Senior Captain Evan Addison '18 was also named Second Team All-State.
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The La Salle College High School running program (Cross Country - Track & Field) is among the most storied in the entire Philadelphia area. There is a rich tradition of success for the Explorers, not only in the Philadelphia Catholic League, but in Philadelphia, on the East Coast, and even Nationally.
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La Salle will hold signing days for other sports in February (Football, Soccer, Water Polo) and April (basketball).
The Explorers will now finish their preparations for the PIAA State Championship at Shippensburg University on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th.
The win marked the 6th straight track & field championship (Indoors and Outdoors), and 8th title in a row including two cross country titles
The Explorers will compete in six events at Franklin Field April 28-29.
La Salle College High School offers seven varsity-level sports during the Spring Sports Season.
It also marked the 7th consecutive seasonal championship for the program (Including 2 cross country and 2 outdoor championships).
The team will now head to Shippensburg University for the State Championship on Friday May 27th and Saturday May 28th.
The win capped the Triple Crown - winning Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field titles in the same season - for the 2nd time in school history.
Team of Della Donna, Eubanks, Johnson, Headen finish 2nd in Large School Championship with New School Record of 42.41
The 122nd Annual Penn Relays will be held April 28-30, 2016 at Franklin Field on the Campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Track Team will compete in the PIAA State Championships, February 28th at Penn State University. Article By Kellen Reiche '19
The team of Winston Eubanks, Kyle Johnson, Chris Della Donna, and Charles Headen run 1:30.79 at Ocean Breeze High School Invitational
The La Salle College High School running program (Cross Country - Track & Field) is among the most storied in the entire Philadelphia area. Their is a rich tradition of success for the Explorers, not only in the Philadelphia Catholic League, but in Philadelphia, on the East Coast, and even Nationally.
Current Head Coach Pat Devine is in his 32nd year at the helm for the Explorers. During his tenure he has directed one of the most accomplished teams in the area, winning countless titles and awards. Most recently he has been the Philadelphia Inquire's XC Coach of the Year in '04 and '03. His teams have won 5 PCL XC Titles ('05, '04, '03, '97, '82), and Eastern State XC Title in '03, 4 PCL Indoor Track Titles ('99, '98, '97, '94), and one PCL Outdoor Track Title ('98). Additionally his Cross Country and Track & Field teams have won numerous PCL Northern Division Titles (both XC and Outdoor Track & Field) and PA Prep State Titles. He has coached numerous Individual PCL and PA State champions: Sean McGinley (PCL XC '05), Joe Fedorowicz (PA Indoor 800 '04), Mike Donahue (PCL XC, Mile, 2 Mile '99), Greg Bielecki (PCL 800 '99), Chris Ward (PCL 800 '98), Tom O'Connell (PCL 800 '96), Gil Smith (PCL 2 Mile '96), Jack Horgan (PCL XC '94), Kevin Scully (PCL Mile '91), Seamus McElligott (PCL XC, Mile, 2 Mile '86), Steve Gallagher (PCL 800, Mile '83), and John Mohrbacher (PCL 2 Mile '76). However, Devine's real coaching tallent can be seen in the success the Explorers have had in the Relay events. Devine's charges have won countless PCL Relay Titles. In the recent past he has had tremendous success at big meets such as the PA State Championship (in the 4x800: 3rd in '03, 3rd in '99, 2nd '98, 4th in '97, 1st in '96) , and Eastern State Championships (in the 4x800: 1st in '99). His runners have often been All-State and All-Americans in the 4x800 and Distance Medley Relays. The crowning moment was his '96 4x800 meter Relay team that finished 2nd in the Championship of America 4x800 at the Penn Relays and was the 1st U.S. team, earning Penn Relays watches.
Prior to Devine's tenure the famed Tom Donnelly (Class of '65) was Head Coach for 5 years, with Devine serving as his assistant. During Donnelly's stint at his alma mater the Explorers enjoyed even more success than they had when he was an athlete, winning back to back PCL and City XC titles in 1971 and 1972 (the only back-to-back XC titles in school history until 2003 - 2004), and scoring numerous individual PCL corwns in XC and on the track. Donnelly's personal record as an athlete at La Salle has been unmatched. He was a 4 time individual PCL XC champ (the only one in the history of the PCL), and a 3 time PCL Champ in the Mile on the track. He also won the Eastern State XC Championship setting the course record at hallowed Van Cortland Park.
While the Explorers certainly rose to new hights under Donnelly and became a fixture among the areas elites under Devine the bar had been set high even before that by athletes such as John Mastronardo, Jim Lomanno, John Gorman, Jim Bannister, John Bucley, Tom Gola, Joe Watmuff, Bob Kramer, Bob Walsh, Marty Stanczak, Phil Lembach (All PCL Champs). Undoubtedly we can continue to look for future La Salle runners to maintain and expand upon this long tradition of greatness.
La Salle Individual Records
Events Athlete Performance Year
100m Charles Headen 10.75 2014
200m John Gorman 21.64 1967
400m Paul Giuliano 49.44 1989
800m Andrew Stone 1:51.64 2012
1500m Seamus McElligott 3:59.2 1986
1600m Tom Coyle 4:11.97 2012
Mile Dan Lowry 4:13.4 2008
3000m Seamus McElligott 8:44.5 1986
3200m John Mohrbacher 9:13.34 1976
5000m Seamus McElligott 15:23 1986
110HH Levi Hardy 14.64 2014
300IH Levi Hardy 39.65 2014
400IH Kevin Semanick 55.3 2000
Shot Put Paul Maida 58'10.5" 1994
Discus Paul Maida 160'4" 1994
Javelin Brian Moore 209'08" 2007
Long Jump Bob Miller 23' 1 3/4" 1966
Triple Jump Corey Muggler 46' 9.25" 2012
High Jump Jim Driscoll 6' 7.5" 1979
Pole Vault Beau Whitman 14'6" 2010
La Salle Relay Records
4x100 Chris Della Donna-Winston Eubanks 42.19 2016
Kyle Johnson-Charles Headen
4x200 Sean Brett-John Hanna 1:32.54 1974
John Braca-Darryl Poindexter
4x400 Chris Ward-T.J. Bartkowski 3:21.3 1998
Alvin Clay-Obi Amachi
4x800 Chris Ward-Mike Kerr 7:43.3 1996
Jim Tate-Tom O'Connel
SMR Tabriz Bumpas-Chris Della Donna 3:31.62 2015
Stefan Sutton-Patrick Grant
DMR Andrew Stone-Levi Hardy 10:04.93 2013
Jack Magee-Tom Coyle
4x1600 Andrew Stone-Brendan Stone 17:50.49 2011
Tom Coyle-Thomas Trainer