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Tigers fall to #3 in latest KYTrackXC.com Super 25

After sitting at #1 for two straight weeks, the Tiger Track and Field team fell to #3 in the latest KYTrackXC.com. Henry Clay and Paul Dunbar jump over the Tigers.

Top 5
1) Henry Clay – 74.5
2) Paul Dunbar – 64
3) St. Xavier – 58
4) Bryan Station – 47
5) Tates Creek – 41.25

Check out the full rankings here.

KYTrackXC.com talks to Coach Medley

Photo from KYTrackXC.com

KYTrackXC.com talked to Cross Country Head Coach, Coach Medley, about this upcoming season and his career up to this point.

What has been your most memorable team championship in cross-country? Most memorable individual championship?

My most memorable team championship was our regional championship in 1998, my first year, when we defeated defending state champion Trinity.

Trinity went 1, 2, 3 we went 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 with a 16 second gap and beat them 30 points to 33 points.

My most memorable state championship was 2012 when we 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 scoring positions and tied the state championship low score of 20 points and a 9 second 1-5 gap.

My most memorable individual championship was Connor Sheryak finishing first in 2011.

What would it mean to your young men, and to you personally, to become the first Class AAA team to win four consecutive cross-country state titles this fall?

It would mean a lot to them, and they are working very hard to achieve that goal.

Whatever happens, happens, as long as they continue to work hard and do the best they can at state meet, I will be satisfied and very proud of them.

Check out the full interview here.

William Mulloy named Best returning Cross Country Runner in Kentucky

William Mulloy keeps on winning, both on and off the track |Photo by Jana Bollinger

William Mulloy keeps on winning, both on and off the track | Photo by Jana Bollinger

Earlier this week we asked you to go and vote for Spencer Hayden and William Mulloy to be named the best returning cross country runner in Kentucky. Wiliam Mulloy was announced today as the winner, and it wasn’t even close.  A big congratulations to William as well as a big thank you to Tiger Nation for helping William secure the victory!  We Are!

Top 5 by Percentage of the Vote
William Mulloy, St. Xavier  –  35.74 %
Ben Young, Tates Creek  –  17.56 %
Brenan Fields, Madison Central  –  7.02 %
Eric Baugh, Villa Madonna  –  5.79 %
Trenton Fryman, North Oldham  –  4.96 %
Other  –  4.96 %

The St. Xavier senior was the 2014 Class AAA 1600m State Champion and at the KY Dream Mile ran a new best converted 1600m time of 4:10.94 which stands #4 All-Time in Kentucky.  He showed his 5k prowess last spring by winning the KYtrackXC.com 5K Showdown with a 15:05.07.

Spencer Hayden and William Mulloy Need Your Help!

Spencer Hayden is one of two Tigers on the list.

Spencer Hayden is one of two Tigers on the list.

KYtrackXC.com is trying to decide who will take over the best boy runner in the state of Kentucky, and they are putting it to a vote. There are 16 names to vote for and also an “other” answer if you believe you know someone better who is not on the list. St. X was one of 3 schools to have more than one name, with the others being South Oldham and Cooper. It is a blind vote, and the results will be revealed at a later date.

Head on over and vote for your Tigers!

[Who is the Best Returning XC Boy in Kentucky?? Vote Now]

KYtrackXC.com projects Tiger Cross Country to win 4th straight title

Run Gre4t

KYtrackXC.com released their pre-season region and state virtual meets today. The virtual meets are purely based off each runner’s average times from the 2013 season.

The projections point to St. X dominating Region 3 AAA once again. How dominating? Well you can look below to see.

Virtual Meet Standings

The pre-season virtual meet also projects the 2014 State Championship. Cooper and Trinity are the Tigers biggest competition but based on last year’s average times, the Tigers are the favorites to win it for the 4th straight time.

In the virtual meet, Spencer Hayden placed 5th, William Mulloy placed 8th, Ben Glover 14th, Ben Kleine-Kracht 17th and Andrew Garvey 22nd. Henry Geisler placed 27th, Tyler Just placed 28th and Matthew Thomas placed 29th.

St. X won the team race with 66 points. Cooper placed 2nd with 100 points, and Trinity placed 3rd with 161 points.

Go Tigers!

Mulloy and Glass are popular on KYtrackXC.com

William Mulloy and Jake Glass

KYtrackXC.com released their Top 25 Most Popular Athletes from the past year based on most viewed athlete pages.  No. 13 Jake Glass and No. 14 William Mulloy represented St. Xavier on the list.  The running programs for the Tigers had a great year with the help of another state championship coming from Cross Country and a 3rd place finish by Track at State.

St. Xavier was only one of two schools to have more than one athlete make the list (South Oldham’s Dowdy Twins were the others).  Jacob Thomson (Holy Cross/NC State) took the top spot for the second straight year, and Patrick Gregory of Butler had the 2nd most viewed athlete page.

13. Jake Glass 

14. William Mulloy

[Jacob Thomson Still Rules, Top 25 Most Popular Athletes on KYtrackXC.com from the Past Year]

Tiger Track well represented on AAA Region 3 Leaderboard

Michael Ritter hurdling in a recent meet | Photo from KYTrackXC.com

St. Xavier Track & Field is well represented on the Class AAA Region 3 Leaderboard from KYTrackXC.com.  Take a look at some of our Tigers that are leading the Region in their respective event.

Event Mark Athlete Team
100 Meter Dash (74) 11.09 Jordon Gonzalez KY duPont Manual
200 Meter Dash (64) 23.18 Phillip Francis KY Central
300 Meter Dash (6) 38.54h Zach Patton KY Bullitt Central
400 Meter Dash (49) 50.58 Jordon Gonzalez KY duPont Manual
800 Meter Run (55) 2:07.56 Austin Snider KY duPont Manual
1,000 Meter Run (3) 3:03.80 Evan Strobel KY Meade County
1,600 Meter Run (64) 4:33.21 Max Mudd KY St. Xavier (Lou)
3,000 Meter Run (9) 10:00.90 Jonathan Howard KY Meade County
3,200 Meter Run (41) 9:44.62 Chris Striegel KY St. Xavier (Lou)
5,000 Meter Run (20) 15:05.07 William Mulloy KY St. Xavier (Lou)
110 Meter Hurdles (16) 15.04h Jordan Fields KY Male
300 Meter Hurdles (16) 41.59 Michael Ritter KY St. Xavier (Lou)
High Jump (26) 6-2 Trase Milburn KY Bullitt East
Long Jump (52) 21-4 Devin Gentry KY Male
Triple Jump (20) 42-3 Nicholas O’brien KY Meade County
Pole Vault (10) 12-6 Jonah Quire KY Male
Discus (74) 143-7 Anthony Hamblin KY Central
Shot Put (92) 50-11 Jake Glass KY St. Xavier (Lou)
4×100 Shuttle Hurdle Relay (1) 1:18.14h Relay Team KY Meade County
4×100 Meter Relay (14) 44.84 Relay Team KY St. Xavier (Lou)
4×200 Meter Relay (15) 1:34.50 Relay Team KY St. Xavier (Lou)
800 Meter Sprint Medley Relay (4) 1:41.00 Relay Team KY duPont Manual
4×400 Meter Relay (15) 3:34.00 Relay Team KY St. Xavier (Lou)
Sprint Medley Relay (4) 3:51.80 Relay Team KY duPont Manual
4×800 Meter Relay (14) 8:28.85 Relay Team KY St. Xavier (Lou)
Distance Medley Relay (5) 11:35.50 Relay Team KY Meade County