AthleticsTrack & Field/Cross Country /  Sep 16, 2016 - Regis Cross Country Invitational

Fordham Prep Cross Country 2016

 Results – Regis Invitational
Van Cortland Park - 2.5 Mile Course
Saturday September 17, 2016
Weather  -  Warm, 80° F

Sophomore Boys  - 5th Place

9 Charles Gstalder       10 Fordham Prep         15:25.43    
15 Jared Copeland        10 Fordham Prep         15:50.61
26 Jackson Chung         10 Fordham Prep         16:25.34
30 August Alexander      10 Fordham Prep         16:44.47
42 Terence Deneny        10 Fordham Prep         17:30.58
52 Michael Barrett       10 Fordham Prep         17:57.81
77 William Elmlinger     10 Fordham Prep         19:11.49    
78 Alexander Colella     10 Fordham Prep         19:15.29       
79 Ryan Fodero           10 Fordham Prep         19:22.63
98 Joseph Marcovici      10 Fordham Prep         23:46.00 
104 Joshua Kohler        10 Fordham Prep         23:56.00 
111 Mark Jouiad          10 Fordham Prep         34:33.00 
Junior Boys 4th Place
13 William Maghak        11 Fordham Prep         15:02.57
16 Jonah Shortall        11 Fordham Prep         15:05.35
35 Wil O’Oconnor         11 Fordham Prep         15:50.7
48 Craig Certo           11 Fordham Prep         16:12.86
57 Enmanuel Cruz         11 Fordham Prep         16:28.96 
70 Daniel Chacko         11 Fordham Prep         17:09.51     
71 Edgar Aguirre         11 Fordham Prep         17:10.62     
76 Matthew Look          11 Fordham Prep         17:32.63       
80 Matthew Ring          11 Fordham Prep         17:45.47       
83 Jed Nash              11 Fordham Prep         17:51.77              
86 Dean D'Addario        11 Fordham Prep         17:58.20       
87 William Frost         11 Fordham Prep         18:07.04       
91 Jack Kelleher         11 Fordham Prep         18:14.27       
92 William Hyer          11 Fordham Prep         18:24.09
   Hector Rivera         11 Fordham Prep           NT
Varsity Boys  4th Place
15 Arthur Gooden         12 Fordham Prep         14:40.12
24 Ben Cruz              12 Fordham Prep         15:22.21
33 Christopher Walsh     12 Fordham Prep         15:38.80
48 Nicolas Santos        12 Fordham Prep         16:22.59
59 Hunter Wiles          12 Fordham Prep         17:06.67     
63 Anthony Cicileo       12 Fordham Prep         17:11.45 
90 Brian Casper          12 Fordham Prep         20:13.31 
Freshman Race – 1.5 Miles  - 2nd/6 teams        

