Liam Murphy Leads the 2019 Returning Boys from MOCs

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Here are the 99 boys who return for next year from the NJSIAA Meet of Champions field. Liam Murphy of Allentown, who placed third on Saturday, with his 15:53 and Ethan Wechsler of Cherokee not too far behind at 15:56 lead the way as the only two under 16 minutes. 

What an entrance into the sport for Murphy, this was his first cross country season, he amassed five race wins, finished fifth in the Group 3, and top three at the Meet of Champions.  

With Murphy, Wechsler, and Kevin Antczak making up the top three as juniors, our first sophomore is Edwin Klanke of St. Peter's Prep. Klanke had a great freshman year in 2017, was fourth in Non-Public A that year and finished 64th at MOCs, he built upon that with his sophomore campaign. In 2018 Klanke ended up second to Shaw Powell of CBA at Non-Public A and then overtook Powell at MOCs to finish ninth running a Holmdel personal best of 16:02.

Our first freshmen on this list is ranked 51st, Kyle Rakitis of Kingsway with a time of 17:26. Rakitis actually has a Holmdel PR of 17:02 from the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational back in early October. He finished 105th in the race as Kingsway's sixth man on Saturday. 

Returning MOCs Boys in 2019

Rank Time Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 15:53.00
Allentown HS
2020
2 15:56.00
Cherokee HS
2020
3 16:01.00
Mainland Regional HS
2020
4 16:02.00
St. Peter's Prep
2021
5 16:10.00
Cinnaminson HS
2020
5 16:10.00
Haddonfield Memorial HS
2020
7 16:20.00
Christian Brothers Academy
2020
8 16:29.00
Mendham HS
2020
8 16:29.00
Pitman HS
2020
8 16:29.00
Cherokee HS
2020
11 16:32.00
Christian Brothers Academy
2020
12 16:35.00
Livingston HS
2020
13 16:37.00
Clearview Reg. HS
2021
14 16:38.00
Westfield HS
2020
15 16:39.00
West Windsor Plainsboro South HS
2020
16 16:45.00
Oratory Preparatory School
2020
17 16:47.00
West Morris Central HS
2020
17 16:47.00
Cherry Hill East HS
2020
19 16:48.00
Voorhees HS
2020
20 16:51.00
Haddonfield Memorial HS
2020
21 16:52.00
Morristown HS
2020
22 16:54.00
Christian Brothers Academy
2021
23 16:55.00
Old Bridge HS
2020
24 16:58.00
Kingsway HS
2020
25 16:59.00
Westfield HS
2021
25 16:59.00
Mendham HS
2021
27 17:00.00
West Windsor Plainsboro South HS
2020
28 17:01.00
West Windsor Plainsboro South HS
2020
28 17:01.00
North Hunterdon HS
2020
30 17:02.00
Cherokee HS
2021
31 17:03.00
Pt. Pleasant Beach HS
2020
32 17:06.00
Westfield HS
2020
33 17:08.00
Voorhees HS
2020
33 17:08.00
Princeton HS
2020
35 17:10.00
Kingsway HS
2020
36 17:12.00
Old Bridge HS
2021
37 17:13.00
West Windsor Plainsboro South HS
2021
38 17:14.00
Westfield HS
2020
39 17:15.00
Mendham HS
2020
40 17:16.00
North Hunterdon HS
2021
41 17:18.00
Voorhees HS
2020
42 17:20.00
Haddonfield Memorial HS
2020
43 17:22.00
Cherry Hill East HS
2021
43 17:22.00
Old Bridge HS
2020
45 17:23.00
Christian Brothers Academy
2021
46 17:24.00
Westfield HS
2020
46 17:24.00
Morris Hills HS
2021
46 17:24.00
Cherokee HS
2021
49 17:25.00
Pennsville HS
2020
49 17:25.00
Cherry Hill East HS
2021
51 17:26.00
Kingsway HS
2022
51 17:26.00
Freehold Township HS
2020
51 17:26.00
Voorhees HS
2022
54 17:27.00
North Hunterdon HS
2021
55 17:28.00
St. Peter's Prep
2020
56 17:29.00
Westfield HS
2020
57 17:34.00
Cherokee HS
2020
58 17:37.00
Immaculata HS
2020
58 17:37.00
New Providence HS
2020
60 17:38.00
Mendham HS
2020
61 17:40.00
St. Peter's Prep
2021
61 17:40.00
Morris Catholic HS
2020
61 17:40.00
Haddon Township HS
2020
64 17:41.00
Hasbrouck Heights HS
2020
65 17:45.00
Old Bridge HS
2020
66 17:47.00
Pompton Lakes HS
2021
67 17:49.00
Hasbrouck Heights HS
2022
67 17:49.00
Cherokee HS
2021
69 17:50.00
Camden Catholic HS
2020
69 17:50.00
Hasbrouck Heights HS
2021
71 17:57.00
Princeton HS
2020
72 18:00.00
Moorestown Friends School
2021
73 18:01.00
Freehold Township HS
2021
73 18:01.00
Freehold Township HS
2022
75 18:11.00
Cherry Hill East HS
2021
76 18:12.00
Haddon Township HS
2022
76 18:12.00
North Hunterdon HS
2020
78 18:14.00
Camden Catholic HS
2021
79 18:15.00
Princeton HS
2021
80 18:20.00
Dwight - Englewood School
2021
81 18:24.00
Cherry Hill East HS
2021
82 18:25.00
Newark Academy
2021
83 18:30.00
Old Bridge HS
2020
83 18:30.00
Voorhees HS
2022
85 18:31.00
Bishop Eustace Prep
2020
86 18:35.00
Newark Academy
2020
87 18:36.00
Hasbrouck Heights HS
2020
88 18:38.00
Haddon Township HS
2021
89 18:41.00
Newark Academy
2020
90 18:46.00
Hasbrouck Heights HS
2021
91 18:48.00
Princeton HS
2021
92 18:50.00
Newark Academy
2022
93 19:04.00
Haddon Township HS
2022
94 19:07.00
Haddon Township HS
2021
95 19:10.00
Newark Academy
2022
96 19:18.00
Hasbrouck Heights HS
2020
97 19:30.00
Mendham HS
2020
98 19:37.00
Newark Academy
2021
99 20:05.00
Bishop Eustace Prep
2022
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