Girls Varsity Track · Senior Spotlight: Girls Track and Field


Over the next week, the Athletic Department will acknowledge the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 for the Spring Sports Teams. Monday will be Baseball, Tuesday will be Softball, Wednesday will be Lacrosse, Thursday will be Boys Track and Field and Friday will be Girls Track and Field. Finally on Saturday we will recognize the Boys Tennis Seniors. Thank You to the Class of 2020.  Below are the Seniors of the Girls Track and Field Team:

 

Chloe Amoroso

  • Parent names: Michelle and Anthony Amoroso
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Figure skating
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: Two individual school records and one relay school record for track and field. State Indoor Champion in the Triple Jump
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Attending Bowling Green State University and she is currently Undecided on her major but would like to study the arts.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “I had just finished triple jumping at the state meet, and I wasn’t sure what place I had gotten.  I looked up from untying my spikes and saw Coach McCarthy walking over to me with the triple board jump in his hands.  That’s when I knew that I became a Champion.”

Elyse Andel

  • Parent names: Bonnie and Tom Andel
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Cross country and Figure skating (co-captain)
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: National Honors Society and MyTrack Studio Art
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): The Ohio State University Majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Studio Art
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “cross country pre-meet rituals.”

Christine Blatnik

  • Parent names: Carol and Greg Blatnik
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Swimming and Diving 
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: Modern Music Masters Society and National Honor Society
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Currently Undecided on her college choice but she plans to Major in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “I only joined Track this year, so from my short time, I really enjoyed learning new techniques and taking on the challenge of learning a new sport in hurdles with the other various new people.”

Elizabeth Clemente

  • Parent names: Darren and Dianne Clemente
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Dance team (freshman-junior year, captain junior year)
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: Senior Class President, Key Club, NHS, Spanish Club, President of Astronomy Club, Peer Ministry
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Attending John Carrol University studying Computer Science with a minor in business. Also committed for track and field.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “Breaking the school record for 300 hurdles at the NCL league meet my junior year.”

Maddie Drlik

  • Parent names: Michele Drlik and Jim Drlik
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: Spanish club, astronomy club, peer ministry, eucharistic minister and honor roll for all four years.
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Currently undecided: either Cleveland State or Kent State.  Maddie will be Majoring in nursing.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “ Making it to regional finals with my relay team junior year.”

Morgan Garan

  • Parent names: Matt and Chris Garan
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Volleyball (freshman and sophomore year)
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: Spanish Club, National Honors Society, Astronomy Club, ASAP tutoring (senior year); Robotics Club, Padua Franciscans for Peace and Justice, Creative Writing Club (freshman, sophomore, and junior year); American Sign Language Club (sophomore year)
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Attending John Carroll University and will be Majoring in English.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “Spending time with and cheering on my teammates at meets.”

Katie Krayzel

  • Parent names: Kevin and Peggy Krayzel
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Cross Country and Indoor Track
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: Art Club and National Honor Society
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Currently deciding between Ohio state and Kent state but will be Studying Architecture.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “There isn’t one memory that stands out for me. It’s been a great experience and I’ve loved running track for the past four years with my teammates and coaches.”

Felicia Marrero

  • Parent names: Peter and Angela
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Volleyball for two years.
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: President of the Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Key Club and Astronomy Club.
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Attending John Carroll University and will be Majoring in Biology.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “Picture Day.”

Maddie Miles

  • Parent names: Tracey Miles 
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Basketball
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: Honor Roll all 4 years, student council, spanish club, astronomy club, dance club, peer ministry and reach out
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Attending Mount Union & will be Studying Psychology
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “When the whole team surprised me at practice for my birthday by singing and Maddie Drlik and Biddy Clemente gave me balloons and candy AND making it to the regional meet my junior year with my relay team, and for my individual events.”

Sarah Pelesky

  • Parent names: George Pelesky and Christine Fagan
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Basketball
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: Astronomy Club
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Attending John Carroll University and is Currently Undecided on her Major.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “Picture Day”

Maria Rich

  • Parent names: Chris Thomas and Mike Rich
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Cross Country
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: NHS president, Kairos leader, MedTrack
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Attending The University of Cincinnati and will be Majoring in Medical Sciences.
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “Running with the whole cross country/distance track team in the woods at practice, or at a late night dual meet. “

Isabelle Smiley

  • Parent names: Keith & Cheri Smiley
  • Other sport(s) played at Padua: Dance Team
  • Other Padua clubs/activities and any honors earned at Padua: National Honor Society and Honor Roll
  • Future plans (where you are going to college and desired major if known): Attending Miami University and will be Majoring in Kinesiology
  • Favorite memory of Padua athletics for you: “Getting ready for football games freshman year with the dance team.”