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GET UR HOLMDEL PARK ON!!
GET UR KATELYN TUOHY ON!!!
GET UR XC ON!!!!
There are few places that give me chills-Holmdel Park is right at the top!!!
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Live updates will be down below, tons of photos will be posted, videos from the mile, 2-mile mark and finish line and lots of video interviews will all be coming straight at you. So keep checking back here for the latest updates.
This has the makings of perhaps the most memorable Shore Coaches meet ever because of the presence of Tuohy. In case you havene't been paying attention, the junior at North Rockland in NY is arguably the greatest female distance runner in US high school history.
She won the Nike XC National title last year, broke the National 5K indoors record last winter, broke the one mile and 3,200 national outdoor records this past spring, and two weeks ago she ran the fastest 5K in US high school history for a girl with a time of 16:06 at the Ocean State Invit at Goddard Park in Rhode Island.
So the course record here at Holmdel (17:28 by Megan Venables of Highland Reg. at the 2010 State Group 3 meet) is going to get crushed today. There is just no way it won't. Tuohy is running in the A race at 3:50 p.m.. How low will she go??
Well, Edward Cheserek ran 14:34 at Goddard Park after running the course record of 14:53 at Holmdel Park in 2011-a 19 second difference. So that means Tuohy should be well under 17. If I have to make a prediciton, I'll go with somehwere around 16:40. I know its hard to believe that someone can run that fast at Holmdel, but Tuohy is one of those once in a generation type runners. She is the Sydney McLaughlin of high school distance runners.
While Tuohy is the main attraction today, there are several other great things to keep an eye as over 6,500 runner will take the start line today in 27 races!!!
This is the meet that separates the pretenders from the contenders, and solidifies who the top teams and runners in the state are.
There's a bunch of great team and individual matchups on tap today, so strap on a seat belt on and enjoy an awesome day of XC.
Just how awesome is today?? It's a distance runners dream with 27 races on the schedule!!!! That means from 9 a.m. until around 5:15 p.m. there will be races going on here. How awesome is that!!!!! Next to the state meets, this is the best day of the seaso p.m. n!!!!
Good luck to everyone!!
Get ur NJ XC On!!! Get ur PR's on!!!
5:35 p.m. THAT'S A WRAP FROM HOLMDEL!!! WHAT A MEET. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW!!!! 16:21!!!!! THAT'S JUST MIND-BOGGLING!!!
CONGRATS TO EVERYONE WHO RAN TODAY!!!
GET UR NJ XC ON!!!!!
5:23 p.m. The Westfield boys, led by individual champion Aidan Kilbourn (17:21), capped off this remarkable meet by winning the JV A race with 24 points. Westfield averaged 17:32.
5:05 p.m Tyler DeMaise of Gloucester (17:44) and the Ridge boys captured the team title in the JV boys B race.
4:45- The Summit boys and Chase Moran of Princeton (18:07) won the JV C Division team titles.
4:20 p.m. Ridgewood wins the girls A varsity ace, 79-87 over North Hunterdon!!! Ridgewood, with 1 sophomore and a 4 freshmen in its top 5, averages 19:49. North Hunterdon averages 19:50.
4:06 p.m. KATELYN TUOHY 16:21!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SMOKES!!!! I NEVER THOUGHT I'D EVER SEE WHAT I JUST SAW. I'M SHOOK!!!!!!!!! HOLY ????????????????? This has to be the greatest high school XC performance ever!!
Tuohy went 5:23/5:23/ and then 5:35 for the last 1.1. Only 16 boys ran faster today than Tuohy!!
4:00 p.m. TUOHY IS 10:46 AT 2 MILES!! THIS IS INSANE!!!!!
3:55 p.m. TUOHY IS 5:23 AT THE FIRST MILE!!!!!!! OMG!!!!! SHE WILL GO WAY UNDER 17!!!
3:50 p.m. IT'S TUOHY TIME!!!!!! HERE WE GO. HOW LOW WILL SHE GO?? SUB 17??????
3:48 p.m. Alexa Westley crushes the B race in 18:05, No. 18 in course history!!!!! YOWZAA!!!!! GET UR LEXI WESTLEY ON!!! Kingsway wins the team title, 49-75 over Mendham, and averaged 20:08.
THAT's A SWEEP OF THE TEAM TITLES FOR KINGSWAY!!!
3:44 p.m. Six miuntes until Tuohy time!!!!
3:30 p.m. Girls B race is off. Alexa Westley of Warren Hills is in this. She won the last two Meet of Champions outdoor titles.
3:29 p.m. Julia Treathaway of West Morris goes 18:58, a huge Holmdel PR of 61 seconds, to win the girls C race, nine seconds ahead of Corinne Barney of Indian Hills (19:09). Indian Hills wins the team title, 31-99 over Allentown. Indian Hills averaged 20:03.
3:10 p.m. The girls C race is off
3:06 p.m. Jack Stanley of Mendham, the Group 3 state champ last year, wins the A race in 16:00. Westfield wins the team title, 77-107 over Cherokee. Westfield averaged 16:41, the top average of the day, and had a 1-5 spread of 22 seconds!!!!! WOW!!! GET UR BLUE DEVILS ON!!!
2:50 p.m. Boys A race is off. NJ #1 and US #7 CBA is in this one. CBA is not running their top guns.
