2010 NJ High Scool Cross Country Rankings - Wk 3

Pre Shore Coaches Edition

BOYS: Week 3

1 CBA 100 10 1
2 Westfield 88   3
3 Don Bosco 68   4
4 Haddonfield 59   7
5 Ridgewood 51   5
6 Ridge 44   6
7 Indian Hills 32   NR
8 Randolph 26   NR
9 Mendham 23   8
10 WW-P No. 20   2
Also Receiving Votes: East Bruns (15) Toms River No. (6)

WW-P So., RBC (5) Ocean City (3) Southern, Old Bridge (2) Lawrenceville School (1)


Running as a unit for the first time and scoring the win at the Bowdoin XC Classic, CBA again reigns as the undisputed #1 for the 3rd consecutive week. The Colts, with Mike Mazzaccaro winning in 16:04, scored 52 points to defeat Pembrooke (Ma.) by 3 points. In the latest national rankings by "The Harrier" CBA is ranked #6. It is intersting to note that after "Mazz", Christian Bros. stuck their 2-4 in within 43 seconds.       

On the unfortunate news of Joe Rosa's medical condition and season ending surgery, West Windsor-Plainsboro No. dropped from #2 to #10. Do not rule the Knights out of a strong finish to the year. They are well coached and were coming together well prior to the loss of Rosa. Westfield, who opened their season with a doninating win in the A race at the Stewart Memorial takes over at #2. Haddonfield, off of a strong race at Bowdoin moved up from 7th to 4th this week. The Dawgs took 3rd at Bowdoin with a strong run by Ben Potts who went 16:25 to also take 3rd. Two squads show up in the TOP 10 for the first time this week. Indian Hills, behind the 3rd place finish of Nick Ward, won the B race at the inaugural Six Flags Wild Safari Invite and debuts at #7. Randolph, who won in the Gr. 4 race at the Passaic Coaches Invitational grabs the #8 slot.



GIRLS: Week 3      
1 Voorhees 83 3 5
2 Hillsborough 81 5 2
3 Hunterdon Cent. 77 2 1
4 Randolph 76   4
5 Holy Angels 56   3
6 RBC 55   6
7 Ridge 47   7
8 Mtn. Lakes 16   9
9 TRN 14   8
10 Mt. St. Dominic 13   NR
Also Receiving Votes: Bernards (9) No Hunterdon, Delsea (7)
Ridgewood (5) Lenape (2) Morris Hills, Morris Knolls (1)  






 After their dominating win in the B race at the season opening Randolph Invitational, a lot people were remarking that Justina Cassavells had done another steller job of reloading a historically potent program. Voorhees proved on Saturday that the Randolph win was no fluke. Their win in the C race at the Six Flags Wild Safari meet, scoring 42 points made a pretty convinicing argument for the Lady Vikings to be among the state's elite. Led by Nisa Cicitta with a  second place finish (19:05), Voorhees put all seven girls in the top twenty with a 39 second gap between 1&5. In fact, the 1-7 gap was an amazing 53 seconds. That is some depth!  All that being said, Voorhees sits atop the Girls TOP 10 this week.

There was a little position jockeying this week with previously top ranked Hunterdon Central slipping to 3rd, while #2 Hillsborough held their spot. These top 3 teams will tangle in the Championship race at the Shore Coaches Invitational on Saturday.  Holy Angels, 3rd in last weeks Poll dropped down to #5 and Mt. Saint Dominic got into the mix at #10. Freshman  Amanda Corbosiero added her 2nd win of the season to her budding resume, taking the Gr. 1 race at PCCI.