Old Bridge, South Brunswick, Tavaglione, McGill Roll At 7on7

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The Old Bridge boys, and South Brunswick girls, and the Voorhees tandem of Jack Tavaglione and Emma McGill turned in the most impressive performances at Saturday's 7-on-7 Invitational at Thompson Park in Jamesburg.

Boys Merge | Girls Merge

Old Bridge, ranked No. 10 in the state, showed why it's one of the state's best by packing its first five runners in the top 13 with a compression of 48 seconds, and averaged 17:11 on the way to a 36-55 victory over East Brunswick in the boys Red Division race.

Old Bridge was led up front by junior Kieran Donnelly, third in 16:45, and senior Steve Tan, fourth in 16:48. Old Bridge also received strong races from Nick Medeiros, ninth in 17:16, Evan Pratts, 12th in 17:33, and Riley Appleton, 13th in 17:33.

In the girls team competition, South Brunswick picked up season best times from its top four runners en route to a 36-41 win over Voorhees in the Red Division.

South Brunswick PR's came from Nina Liu, third in 20:45, Srinidhi Gopalan, fifth in 21:06, Nikita Majithia, eighth in 21:28, and Megan Sidoti, 11th in 22:04. Serena Hutchison rounded out the scoring for the Vikings, placing 18th in 21:59.  

Individually, the Villanova-bound McGill and Tavaglione threw down the fatest times of the meet.

McGill, the State Group 2 champion last year, won the girls Red Division race in 19:01.Tavaglione, a junior who has been on fire this season, cranked out a 16:11 to roll to victory in the boys Red Division competition.


  • Juniors Ian Smith (17:52) and Chris Manzano (18:17) spearheaded the attack for the North Plainfield boys, who edged St. Thomas Aquinas, 36-40, to captutre the Blue Division championship. 

  • Metuchen and junior Harry Carter of Hun (16:52) captured the boys White Division titles. Metuchen, led by senior Romir Anand, fourth in 17:51, averaged 18:28 as the Bulldogs outscored Manchester Township, 67-86.
  • Freshman Emily McCann finished first in 20:43 to lead Princeton Day to a 22-67 victory over Somerville in the girls White Division. PDS put its scoring five in front of Somerville's No. 2 runner to seal the deal.