There were so many merge worthy meets this weekend we made it easy to find them all in one place. The merges are simple comparisons between teams running in multi-division meets, they combine all results of the same distance and rescore.
While this is an interesting and useful tool to help give an idea of where teams match up this does still include variables to keep in mind. Race sizes, strategy, weather changes, and the fact that head to head racing may have led to different placements among athletes are just some of the factors that could make a difference between races held the same day at the same meet.
More: Full Season of Merges
If more merges are created for this week we will add them below. Note some meets with a large amount of our-of-state teams have multiple versions, an overall and New Jersey only report.
Cherry Hill East will be rising up the ranks after this performance!
Close fought meet between Allentown and Cherry Hill East for the top girls team performance.
The Cherry Hill East boys led a strong field of ranked teams averaging a rain soaked 16:49.
Pearl River (NY) and Conestoga (PA) led the way out front and Allentown was the top New Jersey squad.
Of the eight talented teams from the Garden State CBA led the way with 20 points.
Haddonfield and Pingry School once again led the charge here amongst the five NJ schools.
Christian Brothers Academy brought the heat with a 16:07.72 average and 29 second split leading the merge by a convincing 49 points!
The Haddonfield Memorial (NJ), Pingry School (NJ), and Corning (NY) girls battled it out at Bowdoin and the three teams were only separated by five points in the combined scoring! New Milford (CT) and Mainland Regional (NJ) also ran strong.
St. Peter's Prep keeps rolling and leads the Magee merge with a 16:30 average and 31 second top five split!
The top four teams in this merge were separated by just 13 points! Summit, Westfield, North Hunterdon, and Oak Knoll School!
Pearl River out of New York played upset on NJ turf averaging 17:36 at Garret Mountain. The top New Jersey team was Morris Hills with an 18:07 team average.
Northern Highlands dominated the mountain at the Garret Invitational averaging 21:07 and scoring the low total of 39 points in the combined merge.