The Shawnee girls packed all five of their scorers under 20 minutes and rolled to the fastest time and lowest overall merged score Friday at the Olympic Conference XC Championships at Rowan University in Glassboro.
Sophomore Isabella Turner ran 18:22 to finish first overall. Turner out-raced Bishop Eustace junior Katy Storti, who placed second in 18:25, finishing just 12 meters behind Turner.
Shawnee, ranked No. 2 in South Jersey, outscored No. 5 Seneca 45-89 with No. 4 Cherokee third with 92 points in the overall team scoring race.
Shawnee edged Seneca 24-35 in the Patriot Division team scoring. Cherokee won the American Division 37-59 over Lenape, and Paul VI won on a sixth-runner tie-breaker over Bishop Eustace after they finished tied at 31 points in the National Division.
In merged scoring, Shawnee had five of the top 15 scorers, with Isabella Turner leading the way in first in 18:22, which averages out to sub-5:55 per mile.
Also for Shawnee, sophomore Claire Hauser finished fifth overall (19:03), with junior Lauren Tenet (11th in 19:40), senior Laura Mavracic (13th in 19:43) and senior Claire Rankin (15th in 19:47) giving Shawnee an impressive 19:19 team average.
Shawnee’s sixth and seventh runners, junior Grace Kearns and senior Hannah Maloney, were both well under 21 minutes, Kearns taking 24th in 20:20 and Maloney 34th in 20:46.
Seneca (19:52) and Cherokee (19:51) also averaged sub-20 on the 5,000-meter course.
Also under 19 minutes on the new course at Rowan were Cherokee sophomore Kate Rathman (third in 18:41) and Lenape senior Alexa Woltjen (fourth in 18:50).
Rounding out the overall top 10 were Seneca senior Carley Tool (6th in 19:06), Seneca freshman Emma Klouchek (7th in 19:15), Cherokee senior Sophia Eick (8th in 19:16), Cherry Hill East junior Sarah Pierce (9th in 19:18) and Seneca senior Sydney Warner (10th in 19:31).
This is the 11th straight year one of the Lenape District schools has won the Olympic Conference girls team title. Lenape won in 2007 and 2011, Seneca in 2008, 2012 and 2016, Cherokee in 2009 and 2010 and Shawnee in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. The last non-Lenape District title came in 2006, when Cherry Hill East outscored Lenape, 39-62.