November 2001 - Road
league starts; Club A.G.M.
Road league: The
club's road leagues for men and women started on Wednesday November 14th
and will continue on every Wednesday night during the winter. All are
welcome and all you need do is turn up at the Regional Sports Centre on
Wednesday night and be ready for a 7.00pm start.
club A.G.M. takes place at Grimes's Lounge, Johnstown on Wednesday,
November 21st at 8.30pm.
November 10, 2001 –
Wade leads Loyola
The University of Minnesota
captured the men's title but Loyola turned in an impressive
performance, finishing fifth with a team score of 151. The men were led by
freshman Robert Wade (Portlaw, Ireland/North
Monastery/Waterford A.C.), who finished the 10k race in 31:05
for an 11th-place finish. Senior Donnie Franzen (Wood Dale, Ill./Fenton)
and junior Jonathan Berning (Lemont, Ill./Marist) were not far behind,
finishing 15th and 21st, respectively. All three runners earned all-region
accolades for their performances.
October 27, 2001 – Chicago,
Wade selected as
league newcomer of the year
Loyola University Chicago's men's
cross country team turned in an outstanding performance as the the men
were named co-champions in today's Horizon League Cross Country
Championships at Montrose Beach.
Not only were the runners awarded
for their effort, but Head Coach Marc Burns was named Horizon League Coach
of the Year. The men tied
Butler with 34 points. The last championship crown for the men was in
Wade (Portlaw, Ireland/North Monastery/Waterford A.C.) was
named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year as he turned in a
third-place performance in the men's 8k with a time of 24:53, just 13
seconds behind the winner.
The men turned in five of the top
ten finishes in Wade, senior Donnie Franzen (Wood Dale, Ill./Fenton),
junior Jonathan Berning (Lemont, Ill./Marist), senior Michael Mueller
(Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and senior Dave Zabel (Hanover Park,
All five men were named to the Horizon League all-conference list.
"It was exciting to see the
veterans assert themselves," said Burns. "They fought to the
wire and came up big. Robert really stepped up and put his nose on the
line. Berning ran the best race of his career and had a huge last
2,000-meters. He was key because he led the group to pass some key runners
down the stretch."
Robert Wade 24:53; 6th Donnie Frantzen 25:16; 7th
Jonathan Berming 25:17
2001; New York
Roisin Quinn helps Providence College to third place
finish at Big East Championships
Women's Cross Country Places Third At BIG
eighth-ranked Providence College women's cross country team earned a
third-place finish at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championship on October
26 at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y.
PC scored 73 points to finish third behind Boston
College (53 points) and Georgetown (36 points). Roisin Quinn
October 5, 2001
– Notre Dame, Indiana.
LOYOLA fourth at Notre Dame
Running against some of the top
teams in the country, the Loyola cross country squads turned in solid
performances this afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational as the men
placed fourth. Finishing with 142 points, the men placed just behind
Indiana (115) and ahead of Butler (190), Northern Iowa (209), Ohio State
(235) and Illinois State (244). This marks the second time in three meets
that the Ramblers have finished ahead of Northern Iowa which was ranked as
high as second in the region. Notre Dame, which won the meet is ranked
fifth in the nation. Loyola, ranked fourth in the latest Midwest region
rankings, beat Northern Iowa (ranked eighth in the Midwest) and three
teams ranked in the Great Lakes Region - Indiana (sixth), Ohio State
(eighth) and Butler (ninth).
Senior Don Franzen finished
eighth individually with a time of 24:41 in the 8k race. Franzen was
closely followed by Robert Wade who
ran a 24:56 to finish 13th.
"Don and Robert were
outstanding today, running with All-Americans in their range," Head
Coach Marc Burns said. "Our three and four runners (Jon Berning and
Mike Wood) really took it to another level and carried the load."
September 24, 2001 – Chicago,
Led by senior Donnie Franzen's
(Wood Dale, Ill./Fenton) third-place finish, the Loyola University Chicago
men's cross country team finished second out of 14 teams at the Illini
Invitational in Savoy, Ill. The Ramblers finished with a team score of 92,
just five points away from the winning US Naval Academy's 87 points.
