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Boys Track & Field

Boys track & field starts March 6. A number of athletes are currently running outside with the nice weather on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:25p.m (meet by the weight room). If you are planning to be part of the boys track & field team this spring and are not participating in a winter sport, please join us.Official outdoor practices start on Monday, March 6 and will be Monday through Friday from 3:30-4:40p.m. Please contact Coach Steve Taliaferro, stephen.taliaferro@yahoo.com or Coach Matt McGowan, mmcgowan@cdeducation.org

Matt McGowan, Head Coach  mmcgowan@cdeducation.org 

2016

Left to Right:  Nick Haley, Ross Kuhn, Nick Kuraly, and Max McClelland

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)

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.

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.

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.

2015
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."

2014

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

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.

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

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/sports/2014/06/13/dispatch-honors-top-district-performers.html

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.

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).

2013
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 OHSAA State Championships.

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).

Joe and Dominic were selected by The Dispatch as Central District Track and Field Athletes of theYear! 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.

2012
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

2012
Joe Mankovecky wins state high jump championship with a leap of 6'9"

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

"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."

 


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


 





Coaching Staff

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

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Casey Teeters, Assistant Coach