Statement Races and Convincing Performances For New Jersey in Week 2

Here are the week 2 meet pages where results will be posted. Once bold that means the meet has results posted. We covered the Battle at Ocean County Park Friday night and will be on-site at the South Jersey Shootout Saturday morning. Good luck as always to all of the New Jersey athletes out there. 

Week 2 Results

Week Day Results 

Colonial Conference Meet

Damien Dilcher of Brick Twp and Abby Loveys of Randolph both left their mark with all-time meet performances in their respective races. Dilcher 15:28 to hold off Fahd Nasser 15:36 in the senior race, both now top ten all-time for the Battle at OCP. Loveys won the junior girls event with a third all-time meet run of 18:11. Freehold Twp and Randolph shined in the team merge, more in the recap and merges here

White Clay Creek Classic

The only Jersey squad in attendance at this class meet was Sterling. The boys finished sixth in the merge results with an average of 18:32. They were led by Manas Gupta 17:23, he placed fifth in the junior race. You can see all of their team's performances right here

Saturday Results

Villa Bears Running Classic

Pope John XXIII continues to roll leading New Jersey at the Villa Bears Invitational this past Saturday. They scored 267 points in the varsity race for ninth overall averaging 17:43. They were led by Emma Myer in 14th running 16:31. Mount St. Mary Academy, North Bergen, and Pope John XXIII were in attendance for this New York based girls meet. 

George School Invitational
Liam Wall of Peddie School had the top NJ boys time ranked 14th overall in the merge with his 16:45. The Haddon Heights boys led the state merge with 30 points and finished fourth in the overall meet team score with 135 and a team average of 18:05. Lenape Regional's Alexa Woltjen had the top NJ time for the girls meet coming in at eighth overall for the meet at 19:05. Her performance led Lenape Regional to third overall for the meet merge as the leading New Jersey squad scoring 147 and averaging 21:03. 

Briarwood Invitational

Haddonfield and Indian Hills had young stars shine during a successful weekend at Briarwood. Top New Jersey finishes individually: Colin Kane of Delsea was fifth overall running 16:31, Corinne Barney of Indian Hills fourth 19:18. 

Regis Invitational

Individually Dan and Chris Gizzo of Seton Hall Prep represented Jersey well in the Varsity race and Freshmen races ranking second overall in each category at the Regis Invitational on Saturday. Dan Gizzo finished second in the Varsity Boys B race with a time of 13:17 over 4000m, his brother Chris 8:50 for second over 2500m in the Freshmen B race.  The leading New Jersey team in the merge was Pope John XXIII who scored 211 for fifth overall and first with 50 points on the New Jersey only list. They were one point ahead of Don Bosco. 

With a brand new course layout the unique Shootout meet took off on a warm September Saturday. Will Berger of Lower Cape May Regional won the boys stud race with a time of 16:01, he's looking toward a strong season after training in Colorado over the summer.  Alexa Weber of Ocean City continued her strong start to the 2017 season winning the girls fast race with an 18:50, the only girl to go under 19:20. Egg Harbor Twp and Clearview Regional had the top overall team performances on the day. 

St. Dominic Academy XC Invitational

Extremely close team battles were the story for this meet! The girls race went to extra runners as Westfield edged out Governor Livingston tied at 38 points before Westfield's six and seven got it done. Star sophomore Victoria Vanriele of Gov Livingston won with a 20:07 on the 5350 meter course, but Westfield fired back with Emma Jackler and Mia Melao in second and third.

The boys varsity was a nail biter as well this time with Governor Livingston ahead with 69 points to St. Peter's Prep's total of 70. Francis Martingale of Memorial WNY won individually with a 17:30.  Also of note in the freshmen boys race Edwin Klanke continued to make some noise with his 11:32 over 2.25 miles way ahead of the field. 

Bergen County Tech was the leading boys and girls team for New Jersey at this meet. The boys were led by Anthony Di Lorio with the 11th fastest time in the merge at 16:16, the girls were led by Shannon Clancy the 13th fastest of the meet at 19:38.