4  Niall Ryan             9 Fordham Prep          9:27.77      4

 14 Roman Cammorata        9 Fordham Prep          9:57.21      8

 15 Miguel Negrete         9 Fordham Prep          9:58.18      9

 17 Charles Moderelli      9 Fordham Prep         10:12.10     10

 26 Gavin Joyce            9 Fordham Prep         10:31.94     17

 36 Fabiano Zanetti        9 Fordham Prep         10:49.74     26

 38 Saverio Amelio         9 Fordham Prep         10:54.52     27

 42 Connor Tinson          9 Fordham Prep         11:04.42      

 50 Michael McCrory        9 Fordham Prep         11:20.37      

 56 Alexander Kosko        9 Fordham Prep         11:28.81      

 58 Charles O'Connor       9 Fordham Prep         11:31.88      

 59 Kevin Woods            9 Fordham Prep         11:32.36      

 60 Joseph Jones           9 Fordham Prep         11:32.95      

 62 Dawson Tesgallo        9 Fordham Prep         11:34.95      

 65 Aidan Curry            9 Fordham Prep         11:45.38      

 67 Giovanni La Vecchia    9 Fordham Prep         11:46.67      

 68 Skyler Antonio         9 Fordham Prep         11:48.20      

 69 John Lundin            9 Fordham Prep         11:53.05      

 74 Stephan Thompson       9 Fordham Prep         12:04.46      

 75 John Melly             9 Fordham Prep         12:14.69      

 76 Brendan Hamilton       9 Fordham Prep         12:16.60      

 82 James Murphy           9 Fordham Prep         13:01.89      

 83 Kristian Romero        9 Fordham Prep         13:03.12      

 85 Rowan Murphy           9 Fordham Prep         13:07.91      

 87 Justin Jordaens        9 Fordham Prep         13:19.15      

 89 Elijah Suero           9 Fordham Prep         13:33.11      

 91 Giordanis Guerrero     9 Fordham Prep         13:41.82      

 92 Steven Ogando          9 Fordham Prep         13:42.03      

 94 Finnian Mchale         9 Fordham Prep         13:52.47      

 95 Iestyn Fitzpatrick     9 Fordham Prep         14:01.10      

 96 Samuel O'connor        9 Fordham Prep         14:05.57      

 98 Patrick Gayanelo       9 Fordham Prep         14:29.03      

 99 Michael Mcloughlin     9 Fordham Prep         14:34.30      

104 Thomas Chen            9 Fordham Prep         18:06.00      

Fr. O'Konsky, SJ on Love
Posted 08/26/2015 11:04PM

Love God and love your neighbor. According to one who should know, that’s the whole purpose of life, what will fulfill us as human beings. Sounds pretty clear and simple. 

It’s neither.

“Love God with your whole heart.” But how can I do that when, in my most honest heart, I don’t feel any true love for God—not the way I feel love for my parents and my friends? And the same is true with loving my neighbor: just any old body that comes along? That’s a very nice ideal, but it seems totally impossible, even with the apparently engaging people I encounter. “Like” maybe, not “love.” And what about child molesters and potentates of porn and embezzlers? How can I love hypocrites and puritans and patronizers?

The core of the problem is our sloppy use of words. And probably no word in any language is so misused and bandied about as “love.” It’s trivialized even more than the word “sale.”

Every day you hear “I’d love to give that guy a piece of mind.” Exactly the same word you use for your mother or your best friend, used for beer and furniture.

Strictly speaking even affection isn’t love. There’s too big a personal kickback—the warm feeling provoked by someone we genuinely care for whether it’s a friend or a relative or your dog. And genuine love isn’t the heady feeling of romance that’s “being in love,” an intoxicating and beautiful time which alas, can’t resist the erosion of time. Love doesn’t happen because you’ve gone to the circus together, love happens because you’ve been through hell together and still love one another.

Love isn’t a feeling, love’s an act of the will. Love takes over when the feelings fail, when the beloved is no longer even likable. Love’s quite commonplace, and if what you call “love” has anything the least dramatic about it, it’s probably something a bit short of the real thing. Real love is taking out the garbage love, cutting down on the drinking love, letting go of the grudge love. If love doesn’t cost, we’re talking about something else entirely.

Good parents show you what genuine love really means. In the first place, they didn’t even have to have children but they took the risk, even before they’d seen us, with no possibility of an exchange. They discipline kids, which—believe me—is painful, but they’re saying, “I love you so much I’ll live with you hating me for a while, just so you don’t get hurt later on.” Even when you do something hateful, shaming, or degrading, good people keep loving you. They understand, in a way; they empathize—not with your hatefulness, but with your shame. “I’m saddened you did that, but right now your pains are far more important than my disappointment.”

Good parents spend 20 years feeding, clothing, sheltering, worrying about, and cleaning up after kids in order that they can come home one day and say “I’ve found someone I love more than I love you, or at least in a much different way.” That looks like the genuine article to me.

Okay, then, how can I love God? I think we love God by giving God time, time to listen to him, showing our gratitude for the gift of existence and by curbing the animal in us that craves what dehumanizes. At its most profound, we love God by allowing him to be God, to have reasons we’re not yet capable of comprehending. I think we also love God by loving our neighbors. A little poem I found Tuesday says it: “I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought one of my sisters and brothers, and I found all three.”

How do we love our neighbors, at least the ones we can see, who aren’t utterly repellent? I think the first gift we give is our attention, that we notice them, fixate them out of the maddening crowd, and find out their names. Without that, love has no chance. We give them our time and talk, really listen, share, empathize. St. Paul described genuine love about as well as anyone I’ve ever read: “Love is patient and kind; love isn’t jealous, or conceited, or proud; love isn’t ill-mannered, or selfish, or irritable; love doesn’t keep a record of wrongs; love isn’t happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up: its faith, hope, and patience never fail.”

As I said, not very dramatic. But the genuine article.

And when you come up against the person who gives you Teflon resistance to being loved, the person whose mere face sets negative feelings vibrating in you, remember: love isn’t a feeling, it’s an act of will.

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