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Max McClelland broke his own school record in the 3200 meter run by over 11 seconds (now 9:31.98).

The following athletes qualified for the Division I Regional Track Finals Friday 5/27/16 at Pickerington North:

Nick Haley 3rd 800 meters - 1:58.8

Ross Kuhn 4th 1600 meters - 4:29.84

Max McClelland 4th 3200 meters - 9:31.98 (New School Record)

Also scoring:

Garrin Bachinski 5th in 110 high hurdles and 5th in 300 meter hurdles

4x400 meter relay 5th (Haley, Kuhn, Shane Merklin, Connor Busch)

4 x 800 meter relay 5th (Haley, Kuhn, Nick Kuraly, Max McClelland)

Max McClelland set a school record at the CCL Championships (5/13/16) in the 3200 meters with his time of 9:43.31 breaking the 19 year old mark of 9:44.6 held by Geoff Dew, '97. Nick Haley won the 800 meters 1:58.80.

All League Honors
Nick Haley, Garrin Bachinski, Max McClelland, Ross Kuhn, and Nick Kuraly 

The boys 4x1600 relay team of Nick Haley, Ross Kuhn, Nick Kuraly, and Max McClelland broke an 18 year old school record with a time of 18:47.1. The previous record was 18:48 set in 1998 at the Bexley Relays by Pat Walker '98, Jeff Wittich '98, Christian Cottrell '98, and Matt Hangen '99.

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Matt McGowan, Head Coach

Boys Track and Field 2016
Row 1 (L-R): Nick Kuraly, Michael Grunenwald, Nick Haley, Ross Kuhn, Shane Merklin, Max McClelland, Garrin Bachinski, Casey Calhoun, Nick DePalma, Grant Bonnell
Row 2: Nick Bowen, Sam Scully, Nick Reardon, Jacob Sinopoli, Charlie Spencer, Erik Placke, David Butz, Billy Minadeo
Row 3: Lane McVey, Yahir Sarmiento, David Grden, Ethan Costa, Kobe Kreber, Tony Rogner, Kyle Bower, John Stimpfl, Matthew Hartel, Jim Ryan, Head Coach Matt McGowan
Row 4: Asst. Coach Taliaferro, Gilberto Quintero, Patrick Monnin, Jared Sommer, Andrew McLaughlin, Dylan Tucker, Ethan Burchard, Reed Eldredge, Dominic Giacomin, Asst. Coach Teeters





Captains:  Garrin Bachinski and Max McClelland





Senior Max McClelland ran a personal best time of 4:23.98 to finish 15th in the 1600 meter run at the Ohio Indoor Track & Field Championship 3.5.16 at the University of Akron. The outdoor Bishop Watterson school record for the boys 1600 meter is 4:23.

Max’s 1600 meter time today and his 3200 meter time 9:42.5 on February 13th earned him MileSplit US Second Team awards for both events.
BWHS Graduates/Track Regional Finalists: Sam Maglicic and Tyler Bair
All State Academic Honors - Tyler Bair
All Regional Honors - Tyler Bair, Sam Maglicic and Mas McClelland

Top performances, The Ohio State Track Meet: Max McClelland 2nd, 9:42 in 3200m, Grace Thomas 3rd in 800m, Michelle Lehmann 4th in 60m. 2/18/16

Tyler Bair finishes 10th in 300 hurdles, one away from running in Division II state meet held June 5 and 6, 2015 at Ohio State.
ThisWeek News 6.10.15 - Bair led boys track team at state meet

John Bair of the boys track and field team placed ninth in the 300-meter hurdles in 39.49 seconds in the Division II state meet held June 5 and 6 at Ohio State.The senior finished one spot away from qualifying for the finals, behind Kettering Alter's Nick Coleman (39.39).Bair was the Eagles' lone state competitor.

"For the fifth year in a row, at least one Watterson boys track and field athlete qualified for state," coach Matt McGowan said. "Last year, Tyler didn't qualify for the regional, so to finish 10th at state and miss the finals by one-tenth of a second was a great accomplishment."

Tyler Bair finished 2nd in the 300m hurdles at the track regional finals, qualifying for the state tournament on June 5, 2015.

Tyler Bair finished 7th in 110 hurdles and 2nd in 300 hurdles.
Sam Maglicic finished 6th in both the 200 and the long jump.
Max McClelland finished 6th in the 1600
Ross Kuhn finished 13th in the 1600.

