Wild Safari Brings Thrills for Out of State and NJ Stars!

Rides overlooked the course as athletes ran through the safari fields at the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational on Saturday. / Photo by Robert Kellert

Saturday September 27th - Six Flags Park in Jackson, NJ 

Boys Full Results / Photos
Girls Full Results / Photos
Middle School Full Results / Photos
Elementary School Full Results / Photos

As always one of the most unique fun meets you'll be able to attend! We had some major out of state presence at this competition and they put forth some great times but New Jersey had many leading highlights as well. 

The fastest boys time was run by NY's Luke Gavigan of Tappan Zee at a blazing 15:50! That wouldn't be enough to help his squad to the best team performance however as Tappan Zee took third in the merge. The best team performance of the day went to the Indian Hills boys who ran a team average of 16:54 and were led by Matt Tuohy at 16:32 and Matt Cohane at 16:36, which rank 9th and 10th out of the entire meet according to the Merged Results.

1 Indian Hills HS 40 2+3+5+11+19 (25+27) 1:02 1-5 Split | 16:54 Avg
Indian Hills HS All Results
Event Place Athlete Result Points
M 5000m Finals 2 Tuohy, Matt 16:32.00 2
M 5000m Finals 3 Cohane, Matt 16:36.00 3
M 5000m Finals 5 McPhee, Tom 16:40.00 5
M 5000m Finals 11 Kleber, Ryan 17:09.00 11
M 5000m Finals 22 Holster, Tom 17:34.00 19
M 5000m Finals 29 Fiori, Alex 17:52.00 25
M 5000m Finals 31 Corcoran, Chris 18:00.00 27

Lauren Sapone of Red Bank Regional winning the Varsity C race on Saturday at Six Flags. / Photo by Meg Kellert for MileSplit

On the girls side the fastest time came from NY's Vicky Martinez who ran an 18:27 to win the Varsity B race. The fastest New Jersey time which ranked second overall belonged to Lauren Sapone of Red Bank Regional. She won the Varsity C race with an 18:34, over 30 seconds ahead of second place. She's been having a great start to her season always right there and competitive with the top time of the meet.

The best team performance went to Pearl River of NY who boasted a 19:50 team average. The best New Jersey performance went to Red Bank Regional who averaged 20:53 and ranked 10th in the merge

Red Bank Reg. HS All Results
Event Place Athlete Result Points
F 5000m Finals 1 Sapone, Lauren 18:34.00 1
F 5000m Finals 13 Buechel, Niki 21:04.00 13
F 5000m Finals 15 Kelly, Bridget 21:12.00 15
F 5000m Finals 27 McPeak, Emily 21:44.00 27
F 5000m Finals 30 Orsini, Elisa 21:53.00 29
F 5000m Finals 87 Torres, Edith 25:39.00 75
F 5000m Finals 95 Cody, Shea 26:15.00 80