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Monsignor Bonner: Sean English, Michael Marchiano, Blake Schiller, Mark Dyer & Shawn McDevitt Carroll: Andrew Criner, Andrew Szalejeko, Brian Pulitti & Sam Bono O'Hara: Bill Marcum, Peter Cancila, Brian Conway, Dan Hawkins, Stephen McGinnis & Phil Cancila




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2003 South Eastern PA Cross County Honors

Main Line Times All Stars Cross Country

2002 Daily Times Cross Country Runners of the Year
Steve Hallinan and Katie Kelly
All-Delco Team O'Hara's Vince Gravelle, Mike Callanan, Greg Thomas, Danielle Schopf and Mary Debevec, Ed Dutch, Dave Hollinger and Julia Somers of Haverford, Archbishop Prendergast's Nicole O'Dea, Lauren Hart of Ridley and Kelly Cline and Chris Kessler of Sun Valley.

 David Marshall, THS Boys XC Coach is looking forward to a good season this year.  A large group of seniors are returning, including three varsity runners from last year and a number who sometimes ran in the top seven. After some hard work over the summer, last year's number one runner Ben Marsden (All conference; 23rd at NCC Meet; 14th at Div. 2 State Meet in 2002) will be formidable. Seniors John Mongan, and Roger Rengert, who also ran varsity last year, should have an impact. As always, however, the team's success relies upon the continued development of last year's JV runners and the contributions of some talented newcomers, especially Ian Lonsdale, who looks like he has some talent. Opposition outlook? Tatnall and its number one runner, Kyle Kershner are the team to beat in the Delaware Independent Conference. I expect Tatnall to contend for a Div. 2 state title this year as well, but Archmere is getting everyone back, and they dominated the state last year. The wild card, in my mind, is Red Lion Christian. If they improve the way they have over the last couple of years, they will also contend for the title. They run aggressively and have no fear of anyone in Div. 2.

