Team Service Project “Help Our Furry Friends”


Project Flyer: Help Our Furry Friends_Track

In support of our team service project, a requirement for this CYO program, SSPJ Track & Field teammate Emily Baker will be accepting donations of:

  • Gently used Towels and Blankets
  • Cat & Dog Toys
  • Treats
  • Collars & Leashes
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Post-It Notes
  • AAA & 9-Volt Batteries
  • Copy Paper
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Monetary Donations.

Donations will be collected by Emily Baker at meet this Sunday 4/19, or practice on Thursday 4/23.

All donations will be distributed to the local SPCA on Saturday, April 25.  We thank you very much for your support of this project.

Meet #3 Lineup, Practice

Hi all.  Please help support your coaches by having your kids wear sweatpants to practice.  I know it’s warming up, but we are trying to teach them good habits.  We appreciate your help.

The coaches and I are working to help as many kids as possible advance through the Region, Area, and Archdiocese Meets this season, and do as well as possible as a team.

Can you please take a moment today and let me know if you are available for these meets?

  • Region Meet – Saturday May 2 – 9:30 a.m. – Henderson High School
  • Area Meet – Sunday May 17 – 1:00 p.m. – Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
  • Archdiocese Championship – Saturday May 30 – 9:30 a.m. – West Chester University

Below is the Meet Lineup for this weekend (4/19/15) at Bishop Shanahan High School at 12:45 p.m.

Boys by Athlete

Boys by Event

Girls by Athlete

Girls by Event

Please show the lineup to your child so they know what they are running when they get to the meet.  This will help a lot, thanks.

2015 penn relays meet program for distribution

This is the meet program for next Tuesday’s Penn Relays.  They won’t be available at Franklin Field so please print it if you want one.  Remember that we don’t have practice next Tuesday 4/21/15.

I have seats reserved on the bus for Brogna 3, Martino 2, Ward 6, Robson 5, McDonald 2, Darlak 3, Holgado 3, Jackson 5, Todd 4, Mulcahy 4, Kelly 4, and Budinger 1.  The bus is loading at 3:15 p.m. at the SSPJ Cafeteria.  Hewitt, Burke, Tirendi, White, Carangan, and Doyle are driving themselves.  (Please don’t be late.)  We do have a few more spots on the bus if anyone else wants to join, just let me know.

Meet #2 Results Spreadsheet

Hayward Field, University of Oregon

Hi All, attached please find the official meet spreadsheets from the Meet #2.  I’ll back-fill the field event results into our team database, and I need to track down a few results that weren’t recorded here.

2015 Meet Results Template (1) Meet 2 April 12th BSHS

Meet 2 DWHS Results

Please let me know today if your child cannot make Meet #3 this Sunday 4/19 at Bishop Shanahan High School at 12:45 p.m.  I’d like to get the meet lineup released mid-week if possible.  If your child wants to request an event for Sunday please have them see me at practice today – we can accommodate.

If any cadet wants to learn the triple jump, or anyone wants to learn the high jump, please have them let me know today so we can work with them.  We’re not set up well for the high jump at the moment but if we have interest we’ll figure something out.

It’s gloomy out now but supposedly it’ll brighten up for practice time.  We’re looking forward to seeing you all out there today.

Meet #2 Results – Penn Relays Teams

I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine yesterday – the coaches and I were very pleased with the good efforts from our Panthers yesterday.  Below are the results from yesterday’s meet, including a report which shows the events where our athletes bettered their previous performances.

Girls by Athlete

Girls by Event

Girls Meet Accomplishments

Boys by Athlete

Boys by Event

Boys Meet Accomplishments

We’ll read each of the meet accomplishments to the team on Tuesday.