Saturday, May 30 - Boys Track Regionals at Lexington
Sam Maglicic 200 2:10
Tyler Bair 110 HH 12:35 PM
Tyler Bair 300 LH 1:50 PM
Ross Kuhn 1600 1:15 PM
Max McClelland 1600 1:15 PM
Max McClelland 3200 2:30 PM

Regional Qualifiers from Districts (top 4 advance)
Sam Maglicic 3rd long jump - 20'10" (finals Thursday at Lexington High School)
Tyler Bair 2nd 110 high hurdles  - 15.46, 1st in 300 hurdles - 40.01 (prelims Thursday)
Sam Maglicic 4th 100 meter - 11.42, 3rd 200 meter  - 22.67 (prelims Thursday)
Finals on Saturday - Max McClelland 2nd 1600 meter - 4:34.74; Ross Kuhn 4th 1600 meter - 4:37.89; Max McClelland 2nd 3200 meter - 10:04.14
Other District scorers -
4 x800 meter relay  5th - 8:26.21 (Max McCelland, Ross Kuhn, Mike Grunenwald , Shane Merklin)
Garrin Bachinski 7th 110 high hurdles - 17.56
4x200  meter relay  6th - 1:36.44 (Nick, DePalma, Jack Yersavich, David Savely, Shane Merklin)
4 x 100 meter relay 5th - 44.25 (Brad Kanney, Tyler Bair, Casey Calhoun, Sam Maglicic)
Ross Kuhn 6th 3200 meter - 10:47.26
4 x 400 relay  5th - 3:33.23 (Tyler Bair, Brad Kanney,  Shane Merklin, Jack Yersavich)

Boys Track District Finals Results (places 1-4 qualify for Regionals):
Tyler Bair 2nd in 110 hurdles, 1st in 300 hurdles
Sam Maglicic 4th in the 100, 3rd in the 200 4x200 boys relay was 7th
Garrin Bachinski 7th in 110 hurdles
Max McClelland 2nd in the 1600 4x100 relay of Bair, Kanney, Casey Calhoun, Maglicic was 5th
4x200 relay of Kanney, Calhoun, Nick DePalma, David Savely was 6th
Mike Grunenwald was 9th in the 800

ThisWeek News 4.16.15 - State success sparks growth for boys track team

Row 1: (L to R) – Patrick Monnin, Christian Sena, Ray Davis, Tyler Bair, Brad Kanney, Sam Maglicic, Max McClelland, Michael Jones, Nick Kuraly, Joey Decaminada III

Row 2 and 3**: (L to R) – David Savely, Andrew Szczesny, David Butz, Bill Daily, Shane Merklin, Billy Minadeo, Colin Murphy, Tony Rogner, John Stimpfl, Matthew Hartel, Grant Bonnell, Gilberto Quintero, Tommy Wagner, Sam Heringhaus, Nick Haley, Ross Kuhn, Casey Calhoun, Cort Marbaugh, Donovan Kelly

**Rows 2 and 3 didn’t put a dividing line between their names but all are listed from left to right. So just need to determine who was last in Row 2 or first in Row 3 when the photo.

Row 4: (L to R) – Edison Castaneda, Jake Winters, Stephen Gerlach, Sam Lewis, Dylan Murphy, Jack Yersavich, Nick DePalma, Mikey Grunenwald, Garrin Bachinski, Matt Kanney, Erik Placke

Row 5: (L to R) – Coach Taliaferro, Coach McGowan, Coach Teeters

Boy’s track team (Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun and Dominic Lombardi)
wins 4 x 100 meter relay title at the States.

Dominic Lombardi was selected as the Dispatch Div. II Track Athlete of the Year




Calhoun, Kanney, Urquhart and Lombardi STATE CHAMPIONS

The boys 4x100 track team of Brad Kanney (St. Brigid), Cody Calhoun (St. Brendan), Ryan Urquhart (Immaculate Conception) and Dominic Lombardi (St. Andrew) took the state championship with a school-record time of 43.17.   In addition, Dominic Lombardi took silver medals in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles (new school record 37.43).  The boy’s track team finished fourth in the
OHSAA State Track & Field Championships. 


Congratulations to the boys who raced in the State Track Championships prelims June 6th.Dominic Lombardi established the fourth best time in the 110 hurdles and will run at 1:05 pm on Saturday, June 7th.