Penncrest's Clauser grabs silver on the fly
February 17, 2002 By JOHN LOHN jlohn@delcotimes.com WEST CHESTER -- Five months ago, Cody Clauser made a decision. It was time for the Penncrest junior to heighten his dedication to the pool and accept the sacrifices that would accompany the move. What a choice Clauser made. Benefiting from increased and intensified practice sessions, Clauser exited the District One Class AAA Boys Swimming Championships yesterday with an extended season. Posting the county's top time in the 100 butterfly -- a sizzling 52.86 -- Clauser collected a silver medal in his prime event, and in the process, established himself as a medal contender at the state championship meet at Penn State in three weeks. For an encore, he also grabbed a trip to states in the 500 free with a fifth-place finish. From the start of the fly, there was little question whether Clauser would advance to states. In control for the entire race, Clauser powered to the wall with a strong closing leg, finishing behind only Wissahickon's Pete Reeves (51.96). "I was pumped for the race," Clauser said. "I saw the times from the races before mine and knew there were some guys who went faster than my entry time. I knew I had to motor it. "When I hit the water, I felt great. I got through the first 50 and then went hard the rest of the way. I'm really pleased with how everything has worked out."Credit Clauser's increased dedication to the water.The Central League champion in the fly, Clauser just missed bids to states last season in the fly and 500 free. In part, those narrow misses urged Clauser to alter his training ways. Working with Suburban Swim Center in addition to his training with Penncrest, Clauser has not only turned to a handful of double-workouts, but has also picked up his intensity level in the water. The result: Many positives, and a few acceptable negatives."In the fall, I decided it was time to really kick it up," Clauser said. "There were some sacrifices to make, but I wasn't going to let this season slip by. A lot of the sacrifices have been social ones, but it's all been worth it."
Clauser's state qualifications marked the second time a member of his family has earned a trip to Penn State. A few years back, Clauser's All-Delco sister, Emma, advanced to states in the fly.
"I guess I'm continuing the family tradition," Clauser said. "I have nothing hanging over my head now that I've qualified. I'm going to get back to work and try to drop some more time. We'll see what happens."Dan Cucchi finally got his wish, albeit in tight fashion.The Haverford High senior, a state qualifier in relay events the past two seasons and as an alternate during his freshman campaign, secured an individual invitation to State College in the 100 freestyle.
Clocking 48.81, Cucchi picked up the fifth and final automatic berth to states and rounded out a solid afternoon in which he also placed 10th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:48.25."When I touched the wall, I was pretty sure I had it," Cucchi said. "I knew if I placed fifth in my heat, I was going to be in good shape. It's incredible to qualify as an individual."In addition to his fifth-place medal, Cucchi also earned a podium position as the anchor of Haverford's 200 free relay. Teaming with Matt Krouse, Bill Robinson and Geoff Brown, Cucchi propelled the Fords to a sixth-place showing.It was a tough day for one state qualifying hopeful.Marple Newtown's Rick Hoenig, who narrowly missed a trip to Penn State last season in the sprint freestyle events, once again missed out on state bids, falling just short in the 50 and 100 freestyles.A junior, Hoenig placed sixth in the 50 free with a time of 22.51. The effort missed the fifth and final automatic qualifying spot by one place. Hoenig also just missed in the 100 freestyle, as his mark of 49.41 managed ninth place. Former Upper Darby standout Chris Ippoliti, now a senior at Conestoga, turned in a fine meet despite not resting for the competition. Bound for the University of Pittsburgh, Ippoliti grabbed a silver medal in the 200 individual medley and added a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. For good measure, he also helped the Pioneers to second place in the medley relay and to a bronze medal in the 400 free relay. Clearing the record: Strath Haven, which received silver-medal efforts from a pair of relays and collected three individual championships Friday, finished second in the District One Class AA team standings, behind Radnor. It was incorrectly reported in yesterday's edition of the Daily Times that the Panthers placed third. Haven's individual titles were earned by T.J. Southmayd in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle and Dan Billings in the 100 breaststroke. ©The Daily Times 2003

Sept 2002
Springfield defeated Interboro in a non-league meet, 27-30, behind Bob Spence's runner-up finish. Spence was one second off the winning time. Teammate Lew Vastardis ran third.

O'Hara Dominates Delco Again!
The thirty-ninth annual Delaware County Cross Country Championships were held on Saturday, October 12, 2002, at Rose Tree Park, Media. Six hundred thirty runners from twenty-three Delaware County high schools registered for the event sponsored by the Delco Road Runners Club. Four hundred and sixty-three finished the 3.1 mile course on a overcast day. A light rain fell during some of the events.
In the boys' varsity race, Cardinal O'Hara won the team title for the second straight year, scoring 32 points. This team score was due to the fact that O'Hara placed 1st,2nd,5th,6th,18th,19th, and 37th, respectively. Monsignor Bonner finished in second place in the team scoring, they managed to put together 75 points, by going 8th,10th,13th,20th,49th, and 71st. Penncrest took third place.
The varsity race was won by O'Hara senior Vince Gravelle in a blazing time of 16:04. Gravelle's race is believed to have been the sixth fastest time ever run on the rose tree park course. Junior Steve Hallinan finished second with a time of 16:17. Ed Dutch, the haverford standout, finished third with a time 16:23. Monsignor Bonner's top finisher was Mark Simpson with a time of 16:56. This year's meet featured a lot of great athletes that made this years meet, one of the more exciting races to watch
All in all, it was a great day for Cross Country racing in this county. Special thanks to all the teams that participated and to all the athletes and their coaches that made it happen.
By: Mike Johnson

left to right: coach Tom Kennedy, coach Tom O'loughlin, Greg Thomas, Mike Callanan, Bernie Rendler, Vince Gravelle, Steve Hallinan, Matt Toldero, Jack Braconnier, Coach Mike Fletcher

