Sunday, September 21, 2014

Race Report: Victor Blue Devil Invitational

The Bishop Kearney Kings Cross Country team competed in the Victor Blue Devils Invitational meet held on Saturday, September 19. The varsity runners completed a 5000 meter run with challenging hills.

The weather cooperated with just a little wind and occasional sun!

Zoe at 2 miles
Izzy at 2 miles
Leading the girls varsity squad was Freshman Zoe Farraro with a personal best time of 24:42.91. Freshman Jyl Russotti finished in 30:48.67 followed by Senior Jessica Meyer (32:14.93). Sophomore Izzy Abel completed her first varsity event at this race, finishing with a respectable 31:28.01 - Congratulations Zoe and Izzy!

BK Kings Varsity Team at Victor Invitational
The boys varsity team came out strong despite the difficult hills with Senior Joe Tanner leading the team with a time of 21:18. Senior Billy Heyen and Freshman Nick Bruno both had strong runs finishing seconds apart with times of 22:13.16 and 22:17.70. Junior Ricky Russotti finished in

Our junior varsity runners did not disappoint in their 3.1 mile run. Junior Chris Jackson powered his way through the hills to finish with a time of 24:35.38 while Sophomore Ben Terrance ran to a 26:04.73 finish. Freshman Jashira Nichols completed her first 5K with a time of 29:45.73. Congratulations, Jashira!

Lilly at the start line
Liliana & Coach
The BK Modified team took to the field for a 1.5 mile run, their first of the season. Seventh grader Lilly Wellman led the modified team with an outstanding time of 9:41.90. Freshman Jackie Giaccovelli finished in 11:04.16 followed closely by seventh grader Liliana Hanning at 11:08.16. Congratulations to Lilly and Liliana on a wonderful debut race with the Bishop Kearney XC team!
BK Girls Varsity Team 2014 (Izzy, Zoe, Jyl, Jess)

Jyl with a strong finish

Jess sprinting in

Jashira finishing a great race

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Race Report West Seneca

BKXCTF Race Report: West Seneca September 13, 2014

Hats off to the Section 6 runners at West Seneca for providing us with a well-groomed course and terrific atmosphere. Our boys and girls had quite a day of running and achievement despite frequently changing weather conditions.

Junior Sean Carroll
Junior Sean Carroll led the boys team with an excellent 3.1 mile run. Sean finished the race in 19:35.21 (6:19 min/mile). Senior Billy Heyen came ready to run this race, having overcome injury earlier in the week. Billy finished with a time of 21:05.42 (6:48 min/mi) with Joe Tanner (senior) close behind, finishing at 21:12.95 (6:50 min/mi). Junior Chris Jackson and Freshman Nick Bruno improved their times in this race. Chris ran to a strong finish at 24:34.00 while Nick kept a steady pace to finish at 22:29.26.  Ben is one of our newest runners (Archangel School) who made this race look too easy, finishing in 25.59 (8:23 min/mi).

Sophomore Ben

Freshman Jyl Russotti

Jyl Russotti led the girls 3.1 mile race sprinting to a personal record time of 27:28.89 (8:58 min/mi).

The BK XCTF Mother Ship
Jashira, Zoe, and Jackie

Jyl sprinting to a PR

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Race Report: Wayne-Finger Lakes

Race Report for Wayne - Finger Lakes Invitational

The Bishop Kearney Kings Cross Country Team took the field for their first race of the 2014 season on Saturday September 6 at the Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational. Junior Sean Carrol led the Boys Varsity team with a 5 kilometer time of 20 minutes 35 seconds earning him a top spot among 134 runners.

Zoe Ferraro finished 49th in the Freshman/Sophomore race with 5 kilometer time of 27 minutes 50 seconds followed by Jyl Russotti with a time of 31 minutes 6 seconds.

Three new runners joined the Cross Country Team this year - Junior Jessica Meyer made her Girls Varsity debut with an impressive effort and a time of 32 minutes 25 seconds while Junior Chris Jackson finished in 26 minutes 2 seconds and Freshman Jashira Nichols completed her first race in 34 minutes 16 seconds.

Freshman Girls Jyl, Zoe, and J prior to the start of the frosh/sophomore race. 

