Meet Preview: Joe O'Neill Invitational

Virtual meet preview for this Friday's Joe O'Neill Invitational at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Outside of the state meet, this event is always the strongest collection of the state's best runners. However, instead of being broken up by Division 1 & 2, everyone will be racing head to head! The course also tends to produce many of the season best 5K times of the fall for significant number of high school runners in Delaware.

Recent Villanova commit Lydia Olivere will be starring in the girls race with Tatnall's Keelin Hays, Smyrna's Naomi Bowser, and Padua teammate Elizabeth Bader giving chase. Olivere won last year's race in 17:22, while Hays finished runner-up in 17:54.

The state leader Connor Nisbet of Wilmington Friends heads the boys field with his 15:17 5K season best. He will have several runners with sub 16 credentials to contend with including Salesnianum's Michael Keehan. Nisbet just ran 12:34 last week at Manhattan (2.5 mile course), while Keehan had a time of 12:50 in the same meet.

The Padua Academy girls and Salesianum School boys are the defending meet team champions and favored to repeat in 2017. will be on-site with photo and race video coverage!

Boys Virtual Meet Preview - Girls Virtual Meet Preview

Race Schedule



JV BOYS (limited to 10 runners) 3:50 PM 

JV GIRLS (unlimited) 4:15 PM

JV Boys B (unlimited) 4:45 PM