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Boys Track & Field                    schedule & results


 

Matt McGowan, Head Coach mmcgowan@cdeducation.org
Steve Taliaferro, Assistant Coach 

stlf443@aol.com

Casey Teeters, Assistant Coach  

The boys’ track and field team finished second in the Lakewood Invitational Saturday. Winners included Dominic Lombardi - 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, Max McClelland – mile, Sam Maglicic – 200 meters, and the 4 X 100 meter relay – Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun and Lombardi.


Row 1: Tyler Bair, Ryan Urquhart, Dominic Lombardi, Cody Calhoun, Brad Kanney, Tommy Wanger
Row 2: Christian Sena, Ben Finfrock, Andrew Szczesny, Logan Beaupre, Patrick Holthus, Dirk Dooley, Nick Haley
Row 3: Sam Lewis, Parker Mrozek, John Britt, Sam Heringhaus, Mike Grunenwald, Ross Kuhn, Edison Castaneda
Row 4: Asst. Coach Steve Taliaferro, Asst. Coach Casey Teeters, Chris Carter, Michael Jones, Sam Maglicic, Ken Grimes, Head Coach Matt McGowan

Junior Olympics

Senior Dominic Lombardi finished 6th in 17-18 year old 400 meter hurdles in 54.71 at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships on 7/28/13 in North Carolina. Dominic also placed 20th in the 110 meter hurdles with a 15.01.

Recent graduate Joe Mankovecky placed 9th in the 17-18 year old high jump with a leap of 6’6.75” at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships on 7/28/13 in North Carolina.

Dominic Lombardi won the 300 meter hurdles in a new school record of 38.13 and Joe Mankovecky won the high jump in a new school record of 6’10” at the OHSAA Track & Field Championships this past June. Dominic also placed 7th in the 110 meter hurdles. The Bishop Watterson boy’s track and field team placed 7th in the OHSAA Track & Field Championships.

Mankovecky Second in Midwest Meet of Champions
Recent Bishop Watterson graduate Joe Mankovecky jumped in his final meet against high school competition on June 15th in the Midwest Meet of Champions in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Midwest Meet of Champions pits the best senior track and field athletes from Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan against each other in the only scored, inter-state all-star meet of its kind in the United States. Mankovecky was selected as one of three high jumpers in the state to represent Ohio. He finished second to an Indiana competitor with a jump of 6'8". The Ohio men's team won the team title, as did the Ohio women's team. Together, they won the men's/women's combined title.


Joe Mankovecky and Dominic Lombardi  are
 Individual State Champions and the team finished seveneth in the State.  Mankovecky won the high jump (6-10) for the second year in a row and Lombardi won the 300 hurdles (38.13).

Dispatch 6.19.13 - Joe and Dominic were selected by The Dispatch as Central District Track and Field Athletes of the Year! Dominic won the Division II Track honor and Joe won the Field honor. This is Joe's second year for the award. Thirteen competitors who accounted for 15 state championships were selected as the Central District track and field athletes of the year by The Dispatch. In Division II, Bishop Watterson swept the boys' honors behind state champions Dominic Lombardi and Joe Mankovecky. Lombardi won the 300 hurdles (38.13) and ran on a state-qualifying 400 relay team. Mankovecky defended his high jump title, clearing a career-best 6-10 at the state.



Joe Mankovecky defends his high jump State title as he wins again with a New School Record of 6’10”. Dominic Lombardi wins the 300 meters hurdles in another New School Record 38.13. Dominic Lombardi was 7th in 110 hurdles. The 4 x 100 meter relay (Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun and Dominic Lombardi) finished 10th (43:94) The Boy’s Track & Field team finishes 7th in the State.


 

Dispatch By Steve Blackledge 6.9.13 - The Watterson boys team produced two champions. Joe Mankovecky repeated in the high jump with a career-best effort of 6 feet, 10 inches, and Dominic Lombardi won the 300 hurdles (38.13).

Mankovecky wins second title - Lombardi's first state appearance  - ThisWeek News 6.13.13


The following boys will be competing in the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships Saturday at the OSU Jesse Owens Stadium. Joe Mankovecky - high jump at 9:00 am; Dominic Lombardi – 110 high hurdles (14.70) at 1:00 pm | Dominic Lombardi - 300 hurdles (38.37- New School Record) at 2:15 pm. | The 4 x 100 meter relay (Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun and Dominic Lombardi) finished 10th (43:94) Friday as the top 9 qualified for Saturday’s finals.

