TALLMADGE CROSS COUNTRY
State Meet Information
Congratulations Patrick Ferguson
National Trail Raceway - Hebron, Ohio
Saturday November 2nd
Boys Division I Race - 3:00pm
We will let you know ASAP if a bus will be traveling down to the meet. Coach McCourtie may be coming down on Saturday with a bus.
Congratulations to the Boys Team - 8th place at the Division I Regional Meet and the Brin Stralka and Nicole Rinaldi on outstanding Seasons!
2013 Division I District Champions
Congratulations to Freshman Brin Stralka and Senior Nicole Rinaldi on their Qualification to the Regional Meet.
2013 Suburban League Champions
Congratulations to the guys team and the following for earning All Suburban League Honors
Patrick Ferguson Brian McGovern Nick Murray Chris LaMancusa Brin Stralka
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Pictures can be viewed of all our meets thanks to Rick Harden (Alumni Parent) @
High School - Contact Jeremy Huth 330-221-3857
Middle School - Contact Bill Johnson - 330 - 618 - 5812
Runners of the Week:
Week 1: Brian McGovern - 13th place @ Glen Oak; Brin Stralka - 2nd lpace @ Glen Oak
Week 2: A.J. Zesiger - Major varsity contributor; Mary Hillegas - solid race @ Super Dual
Week 3: Patrick Ferguson - champion @ Brecksville; Vanessa Lane - improved time greatly
Week 4: Christopher Lamancusa - Pr @ Boardman; Nicole Rinaldi - ran solid time @ Boardman
Week 5: Nick Murray - 16:50 @ MMOC; Anna Bartlett - solid race at CVNP and Great Workouts
Week 6: Kyle Shilling; Amanda Peters
Week 7: Jake Cole; Brittany Waddell
Thank you to the following ALUMNI supporters who have generously donated to our XC program. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Pat & Patricia Ritchie John Truex Mark Hussing David Marlow Andre Sekowski
Shawn Ritchie Mark Bartholet
Go BLUE DEVILS!!!!!
Head Coach: Jeremy Huth
Coach Huth is in his 8th season as head coach of the men's and women's cross country team. He has been with the program for the past 10 years. Huth came to Tallmadge from Streetsboro City Schools where he lead the men's cross country team to a regional berth in just his second season and advanced an individual runner to the state cross country meet. Last year, the Men's team fell just short of a state berth finishing 6th at the Tiffin Regional. Sophomore Pat Ferguson was the lone qualifier making the trip to Columbus. In 2009, Jaclyn Koza and Travis LeVan each qualified to the state meet under his leadership. 2010 marked a stellar season as Jaclyn Koza capped of a stellar XC career capturing all school records at the 5K level and went on to break the 3200 and 1600 meter records in Track under Huth's tutelage.
Huth is a graduate of Kent State University with a major in education. He received his masters degree from Kent State in 2005 in Adminstration.
Coach Huth graduated from Waterloo High School in Portage County where he earned all league honors and qualified to the regional meet two years in a row in track and cross country. Currently, Huth competes in local road races, 1/2 and full marathons, and dualathlons. At the age of 33, Huth clocked a personal best in the 5k with a time of 16:22. His best marathon came in 2010 in Columbus in a time of 2 hours, 47 minutes.
330-633-5505 ext 1031
Assistant Coach: Krista (Reich) McCourtie
Coach McCourtie is in her fourth season as assistant coach for the men's and women's cross country team. She is a 2004 graduate of Tallmadge High School where she ran cross country and track. She was on the women's team who qualified to the Regional meet in both 2002 and 2003. She recieved All-Ohio Honors during her senior track season by qualifying to the State Track Meet in the 4x800. Coach McCourtie was inducted into the Tallmadge Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Her favorite thing about coaching is watching these young men and women develop a love for running. Seeing them develop and allowing them to see how far they can push themselves is always a great thing to witness. Everyone can experience success in cross country, and she loves seeing each person experience their own level of success. One of her favorite quotes comes from an unknown coach, "Only one person and one person only can determine how good of a runner you will become...you will become as good as you let yourself be. That one person is you."
McCourtie is a 2008 graduate of The University of Mount Union where she earned her B.A. in Middle Childhood Education. Coach recently was hired to teach 5th grade at Munroe.
Middle School Coach: Bill Johnson
Middle School Coach: Brent Hovey
TRADITION - EXCELLENCE - Family
Links to running sites:
Prefontaine site - http://www.nike.com/nikerunning/usa/home.jhtml?sitesrc=uslanding#pre_lives
Running Log - www.running2win.com
Monday - Goodyear; Tuesday - Goodyear; Wednesday - Goodyear; Thursday - Sunnybrook
Pracitces finish @ 4:30