II schools with 308 total points!
The girls' JV came in 4th overall by 81 points, led by by Hannah Heredia's 2nd place finish! The boys JV finished 10th overall with 322 points!
Spartans Shine in Manhattan!
Varsity Girls 6th in Eastern States!
The varsity girls finished 6th in the Eastern States Championship in New York City at the prestigious Van Cortlandt Park.
Tiffany Herrera continued to lead the way with a 15:37 4K finishing time for 9th overall. Natalie Donaldson set her 4th straight junior course record on Saturday, running 15:54 to come in 17th overall. Stephanie Herrera ran 16:17 to come in top 30. Gianna Bracalenti and Kelly Barker rounded out the top-5 with impressive runs in the top 45! Hannah Heredia and Lauren McDonald both had excellent performances for our varsity.
On the boys' side, Connor Stockton led all Spartans with a 15:01 finishing time. The young Spartan squad had 6 runners finish between 15:01 and 15:37 to finish 14th overall in the Varsity B Race!
In the girls' JV race, freshman Kailtyn Rybaltowski ran 18:28 to finish 13th overall to medal!
Saint Mark's Wins Great American Seeded Varsity Race!
Tiffany Herrera wins in 18:14!
Donaldson, Stockton, and Hogate Set new school class records!
Saint Mark's XC traveled to the Great American XC Festival in Cary, NC, and came way with a big win in the girls' seeded section. Tiffany Herrera led the team in winning the 5000M race in a school record time of 18:14. Stephanie Herrera and Natalie Donaldson followed closely behind in 19:05 and 19:06 to finish 5th and 6th, respectively. Kaileigh Brady and Emma Manley rounded out the top 5 by running 20:33 and 21:03! Gianna Bracalenti and Marissa Cirillo both PR'd in 21:10 and 21:13 to help bump the opponents' scores! Natalie Donaldson's 19:10 is also a new junior school course record!
Casey Winnington led the charge for the boys as they placed 3 under 18 for the first time this season in finishing 14th out of 18 schools in the Red Division. Casey finished 29th overall in 17:02, followed by Connor Stockton's 17:29 PR. Stockton's time is a new Sophomore course record! Niko Licup had a fantastic personal best by over a minute in finishing 17:54 to finish 79th in scoring. Andrew Bailey (18:18), Patrick Hogate (18:22) and Brian Yeager (18:28) finished as a pack to help the team. Patrick Hogate also set the new freshman course record for Saint Mark's. Michael Witkowski also had a personal best in 19:19 for the Spartans!
The girls' JV finished 6th out of 20 schools with 162 points. The team was led by Seniors Hannah Heredia and Kelly Barker, who both medaled in season-best times. Heredia ran 21:37 to finish 17th, while Barker ran 21:48 for 22nd. Lauren McDonald and Ashley Geisewite finished side-by-side in 22:50, with Kaitlyn Rybaltowski (23:01) and Pressley Paoli (23:40) rounded out our top 6!
Six Flags Invite
Varsity Girls finish 3rd in B Race; Boys finish 9th
New school record for Herrera! 18:10; Donaldson breaks junior record in 19:30.
The girl's varsity finished 3rd in a very competitive B race at the Six Flags Invite. Tiffany Herrera broke the school record on the course, finishing 4th in 18:10. That is her fastest invitational finish, and is just 3 seconds shy of the school record. Natalie Donaldson came in 13th in 19:32 to break the school junior record! Casey Winnington was the top boy of the day, finishing in 16th with a 16:58!
Six Flags School Records Girls
Six Flags School Records Boys
Pics from the meet.
Unionville 2-Mile Bash
The girls finished 3rd and the boys finished 10th at the Unionville 2-Mile bash on Saturday. The team was led by Tiffany Herrera's 1st-place finish in the senior girls race. She finished the course in a school record time of 11:50. Stephanie Herrera finished 3rd in 12:05. The top boys' finisher was Casey Winnington, who finished 25th in the senior race with a time of 10:52.
Natalie Donaldson took 7th overall in the junior race and set a new junior record, and Brian Yeager took 9th overall in the freshman race to also break the school course record.
Team Scorers Girls: Tiffany 1, Natalie 7, Gianna Bracalenti 26, Emma 7. 41 points
Team Scorers Boys: Casey 25, Topher 26, Connor 27, Brian 9 87 points
Top 25 Medalists: Senior girls- Tiffany 1st, Stephanie 3rd; Junior Girls- Natalie 7th, Kaileigh 13th, Freshmen girls Emma Manley 7, Ashley Geisewite 20th, Pressley Paoli 21st, Katelyn Rybaltowski 25th. Senior Boys- Casey Winnington 25th, Brian Yeager 9th, Patrick Hogate 10th
Fall Racing Calendar
This is the racing schedule for 2021.
