Mainland boys use 36-second pack to run away from the field in Osprey Invitational!!!!

Super team performance Friday night by the Mainland Regional boys, whose first first four runners broke 16:50 and who had a 36-second gap among their five scorers at the Osprey Invitational at Stockton University in Galloway.

Junior Artur Simons Menezes was Mainland’s first finisher, taking third in 16:31, with junior teammate Mikin Patel five seconds back in fourth. Senior Nicholas Berenotto and sophomore Kevin Antczak both ran 16:47 for sixth and seventh, and senior Tiger Carey ran 17:07 for 16th. Mainland was backed up by sixth man Kyle Antczak, a junior, three seconds behind in 17th.

That’s 3-4-6-7-16 for 36 points. Ocean City was second with 80 and Williamstown third with 108 points.

Pitman sophomore Sebastien Reed, fourth in the South Jersey Group 1 sectional last fall as a freshman, was the overall winner, covering the flat 5,000-meter course in 16:01 and winning by about 110 meters over senior Korey Green of Ocean City.

Ocean City junior Gavyn Fox (fifth in 16:43), Washington Township junior Evan Chu (eighth in 16:50), junior Michael Abriola of Williamstown (ninth in 16:56) and junior Jared Tricomy of Toms River South (10th in 16:56) rounded out the top 10.

There were 138 boys from 19 high schools in the varsity race.

Full results here:

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