Sharks Win Their First All Catholic Championship!
A varsity only All Catholic Championship with 6 runners from each team was held on November 1, 2020 at Como Park. SHA had finished league play in second place and the championships were expected to be a close race between SHA, Nardin and Nichols. The SHA runners ran an excellent race and won the championship by 2 points! The final score was SHA 49, Nardin 51 and Nichols 54. Isabella Rajecki '21 came in 7th (22:10) and earned All Catholic First Team. Earning All Catholic Second Team was Lainie Smith '22 8th (22:22), Brigid Christ '21 9th place (22:24), Barbara Kunz '23 11th place (22:49) and Catherine Pivarunas '22 14th place (23:09). Mercedes Wehr 17th place (23:15) also competed.
All Catholics 2019
At the 2019 All Catholic Championships at Knox Farm State Park on November 3, 2019 both Varsity and JV finished in 2nd place. The team finished league meets in 3rd place. Brigid Christ '21 came in 5th in the Varsity race (21:50) and earned All Catholic First Team and qualified to compete at the State Federation Meet on November 23 in Wappinger Falls. Isabella Rajecki '22 came in 7th (22:36) and also earned First Team honors. Earning All Catholic Second Team was Lainie Smith '22 10th place (22:54), Morgan Giancaterino '22 12th place (23:03) and Paige McGorry '23 14th place (23:09).
Catherine Pivarunas '23 finished in first place in the JV race. Also finishing in the top seven was Rose Genco '23. It was a great meet for the Sharks!
||Mt. St. Mary Academy & St. Mary's HS
W 20 - 43
W 19 - 40
||W 17 - 44
||Nichols School & Mt. Mercy Academy
L 31 - 26
W 15 - 50
||Cardinal O'Hara HS & Nardin Academy
W 15 - 50
W 26 - 31
Mr. O'Donnell joined the SHA coaching staff in 2013 after a 34-year Cross Country and Track (distance) position with Amherst High School where he also taught history.