Billy Mayhew of Delsea, Nick Falk of Cherokee and Pat Mulligan of Haddon Township, all running their first college cross country races for The College of New Jersey, swept the first three spots in the 2018 Blue/Gold Alumni Invitational.
The race was held over 4,000 meters at Green Lane Fields in Ewing.
Mayhew ran 13:57, Falk 13:59 and Mulligan 13:59. Mayhew and Mulligan are freshmen, and Falk is a red-shirt freshman.
The top alumni was Chris Curto, a 2003 graduate of TCNJ and a 1999 graduate of Rancocas Valley. Curto, who placed 10th overall in 14:12, was a teammate at R.V. and at TCNJ with current TCNJ assistant coach Mike Walker.
Two other South Jersey runners finished with 20 seconds of the winner: junior Mike Zurzolo of Cherokee [5th in 14:00] and freshman Jack Ennis of Shawnee [12th in 14:16].