1 Juan Scott 11 Dunbar 14.49 14.32Q 1.3 2
2 Errik Snell 11 Cambridge 14.32 14.37Q -1.2 1
3 Rion Harrison 12 Dunbar 14.89 14.44Q 1.3 2
4 Dominic Lombardi 12 Watterson 14.71 14.60Q -1.2 1
5 Cameron Jackson 12 Eastmoor Aca 14.56 14.72q 1.3 2
6 Evan Carroscia 12 CVCA 14.97 14.76q 1.3 2 14.760
6 Alex Sherman 12 Bloom-Carrol 14.86 14.76q -1.2 1 14.760
8 Lenell Shelby 11 Ontario 15.05 14.83q 1.3 2
9 Lynk Tranter 12 Carrollton 14.68 14.88q 1.3 2

The 4 x100 meter relay (Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun, Lombardi) broke the old school record of 43.17 for the fifth straight race 42.96, 42.94, 43.01, 42.71 and ran a 42.44 today to run the fastest time of the year for Division II and will run at 1:50pm on Saturday

1 Watterson 42.71 42.44Q 1
1) Brad Kanney 11
2) Ryan Urquhart 12
3) Cody Calhoun 12
4) Dominic Lombardi 12
2 Akron SVSM 42.87 42.97Q 2
1) Vince Lockett 11
2) Jarel Woolridge 12
3) Tyler Moran 12
4) Parris Campbell 12
3 Orange 43.02 42.75Q 1
1) Brandon Brownlee 12
2) John Flynn 11
3) Edward Hubbard 12
4) Rayshawn Watkins 12
4 Eastwood 42.82 43.20Q 2
1) Grant Geiser 11
2) Devin Snowden 11
3) Brennan Seifert 11
4) Jake Hoodlebrink 12
5 Shroder 43.98 43.68q 1
1) Davaughn Jones 12
2) Anthony Brown 11
3) Emmanuel Alade 12
4) Marcus Johnson 12
6 St. Clairsville 43.64 43.69q 2
1) Isiah Green 10
2) Jordan Vincent 9
3) Shane Peroni 10
4) Jaylon Brown 12
7 Col. DeSales 43.10 43.71q 2
1) Adam Acquista 11
2) Sayyid Kanu 12
3) Jacob Gilmore 10
4) Brandon Kriatemeyer 11
8 Cambridge 43.71 43.73q 1
1) Ayden Howell 12
2) Eric Fox 12
3) Ivan Gadson 12
4) Errik Snell 11
9 Athens 43.96 43.78q 2
1) Andy Vu 12 2) Cameron Mauzy 10
3) Trae Williams 11 4) Freddy Stalder 12

Dominic lowered his school record in the 300 meter hurdles for the second race in a row as he put up the number one time in the state with his 37.76 and will run Saturday at 2:15pm

1 Dominic Lombardi 12 Watterson 37.99 37.76Q 1
2 Tyler Pavliga 12 Carroll 38.62 38.39Q 2
3 Jacob Click 11 Gallia Acade 38.91 38.73Q 1
4 Evan Carroscia 12 CVCA 38.07 38.74Q 2
5 Caleb Wilt 11 Miami Trace 39.06 38.95q 1
6 Kaleb Harris 12 Norwayne 38.49 39.25q 2
7 Devin Snowden 11 Eastwood 38.12 39.39q 2
8 Trevis Stamper 12 River View 39.99 39.54q 1
9 Lenell Shelby 11 Ontario 38.22 39.55q 1 

Dominic Lombardi was 1st in the 300 hurdles and 2nd in the 110 at regionals. The 4x100 relay team of Cody Calhoun, Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart and Lombardi set a school record in taking 1st. All are headed to states!

Dispatch 6.1.14   Track and field: Watterson’s Lombardi leaves with victories, diploma

OHSAA Important State Meet Traffic Flow Announcement

Matt McGowan, Head Coach
Steve Taliaferro, Assistant Coach

Casey Teeters, Assistant Coach


The 4 x 100 relay (Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun, and Dominic Lombardi) lowered their school record to 42.71 to win. They will run in the State semifinals Friday at 2:55 pm at OSU.

Dominic Lombardi won the 300 hurdles in a new school record of 37.99 and will run Friday at 3:30 pm.

Dominic finished second in 14.71 in the 110 hurdles and will run Friday at 2:10 pm.

Nick Haley finished 8th in the 1600 meters in 4:36.44 and Max McClelland finished 10th in 4:39.85.

The boy’s team finished 5th in the Regionals with 29 points.