Top 25 Finishers
1 VINCE GRAVELLE 12 O'HARA 16:04 2 STEVE HALLINAN 11 O'HARA 16:17 3 ED DUTCH 12 HAVERFORD 16:23 4 CHRIS KESSLER 12 SUN VALLEY 16:24 5 MIKE CALLANAN 11 O'HARA 16:40 6 GREG THOMAS 9 O'HARA 16:44 7 DAVE HOLLINGER 12 HAVERFORD 16:46 8 MARK SIMPSON 11 BONNER 16:56 9 IAN WARD 11 STRATH HAVEN 16:57 10 MATT LAMOUREUX 12 BONNER 16:58 11 BILL REYNOLDS 12 DELCO CHRISTIAN 17:00 12 MIKE TILGER 11 CARROLL 17:01 13 DAVE MCGUIRE 11 BONNER 17:03 14 ANDREW BUTLER 11 UPPER DARBY 17:04 15 JIM HUGHES 12 PENNCREST 17:06 16 BRIAN GILDEA 12 PENNCREST 17:07 17 KYLE KEEHN 10 RIDLEY 17:14 18 JACK BRACONNIER 11 O'HARA 17:25 19 MATT TOLDERO 10 O'HARA 17:27 20 JOE MCDEVITT 11 BONNER 17:30



Indoor Track and Field PTFCA State Championships At Penn State University: BOYS' EVENTS Team scoring: Glen Mills 65, North Penn 43, Abington 36. 60 meters: 1, Tyrone Diggs, Harrisburg, 6.91. 2, Akeem Vance, Greensburg-Salem, 6.94. 3, James Jefferson, Dougherty, 6.98. 60 hurdles: 1, Jeff Kiss, Windber, 8.09. 2, Steve Nichols, Penncrest, 8.10. 3, Eric Alexander, Glen Mills, 8.12. 200: 1, Barry Jones, Glen Mills, 21.87. 2, Lester Caesar, Abington, 22.04. 3, Matt Henderson, North Penn, 22.30. 400: 1, Barry Jones, Glen Mills, 48.01. 2, Lester Caesar, Abington, 48.50. 3, Troy Roberson, William Tennent, 49.23. 800: 1, Steve Craig, North Penn, 1:54.91. 2, Dan Michael, North Penn, 1:56.61. 3, Mike Brown, Penn Wood, 1:57.15. Mile: Dan Mazzocco, Baldwin, 4:22.66. 2, Mike Didio, Council Rock, 4:23.71. 3, Joe Francisco, Cardinal O'Hara, 4:26.34. 3,000: 1, Ryan Blood, East Pennsboro, 8:39.78. 2, Rob Robertson, Council Rock, 8:40.98. 3, Dan Mazzocco, Baldwin, 8:41.22. High jump: 1, Tyler Fedeli, Altoona, 6-10. 2, Ray Bobrownicki, Westtown, 6-8. 3, Carson Pickens, Germantown Friends, 6-8. Long jump: 1, Al Gregory, Pennsbury, 23-0. 2, Ryan Westman, Lower Merion, 22-33/4. 3, Jamal James, Central Dauphin, 22-23/4. Triple jump: 1, Mike Whitehead, Norristown, 46-53/4. 2, Galen Rivers, Great Valley, 46-3. 3, Blake Taylor, Methacton, 45-21/2. Shot put: 1, Steve Myers, Conestoga, 60-0. 2, Dane Miller, Schuylkill Valley, 59-11/2. 3, Omain Gullette, Glen Mills, 57-2. Pole vault: 1, Andrew Rademacher, Hickory, 14-6. 2, Paul Hecht, Baldwin, 14-0. 3, Kurt Dunn, Towanda, 14-0. 4x200 relay: 1, Glen Mills, 1:28.49. 2, Abington, 1:30.99. 3, Simon Gratz, 1:31.56. 4x400 relay: 1, Glen Mills, 3:18.73. 2, Abington, 3:20.83. 3, North Penn, 3:23.51. 4x800 relay: 1, North Penn, 7:52.02. 2, Strath Haven, 7:57.35. 3, Mt. Lebanon, 7:59.58.
Cross Country Central League Championship 1. Penncrest - 54 points 2. Haverford - 70 3. Upper Darby - 73 4. Conestoga - 93 5. Strath Haven - 114 Penncrest - Rob Craft - Senior eastern states invitational o'hara - 2nd place - a division CATHOLIC LEAGUE SOUTH CHAMPTIONSHIP ST JOE'S PREP - 159.75 O'HARA - 147.25 BONNER - 75.5 ROMAN CATHOLIC - 51 CARROLL - 40
Top 25 Finishers
1 VINCE GRAVELLE 12 O'HARA 16:04 2 STEVE HALLINAN 11 O'HARA 16:17 3 ED DUTCH 12 HAVERFORD 16:23 4 CHRIS KESSLER 12 SUN VALLEY 16:24 5 MIKE CALLANAN 11 O'HARA 16:40 6 GREG THOMAS 9 O'HARA 16:44 7 DAVE HOLLINGER 12 HAVERFORD 16:46 8 MARK SIMPSON 11 BONNER 16:56 9 IAN WARD 11 STRATH HAVEN 16:57 10 MATT LAMOUREUX 12 BONNER 16:58 11 BILL REYNOLDS 12 DELCO CHRISTIAN 17:00 12 MIKE TILGER 11 CARROLL 17:01 13 DAVE MCGUIRE 11 BONNER 17:03 14 ANDREW BUTLER 11 UPPER DARBY 17:04 15 JIM HUGHES 12 PENNCREST 17:06 16 BRIAN GILDEA 12 PENNCREST 17:07 17 KYLE KEEHN 10 RIDLEY 17:14 18 JACK BRACONNIER 11 O'HARA 17:25 19 MATT TOLDERO 10 O'HARA 17:27 20 JOE MCDEVITT 11 BONNER 17:30

