Shea, Kelly lead Cherokee to second place at Bowdoin Park Classic

The Cherokee boys placed two of its runners in the top seven Saturday and placed second among some of the region’s top cross country teams in the Division 1 large-school race at the Bowdoin Park Classic in Wappinger’s Falls, N.Y.

Senior Jack Shea placed second overall in 16:14, six seconds behind Elliot Gindi of Ocean Township, and sophomore Justin Kelly was seventh in 16:43.

Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft, ranked No. 1 in New Jersey, won the team title 31-107. Haddonfield was third with 158 points, giving South Jersey two of the top three teams in the race.

Cherokee, ranked seventh in New Jersey, averaged 17:11 for its top five and Haddonfield averaged 17:27.

Other scorers for Cherokee were junior Brandon Marks, 26th in 17:27; senior Nick Falk, 37th in 17:44; and senior Brendan Falzone, 40th in 17:46.

Haddonfield scorers were Derek Gess, 11th in 16:56; Griffin Weiner, 20th in 17:13; Greg Eisenhower, 21st in 17:13; Ethan Spellmeyer, 46th in 17:48; and Richie Glennon, 64th in 18:04.

All five Haddonfield scorers are underclassmen. The Bulldogs’ first four runners are sophomores and Glennon is a junior.

 

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