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Cross Country - Boys

About our Program

The Bishop Blanchet Boy’s Cross Country team has a long tradition of providing our young men with a non-cut sport that creates opportunities to set and achieve personal goals, to compete and succeed, and to build close friends while having a great time.

All Bishop Blanchet students are welcome to join our team. The boy's cross country program fields a team of over eighty young men each season committed to each other and the task of self-improvement in both life and running.  Our weekly and seasonal awards are based on personal improvement.

As an individual, you will compete every week.

As a team, we will compete every week.

The Bishop Blanchet Boy’s Cross Country team has a rich tradition within the Metro League and Washington State. The boy’s cross country team has won (27) League Championships (24-Metro & 3-Wesco), qualified for the State Cross Country Championships for a State Record (54) times and won (9) State Championships.

2023 Season

Please complete the required forms and upload to the registration link below prior to the first day of tryouts, Monday, August 21, 2023. 

Registration  Season Information 

Schedules and Results

Boys 2022 Cross Country Team

2022 Results and Wrap Up

The Bishop Blanchet Boys Cross Country Team competed at an extremely high level all season long. The team took 2nd at the Metro Championship. Six runners finished in the top 17 out of 97 runners. Dash Weber '23 finished 17th, Will Sandnes '24 finished 16th, Ryker Demick '24 finished 11th, Drew Oliver '23 placed 9th, Johnny DiMartino '23 placed 6th and Vincent Recupero '25 became the 2022 Metro Individual Champion. 

The team brought home the 2022 District Championship with seven runners finishing in the top 20 out of 99 runners. Vince Recupero '25 became the 2022 District Individual Champion, Will Schneider '23 finished 5th, Drew Oliver '23 finished 6th, Johnny DiMartino '23 finished 7th, Will Sandnes '24 finished 11th, Ryker Demick '24 finished 18th and Dash Weber '23 finished 19th.

After Districts, the team competed in the highly competitive WIAA 3A State meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, WA. The team placed 2nd overall out of 20 teams and had severn runners finish in the top 56 out of 193 runners. Will Schneider '23 finished 10th overall and Vincent Recupero '25 finished 3rd.

cross country boys running

Meet our Staff

Head Coach
John O'Leary

Assistant Coaches:
Ian Turner
Matt Reisenauer
Spencer Walsh
Anthony Galvan
Wayne Higgins
Brendan Swenson
Gavin LaMotte
Michael McCausland
Nate Garberich
Stephen Russell

Forms and Resources

Blanchet 5k

A great morning on the classic Lower Woodland course for the 13th Annual Blanchet 5k. Runners, walkers, fans and supporters came out to be together, build community and benefit the cross country program. Well done Bears! Check out the results!

Intrasquad Race

Thank you to all the students and alums who ran in the fall classic - the intrasquad! Results are in!