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Season Opener Invitational
Boys Top 5 Times of the Meet (*Varsity A Race was cut short due to storms, no times)
|Ziyadeh, Adham||Cliffside Park HS||16:41.00|
|Mastropietro, Marc||Hasbrouck Heights||16:53.00|
|D'Annunzio, Anthon||Cliffside Park HS||16:58.00|
|Abulebda, Moe||Cliffside Park HS||17:07.00|
|Kersting, Lydon||Academy Of The Holy Angels||19:34|
|Ahearn, Erin||Immaculate Heart Academy||19:45|
|Buckley, Colleen||Immaculate Heart Academy||19:46|
|Tabbachino, Giavan||Immaculate Heart Academy||19:47|
|Sullivan, Katie||Rutherford HS||20:02|
Varsity A Boys Race was won by Saint Peter's Prep with 46 points over Indian Hills with 57. The race was cut short due to severe thunderstorms so we won't know the times but St. Peter's is definitely starting to draw some attention with their work so far this season.
Immaculate Heart took the Varsity Girl Large School race with 30 points, a 12 point lead over Academy of the Holy Angels. Immaculate Heart was lead by an awesome 2-3-4 pack finish with Erin Ahearn clocking 19:45, Colleen Buckley 19:46, and FRESHMAN Gianna Tabbachino 19:47. The large school race individual winner was Lydon Kersting of Holy Angels with a finishing time of 19:34.
The small school girls race was taken in a close one by Cresskill with 78 points to Rutherford's second place 81 points and Eastern Christian's 82 points! Now that's a fun finish. Cresskill was lead by senior Danielle Dallara with a 21:12, but the individual race was taken by Rutherford's senior Katie Sullivan at 20:02, the fifth best time at the meet that day.
Bergen Catholic boys win the 4k Varsity race with 79 points, and the freshman run with 65 points. The varsity team was lead by a strong three pack finish with junior Tom Selvaggi at the head in ninth with a time of 13:45.74. His teammates Joey Ludwig and Michael Sondej finished tenth and eleventh with respective times of 13:47.05 and 13:48.80. The winning individual time came from Bronxville senior John Flannery at 12:51.16.
The freshman Bergen Catholic boys were lead by the first place finish posted at 8:49.69 by Caleb Shaia! Raritan's Donavan Hackley (9:00.47) and Manchester Twp's John Davern (9:05.05) made the top six freshmen in this New York meet as well.
Picture thanks to RBC Coach Rob DeFilippis through twitter.
In the 2.5 mile girls varsity race Mount Saint Mary's Kerry Dyke took third overall with 15:08.1, she was the first New Jersey finisher. Mount Saint Mary would end up finishing fifth with 230 points going 3-37-51-68-71 and a two minute and fifty six second team gap.
Photo by Kyle Brazeil for MileSplit