Penncrest Cross Country

Indoor Track and Field PTFCA State Championships At Penn State University: BOYS' EVENTS Team scoring: Glen Mills 65, North Penn 43, Abington 36. 60 meters: 1, Tyrone Diggs, Harrisburg, 6.91. 2, Akeem Vance, Greensburg-Salem, 6.94. 3, James Jefferson, Dougherty, 6.98. 60 hurdles: 1, Jeff Kiss, Windber, 8.09. 2, Steve Nichols, Penncrest, 8.10. 3, Eric Alexander, Glen Mills, 8.12. 200: 1, Barry Jones, Glen Mills, 21.87. 2, Lester Caesar, Abington, 22.04. 3, Matt Henderson, North Penn, 22.30. 400: 1, Barry Jones, Glen Mills, 48.01. 2, Lester Caesar, Abington, 48.50. 3, Troy Roberson, William Tennent, 49.23. 800: 1, Steve Craig, North Penn, 1:54.91. 2, Dan Michael, North Penn, 1:56.61. 3, Mike Brown, Penn Wood, 1:57.15. Mile: Dan Mazzocco, Baldwin, 4:22.66. 2, Mike Didio, Council Rock, 4:23.71. 3, Joe Francisco, Cardinal O'Hara, 4:26.34. 3,000: 1, Ryan Blood, East Pennsboro, 8:39.78. 2, Rob Robertson, Council Rock, 8:40.98. 3, Dan Mazzocco, Baldwin, 8:41.22. High jump: 1, Tyler Fedeli, Altoona, 6-10. 2, Ray Bobrownicki, Westtown, 6-8. 3, Carson Pickens, Germantown Friends, 6-8. Long jump: 1, Al Gregory, Pennsbury, 23-0. 2, Ryan Westman, Lower Merion, 22-33/4. 3, Jamal James, Central Dauphin, 22-23/4. Triple jump: 1, Mike Whitehead, Norristown, 46-53/4. 2, Galen Rivers, Great Valley, 46-3. 3, Blake Taylor, Methacton, 45-21/2. Shot put: 1, Steve Myers, Conestoga, 60-0. 2, Dane Miller, Schuylkill Valley, 59-11/2. 3, Omain Gullette, Glen Mills, 57-2. Pole vault: 1, Andrew Rademacher, Hickory, 14-6. 2, Paul Hecht, Baldwin, 14-0. 3, Kurt Dunn, Towanda, 14-0. 4x200 relay: 1, Glen Mills, 1:28.49. 2, Abington, 1:30.99. 3, Simon Gratz, 1:31.56. 4x400 relay: 1, Glen Mills, 3:18.73. 2, Abington, 3:20.83. 3, North Penn, 3:23.51. 4x800 relay: 1, North Penn, 7:52.02. 2, Strath Haven, 7:57.35. 3, Mt. Lebanon, 7:59.58.

