O’Dea Cross Country

The O’Dea High School Cross Country Team is a non-cut Fall sport that welcomes runners of all abilities.  The XC squad features a unique community with all grade levels, Freshman through Senior, competing and training together.   With a focus on hard work and personal accountability, our athletes set out to achieve both individual and team goals in the spirit of a proud tradition of accomplished O’Dea distance runners.

In 2014 Andy Slatt, former O’Dea cross country coach, was inducted into the Washington State Cross Country Hall of Fame having already been inducted into the O’Dea Athletic Wall of Honor in 2010.  Slatt’s former runner, David Bazzi (class of ’96) now coaches the team and looks to continue Coach Slatt’s focus on competition and teamwork.

Racing from 2 miles to 5km in the highly competitive Metro League, the Fighting Irish look forward to new challenges and successes in the year to come.

2016 Varsity Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Saturday September 10 Bellarmine Invitational Bellarmine 10:25AM
Friday September 16 Lakeside/Blanchet/Bainbridge Lower Woodland 3:40pm
Wednesday September 21 Ballard/Bainbridge/Roosevelt Lincoln Park 3:40pm
Saturday October 1 Curtis Invitational Chambers Creek, University Place, Tacoma 9:30am
Wednesday October 5 Franklin/Nathan Hale/West Seattle Magnuson 3:40pm
Thursday October 13 Blanchet/Eastside/Bainbridge/Lakeside/Prep Lower Woodland 3:40pm
Thursday October 20 Metro Championship Lower Woodland 3:00pm
Thursday October 27 Sea-King District 2 Championship Lower Woodland 2:30pm
Saturday November 5 WIAA State Championship Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco TBA

Click here to view both individual and team results for the Fighting Irish Cross Country meets.

2016 Varsity Roster
Name Year
Rocco Fiattarone 12
Jack Ipsen 12
Joe Miner 12
Brendan Sailer 12
Chris Walker 12
Steven Colozzi 11
Marek Corsello 11
Adam Espiritu 11
Jack Gillingham 11
Riley Halverson 11
Andrew Hogan 11
Sean Lewis 11
Isaac Mohn 11
Connor Rooney 11
Christian Sailer 11
Kevin Tamura 11
Jackson Allison 10
Jack Budd 10
Nick Cooper 10
Clifton Marshall 10
Martin Matsudaira 10
Dylan Meyer 10
Ben Miller 10
Will Yallup 10
Braden Bucklin 9
Drew Chapman 9
Matthew Do 9
Colin Farmer 9
Izzy Gauyan 9
Oskar Hall 9
Ben Kuroiwa 9
Sam Ogden 9
Evan Oakes 9
Joe Skovron 9
Danny Skovron 9
Abe Wilson 9
Marcel Ramirez 9

Click here to view practice schedules and both individual and team meet results. GO IRISH!

Coach's Corner

rsz_track_bazziA 1996 O’Dea graduate, Coach David Bazzi returned to O’Dea in 2010 to take over the program from retiring O’Dea and Washington State Hall of Fame Coach, Andy Slatt.  In his six years, Coach Bazzi has coached numerous state qualifiers while continuing Coach Slatt’s legacy of guiding his athletes into the collegiate ranks with athletes competing at West Point, University of Portland, University of Chicago, PLU and Xavier.

While at O’Dea as an athlete, Bazzi competed at the state meet six times in cross country and track & field, was a member of the 1995 State champion track team and was runner-up in the 1996 state 3200m race prior to earning All-American honors in the 2 mile race later that season.  Bazzi went on to compete at the University of Washington, earning 2 collegiate All-American honors, breaking 3 UW School records (Outdoor: 10k,5k. Indoor: 5k), and winning a Pac-10 Championship in the 2001 10,000m race.  He was also selected as a member of US National Team for the 2001 World University games in Beijing, China were he competed in the half-marathon event.

David and his wife Kara live in North Seattle with their two daughters, Sophia and Hannah.

For more information about Irish Cross Country please contact O’Dea Athletic Director, Monte Kohler, at (206) 624-2068 or odad@odea.org

Metro League Champions
Academic State Champions