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Spirit Sprint 5K Group Picture 2019
OLENTANGY Boys XC are not Putting Around on the Course
The Olentangy Boys Cross Country team were the 1st place champions of this years’ 46th Annual Erin L. Nance Fall Distance Classic this past weekend, September 28, 2019. The boys competed against 21 teams on a beautiful but hilly golf course in London, Ohio. Because of the hills and the heat, the boys ran slower than usual but that definitely didn’t stop them from giving the race everything they had. In fact, the Gahanna-Lincoln coach was impressed with how the boys finished the race with their strong hill running, said Head Coach Kenneth Whalen. Apparently, the hills at Highbanks Metro Park are working wonders for the boys. Mikey Worboy finished in third place with a 17:11, followed by Chandler Moyer in 8th with a 17:43. The rest of the Varsity team included Luke Galloway, Taye Gonzalez, Patrick Schirtzinger, Jackson Schultz, and Preston Smith. Whalen mentioned, “This is the most hardware and awards that the team has received at this meet in my 5 years as a coach.” All of the Varsity boys walked away with medals and plaques and they have the huge team trophy and coach award.
The Olentangy open boys team came in with a strong 2nd place out of 14 teams, losing by 4 points to Gahanna Lincoln. Points are a huge deal. Gahanna had 40, Olentangy had 44, and third place Teays Valley had 96. The margin is tremendous. David Moore took 2nd place in the run with an 18:26 and Nate Karr took 4th with an 18:35. Fifteen of the JV runners received medals at this race. When asking Whalen what he thought about this race, he said “Look what happens when all 42 members of the team are there!” The event was perfect and so was the outcome. Way to Run Brave.
Our Olentangy Braves ran in the McGowan Invitational this past weekend and placed 6th overall out of 19 teams.
In the Boys 5K Division I race, we had Mikey Worboy finish in 4th place with a 16:21. Our other Varsity athletes included Taye Gonzalez with a 17:28, Preston Smith with a 17:29, Patrick Schirtzinger with a 17:31, Luke Galloway finished with a 17:32, and Jackson Schultz a 17:35. The race had 127 runners.
Our Boys 5K Reserve team had two athletes in the top 25: David Moore (21st place) with a 17:57 and Nate Karr (25th place) with an 18:05.
The next race is in our own backyard hosted by Ohio Wesleyan at Liberty Park on Saturday, September 14th. Varsity boys will run at 8:30am and the boys open will be at 9:30am. Join us if you can.
Congratulations to our boys and Run Brave.
Olentangy Boys Cross Country Captains 2019
All-Ohio XC Camp 2019 Alligator Run
Picture Day is on Saturday, August 10th at Olentangy High School. Be there before 7:45am. We will take a team picture for our banner and individual pictures as well.
Boys will have practice afterwards.
All-Ohio XC Camp is July 21-25th this summer at Denison University.
Over 300 student athletes from all over Ohio prepare for their upcoming season at this camp. You will see former OHS runners here as counselors this summer and meet new friends. The camp provides a great team building experience and positive atmosphere for our athletes. Many of our boys have been attending for years and enjoy the camp.
New Balance's Emma Coburn and Cory McGee will be guest speakers this year.
Register today at www.ohioxccamp.com
Check out the site to order awesome gear and check out camp info including camp topics, housing, what to pack and more.
Our runners who have attended this camp in the past want to make sure you remember to pack a fan!! The dorms are NOT air conditioned.
Sports Physicals for 2019-2020
OLSD Athletics and OSU Sports Medicine will offer student physicals for the 2019-2020 school year on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
Time is 5pm -7:30pm (last name A-M arrive at 4:45pm, last name N-Z arrive at 6:30pm. Last check-in is 7:00pm.)
Cost is $10.00 and proceeds go to the athletic booster organization to help pay for training supplies.
Location is Outpatient Care Lewis Center, 6515 Pullman Dr. (at the corner of Rt. 23 and Lewis Center Rd. in the Kroger Plaza).
All pages of the pre-participation physical form must be completed prior to the physical. Found on the school website:
2019-20 Sports Physical Form
Olentangy PPE 2019