The Haddonfield express continued to steamroll its way through the cross-country season with another team title sweep at Friday's Colonial Conference All-Star Meet at West Deptford Park.
Haddonfield once again showed why it's one of the greatest combined boys and girls programs in state history with a remarkable showing of sheer dominance as the Dawgs blitzed the competition with two of the best performances in meet history.
In the girls race, seniors Sarah Naticchia and Payton Weiner went 1-2 with two of the fastest times ever run in course history to lead Haddonfield, ranked No. 2 in the state, to an 18-68 victory over runner-up Haddon Township.
Haddonfield made a compelling case to move up to No. 1 in the state by jamming its seven runners in the top eight spots and averaging a course record 19:27! That broke the CR of 19:34 set in 2017 by Kingsway, and is the third course record average of the season for the Dawgs.
Haddonfield also shredded the course records at Bucks Mill Park in Colts Neck when it averaged 19:03 at the Cougar Invit. last month, as well as the Timber Creek Park record average with a 19:37 last week.
Naticchia's winning time of 18:36 is No, 2 all-time on the course, just behind the course record of 18:34 set in 2014 by Haddonfield legend Briana Gess. Weiner was second in 18:50, No. 3 on the all-time list at West Deptford Park.
Collingswood's Sophie Steidle, third in 19:12, was the only runner not from Haddonfield who finished in the top eight. After Steidle crossed the line, Haddonfield senior Allison Colflesh took fourth (19:43), freshman Anne Earp was fifth (19:53), junior Sabrina Miller was sixth in 20:15, sophomore Helene Usher was seventh (20:30), and senior Lindsay Colflesh finished eighth in 20:45.
Haddonfield's average for the meet was actually 19:23 when you factor in the 19:55 that junior Jess Goode ran to win the JV girls title. Haddonfield crushed the girls JV competition by taking the top 14 places!!!!
The boys race featured a near record run by senior Brady Shute of Co-Op program Gateway/Woodbury, and ridiculous display of pack running by Haddonfield.
Shute won the boys race by 10 seconds in 16:00 as he came within one second of the course record of 15:59 that he ran to finish first at the Gloucester County Championships last week.
After Haddon Township's Luke Overbeck placed second (16:10), Audubon's Zachary Williams was third (16:13), and Jacob Cobb of West Deptford took fourth (16:15), it was all Haddonfield as the Dawgs, ranked No. 6 in the state, stormed across the line in places 5-7-8-9-10 with a spread of just 19 seconds!!!
Haddonfield, which averaged 16:28, rolled to a 39-93 victory over runner-up West Deptford.
Sophomore George Andrus led the surge for Haddonfield by placing fifth in 16:22. The rest of the scoring pack for Haddonfield were Tobias Janssen, seventh in 16:25, Caleb Clevenger, eighth in 16:26, Jon Hurly, ninth in 16:27, and Sean Eisenhower, 10th in 16:41.