NEWS OF DELAWARE COUNTY ALL STARS 2001 FIRST TEAM ZAC RICHARDS - UPPER DARBY - DISCUS VIVAN VARGHESE - UPPER DARBY - POLE VAULT MARUICE STOVALL - CARROLL - 400 METERS SKY DUMONT - MARPLE - 110/300 HURDLES DAVE CHOI - MARPLE - DISCUS, SHOT PUT MICHAEL BILLOPS - PENN WOOD - 100 METERS CHRIS NELSON - PENN WOOD - 200 METERS, 300 HURDLES SAL SCALORA - O'HARA - JAVELIN KEVIN CUNNINGHAM - O'HARA - 3200 METERS TIM CURRAN - O'HARA - INT. HURDLES, TRIPLE JUMP BOB BROWN - O'HARA - 800 METERS RICH ANDERSON - O'HARA - 800/1600/3200 METERS ALFONSO JOHNSON - UPPER DARBY - LONG JUMP NICK DEFELICE - UPPER DARBY - 100 METERS, 300 HURDLES JAMAL BOGLE - PENN WOOD - 110/300 HURDLES MICHAEL BROWN - PENN WOOD - 400/800 METERS MIKE LANG - HAVERFORD - HIGH JUMP/TRIPLE JUMP SEAN DUFFY - O'HARA - 800/1600/3200 METERS 2001 SECOND TEAM ANTHONY HEYGOOD - O'HARA - LONG JUMP/TRIPLE JUMP CRAIG HAYWOOD - O'HARA - LONG JUMP STEVE MORGAN - O'HARA - 400 METERS MIKE HAMILL - BONNER - 1600 METERS JOE CASTELLUCIO - BONNER - SHOT PUT PAT BENNER - BONNER - 800 METERS BOB MCDADE - O'HARA - DISCUS, SHOT PUT STEVE HALLINAN - O'HARA - 3200 METERS JOE FRANCISCO - O'HARA - 800/1600/3200 METERS CHRIS GLADSTONE - HAVERFORD/JAVELIN STEVE LANG - HAVERFORD - 800 METERS COREY WILLIAMS - PENN WOOD - 110 HURDLES KEVIN BOOTH - UPPER DARBY - 110/300 HURDLES BRYAN GRILL - UPPER DARBY - 1600 METERS JOE DRUMM - UPPER DARBY - POLE VAULT JOE DUNN - CARROLL - 1600 METERS FRANK FUSSARO - CARROLL - 400 METERS FRAN MERLIE - CARROLL - 400 METERS NURAIN FUSEINI - MARPLE - LONG JUMP RAFAL TWORKOWSKI - MARPLE - 110/300 HURDLES PAT SHEA - SPRINGFIELD - 1600/3200 METERS JOE FRAATZ - SPRINGFIELD - POLE VAULT JOSH FURIA - SPRINGFIELD - JAVELIN JUSTIN WALSH - SPRINGFIELD - 800 METERS JUSTIN LOCKLEY - SPRINGFIELD - 100/200 METERS/LONG JUMP DANTE DESANTIS - UPPER DARBY - 400 METERS