The men, currently ranked 10th
in the midwest region, beat tough Big Ten rivals Iowa and Illinois who
were ranked seventh and eighth in the region, respectively. Loyola also
surpassed regionally ranked Northern Iowa (2nd) and Illinois
State (6th) in the impressive outing.
Other top performers for the men
were freshman Robert Wade (Portlaw, Ireland/North
Monastery/Waterford A.C.) and seniors Michael Mueller (Roselle,
Ill./Lake Park) and Matt Horeled (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central). Wade,
Mueller and Horeled finished 14th, 21st and 24th,
September 6, 2001 - Chicago,
WADE NAMED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Loyola University Chicago
freshman cross country runner Robert Wade
(Portlaw, Ireland/North Monastery/Waterford A.C.) was named
Horizon League Runner of the Week it was announced today. Wade becomes the
first Rambler athlete to be awarded such an honor this season.
set the pace for the men's cross country team at their first competition
of the season by finishing first at the UIC Home Opener on September 1,
2001. He ran the 4.1-mile distance in 21:07. His lead helped Loyola to
their first win against UIC and Chicago State, defeating both foes 15-50.
September 1, 2001 – Chicago,
Wade first as LOYOLA wins home
Wade (Portlaw, Ireland/North Monastery/Waterford A.C.) led the
Loyola University Chicago men's cross country team to a first-place finish
at the UIC Home Opener at the Palos Hills Preserve.
The LU men's team dominated the 4.1-mile course with the top nine fastest
times. Wade led the way followed by four Ramblers who tied for second
place. Mike Wood (Chicago, Ill./Marist), Steve Accardi, Kyle Meyers (St.
Paul, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) and Michael Eaton (Zion, Ill./St.
Joseph) ran the distance in 21:23. Loyola defeated both UIC and Chicago
August 2001 -
Wade and Quinn all set for U.S.A.; No senior title for Waterford A.C.
of our club's brightest young prospects are packing their bags and getting
ready to take the scholarship trail to the U.S.A. Robert Wade of
Portlaw has completed his course of study at the North Monastery, Cork,
where he came under the excellent coaching of Bro. John Dooley, and from
now on he will be competing in the colours of famed Loyola University in
Chicago. Robert has had a wonderful year on the roads where he had many
battles with that other Waterford prospect William Harty and, of course,
he won the Irish schools steeplechase title to crown a great season.
Róisín Quinn, our top young female athlete is set to link up with
Providence College head coach Ray Treacy - yet another Waterford man - and
she, no doubt will blossom in the competitive climate in New
England. Good luck goes to both of them from everyone in the
June 2001 - Big
successes for club athletes.
Our oldest athlete,
Mary Ryan Jennings almost made it five wins in the National marathon
Championship held at Dungarvan but, in the end, she had to be content with
second place. Mary has an incredible record of achievement in this
race and this indestructable athlete is already looking forward to next
years race. Two of our youngest athletes had great wins in the Irish
schools championships at Tullamore with Róisín Quinn winning the senior
800m, finishing third in the senior 1500m and Louise Brent winning the
senior Triple Jump. Congratulations go to all three women.
February 2001 -
Róisín Quinn on Irish Junior team.
to club athlete Róisín Quinn on
her selection for the Irish
junior team for the Home Countries Indoor International in Cardiff on
February 10/11. Róisín will compete in the 800m. This is a
just reward for an very promising athlete and we expect that she will
perform to her usual high standards. With Robert Wade excelling over
the country in recent weeks and Paul Grant all set for his entry into the
junior ranks, there are some exciting months ahead for our club.
January 2001 -
Robert Wade, the proud owner of an Irish Green vest.
Robert Wade achieved
a life ambition on Sunday January 28 when he competed for Ireland in the
Junior men's 7000m cross country international held in Portugal.
Robert finished in 7th place overall and he was the first Irish junior to
finish. Robert is following in the footsteps of his father, Michael,
in his love for our sport. Incidentally, Robert has transferred to North Monastery School in
Cork where he has come under the expert coaching of Bro. John Dooley, an
old friend of this club.