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Track Cats Win the Euclid Relays

By Matt Kelly '22, 05/17/21, 1:30PM EDT


The Wildcats placed first in the Euclid Relays as they near the end of the regular season.

The Track and Field Varsity Wildcats won the Euclid Relays on Friday, May 7, with 87 points! The team had contributions from almost every single event—sprints, distance, relays and field! The Wildcats won two events and finished top 5 in 10 others.
Jack McCarthy made his season debut in the 100m running an impressive 11.22, just .87 seconds behind DK Metcalf’s 100m debut this weekend of 10.37. The 4x100m team won their 4th out of 6 outdoor races this year in their second-fastest time in 2021, still with the 18th fastest time in the state. The DMR had the most impressive win of the night, with Connor McAndrew chasing down the leader on the final leg for a vital mile time in his leg. In his first 400m as a Saint Ignatius Wildcat, Peter Fitzpatrick ran a 53.1 split as the anchor in a hotly contested 4x4, and Edwin Abiakl just beat Peter out in the open 400m. He was running 53.04. Aidan Monroe just missed a sub-4:30 1600m and had a dramatic final stumbling 50m to hold off teammate Joseph Maloney who ran a 3 second PR in 4:33. The field events for the Wildcats featured four fantastic duos, including two juniors, Bush and Pulice, in the pole vault, two seniors, Shyne and Santagata in the long jump, a senior and sophomore, Velotta and Hyland, in shotput, and a senior and a junior, Velotta and Kause, in the discus. John Corrigan stuck out as a young stud for the Cats, opening the DMR with a 2:03 800m, the fastest time by an Ignatius sophomore in several years. Matt Kelly and Sean Uhran raced together again for just the second time this year and finished close by each other in the 3200m, setting outdoor personal bests. The Cats ran and competed from the field very consistently across the board and won by a commanding 13.67 points against most of the teams in the Cleveland area. The next meet for the Cats is the District Championship, taking place on Wednesday, May 19 and Friday, May 21.

Results by Event:
4x100m - 1st 43.34 - Anthony Santagata, Eric Shyne, Edwin Abiakl, Jack McCarthy 10 points
4x200m - 9th 1:33.25 - Ryan Kennedy, Joe Norris, Max Muresan, Mike Glinatsis
4x400m - 5th 3:35.87 - Samurai Chung 55.1, Alex Paliga 54.3, Michael Mayer 53.0, Peter Fitzpatrick 53.1 4 points
4x800m - 3rd 8:21.76 - Peter Fitzpatrick 1:59.9, Alex Paliga 2:00.2, Michael Mayer 2:04.2, Ben Showman 2:06.2
800m SMR - 6th 1:39.16 - Joe Norris, Frank Pike, Mike Glinatsis, Samurai Chung 3 points
Distance Medley Relay - 1st 11:02.74 - John Corrigan 800m 2:03.2, Peter Mcgreal 400m 53.3, Sean Ward 1200m 3:29.7, Connor McAndrew 1600 4:36.2 10 points
10,4,6,3,10 for 33 points from relays!
100m - Jack McCarthy 6th 11.22 3 points
Eric Shyne 11th 11.56
400m - Edwin Abiakl 5th 53.04 4 points
Bobby 10th 54.53
1600m - Aidan Monroe 3rd 4:30.63 6 points
  Joseph Maloney 4th 4:30.74 5 points
3200m - Matt Kelly 4th 9:46.37 5 points
  Sean Uhran 6th 9:54.56 3 points
110h - Damon Frabotta 7th 15.69 2 points
Jacob Rutkowski 16th 17.30
3,4,6,5,5,3,2 for 28 points from individual events!
Pole Vault Relay - 6 points - Jack Bush 12-06 Ethan Pulice 12-00
Long Jump Relay - 8 points - Eric Shyne 20-08, Anthony Santagata 18-11.25
Shotput Relay - 6 points - Nick Velotta 45-02.75, Mitch Hyland 43-08.25
Discus Relay - 6 points - Joe Kause 138-11, Nick Velotta 130-05
6,8,6,6 for 26 points from the field!
1) St. Ignatius 87
2) Cle. Heights 72.3333
3) Austintown-Fitch 66
4) Mentor 64
5) Riverside 61
6) Boardman 59
7) GlenOak 50