Our subnovices looked great yesterday, thanks to Janine Baschoff for compiling these results:

2015 SSPJ Track Sub Novice Times

I’m sorry the weather has been uncooperative with our Penn Relays Trials this season.  Because of this, we’ve used results from the first two meets and practices to determine our teams.  Each division spans three years, so it’s tough for those at the younger ages to participate.  I wish everyone could, believe me.  The coaches and I have designated these teams:

Junior Girls

Emily Brogna

Sofia Martino

Eileen Hewitt

Kirsten Ward

Alternate: Jessica Ward

Senior Girls

Fiona Burke

Lauren Tirendi

Clare Robson

Anna McDonald

Alternates: Maeve Burke/Sarah Cecco/Julia Darlak/Jessica Holgado

Junior Boys

Colin Jackson

Donnie Robson

Max White

Sam White

Alternate: Jameson Todd

Senior Boys

Cj Mulcahy

David Carangan

Connor Kelly

Ben Doyle

Alternate: David Loffredo

If your child is on this list, please send me an email (don at to confirm that you want to attend next Tuesday 4/21.  If you can’t attend or don’t want to attend please let me know ASAP.  The race is at Franklin Field at UPenn.  The event starts at 6:00 p.m. or so.  We have a bus that leaves from the SSPJ cafeteria at 3:15 p.m. that day, it’s free for families that want to attend.  Any siblings of these team members are welcome to attend in uniform and be a part of the day.  This isn’t a chaperoned trip, so you need to ride with your child.  Please let me know if you want to ride on the bus and how many seats you want.  You’re also free to drive yourselves, but please don’t be late.

We will not hold practice next Tuesday 4/21/15.

Meet #2 Lineup


Below please find the meet lineup for Sunday’s Meet which is at Bishop Shanahan High School.  Please arrive no later than 12:45 p.m.

Boys by Athlete

Boys by Event

Girls by Athlete

Girls by Event

Please let your Panther know what they’re running and help them keep track of the events.

You’ll likely notice some different events on your child’s lineup, if they have questions about the event or want to discuss what they’re running, please have them see Coach Don earlier than later – we’ll make sure everyone is 100% comfortable and ready to go!

If your child took their page of name stickers home with them, please bring that page with you, or stick three or four on their jersey for the meet.  If I have your stickers, make your way over to our team table as soon as you get to the meet – you can grab your stickers from the table.

Thanks to all of you for your support of the team and your kids, and we’ll look forward to seeing you Sunday.

Meet #2 Results

Bishop Shanahan Meet 1 Results

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The Shanahan Meet, the one we participated in, is split into two sheets for whatever reason.

Please bundle up for tonight’s practice and be prepared for a little rain – weather looks questionable as usual.  Gloves and Hats are a good idea.  We’ll do Penn Relay trials at the end of practice, but only for those that won’t be around Saturday or Sunday.  Good luck to those doing Reading Olympics today!

Schedule for Rest of Week


Hi All, I’m so sorry for the juggling of schedules with our trials and recent practices.  Last night was a problem for us with a middle school meet that wasn’t quite done (Go Lions!), rumbling thunder, a cold wind, and a track that was very slick.  As we watched the middle schoolers slip in their meet it sure didn’t seem like a good or safe way to continue for us.

So, we will use Sunday’s meet as a primary time trial.  For those that can’t make Sunday’s 100m’s, we’ll run a back-up heat Saturday, and for those that can’t do either, we’ll do a heat Thursday as a double back-up.  Rain is again in the forecast for Thursday, but that’s a good last option for those that need it.  I don’t want to spend a whole practice doing them, we eventually need to get back to running!

Regardless, we’ll select the teams by Monday using whatever information we’ll have available.

I’ve only heard that one child isn’t attending Sunday’s meet – so if you are not attending please let me know ASAP.


  • Thursday Practice 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Practice (novice/minor/cadet) 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturday Team Mass, 5:30 p.m. (arrive 5:15 p.m.)
  • Sunday Meet #2, 12:45 p.m. (primary 100m trials)

I’m sorry again for the schedule juggling.