Saturday, September 11 -Unionville Invitational (3200M) race by grade and gender
Friday, September 17- White Clay Creek Classic at White Clay (5000M race by grade - coed)
Saturday, September 25- Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational, Six Flags, NJ
Saturday, October 2- Great American XC Carnival, Cary, NC ( varsity only event)
Saturday, October 9- Manhattan Invitational, Van Courtlandt Park, NY
Friday, October 15- Joe O'Neill Invitational at Bellevue State Park- 3:00pm start
Thursday, October 28- Catholic Conference Championship at Bellevue State Park (date tentative)
Saturday, November 6- New Castle County Championship at Winterthur
Saturday, November 13- DIAA State Meet at Brandywine Creek State Park
Saturday, November 27- Nike Cross Regionals, Cary, NC (optional post-season race)
Saturday, Dec 4- Nike Cross Nationals, Portland, OR (top 2 teams + top 5 individuals)
SMXC SUMMER KICKOFF PARTY
2021 Guest Speaker- Aiden Barnhill- Downingtown West Senior
Monday, June 21st, at Papermill Park at 6:00PM
Aiden Barnhill Running Bio
Saint Mark's Girls Finish 2nd in the County! Boys finish 7th!!
The Spartans brought home the 2nd place trophy at the New Castle County Championships! The team had 4 individual titles and a new school record in the pole vault! The boys finished 7th overall, and 2nd in Division II.
Tiffany Herrera- Double winner in the 3200M and 1600M!
Sarah Hessler- Discus Champion!
Danni McGonigle- Triple Jump Champion!
Ellie Brown- 9-6 Pole Vault- NEW SCHOOL RECORD - All County!
Vaughn Highland- 2nd in Shot All County!
Max DiOssi- 3rd in Shot - All county!
Stephanie Herrera- 3rd in 3200M- All County!
The team competes this weekend at the DIAA State Championships in Dover, DE!
Tiffany Herrera breaks 3200M record at Henderson; MANY PRs in PA!!
Tiffany Herrera broke Emily Frydrych's 3200M school record on Friday evening with a 10:42.45 for fourth place in a loaded field of the region's top distance runners. Her time is #10 in state history! Stephanie Herrera ran 11:02 to finish 11th overall and is now #21 in state history! Natalie Donaldson ran 11:30 to run the 7th fastest time in school history! Jack Vito ran a PR of 9:37, with Casey Winnington just missing sub-10 with a 10:04. Jack's 9:37 is #5 in school history!
Earlier in the evening, Logan Klein improved on his discus PR with a throw of 128-0 for 6th place overall. Isabella McKenna jumped 16-7.5 to finish 10th! The 4x800M team of Erin Gebhardt, Angela Minner, Amelia Roosen, and Hannah Heredia finished 4th with a time of 10:33.82! Logan Szczepanek ran his 400M personal best of 52.77! Sarah Hessler finished 9th in the discus with a throw of 103-8. Ellie Brown vaulted 8-8 in the pole vault!
Girls School Records Boy School Records (Vito #5 3200M)
Girls and boys both finish 2nd overall at Catholic Conferences!
1st Team All- Catholic
4x800M Girls- Natalie Donaldson, Tiffany Herrera, Angela Minner, Erin Gebhardt
4x800M Boys- Jack Vito, Topher Lord, Casey Winnington, Danny Dougherty
1600M- Tiffany Herrera
Triple Jump Isabella McKenna
300M Hurdles- Bryce Tucci
Discus- Vaughn Highland
Shot Put- Vaughn Highland
2nd Team All- Catholic
4x400M Boys Jack Vito, Casey Winnington, Shawn Hanggodo, Logan Klein
Pole Vault- Ellie Brown
High Jump- Danni McGonigle
100M Hurdles- Samantha Minner
Shot Put- Max DiOssi
Discus- Logan Klein
High Jump- Bryce Tucci
300M Hurdles- Jude Rykaczewski
800M- Jack Vito
4x100M Boys- Shawn Hanggodo, Jude Rykaczewski, Logan Szczepanek, Brandon Cell
4x200M Boys- Shawn Hanggodo, Garret Cocuzza, Logan Klein, Brandon Cell
McGonigle sets record at Unionville, Herrera runs 5:00.31; DiOssi 2nd in Shot in 47-1
The Spartans had a big day at Unionville, with records falling and top Delaware performances being attained!
