Pitman junior Sebastien Reed continued his hot running Saturday with a 30-second victory in the Varsity E race at the Six Flags Wild Safari XC Invitational in Jackson.
Reed covered the 5,000-meter course in 15:42, finishing about 160 meters ahead of second-place Gabriel Cannavo of Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn.
The next-fastest time in any of the five varsity races was 15:57 by Colin Flood of Manasquan. Next-fastest time by a South Jersey runner was a 16:34 by Ocean City junior Anthony Conte, who ran 16:34 to place third in the Varsity C race.
Reed shaved one second off his overall 5,000-meter XC PR of 15:43, which he set at the Osprey Invite last weekend. Reid is undefeated over 5,000 meters this year. His only loss came at 3,200 meters in the junior race at the Cherokee Challenge.
Reed’s time is fastest at Six Flags since 2015, when Connor McMenamin of Souderton Area High ran 15:41. His time is fastest by a New Jersey runner since 2013, when Highland’s Steve Maine ran 15:38.
Pitman placed fourth of 20 schools in team scoring, with juniors Thomas Jackson and Tyler Jackson taking 15th and 16th in 17:33 and 17:40, senior Walter Foard 31st in 18:18 and junior Kamryn Dove 67th in 19:27.