Defending state champion, Joe Mankovecky won the high jump (6-6) at Regionals and Qualified for the State. State Qualifiers: Joe Mankovecky, Dominic Lombardi, Cody Calhoun, Brad Kanney and Ryan Urquhart

Captains: Cody Calhoun, Joe Mankovecky, Dominic Lombardi, Sam Kayuha
Row 1: Alec Pratt, Sam Kayuha, Dominic Smith, Joe Mankovecky, Bryce Van Winkle, Mark Widerschein, George Cleary
Row 2: Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Deaandre Golden, Max McClelland, Jacob Ritzenthaler, Tyler Bair, Donovan Kelly, Cody Calhoun
Row 3: Dominic Lombardi, Tommy Wagner, Walter Green, Elliot Taylor, Andy Cotter, Patrick Holthus, Mark Guza
Row 4: Head Coach Matt McGowan, Asst. Coach Steve Taliaferro


Defending state champion, Joe Mankovecky won the high jump (6-6) at Regionals.
Track and Field State Qualifiers

Joe Mankovecky 12 HJ
Dominic Lombardi 11 110H 4x100R 300H
Cody Calhoun 11 4x100R
Brad Kanney 10 4x100R
Ryan Urquhart 11 4x100R

Regional Results
Calhoun, Kanney, Urquhart, Lombardi 4th in the 4x100R
Lombardi 2nd in 300 H, 4th in 110H
Mankovecky 6' 6" HJ

Left to Right:  Steve Talleferro, Matt McGowan, Dominic Lombardi, Cody Calhoun, Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Casey Teeters, (background) Andy Cotter. Not pictured: Joe Mankovecky

OHSAA State Tournament information click here.


Left to Right: Dominic Lombardi, Joe Mankovecky, Sam Kayuha, Ryan Urquhart, Andy Cotter, Brad Kanney and Cody Calhoun

Boys Track and Field Regional Qualifiers - June 1, 2013
Dominic Lombardi qualified 7th for Saturday in 110 hurdles and 1st in 300 hurdles.
4x100 relay team of Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun and Dominic Lombardi qualified into Saturday 4th.
Joe Mankovecky high jump and Sam Kayuha 3200 compete Saturday in finals.



Congratulation to the Boys Track and Field District Champions:

Dominic Lombardi – 300 meter hurdles (New school record)
Joe Mankovecky – high jump
4 x 100 meter relay - Brad Kanney – Ryan Urquhart – Cody Calhoun - Lombardi (alt. Cotter)
District Runner-up - Sam Kayuha - 3200 meters
3rd place – Lombardi – 110 hurdles
Also scoring were
Calhoun 6th in the long jump
Dominic Smith 6th in 1600 meters
Alec Pratt – 6th in 3200 meters
4 x 800 meter 7th - - Smith – Mark Widerschein - Kayuha - Pratt (alt. Max McClelland)

Earning All District honors: Dominic Lombardi, Joe Mankovecky, Brad Kenney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun and Sam Kayuha…

The 4 x 100 relay team and Dominic will run in the prelims on Thursday at the University of Dayton.

Joe and Sam will be competing in the Regional finals on Saturday at the University of Dayton.

 

Mankovecky and Lombardi Set New Records in Track & Field


Joe Mankovecky (left) broke his own high jump school record of 6 feet 8 inches set in 2012 at Saturday's CSG Invitational with a jump of 6 feet 8.25 inches.

Dominic Lombardi (right) set a new school record in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 39.6 seconds. The previous record was held by 2002 graduate Brandon Wilson, set in 2000 at the Division II Regional Final with a state-qualifying time of 40.1 seconds.  

Mankovecky Finishes 5th in the Nationals

Joe Mankovecky placed fifth in the high jump 6 feet 7 inches in the New Balance National Indoor Track & Field High School Championships held in New York City on March 8-9, 2013.

Joe Mankovecky won the high jump at Bowling Green on January 26, 2013. His leap of 6’8” qualifies him for the Indoor Track and Field State Championships in March and earns him High School All American honors.

Mankovecky back to lead boys track team

ThisWeek News By AARON BLANKENSHIP April 23, 2013
The boys track and field team returned its only Division II state qualifier from last season in senior Joe Mankovecky, who won the state title in the high jump by clearing 6 feet, 7 inches with Rossford's Manny Durden (6-5) placing second.
 

Mankovecky wins state high jump championship

Joe Mankovecky was chosen by The Columbus Dispatch as the top Division II boy’s field event Central District Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Dispatch 6/17/12

Joe Mankovecky clears the bar in the high jump.
He won the Division II title with a jump of
6 feet, 7 inches.  Dispatch 6/3/12 

"This is the first time Joe has made the outdoor state championships, and to win is great for him and the Bishop Watterson boys track and field team," said Coach Matt McGowan.  "All of his dedication and hard work over the past three years was evident in his performance."

