Vitucci, Eagan, Osubor Pace St. Xavier To CC Title


Posted on 10/13/2014 at 11:13pm

Seniors Michael Vitucci and Brad Eagan finished 1-2, and teammate Matt Osubor came in fourth to lift St. Xavier to victory in Saturday’s GCL South Cross Country Championships on the St. Xavier High School campus, giving the defending Division I state champion Bombers the league crown for the fourth consecutive year.  The meet was moved from Rapid Run Park to St. Xavier earlier this week because of course construction and soggy conditions.

Vitucci, who came in second to teammate Michael Hall (now running at Florida State University) in last year’s league meet, covered the 3.1-mile course in 16:22.70.  Eagan followed at 16:25.74, followed by senior Michael Huschart of Elder in third (16:37.26), Osubor in fourth (16:42.02), and Michael Campbell of La Salle in fifth (16:45.14).  Team scores were 1. St. Xavier, 26; 2. La Salle, 51; 3. Elder, 65; and 4. Moeller, 87.

The Bombers also won  the GCL South Junior Varsity Championships behind freshman Justin Grender, first with a time of 17:15.80.  He was followed by junior Eric Osterag of Elder in second (17.26.76), junior Danny Theders of Elder in third (17:40.59), sophomore Liam McGrath of St. Xavier in fourth (17:46.16), and junior Sam Barsan of Elder in fifth (17:52.60).  Team scores were 1. St. Xavier, 29; 2. Elder, 31; 3. La Salle , 68; 4. Moeller, 113.

Moeller’s Tyler Rinn took first place in the GCL South Freshman Championships, covering the 2-mile course in 10:59.99, but St. Xavier runners Jonathan Stansbury (11:04.73), Peter Dauenhauer (11:05.63) and Michael Holly (11:13.68) claimed the next three spots to help the Bombers to the team title.  Eli Guck of Elder came in fifth (11.1544).  Team scores were 1. St. Xavier, 22; 2. Elder, 54; 3. La Salle, 80; 4. Moeller, 88.

St. Xavier also took first in the Open Division, as the Bombers claimed three of the top five spots in the 3.1-mile race. Senior Joshua Jones of Moeller finished first with a time of 18:12.44.  He was followed by Michael Gardner of St. Xavier in second (18:19.51), Noah Peterson of Elder in third (18:20.16), Justin Bambach of La Salle  in fourth (18:20.55), and Matthew Budde of St. Xavier in fifth (18:21.17).  Team scores were 1. St. Xavier, 31;  2. Elder, 52;  3. Moeller, 73; 4. La Salle, 83.

Complete results can be found HERE