April 20, 2018

Cougar Track Team with a Strong Performance at Trinity


The Lake Catholic Track and Field team went into the Trinity Invitational on Friday determined to compete well. They departed with two top 5 finishes.

The girls, powered by a pair of 1st place finishes and a 2nd place showing by Chloe Keating were able to come away with the 3rd best team score at the meet. Chloe ran a spirited 100M and 200M to take 1st place. Grace Mohr had an EPIC final 100M in her 800M race, passing 3 girls to finish 3rd. Kati Druzina, in her first outdoor meet of the season, showed outstanding speed in finishing 2nd in the 100M and 3rd in the 200M. The girls 4x400 team of Keating, Mohr, Druzina & Emma Petro took a solid 4th place. In the field events, Marshai Cooper continued her strong throwing performance to finish 4th in both the Shot and the Discus. Elaine Szep also took a 3rd place finish in the Pole Vault.

The boys team, riding on the shoulders of seniors Kevin Conley and DJ Griffus, took home 5th place. DJ Griffus was tough in the 100M finishing 3rd. Conley, celebrating his 18th birthday, finished 2nd in the 200M and 4th in the 100M. The 4x100 team of Conley/Griffus/Robert Morgan/Nate Reiple took home 4th place as did the 4x200 team of Conley/ Reiple/Vincenzo Patriarca/Landyn Miller. Christian DeMitro took 5th place in the 1600 and the boys 4x800 team also finished 5th in a competitive field. In field events, significant performances were turned in by Cyncere Watkins in high jump (3rd place) and Phil Kuhn in pole vault (6th place).

Here is a link to a playlist of the videos

Here is a link to the full results

Link to News-Herald Article

Girls – 3rd overall with 69 points

  • 100M Chloe Keating 1st, 12.96 and Kati Druzina 3rd, 13.21
  • 200M Chloe Keating 1st, 26.65 and Kati Druzina 3rd, 27.83
  • 400M Chloe Keating 2nd, 1:02.07 and Tiana Hall 1:16.82
  • 800M Grace Mohr 3rd, 2:30.96 and Emma Petro 2:48.93
  • 1600M Emma Petro, 6:11.59
  • 4x100M Claire Richardson/Tiana Hall/Maya Gridiron/Elaine Szep 10th, 57.95
  • 4x400M Chloe Keating/Grace Mohr/Kati Druzina/Emma Petro 4th, 4:30.66
  • Pole Vault Elaine Szep 3rd, 9’
  • Long Jump Claire Richardson 11’ 9”
  • Shot Marshai Cooper 4th, 30’ 6.75”, Olivia Skalicki 22’ 1”
  • Discus Marshai Cooper 4th, 91’ 7”, Olivia Skalicki 79’ 4”

Boys – 5th overall with 54 points

  • 100M DJ Griffus 3rd, 11:45 and Kevin Conley 4th, 11:45
  • 200M Kevin Conley 2nd, 23:36 and Nate Reiple 24.84
  • 400M Landyn Miller 4th, 52.98 and Luke Rako 59.40
  • 800M Alex Mohr 2:17.74 (only freshman among top 15)
  • 1600M Christian DeMitro 5th, 4:43.17 and Matt Kirchner 9th, 4:49.27
  • 3200M Alex Hansel 8th, 10:09.48 and Gabriel DeMitro 10:26.84
  • 4x100M DJ Griffus/Robert Morgan/Nate Reiple/Kevin Conley 4th, 46.10
  • 4x200M Kevin Conley/Nate Reiple/Vincenzo Patriarca/Landyn Miller 4th, 1:36.15
  • 4x400M Landyn Miller/Alex Mohr/Christian DeMitro/Alex Hansel 7th, 3:42.43
  • 4x800M Matt Kirchner/Alex Hansel/Alex Mohr/Christian DeMitro 5th, 8:29.38
  • High Jump Cyncere Watkins 3rd, 6’
  • Pole Vault Phil Kuhn 6th, 9’ 6” and Sean Jones 9th, 9’
  • Shot DJ Griffus 34’ 9” and Noah Schroeder 34’ 1”
  • Discus Carson McNellie 9th, 118’-6” and Sean Jones 8th, 116’-6”