Mankovecky jumps to state title  -  ThisWeek News 6/7/12


Joe Mankovecky D-II State High Jump Champion



Joe Mankovecky qualified for the state tournament by winning  the high jump (6-7).  Joe was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch (5/27/12) saying, "My goal this season is to get  7 feet, and I was hoping to get at least 6-10 today.  But it took, a little time to get the kinks out."  Joe will jump at the State Meet on Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am at OSU.

D-II Regional results (5/26/12):
Joe Mankovecky D-II Region 8 high jump champion.

4x100 relay finished 6th. Dominic Lombardi, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun and Cal Kelleher

Dominic Lombardi 5th in 110 high hurdles.

Sam Kayuha 13th in 3200.





 

Boys track team competes at regional Members of the boys track and field team competed in the Division II regional meet held May 24 and 26 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, with the top four finishers in each event advancing to the state meet Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at Ohio State.

Track teams sending contigent to regionals By AARON BLANKENSHIP ThisWeek Community News, May 23, 2012
Boys track squad ‘more athletic’ - By AARON BLANKENSHIP, ThisWeek Community News, April 18, 2012

The Watterson High School boys track and field team is reaping the reward of its 400-meter relay’s accomplishments last season.

Last spring, senior Erik Oman, junior Cody Calhoun and 2011 graduates Jimmy Gallagher and Alex Matacia placed eighth (43.17 seconds) in the Division II state meet at Ohio State.

They not only were the team’s first state qualifiers since 2000, but the first Eagles to score at state since 1993. more

Junior Joe Mankovecky took home the bronze in the High School State Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the University of Akron on March 17th. Joe tied for 3rd with his jump of 6'4". The top 4 finishers all jumped 6'4". March 17, 2012 more

Joe went 6-2 in the High Jump at Central District Indoor Championships, placing first. March 10, 2012 Joe Mankovecky wins the Arnold Track and Field Classic high jump with a leap of 6' 5". This height earns Joe Second Team All American status. March 3, 2012.  more

Track and Field Schedule Click Here

 
Boys Relay Team sets school record at state
Left to right; Coach Casey Teeters, Alex Matacia, Erik Oman, Coach Matt McGowan, Jimmy Gallagher, Cody Calhoun and Coach Steve Taliaferro

Congratulations to the 4 x 100 meter relay team (Alex Matacia, Jimmy Gallagher, Cody Calhoun and Erik Oman) which finished eighth in the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships. The team’s time of 43.17 destroyed the old school record of 43.31. Each runner earned All Ohio honors for their effort.

"When you can run lifetime-best times in the state meet and get on the podium, that's the ultimate goal," coach Matt McGowan said. "It had been a long time since we've had a boy in the state meet and even longer since we've had one on the podium, so this was exciting for them.  And we're really happy that they were able to break our school record in the 400 relay at state as well." Columbus Dispatch results click here

ThisWeek News - Boys relay sets school record at state 6/4/11
 

Regionals

Cody Calhoun, Alex Matacia, Jimmy Gallagher and Erik Oman posted a season-best time in the 400 relay and finished third (43.60) in the regional track meet to qualify for state competition. They will run Friday, June 3, at 2:55 pm at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.  Go Eagles!

For more information on the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships click here

Erik Oman and Cody Calhoun                  Matt Richardson

The boys track and field team scored 15 points to finish 15th in the Division II regional meet held May 26 and 28 at Lexington, behind champion Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (80).

Alex Matacia, Cody Calhoun, Jimmy Gallagher and Erik Oman placed third in the 400-meter relay in 43.6 seconds, behind St. Vincent-St. Mary (43.01) and Pemberville Eastwood (43.15), to become the Eagles' first state qualifiers since 2000.

The top four finishers in each regional event advanced to the state meet on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at Ohio State.

"This is the first year I have been overseeing everything for the boys track team, so I had the sprinters do more strength running earlier in the season and I used my distance background to get them to peak at the end of the season," coach Matt McGowan said. "I also have gotten sprinting advice from former Watterson (assistant) coach Dennis Grady, who has helped me with some technical aspects of sprinting and of the relays.

"Whenever someone qualifies for the state ... with their best performance of the season, that is the ultimate goal for any track athlete."

The 400 relay ran the 11th-fastest regional time of the 16 state-qualifying relays.

"(Our) goal would be to get the baton around the track with great handoffs and hopefully run faster and be one of the top eight in the preliminaries to get to the finals," McGowan said.