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2001 - Swimmer of the Year Jakub Pritz - O'Hara

All Delco First Team Honors matt carmody - bonner kevin scott - radnor ryan reeser - garnet valley jason beinlich - ridley bill marcum - o'hara second team honors russell chomiak - haverford school cody clauser - penncrest erik summa - radnor dan cucchi - haverford peter cancila - o'hara rick hoenig - marple

Honorable Mention Mick Hannan - carroll Jim horstmann - o'hara Chris gay - o'hara Jared Marge - Chichester Adam Thurstlic, Rich Veight, Dave Jannes, Casey Devine -Garnet Valley Joe Wright - Glen Mills Bryan Kulesza, Bill Robinson - Haverford Nick Manzoni- Rory Corcoran - Interboro Colin Hayden - Quinn Conlon - Marple Sean English , Jonathan West - Bonner Andy Ikeler , Kent Ikeler - Penncrest Victor Johnson, Jamie Algatt, Dan Kaiserian, Chris Rose, Zach Silver, Steve McCarthy - radnor Mike Toland, Josh Bonner, Justin Bonner - Ridley Sean Donovan - Springfield Dan Shaw, Taylor Soxman, Dan Billings, Jack Scott - Strath Haven Steve Lewis, Pat Lewis Mike Fulginiti - Sun Valley Brian DiRienzo, Matt Magee - Upper Darby
Scores: Ridley 103, Penncrest 75 Strath Haven 100, Lower Merion 75 Haverford 100, Upper Darby 78 Sun Valley 70, Great Valley 63 Conestoga 105, Radnor 79
unionville 97 - glen mills 73 unionville 91 - chichester 62 unionville 91 - chichester 62 unionville 93 - sun valley 83 avon grove 133 - interboro 33 lower merion 106 - springfield 78 Garnet Valley121 - Kennett 30 garnet valley 106 - sun valley 80 garnet valley - 95 - glen mills 74 garnet valley 95 - glen mills 74 garnet valley 123 - oxford 52 garnet valley 113 - tower hill 44 garnet valley 114 - chichester 52 sun valley 68 - garnet valley 36 ridley 104 - strath haven 74 ridley 108 - lower merion 76 ridley 106 - upper darby 78 ridley 105 - penncrest 77 ridley 96 - springfield 67 penncrest 102 - springfield 73 haverford 110 - penncrest 71 haverford 105 - upper darby 78 conestoga 121 - penncrest 62 conestoga 121 - radnor 91 conestoga 104 - marple 77 conestoga 109 - haverford 77 chichester 86 - harriton 86 chichester 74 - great valley 30 harriton 92 - chichester 49 marple newtown 101 - springfield 71 marple newtown 108 - lower merion 78 radnor 114 - penncrest 65 radnor 99 - marple newtown 75 radnor 101 - ridley 83 radnor 102 - carroll 63 radnor 90 - upper darby 86 radnor 99 - marple 75 radnor 106 - haverford 78 upper darby 105 - strath haven 78 carroll 90 - upper darby 86 strath haven 109 - marple newtown 77 strath haven 105 - lower merion 80 strath haven 93 - interboro 63 strath haven 100 - springfield 72 Strath Haven 68 - great valley 18 o'hara 101 - bonner 69 o'hara 92 - carroll 67 lasalle 57 - o'hara 37 archbishp ryan 96 - archbishop carroll 76 Bonner 92 - ryan 73 Bonner 89 - st joe's prep 81 Bonner 96 - sun valley 80 Bonner 87 - wood 75 glen mills 121 - harriton 59 glen mills 99 - sun valley 81 glen mills 98 - interboro 61