Track and Field


State Championships: 1971-74, 1991, 1993-1994, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005-2007, 2011, 2012 and 2016.

The Salesianum spring track program was founded in the year 1927 with partial records up to 1935.

From 1960 to 1966, the track team won five out of the six independent league championships. Since 1969, the team has won 15 state championships. They have also finished second nine times since 1969. 

Head Coach Ralph Heiss, who led the team for 23 years, stepped down in 2007, with an overall record of 118-47-2. Since then, the team has been coached by Mike LoSapio 2008-2014, and Joe Gioffre '99 2015-present. Famous Coach Gioffre iFamous alumi include Vic Zwolak, who ran in the 1964 Olympics. Zwolak honors include induction into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame (1976), Delaware’s Athlete of the Year (1964), Delaware's Co-Athlete of the Year (1963) and NCAA Cross Country Champion (1963 and 1964) and Eric Eckstrand'00; six time state champion and 2017 Delaware State Track & Field Hall of Fame inductee.