CBA, Mater Dei, Holmdel win Shore Coaches X-C

first_imgBY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Christian Brothers Academy didn’t run its full squad at Saturday’s Shore Coaches Invitational. The nationally ranked Colts didn’t have to as they marched to another championship in the Varsity A race at Holmdel Park. Meanwhile, Holmdel High School’s and Mater Dei High School’s boys were claiming the championships in their respective divisions. Dan Bailey paced the Colts to their Varsity A victory, finishing second to West Orange High School’s Curtis Richburg (16:05-16:08). CBA’s 86 points easily topped Toms River High School North (149). Mark Lee was 12th (16:37) and Rich Bohny, 17th (16:48) for the Colts, who recently extended their national cross country dual meet win streak to 300 straight. William Villa (16:54) and Colin Johnson (17:00) were 24th and 31st for the Colts. Rounding out the scoring for the Colts were William Villa (16:54) and Colon Johnson (17:00), who were 24th and 31st. CBA, ranked 10th in the nation by the most current issue of the Harrier, is gearing up for its showdown with Randolph High School at Saturday’s Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Randolph, which is ranked seventh in the country by the Harrier, and CBA are the top two teams in the state and will be vying for the Meet of Champions title next month. The Manhattan Invitational will be the last time the teams will see each other in the same meet before then. Randolph topped CBA at the Bowdoin Invitational last month. CBA has worked magic before on the famed 2.5-mile VCP course, and the Colts would like to do it again Saturday. The Mater Dei Seraphs won the Varsity F race with 122 points. Daniel Polanco finished seventh (18:21), giving the Seraphs that all-important single-digit scorer. They forged the victory, however, with their second through fifth runners, finishing within 21 seconds on each other in 27th through 34th place. Jonathan Urena was 27th (18:22) followed by Joe Stribo in 30th (18:31). Paul Julis (18:35) and Joe Moore (18:43) were 33rd and 34th for the victors. Eagles win Maroon Invitational Middletown High School South girls, who are undefeated in dual meets this fall, went up to Garret Mountain in West Paterson for the Maroon Invitational on Friday. The Eagles stacked six runners in the top 16 to win the competition with 54 points. Grace Watters provided the single-digit scorer, taking fourth in 20:50. Lauren Marron (21:42) and Leah Wernsing (21:43) were 12th and 13th overall but 10th and 11th in the team scoring. Natasha Saatchie (22:02), Katie Brooks (22:06) and Taylor Landis (22:10) finished in order in 14th, 15th and 16th places in the team competition.last_img

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