first_img1 Cinnaminson 70 2 Old Bridge 66 1 South Brunswick 61 8 South Amboy 235 Boys 1 West Windsor-Plains. So. 52 7 Somerville 184 2 Holmdel 76 9 Matawan 230 8 Pt. Pleasant Borough 199 11 JF Kennedy, Iselin 304 10 Keyport 247 Group III High school Pts. 7 Freehold Borough 182 Group I 6 Middletown North 170 13 Marlboro 339 5 Northern Burlington 146 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 145 8 Ocean Township 225 7 Keansburg 206 Boys Championships were held at Thompson Park, Monroe Township, on Nov. 9. 7 Keansburg 198 3 West Windsor-Plains. So. 78 GIrls 5 Middletown South 118 14 Montgomery 374 15 Monmouth Regional 342 14 Hamilton North 380 12 Jackson Memorial 304 9 Freehold Township 271 Boys Girls 13 Middletown North 342 14 Sayreville 350 10 Freehold Borough 248 5 Colts Neck 167 7 Hillsborough 175 9 South Hunterdon 221 12 East Brunswick 325 3 Hopewell Valley 136 4 Hightstown 139 8 Freehold Township 212 6 Raritan 112 1 Robbinsville 52 12 Monroe Township 349 6 Princeton 156 1 Robbinsville 32 4 Delaware Valley 98 16 Brick Memorial 381 4 Colts Neck 99 PHOTO BY ERIC SUCAR staff Say this for Holmdel’s George Galasso, he’s raced against the best the state has to offer. After competing against Manalapan’s Robby Andrews at both the Monmouth County and Shore Conference championships, Galasso faced another of the state’s elite harriers, West Windsor-Plainsboro North’s Joe Rosa and his twin brother, James Rosa. Joe Rosa turned in the fastest time of the day on the rain-soaked Thompson Park course in Jamesburg, 15:37, while James was second in 15:54. Galasso finished fourth (16:20) just behind WWP North’s third runner, Tyler Corkedale (16:20). The Hornets’ Oliver Song ran a solid race, finishing ninth (16:52). The top 10 individuals and top five teams from the weekend’s state sectional races all qualified for Saturday’s NJSIAA State Group Championships back at familiar Holmdel Park. Holmdel finished second to the powerful, nationally ranked WWP North squad with 76 points. The Pirates won with a dual meet score of 18. The Hornet girls also finished second in a close competition with Hopewell Valley, 57-74. Holmdel had its fifth runner home before Hopewell Valley’s fourth. But a one-two finish by the Bulldogs’ Clare Buck (18:23), and with their third runner, Julie Jablonski (seventh in 18:56) home before the Hornets’ No. 1, proved to be too much for Holmdel’s pack to overcome Shannon Nelson led Holmdel in ninth place (20:14). She was followed closely by Rachel Williams (20:29) and Cathay Zhao (20:29) in 13th and 14th. Katie Little (20:50) and Lilia Xie (20:56) were 18th and 20th. The top five were separated by only 42 seconds. In Group II, Matawan’s boys were third (118) and will be racing on Saturday. Sean Donohue’s eighth place ((17:03) paced the Huskies. Ryan Montaparerto was 11th (17:17). Rounding out the scorers were Dhaval Shah (17:42), Evan Norwood (17:51) and Tim Birch (18:39), who were 22-24-53. While the public schools were contesting the state sectional, the parochial schools were up at Warinanco Park in Elizabeth for the New Jersey Catholic Track Coaches Championships. The Warinanco Park course at 5,250 meters is slightly longer than the standard high school 5,000 meters. Nationally ranked Christian Brothers Academy ran the race as if it were a workout, together. Brendan Swan (17:21), Mike Mazzaccaro (17:21), Dennis Smith (17:21), Mark Lee (17:22) and Dan Bailey (17:22) finished in seventh through 11th place as the Colts collected yet another championship with a team score of 45. On the girls’ side, Mater Dei’s Marie Walsh was fourth (19:55). NJSIAA Central Sectional Cross-Country Championships 1 Hopewell Valley 57 16 Lakewood 464 4 Pt. Pleasant Borough 133 2 Red Bank Regional 109 2 Holmdel 74 3 Princeton 80 17 No. Plainfield 428 7 Jackson Memorial 209 Girls 10 Spotswood 243 8 Neptune 205 14 Delran 409 8 South River 216 10 Northern Burlington 243 6 Middlesex 180 17 Sayreville 397 13 Ewing 407 12 Manville 314 9 Lawrence 232 1 West Windsor-Plains. No. 18 1 Johnson, Arthur L. 64 Group IV 6 Delaware Valley 169 2 Shore Regional 60 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 96 4 East Brunswick 143 10 Raritan 299 15 Wall 393 12 Allentown 322 13 Spotswood 335 4 New Providence 95 15 Burlington Twp. 424 16 Burlington Twp. 374 15 Rancocas Valley 379 2 Hillsborough 62 8 Manasquan 210 3 Matawan 118 4 Henry Hudson 145 11 Johnson, Arthur L. 302 5 Howell 127 6 Montgomery 140 3 Manalapan 106 6 Wall 132 7 Middletown South 161 Girls 11 Cinnaminson 280 3 Pt. Pleasant Beach 76 11 South Brunswick 303 Group II 10 Rancocas Valley 309 2 Red Bank Regional 77 Boys 4 West Windsor-Plains. No. 101 14 Ewing 340 3 Shore Regional 96 2 Metuchen 56 15 Brick Memorial 379 6 Dunellen 182 5 Manasquan 108 9 Delran 244 7 Somerville 191 10 Howell 279 11 Middlesex 286 BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer 9 Ocean Township 206 8 Old Bridge 221 11 North Brunswick 313 13 JF Kennedy, Iselin 372 High school Pts. 5 Metuchen 107 13 South Amboy 367 9 North Brunswick 275 5 New Providence 165 12 Allentown 390 11 Hamilton East 285 last_img

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