Danni McGonigle continued to tear up the runway with her 37-5 jump to win the triple jump and set a new school record! She is tied for 21st overall in STATE HISTORY! She is ranked #1 in the state in the triple jump and D2 High Jump!
Tiffany Herrera ran 5:00.41 to just miss the sub-5 barrier in the 1600m. She finished 3rd overall! Her time ranks her #24 in STATE HISTORY!! Tiffany is ranked #1 in the state in both the 1600M and 3200M.
Max DiOssi finished 2nd overall in the shot put with a throw of 47-1. That mark ranks him #1 in D2!
Ellie Browns Clears 9-0. Ranked #33 in state history!
Girls move to 5-0 and boys 4-0 after double victories over Caravel Academy!
Gatorade Player of the Year
Congratulations to Tiffany Herrera for being selected as our first ever female XC Gatorade Player of the Year for Delaware! We celebrated last week in true Gatorade fashion!
Girls finish 2nd overall, boys finish 7th, at the Caravel Invite!
Two new school records were broken on the girls' team as they scored 72 points to finish 2nd overall out of 18 schools. They were the top Division 2 school at the meet! The boys finished 7th overall and 3rd for D2 schools!
Freshman Ellie Brown vaulted 8-0 in the pole vault to establish a NEW SCHOOL RECORD! She finished 3rd overall and is now ranked #2 in Division 2!
Sophomore Danni McGonigle jumped 36-5.5 to break her own school record (set last week) by a full foot to finish 2nd overall.
The trio of Tiffany Herrera, Natalie Donaldson, and Stephanie Herrera combined to score 24 points in the 1600, 16 points in the 800, and 8 points in the 4x400! Tiffany took first overall in the 1600 in 5:10, with Stephanie 2nd in 5:17, and Natalie 3rd in 5:23!
On the boys' side, Junior Vaughn Highland led the team with two 2nd place finishes in the shot put and discus! Vaughn PR'd in both events in 46-3.5 and 119-1! Max DiOssi finished 3rd in the discus in 115!
The boys' 4x400 team of Logan Szczepanek, Jack Vito, Rob Holland, and Casey Winnington finished 4th overall in 3:44, with Logan splitting a 52-second leadoff leg.
Season-Best GIRLS BOYS Coming Soon!
McGonigle Breaks Triple Jump School Record! Herrera wins 3 races! DiOssi shines in field
Girls win 103-59-3 vs #1 ranked Ursuline and DMA to go 4-0!
Boy win 81-3 to move to 3-0!
Danni McGonigle jumped 36-5.5 to break the school record in the triple jump by 2 inches over Gabby Jackson's mark from 2008 in just her second meet. On her 3rd jump, Danni eclipsed the record and made history.
Tiffany Herrera won the 1600, 800, and 3200 in impressive fashion to secure 15 points for the team in their win vs #1 ranked Ursuline Academy 103-59. She ran 5:18, 2:25, and 11:15 in her 3 events, with the 11:15 just 5 second off her personal best! McGonigle also won the long jump in 15-10 and took second overall in the 100M and 200M to score 16 points for Saint Mark's!
Max DiOssi led the way for the boys with double wins in the shot put and discus! Bryce Tucci took home first in the long jump and 300 hurdles to lead the team.
Spartans Open up 2021 with Double Wins
The boys' and girls' track & field teams opened the season both 2-0 with double wins vs Newark Charter and Conrad!
Danni McGonigle kicked off her season in the jumps with a triple jump performance of 34-10, which is just five inches shy of our school record and #2 in school history! She came back to win the long jump in 15-10! Tiffany Herrera, Natalie Donaldson, Erin Gebhardt, and Stephanie Herrera ran 9:57 to win the 4x800. Tiffany returned later to win the 1600 in 5:18 and anchor the winning 4x400M team (with Natalie Donaldson, Amelia Roosen, and Erin Gebhardt. The 4x200M relay team of McGonigle, Russo, Mckenna, and A. Minner finished 1st in 1:54.8.
Bryce Tucci was the top scorer of the day, winning three events (300 hurdles, Long Jump, and the 100m dash) and finishing second in the high jump! The 4x800 team of Vito, Winnington, Smith, and Lord too 1st overall in 9:04. Vito came back to also win the 1600m in 4:47.
