Ocean City Dominates Cape May County Champs

Full Results

For the fifth straight year Ocean City has swept the Cape May County Championships and this year they almost collected two perfect scores while doing it. Both individual Ocean City champions also defended their titles from last year making it a clean sweep of all four county titles. 

The boys swept the top six finishers and their seventh runner finished eighth overall. With their 15 points the team won the meet by 49 over second place Lower Cape May Regional. Even more amazing was the top five compression which only took four seconds and an average of 16:37. 

They were led by Anthony Conte at 16:35, who made it two straight individual titles. This was his first win of the season and fourth top ten finish. 

Boys Top Ten Finishers

1Anthony Conte12Ocean City HS16:35.93
2Max Kelly12Ocean City HS16:36.46
3Luke Kramer12Ocean City HS16:37.16
4Owen Ritti10Ocean City HS16:37.69
5Cameron DiTroia12Ocean City HS16:40.76
6Frank Fabi12Ocean City HS16:42.83
7Zeb Hinker10Lower Cape May Regional HS17:09.19
8Mike Kelly12Ocean City HS17:43.86
9Elijah Jackson10Lower Cape May Regional HS18:10.60
10John Hargest12Middle Township HS18:14.84

On the girls side Ocean City was just one point off a perfect score with 16 points. Casey McLees led the way with a 19:02 performance defending her 2018 title run, her third top ten finish on the season. The team also won their tenth straight school title at this Championship, the last non-Ocean City winner being Wildwood Catholic all the way back in 2009. 

The athlete that broke up the perfect score in the girls race? Middle Township's freshman standout Sofia Jurusz in fifth at 20:26. She was fourth this last Saturday in the Division 1 race at the South Jersey Open. Her squad finished second overall with 69 points. 

For Ocean City this all comes just a week after the team's trip to run in the Disney Cross Country Classic was almost lost to misfortune before an act of kindness allowed them to travel down to Florida and compete. A special season so far for this school. 

Girls Top Ten Finishers

1Casey McLees12Ocean City HS19:02.65
2Alexa Palmieri11Ocean City HS19:29.32
3Rebecca Millar12Ocean City HS20:16.51
4Emma Sardy12Ocean City HS20:22.68
5Sofia Jurusz9Middle Township HS20:26.77
6Erin Hanlon11Ocean City HS20:34.83
7Lindsay Robbins11Cape May County Tech20:49.38
8Isabella Padula11Ocean City HS21:16.27
9Reghan Handley12Ocean City HS21:19.32
10Jayne Seitz12Cape May County Tech21:26.63

Recent Results


  • Boys - Anthony Conte (Ocean City) 16:35 / Ocean City 15pts
  • Girls - Casey McLees (Ocean City) 19:02 / Ocean City 16pts


  • Boys - Anthony Conte (Ocean City) 16:01 / Ocean City 18pts 
  • Girls - Casey McLees (Ocean City) 18:51/ Ocean City 29pts


  • Boys - Will Berger (Lower Cape May Regional) 15:57 / Ocean City 20pts
  • Girls - Alexa Weber (Ocean City) 18:44 / Ocean City 19pts


  • Boys - Mark Nelson (Lower Cape May Regional) 15:59 / Ocean City 24pts
  • Girls - Alexa Weber (Ocean City) 18:27 / Ocean City 22pts


  • Boys - Patrick Cusack (Ocean City) 16:24 / Ocean City 15pts
  • Girls - Alexa Weber (Ocean City) 19:22 / Ocean City 18pts


  • Boys - Ryan Herlihy (Middle Township) 15:58 / Middle Township 29pts
  • Girls - Epiphany Devon Grisbaum (Ocean City) 18:00 / Ocean City 15pts


  • Boys - Louis Paone (Ocean City) 15:52 / Ocean City 24pts
  • Girls - Bridget Flynn (Ocean City) 18:24 / Ocean City 17pts


  • Boys - Kevin Scott (Ocean City) 15:47 / Ocean City 17pts
  • Girls - Bridget Flynn (Ocean City) 18:46 / Ocean City 19pts