Zoe with a 27:50 finish

Jyl sprinting to a 31:06 finish

After the frosh/sophomore race-they make it look easy!

Ian powers to a strong 22:56 finish
Nick at the finish with a time of 23:54

Our team warming up. Photo bomb with our friend from Waterloo

Last minute coaching. Jess and Coach Sloan

This is Jess' debut race. Here powering through the first mile. 

A finish to remember! Crossing the line with determination in 32:25 

Our Varsity boys, Brian, Joe, Ricky, Chris, Billy, and Sean

Joe finishing strong

Rickys finishing sprint had crowd cheering

Chris finishing his debut race

Brian leaving nothing on the course, running to a solid finish.

Friday, September 5, 2014

First meet update from Coach Sloan

Saturday (9/6/14) is our first meet at the Red Creek School Campus. I believe it is at the High School. I will let you know if it is different than that. Modified is not running but I would like them to attend so they see a big meet and to root our teams on to good performances. We will also give them a workout so have them bring their gear. If they are not able to make it they should get a good workout in over the weekend.
The schedule is :

10:00 girl's Frosh/Soph
10:40 boy's Frosh/Soph
11:20 girl's Jr/Sr 
12:00 boy's Jr/Sr

Make sure each runner is at Kearney before 7:00.The bus will leave at 7. It may rain so make sure each runner has appropriate gear. They should all have eaten breakfast and also bring a snack to eat. We will not be home til after lunch so a lunch might be advised. We should be home at BK by 2:00 so make sure someone is at Kearney to pick up your athlete by then.

Thanks and I'm really enjoying these kids and looking forward to a great year with a great bunch of BK students.

See you tomorrow I hope.

Uniform Day!

Boys team members shorting uniforms

Uniform day is always something to see. The shorts and jerseys have to be sorted boys/girls and by size. Its fun to watch the team sift through the bins, find the tags and decipher the numbers.

Of course, some are better at this than others. The girls team has their uniforms sorted and ready to try on while the boys are...well, not quite done yet. 

Zoe and girls team sorting uniforms

And then comes practice. Thursday was another hard practice in anticipation of our first meet this weekend.  Our weather has been hot and muggy for the last several practices.
Ricky followed by Joe. Coach Sloan looking on.

Zoe followed by Chris, Jyl and Alicia. 

Ian, Sean with Billy and Nick just behind

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Race Schedule

The Race Schedule page has been updated...

Meet Schedule
as of September 4, 2014

SAT 9/6  W-FL Invitational Red: Creek School Campus Bus leaves 7am, returns ~2pm first race time is 10am

SAT 9/13  West Seneca Sunshine: Park, West Seneca Bus leaves 7am, returns ~3:15 pm first race time is 10am

SAT 9/20 Victor Invitational: Victor High School Bus leaves 7:30am, returns ~2pm first race time is 10am

SAT 9/27 McQuaid Invitational: Genesee Valley Park Bus leaves 6:30 am, returns ~11:30am first race time is 9am **this is the 50th anniversary of this event**

FRI 10/3 Penfield/Irondequoit Invitational: Harris Whalen Park, Penfield. Bus leaves 2:30PM, returns ~7:00PM first race time is 4:10PM

SAT 10/11 Seneca Invitational: Seneca Park Bus leaves 9:30am, returns ~3:30 pm first race time is NOON.

SAT 10/18 Halloween Classic: Veterans Memorial Park, Henrietta. Bus leaves 7:30am, returns ~4pm first race time is 10am

SAT 11/1 Section Five Championship Victor High School. Details TBA

Regular Season Workouts Begin!

Welcome back to school!

Regular season practice has begun! BKXC practice is from 3:15 to 5:15. Meet behind BKHS near the soccer field. We run in rain, snow, hot or cold. Dress for the weather.  Bring your water bottle.

Remember; you are student-athletes! You are required to meet or exceed all academic eligibility standards - keep your grades up! If you need extra help, please ask for can even ask a coach for help.

Please remember to turn in your physical forms if you haven't done so.

Train like a champion: Rest and proper nutrition/hydration are vital. Please try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, eat well and drink water throughout the day.