Kingsway packed its five scorers in 41 seconds Saturday to win its second team title in three years at the Shore Coaches Invitational.
The Dragons won Division B 68-81 over North Hunterdon, averaging 16:58 overall the legendary 5,000-meter Holmdel County Park hills.
The all-underclass lineup was led by juniors Joe Grandizio and Brian Mangiaracina, who both finished in the top-10. Grandizio ran 16:38 for fifth, and Mangiaracina ran 16:43 for seventh. Sophomore Kieran Burns also broke 17 minutes, crossing the line in 17:57 for 12th.
Juniors Cade Hindley and Jonathan Connor ran 17:15 and 17:19 for 21st and 25th.
All five Kingsway scorers beat a corresponding North Hunterdon runner by anywhere from two to four places.
Kingsway is unranked in the New Jersey top-20. North Hunterdon is No. 10. Kingsway beat two other top-20 teams – No. 15 Montgomery and No. 19 East Brunswick.
Junior Cole Hindley (38th in 17:34) and Gavin Wagner (47th in 17:41) both also ran well as non-scorers for the Dragons.
Kingsway won its first Shore Coaches team title in 2014, winning Division A 87-98 over Hunterdon Central.
Grandizio, who was Kingsway’s fourth runner that day and placed 26th as a freshman, is the only runner who was on Kingsway’s varsity in both races.
Kingsway’s seventh-fastest runner of the day was actually senior Nick Fanelle, who placed third in the JV A race in 17:40. Sophomore Stephen Wilkins III was ninth in the J race in 17:52, giving the Dragons nine runners under 18 minutes on the challenging Holmdel layout.
Another Kingsway runner, Stone Carpaccio, placed fourth in the Freshman A race, covering the 2.1-mile course in 11:36.