2:46 p.m. Reyden Davies of East Brunswick wins the B race in 16:13, a 30 second Holmdel Park PR and a school record.!! Kingsway edges Norh Hunterdon, 74-78 for the team title!!! Kingsway averaged 16:56. North Hunterdon averaged 17:02. St. Peter's Prep was third with 94 points and averaged 17:06.
2::30 Boys B race on the course.
2:25 p.m. Here comes Liam Murphy of Allentown. The first year XC runner wins in 16:00!! That's the top non coaches time of the day so far.
2:10 p.m. The Boys Varsity C race just went off
2:06 p.m. Sean Dolan of Hopewell Valley wins the Varsity D race in 16:14!! Dolan, the New Balance National mile champ last June, used a sit and kick strategy and unleashed his huge kick to win it with a 5 second Holmdel PR. Voorhees wins the team title, 91-125 over Hopewell Valley.
1:50 p.m. Boys varsity D race in on the course. 7 straight varsity races coming at you with Katelyn Tuohy running at 350 p.m.!!!
1:55 p.m. Mick Barbi of Ridgewood wins the Freshman A race in 11:37. Southern is the team champions, 93-140 over CBA
1:45 p.m. Nicole Clifford Cherokee wins the girls freshman A race in 13:29. Middletown North captures the team title, 98-108 over Ridgewood.
1:30 p.m. Connor Kinch of Middletown North crossed first to win the boys Freshman B race in 11:36. Chatham wins the team title 124-133 over West Windsor North
12:59 p.m. Lea Martin of West Windsor South wins the girls JV A race in 20:32. North Hunterdon win the team title 28-99 over Ridge
12:42 pm Ava Augustine leads a 1-2-3 finish for Mendham girls in the JV B race with a winning time of 21:50. Mendham won team title big.
12:30 p.m. Steady drizzle here now.
12:28 p.m. HOLY SMOKES!!! TWO COACHES WENT SUB 16!! Daniel Winn of Poly Prep wins in 15:52. Kyle Price second in 15:58! Winn had a sub 4 mile for Oregon a few years ago!
Amanda Eller of Millville is the female coaches winner in 20:08.
12:11 p.m. Soph. John Hurley leads a 1-2 finish for Haddonfield in the boys JV D race with a winning time of 17:53, a huge Holmdel Park. Haddonfield wins team title with 38 points and 18:50 average.
12:10 p.m. Coaches race is on the course
11:55 a.m. JV boys D race is now on the course. Next varsity race is at 1:50 p.m.
11:53 a.m. Sierra Dinneen wins the girls Varsity D race in 19:06 to lead Notre Dame of NY to the team title, 63-76 over Voorhees.
11:35 a.m. Girls Varsity D race is on the course.
11:34 a.m. Jerika Lufrano of UC just ran 18:54 to win the girls E Division race. UC wins the team title with 42 points and a 20:25 average.
11:13 a.m. Nicole Vanasse of Pingry, the state Non-Public A champion last year, wins the Girls Varsity F race in 18:56!!! Villa Walsh wins the team title, 68-98 over Holy Angels.
10:56 a.,m. Austin Gabay of Cinnaminson wins the Varsity E race in 16:01. That's a Holmdel PR of 68 seconds!!!!! HOLY SMOKES!!!!
NJ #2 Haddonfield wins the team title with 49 points and a 16:51.8 average and a 32 second 1-5 spread. FYI-Haddonfield didn't run all their top guys.
10:40 a.m. Boys Varsity E race is off
10:36 a.m. Jared Cooper of Mountain Lakes wins the boys varsity G race in 16:15. That is a Holmdel PR by one second for Cooper. Ronald Kigen of St. Benedict's is 2nd in 16:35. St. Benedict's wins the team title with 72 points and an average of 17:17.
10:20 a.m. Boys Varsity F race is off.
10:16 a.m. Jeremy Bronstein of Dwight-Englewood wins the boys Varsity G race in a Homdel PR of 16:45. Previous PR was 16:47 at this meet last year. Lawrenceville wins the team title with 67 points.
10:01 a.m. Ashleigh Patterson wins in 22:03 to lead a 1-2-3-4-10 finish for Union Catholic in the girls JV C race. UC wins the team title with 20 points. Haddonfield is 2nd with 42.
10:00 a.m. Boys Varsity A G race is off
9:43 a.m. Rob Barkovich of Msgr. Farrell wins the boys JV race in 18:48. Oratory edges Msgr. Farrell on a tiebreaker to win the team title. Both teams had 65 points. Oratory's No. 6 beat Farrell's No. 6 by 12 spots.
9:41 a.m. The first varsity race, the boys G race, goes off at 10 a.m.
9:40 a.m. Girls JV race just went off.
9:25 a.m. Boys JV E race is off
9:22 a.m. Caroline Schleif of Metuchen wins the girls Freshman B race in 12:53 . Trinity Hall wins the team title, 30-68 over Cinnaminson.
9:11 a.m. Adam Angelone of Madison wins the boys Freshman C race in 12:07 . Delbarton wins the team title, 28-59 over Lawrenceville.
9:10 a.m. Girls freshman B race is on the course. it's two miles.
8:59 a.m. The first race of the day is off. Boys Freshman C. It's a two-mile
8:34 a.m. Decent running weather here. No wind and overcast skies. Temps in the low 60's.
8:33 a.m. - 27 minutes until the first race, the boys freshman C race.