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STVM graduate Matt Oswald commits to run at John Carroll

By Michael Beaven Published: July 26, 2013

St. Vincent-St. Mary graduate Matt Oswald has committed to run on the cross country and track and field teams at John Carroll University.

Oswald, 19, said he plans to major in business administration or accounting at JCU. He was a four-year letter winner on the Fighting Irish cross country and track and field teams.

Oswald contributed on St. V-M track and field teams that on Division II state titles as a sophomore and senior. He also ran on the Irish cross country team that was a Division II state runner-up as a junior.

“We have a tradition of winning at St. Vincent-St. Mary and we have continued it every year,” Oswald said.

Oswald, a Medina resident, compiled a 3.41 grade-point average at St. V-M.

“In college, he will be more a mile or two miler,” St. V-M track and field-cross country coach Dan Lancianese said. “Matt is probably the most laid back distance runner I have ever had. He is very calm and collected. . . . You never know if you are getting through to him. He has a light-hearted nature that really helped.

“He is aggressive and gives it everything he has. I think John Carroll has a winner with this guy. He is good in terms of camaraderie and he is one that will run through a wall for you.”

Oswald’s sister, Chelsea Oswald, is a runner and graduate of Walsh Jesuit in 2009 and the University of Kentucky in 2013. She was a state qualifier with the Warriors and earned All-American honors for the Wildcats, in addition to being named the 2013 Southeastern Conference’s Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She has a 4.0 GPA.

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