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Catholic High School League
2021 Boys Cross Country Championships

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Kensington Metropark, Milford (Possom Hollow)

2021 CHSL Bishop Division Boys Cross Country Champions: Detroit Catholic Central

Head coach: Tony Magni

Runners: Mikey Alberty, Joshua Aleva, Danny Anderson, Matthew Atkinson, Edward Badel, Blake Bendon, Theodore Bohl, Miles Buckley, Ethan Czapski, Maxwell Datesman, Tyler Delyon, Justin Dewan, Jarod Dufield, James Dulzo, J.T. Friel, Michael Haass, Ryan Illikman, Oliver Kammeraad, Jack Kelly, Josh Lassaline, Brett Leidal, Mike Mallie, Tommy McGreevy, Calen Priddy, Pable Razny, Owen Ryan, Joe Stopczynski, Thomas Watson, Sam York.


Detroit Catholic Central repeats at CHSL Bishop Division champion

Detroit Catholic Central used superior depth to bring home another Catholic High School League Bishop Division boys cross country championship. The Shamrocks totaled 32 points to position themselves well ahead of runner-up Dearborn Divine Child (69) and third-place University of Detroit Jesuit (74). All of the Shamrocks’ varsity seven placed in the top 16, four of them in the top 10. Brett Leidal was Catholic Central’s top finisher, placing second in 17:08.9. Right behind was Matthew Atkinson (third), and the Shamrocks’ scorers also included Michael Ehresman (sixth), Miles Buckley (ninth) and Jack Kelly (12th). Dearborn Divine Child junior Michael Hegarty won the individual championship – his second in a row – by a wide margin, lading the Falcons into the finalist spot. Hegarty had a winning time of 16:22.8, 46 seconds ahead of Catholic Central’s Leidal. Besides Catholic Central, Divine Child was the only team to place three runners in the top 10. Hegarty’s teammates Dylan McGrath was seventh, and Colin Murray was 10th.


Final team results

1. Detroit Catholic Central, 32

2. Dearborn Divine Child, 69

3. University of Detroit Jesuit, 74

4. Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, 106

5. Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood, 148

6. Warren De La Salle Collegiate, 159

7. Macomb Lutheran North, 176

8. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory, 178.

Incomplete teams: Birmingham Brother Rice




1. Michael Hegarty, Dearborn Divine Child, 16:22.6

2. Brett Leidal, Detroit Catholic Central, 17:08.9

3. Matthew Atkinson, Detroit Catholic Central, 17:12.8

4. Logan Mullan, University of Detroit Jesuit, 17:13.8

5. Sunishthh Singh, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, 17:28.7

6. Michael Ehresman, Detroit Catholic Central, 17:34.6

7. Dylan McGrath, Dearborn Divine Child, 17:34.9

8. Alec Koscielniak, University of Detroit Jesuit, 17:40.3

9. Miles Buckley, Detroit Catholic Central, 17:40.5

10. Colin Murray, Dearborn Divine Child, 17:40.9

11. Solomon Kwartowitz, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood, 17:41.4

12. Jack Kelly, Detroit Catholic Central, 17:42.2

13. Joshua Aleva, Detroit Catholic Central, 17:46.8

14. Parker Young, Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice, 17:50.7

15. Peyton Ross, Warren De La Salle Collegiate, 17:52.5

Michael Hegarty

Friday, October 22, 2021 at Willow Metropark, New Boston (Chestnut Grove)

2021 CHSL Cardinal Division Boys Cross Country Champions: Madison Heights Bishop Foley

Head coach: Rick Bray

Runners: Gordon Bridwell, Anthony Burley, Blaise Cerne, Cole Chouinard, Micah Graettinger, Joseph Harrell, Zach Hunter, Elijaz Kerkmaz, Michael Lentz, Max Mader, Kolbe Martino, Jay Maynard, Max Maynard, Brendan McGlinchey, Zander Munk, Jack Murphy, Jacob Pashaikovski, Brandon Perdew, Nathan Salazar, Aiden Webber


Madison Heights Bishop Foley wins third straight CHSL Cardinal Division championship

For the third year in a row -- and on as many different courses – Madison Heights Bishop Foley won the Catholic High School League Cardinal Division boys cross country championship. The Ventures had a veteran pack up front, as Jay Maynard, Brendan McGlinchey, Max Mader and Zander Munk finished fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth to pace the team. Bishop Foley totaled 48 points, ahead of Riverview Gabriel Richard (71) and Royal Oak Shrine Catholic (74) in the 11-team field. Gabriel Richard junior Alex Meszaros, who finished second last season, moved into the top spot Friday, with an 18-second lead on last year’s champion, Shrine’s Jonah Cerone. Taking the lead in the middle mile, Meszaros covered the 5-kilometer course at Willow Metropark near New Boston in 17:17.0. Catholic Central and Bishop Foley also defended their titles as regular-season sectional champions.



Final team results

1. Madison Heights Bishop Foley, 48

2. Riverview Gabriel Richard, 71

3. Royal Oak Shrine Catholic, 74

4. Marine City Cardinal Mooney, 92

5. Allen Park Cabrini, 132

6. Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett ,159

7. Ann Arbor Greenhills, 182

8. Chesterfield Austin Catholic ,213

9. West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy, 252

10. Detroit Loyola, 287

11. Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, 289






1. Alex Meszaros, Riverview Gabriel Richard, 17:17.0

2. Jonah Cerone, Royal Oak Shrine Catholic, 17:35.7

3. Christopher Russelburg, Allen Park Cabrini, 17:39.1

4. Tyler Lenn, Marine City Cardinal Mooney, 17:41.3

5. Jay Maynard, Madison Heights Bishop Foley, 17:44.8

6. Brendan McGlinchey, Madison Heights Bishop Foley, 17:45.7

7. Max Mader, Madison Heights Bishop Foley, 17:48.8

8. Zander Munk, Madison Heights Bishop Foley, 17:50.9

9. Merrick Michaelson, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy, 17:55.8

10. Lincoln Cha, Ann Arbor Greenhills, 18:10.7

11. Matthew Zammit Jr., Marine City Cardinal Mooney, 18:20.3

12. John Borowicz, Riverview Gabriel Richard, 18:21.1

13. Arline Lile, Royal Oak Shrine Catholic, 18:29.0

14. Parker Heggie, Riverview Gabriel Richard, 18:33.4

15. Joseph Bontrager, Royal Oak Shrine Catholic, 18:34.0

Alex Meszaros