The boys's throwers also had a big day, with Max DiOssi, Logan Klein, and Vaughn Highland all putting up strong performances. In the discus, DiOssi took first overall in 115'10, Klein was second in 112'1", and Highland was third in 111'2". In the shot, Highland took first overall in 43'1", DiOssi came in second in 41'4", and Klein finished 3rd in 39'6".
The team competes again on Wednesday at home vs. DMA and Ursuline.
Season-Best performances (coming soon)
Herreras go 1-2 in 3200M to win a state title! Hessler medals in 3rd!
The girls finished 7th and the boys 10th at the DIAA Indoor State Meet
The Saint Mark's track & field team competed last Wednesday at the DIAA Indoor State Championship in Dover, DE. Tiffany and Stephanie led the way for the Spartans with their dominant 1-2 finish in the 3200M. Tiffany's 11:10.60 is a new PR, while Stephanie lowered her best time in the event to 11:21 (a 42-second personal best). Sarah Hessler led in the field events with a 3rd-place finish in the shot put.
On the track, Casey Winnington charged late to run for 4th in 10:16 in the 3200M. Jack Vito nearly surprised the field by winning the 1st heat of the 1600M and finishing 4th overall in 4:35. Max DiOssi held a 6th-place finish in the shot put, while Erin Gebhardt pulled in an 8th place spot in the 800M.
Season-Best results coming soon...
Pics and videos coming soon...
The outdoor track & field season officially begins on Monday, March 1st.
We are two weeks away from the start of the 2021 outdoor track & field season. Flyers will be sent out in homerooms and lunches this week.
We will have 2 information meetings after school in room 345.
Gold group will meet on Monday, February 22nd.
Green group will meet on Tuesday, February 23rd.
Email Coach DiGennaro at email@example.com if you have any questions or cannot make the meeting.
Team Gear link- Coming soon..
Keep an eye out for a link here for our team gear order for spring track & field. The order will be completed before the start of the 2021 Outdoor season.
Spartanrunner Triple Crown Update
The triple crown list has been updated to include the indoor 2021 season.
Congratulations to CC Adair and Gabby Gerner for participating in 11 seasons. We have 9 juniors on pace to earn the title!
Saint Mark's Vs Tatnall
The Spartans went on the road to Tatnall on February 6th to pick up more state qualifiers. Casey Winnington ran 10:30.0 in the 3200M to finish 3rd overall. Tiffany Herrera took home 3 wins in the 800M (2:30) 3200M (11:43) and 4x400M Relay (4:45). Stephanie Herrera had 2 second place finishes in the 800M (2:33) and the 3200M (12:03) to go along with her 4x400M victory. Erin Gebhardt finished 1st overall in the 400M and also won the 4x400M.
Spartans kick off the season at home
Indoor Track & Field 2021
The indoor track and field season kicked off on Friday, January 15th, at Abessinio Stadium. Casey Winnington and Max DiOssi led the way in the 1600M and shot put, respectively. Casey ran 4:51 and Max threw 33'6' to win the shot.
The whole team kicks off on FRIDAY, January 22nd, at Saint Mark's vs. Archmere. All home athletes are allowed one spectator.
The season concludes with the state meet in early March at Dover High School.
SENIORS CELEBRATION THE SEASON WITH SENIOR NIGHT
The XC Seniors had a night to remember at the track in December with a special tribute dedicated to their commitment to SMXC.
Tiffany Herrera becomes first ever female state Champion!
Girls finish 2nd overall; Stephanie Herrera to 1st team!
Boys finish 4th to crack top 5 ranking!
The Saint Mark's Spartans had an historical morning at Killens Pond. Tiffany Herrera became the first female runner in school history to win the state title, distancing herself by 11 seconds in the final stretch! Tiffany ran 18:51, to eclipse her school record of 18:53 set last year. Stephanie Herrera finished 5th overall to earn 1st-Team All State honors! Kaileigh Brady had a big day, finishing 16th overall. Natalie Donaldson grinded out a gutsy 19th-place finish to help solidify a 2nd-place trophy for the 2nd straight year. Kelly Barker and Hannah Heredia finished 39th and 41st, respectively.
They boys matched their top rank of the year with a close 4th-place finish, just 6 points shy of 3rd. Jack Vito and Casey Winnington led the team with 17th and 19th place finishes! Freshman Connor Stockton and sophomore Topher Lord both finished in the top 30 for the Spartans. Senior Patrick Donahue rounded out the top-5 for the squad with a strong performance! Nico Licup and Braden Zock finished 6th and 7th for the team!
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
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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