Hometown: Canton, OH
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
The season started at the Flyer 5k for Addessi. He ran 16:06.7 and was the eighth Dayton finisher. At the national Catholic invitational he ran 26:32 and once again was the eighth Flyer. The next meet was the All-Ohio Championships. He finished in 26:09, his best time of the year, in the open race. At the NCAA Pre- National Championships he ran 26:35 and then concluded his season at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a time of 29:39.
Addessi continuously improved throughout the season and scored for the Flyers in the last two meets of the season with a time of 25:50 at the A-10 Championships and a 33:30 time at the NCAA Region 10K. Addessi also became a “Harrier Hero” as he now holds the 14th fastest personal best time for five-mile races by UD Flyer runners. He competed in five varsity races with an average mile pace time of 5:19.6, good for sixth best among the Flyers.
In 2010, Addessi looked to build off a freshman season in which he was named the team's most improved runner, and he did just that. His 24th place finish at the Flyer 5K led the Flyers to a 2nd place finish, and the following week he helped the team take 1st at the Mel Brodt Invitational by coming in at 25:38. His respectable 44th place finish at the competitive National Catholic Invitational pushed the team into 3rd place in the 35 team field.
Addessi competed in four races during his rookie slate and was named the team’s most improved runner for the 2009 year. After finishing in the top-100 in both the Flyer 5K and Mel Brodt Invitational, Addessi turned in a time of 27:47 at the Atlantic 10 Championships. His finish was good for 29th place and helped the Flyers finish third overall at the meet.
In cross country, Addessi earned All-Stark County First Team honors all four years at St. Thomas Aquinas...He was also selected to the All-Ohio First Team twice in his career.
Son of Thomas and Catherine Addessi...Born August 15, 1990...An undeclared business administration major.