Talented team poised to make a run for the cross country state title

by Connor Reilly ‘16

The Saint Ignatius cross country team has started the year strong and is on the path to win the state meet. The team has won three of their meets so far, including an exciting tie- breaker win over the #1 ranked St. Xavier to win at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival. The varsity team is young, and is led by a strong core of juniors and sophomores. Junior Luke Wagner leads the team with a PR time of 15:28 for a 5k race. He is followed closely by junior Tom Sullivan and sophomore CJ Ambrosio. The varsity team is rounded out by juniors Tim Trentel and Jimmy Rogers and sopho- mores Andrew Szendr y and Patrick Nolan. Practices are led by the brilliant senior cap- tains Mike Kraft, Sean Sovacool, and Bren- nan Leitch. Doctor Michael “Doc” Gallagher, the head coach of the team, believes the Cats have a serious chance of winning states this year. The team is looking better every week and is sure to make a strong showing this No- vember 1st at the state meet in Columbus.