Race Day: Relive the 2016 Morris County Championships

All summer we'll be treating Saturdays as meet days and look back to some of our best races caught on camera from the 2016 cross country season. Today relive the 2016 Morris County Championships.

Results | All Race Videos

We will see a new Greystone course in 2017 but today we take a look back at one of the last few races run on the old layout. Some fast times were thrown down at the Morris County Championships including Eric Clay's 15:38 for the win after a long battle with Joey DeFeo who finished second at 15:45. Both of them rank top ten all-time in course history, and will remain there for that layout. Morris Hills earned the team championship with 57 points and an impressive 57 second one through five split led by Alexander Pai in third at 15:52.

For the girls championship Abbey Loveys of Randolph won with the 13th fastest time in course history at 18:15, a whole 30 seconds faster than the field. She'll be back to defend her title in 2017. Her one card wasn't wasted in the team standings either as Randolph earned the championship with 69 points and a 19:24 average. They were six points ahead of Mendham. 

You can watch both these championship races below, we also recorded action from the junior varsity and freshmen races

Boys Championship Race

Top Finishers and Teams

1Eric Clay12Morristown HS15:37.91
2Joey DeFeo12Delbarton School15:44.69
3Alexander Pai12Morris Hills HS15:52.20
4Jared Cooper10Mountain Lakes HS15:59.27
5Joshua Holihan12Randolph HS15:59.66
1Morris Hills HS573+9+11+13+21 (26+28)0:57 1-5 Split | 16:19 Avg
2Delbarton School892+15+16+17+39 (42+55)1:26 1-5 Split | 16:34 Avg
3Chatham HS1036+8+20+32+37 (53+81)1:00 1-5 Split | 16:41 Avg

Girls Championship Race

Top Finishers and Teams

1Abby Loveys10Randolph HS18:15.02
2Lucy Jeffs11Mendham HS18:46.90
3Anna George10Montville Twp. HS18:48.28
4Brooke Olson11Randolph HS18:57.04
5Meredith Finley9Randolph HS19:04.69
1Randolph HS691+4+5+24+35 (64+66)2:23 1-5 Split | 19:24 Avg
2Mendham HS752+7+13+26+27 (31+47)1:24 1-5 Split | 19:36 Avg
3Mountain Lakes HS13110+14+20+39+48 (81+107)1:33 1-5 Split | 20:10 Avg