Cross Country

                                 Cross Country Final Round Up News


       The Mount Mercy Cross Country team ended its shortened regular with continued individual improvement.  The team lost its meet against Mount Saint Mary, but seven team members had personal bests, including four with their best times ever and three with their best times of the year. Sophomore Ellie Godsoe (Buffalo) was the team’s top finisher for the fourth straight meet.  She recorded a personal best with a time of 23:25, good for a fourth place finish.  She lowered her best time by 40 seconds.  Senior Rheanna Welsh (Lackawanna) had her best time of the year, finishing eighth at 25:45, defeating teammate Addison Barth (Hamburg), a freshman, by three seconds.  Barth’s time of 25:48 was her best time ever.  Sophomore Gemma Mcllroy (Hamburg) had her best finish of the year, crossing the line in a time of 25:56.  Rounding out the top five finishers for the Magic was sophomore Jillian Schneck with a season best time of 26:17.  A season best was also recorded by senior Angelina Larivey (Lackawanna) and freshman Charli Debose (Buffalo) had her personal best time, shaving over two minutes from her previous best.  With a young roster comprised of five sophomores and six freshmen and only three seniors, the future looks bright for the Mount Mercy Cross Country squad. The team competed in the Allā€Catholic Championships last Sunday, running in the cold, rain and strong winds.  Welsh ended her career with her best time of the year, finishing in 23rd place with a time of 24:50.  Teammate Godsoe finished six seconds behind her in 24th place.  Also competing for the Magic were McIlroy, Schneck, Barth and sophomore Paige Lapadat (Orchard Park).  Coach Bob Walsh stated, “I am very proud of the performance of each and every member of this team, especially with the shortened season.


Stay tuned for information on how to sign up for next years (2021) fall sports.




2020 Cross Country Schedule






Sept 22 Buff Sem/Gow   5:00  
Sept 29 MSM/SH   5:00  
Oct 6 St. Mary's   5:00  
Oct 20 Nichols   4:15  
Nov 1 All-Catholics Knox Farm    




Overall Record 


2020 Cross Country Roster



Addison Barth 9
Charlie Debose 9
Ellie Godsoe 10
Megan Jozwiak 12
Paige Lapadat 10
Angelina Larivey 12
Gemma McIlroy 10
Trinity Mead 9
Maggie Melligan 9
Sophia Milosevski 10
Jillian Schneck 10
Bella Shea 9
Rheanna Welsh 12


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