Nick Haley finished 8th in the 1600.




Boys Track qualify for  Regional Championship on Saturday, June 31st.

The boy’s team finished 3rd with 82 points

Qualifying for Saturday’s Regional Track Championships next Saturday at
Lexington High School.
1600 meters – 2nd Max McClelland (4:38.97), 4th Nick Haley (4:41.16)
3200 meters – 3rd Haley (10:30.76), 4th McClelland (10:36.02)

Qualifying for Thursday’s Regional Track semi finals Thursday at Lexington H.S.
1st and new school record 4 x 100 meter relay (42.94) Brad Kanney – Ryan
Urquhart – Cody Calhoun – Dominic Lombardi
1st 300 hurdles (38.62) Lombardi
2nd 110 hurdles (14.62) Lombardi
3rd 200 meters (23.13) Urquhart
3rd 4 x 200 meter relay (1:31.46) Kanney - Urquhart - Calhoun – Sam Maglicic

Also scoring
5th 300 hurdles (40.79) Tyler Bair
5th 4 x 400 meter relay (3:29.1) Bair - Lombardi - Sam Lewis – Kanney
6th 110 hurdles (16.33) Bair
6th 200 meters (23.68) Maglicic
6th 4 x 800 meter relay (8:49.1) Haley- McClelland - Ross Kuhn - Mike
8th long jump Maglicic (18’11.75”)

Complete results –


The following boys ran in the District Track Championships Saturday, May 24, 2014. .

110H - Lombardi - Bair

4x200 - Kanney - Urquhart - Calhoun - Maglicic (alt. Bair/Lewis)
1600 - Haley – McClelland
4x100 - Kanney - Urquhart - Calhoun - Lombardi (alt. Bair/TBD)
300H - Lombardi - Bair
800 - Kuhn – Britt
200 - Urquhart – Maglicic
3200 - Haley - McClelland
4x400 - Bair - Lombardi - Lewis - Kanney (alt.Busch/Urquhart)

The top 4 advance to the Regionals in Lexington next week.

The 4 x 100 meter relay broke the school record on Wednesday with their 42.96.

Dominic Lombardi, BOYS TRACK, Columbus Dispatch Athlete of the Week May 5-12

Lombardi, a senior, had seven victories in two meets. In a victory over Whetstone and South, he won the 110-meter high hurdles (15.2 seconds) and 300 intermediate hurdles (39.9) and anchored the 400 (44.0) and 800 (1 minute, 33.5 seconds) relays victories. In the Larken-Crosten Classic at Upper Arlington, Lombardi set a school record in the high hurdles (14.44), also won the intermediates (38.31) and anchored the 400 relay to victory (43.69).

Top boys finishers in the CCL Track Championships include: Dominic Lombardi – 1st in the 110 and 300 hurdles, 4 X 100 meter relay – 1st made up of Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Cody Calhoun and Lombardi, Runner-up finishers – Tyler Bair in the 110 hurdles, Nick Haley in the 1600 meters, 4 X 200 meter relay of Kanney, Urquhart, Calhoun and Sam Maglicic and the 4 X 400 meter relay of Bair, Lombardi, Sam Lewis and Kanney.

The boys 4 X 800 meter relay of Nick Haley, Max McClelland, Ross Kuhn and Mike Grunenwald finished 2nd on 5/16/14.
Boys Track Wins 5/6: Nick Haley,1600 & 800 meters, Dominic Lombardi,110 & 300 hurdles, Cody Calhoun long jump, 4 X 100 & 4 X 200 meter relays of Brad Kanney, Ryan Urquhart, Calhoun, Lombardi.

Senior Dominic Lombardi set a new school record in the 110 hurdles on 5/1/14. Boys 4x100 relay team took 1st and Sprint Medley relay team took 2nd.

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


Bishop Watterson High School Christine Wilson 5K run/walk, Saturday, June 7th at 8:30 am, at Ohio Dominican University – For a printable entry form go to -

Bob Lennon Memorial 5K run/walk, Saturday, July 26, Westerville at 8:15 am
Contact Scott Hartman, - (614) 267-7808 x137. Registration at

The Jeff McGowan Memorial 5km run/walk, Sunday, August 17th, Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 West Whittier St, Columbus.  Contact: Andy Harris, Columbus Running Company, 6465 Perimeter Dr, Dublin, OH 43016, (614) 764-0855. Matt McGowan, (740) 587-0376,

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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


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
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.