The rest of the Eagles' regional qualifiers fell short of making it to state. Oman finished fifth in the 200 (22.54) and sixth in the 100 (11.33), Joe Mankovecky placed seventh in the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches), Matt Richardson finished 12th in the 1,600 (4:45.65), Zac Lackey placed 14th in the 1,600 (4:49.83) and Richardson, Trevin Pitroff, Dominic Smith and Lackey finished 14th in the 3,200 relay (8:47.52).

The boys track and field team scored 15 points to finish 15th in the Division II regional meet held May 26 and 28 at Lexington, behind champion Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (80).

Alex Matacia, Cody Calhoun, Jimmy Gallagher and Erik Oman placed third in the 400-meter relay in 43.6 seconds, behind St. Vincent-St. Mary (43.01) and Pemberville Eastwood (43.15), to become the Eagles' first state qualifiers since 2000.

The top four finishers in each regional event advanced to the state meet on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at Ohio State.

"This is the first year I have been overseeing everything for the boys track team, so I had the sprinters do more strength running earlier in the season and I used my distance background to get them to peak at the end of the season," coach Matt McGowan said. "I also have gotten sprinting advice from former Watterson (assistant) coach Dennis Grady, who has helped me with some technical aspects of sprinting and of the relays.

"Whenever someone qualifies for the state ... with their best performance of the season, that is the ultimate goal for any track athlete."

The 400 relay ran the 11th-fastest regional time of the 16 state-qualifying relays.

"(Our) goal would be to get the baton around the track with great handoffs and hopefully run faster and be one of the top eight in the preliminaries to get to the finals," McGowan said.

The rest of the Eagles' regional qualifiers fell short of making it to state. Oman finished fifth in the 200 (22.54) and sixth in the 100 (11.33), Joe Mankovecky placed seventh in the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches), Matt Richardson finished 12th in the 1,600 (4:45.65), Zac Lackey placed 14th in the 1,600 (4:49.83) and Richardson, Trevin Pitroff, Dominic Smith and Lackey finished 14th in the 3,200 relay (8:47.52).

The Eagles' boys finished 15th (15 points) at the D-II regional meet May 28 at Lexington.

Cody Calhoun, Alex Matacia, Jimmy Gallagher and Erik Oman posted a season-best time in the 400 relay and finished third (43.60) to qualify for the state meet.

Oman was fifth in the 200 (22.54) and sixth in the 100 (11.33) while Joe Mankovecky was seventh in the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches). BY John Reidenbauch The Booster June 1, 2011. 
                    
Congratulations to the Eagles who will advance to the regionals on Thursday, May 26th at Lexington!

  • 4x800 Relay of Matt Richardson, Zac Lackey, Trevin Pitroff, Mark Widerschein, and Dominic Smith will run Thursday in prelims. 3rd in district

  • Erik Oman runs in 100 (2nd district) and 200 (1st district) prelims

  • 4x100 Relay of Alex Matacia, Jimmy Gallagher, Cody Calhoun and Erik Oman (1st district) run prelims. Dominic Lombardi is an alternate
     
    District Results:

  • Matt Richardson won the 1,600-meter run (4:42.11). Richardson also was seventh in the 800 (2:08.07) and was part of the 3200 relay team that finished third (8:38.74).

  • Erik Oman won the 200 (22.53) and was part of the 400 relay team (43.75) that also includes Alex Matacia, Cody Calhoun and Jimmy Gallagher. Oman was also second in the 100 (11.29).

  • Joe Mankovecky hit 5 feet, 10 inches to win the high jump.

  • Zac Lackey rounds out regional qualifiers with his third-place finish in the 1,600 (4:45.73).

  • Other scorers include Gallagher (fifth in the 100), the sixth-place 800 relay team, and Andrew Jeffries and Dominic Smith, who were eighth in the 110 hurdles and the 3,200.
    4x800 Relay of Matt Richardson, Zac Lackey, Trevin Pitroff, Mark Widerschein, and Dominic Smith will run Thursday in prelims. 3rd in district

A sport with 16 different events

The Boys Track and Field at Bishop Watterson High School allows students of various abilities and interests to be involved in individual events and team events within the confines of a team sport. 

Practice starts the first week of March with meets during April and May. We offer both a Varsity and JV CCL Track and Field Championships. Events include: 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1600 meters, 3200 meters, 110 meter hurdles, 300 meter hurdles, 4 x 100 meters, 4 x 200 meters, 4 x 400 meters, 4 x 800 meters, long jump, high jump, discus and shot put.
 

Coaching Staff

Matt McGowan, Head Coach

 

mmcgowan@cdeducation.org

Steve Taliaferro, Assistant Coach

 

stlf443@aol.com

Casey Teeters, Assistant Coach