The 2014 Queen of Heaven Track season started off well on a sunny evening against Our Lady of Sacred Heart and Christ the King. Queen of Heaven had top four finishes in all 6 of the 300 meter relay races with two first place teams. Jane Kent, Mary Catherine Cook, Annaliese Hirsch and Mary Bala captured the Girl’s 14 & Under race and the Boy’s 14 & Under team (Matt Shalloe, Kyle Schaffstall, Colin Cieslica & Matt O’Brien) also won. The Boy’s 10 & under squad (Luke Nowak, Charlie Kent, Cameron Cieslica & Anthony Rambino) finished in a close second losing by less than .2 of a second.
The Eagles were strong in the field events winning 7 first place ribbons and 23 in total. Alex Boyd and Laura O’Brien took first place in their softball throwing events. Alex Packard earned her first track ribbon by taking second in the Girl’s 9 & Under throws. Megan O’Brien, Gracie Surdej and Anna Boyd took the top three places in the Girl’s 11 & Under standing jump with all of them jumping over 5 feet 9 inches. Ava Suda jumped close to 10 feet to win the Girls’ 13 & Under Long Jump. While Kyle Hoare leaped over 6 feet to win his standing jump. David Vogl, Michael Suda, Jenna Shalloe, Zak Kent, Michael Reilly, Emily Schneggenburger, and Sean Melligan all finished in the top four of their throw event to collect a ribbon. Colin Melligan had a successful start to his Long Jump career with a jump over 10 feet to finish second in the Boy’s 13 & Under Long Jump. Ryan Forsythe and Madeline Haggerty also won ribbons for their strong jumps.
Patrick Healy and Patrick Henshaw ran well in the Boys mile with finishing second and third respectively. Kate Mendola and Rachel Regan led the sprinters with first place finishes. Natasha Suda, Kyle Schneggenburger, Mary Molloy, Griffin Regan, Leah Surdej, Matt Schneggenburger, Evelyn Nowak, Jimmy Cycon, and Bridget Vogl all placed in their respective sprint events.
Avery Hoare, Nicholas Surdej, Ryan Pryce and Joe Bielecki all performed well in their first track meet. Cassie Carden, Carlie Rambino, Grace Kicinski and Brendan Reilly all contributed in their relay races to help the team score points.