The llama's were enjoying the meet and extra company on Saturday. Photo by Mae Kellert for MileSplit
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|NJ Top Boy Brannan, Jordan Colts Neck 15:49
|NJ Top Girl Schlosser, Ally Parsippany 19:05
|NJ Boys Team Colts Neck 1st in Merge 85 pts | 2+13+14+18+38 | 1:09 Split 16:32 Avg
|NJ Girls Team Toms River North 3rd in Merge 233 pts | 28+39+41+59+66 | 56 Split 20:16 Avg
The fastest New Jersey time from the meet was run by Jordan Brannan of Colts Neck at 15:49. That ranks him third all-time for the Wild Safari meet since the 2013 course change. This set the tone for the Colts Neck boys who broke the course record as a team with a 16:32 team average. Anthony Russo came in 4th at 16:36, Zach Csipkay 5th 16:36, Rick Sommer 6th 16:44, Liam Hoagland 11th 16:58 to round out the Colts Neck top five.
Also in the top five individually overall for New Jersey was freshman Acasio Pinheiro of The Wilberforce School who ran 16:13 to rank fifth overall winning the Varsity E race.
Indian Hills had a great team performance as well, second in the merge behind Colts Neck with 115 points and an average of 16:39. They only split 55 seconds between their first and fifth runner and their top three came across the line right next to each other at 16:26-27. Those three were Matt Cohane, Chris Corcoran, and Derek Barney.
On the girls side Ally Schlosser posted a 19:05 to win the Varsity C race rankings her 7th for the meet on the day. She was the fastest New Jersey time on Saturday and now ranks tied for 21st all-time at the meet with the 2013 time from Courtney Thompson of St. John Vianney.
The NJ girls were led by Toms River North in the team race rankings third in the merge. Combining the meet they scored 233 points only splits 56 seconds between their scoring five, they finished with an average of 20:16.