The Haddonfield boys took on some of the best cross country teams in the country and emerged with an impressive seventh-place finish in the Eastern States Championships race at the Manhattan Invitational Saturday.
Haddonfield averaged 13:04 on the historic 2.5-mile course at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. That was the seventh-fastest of more than 300 teams that competed in various races throughout the day at Vinny.
Junior Martin Riddell paced the Bulldogs with an 11th-place finish in 12:44, senior Greg Eisenhower was 21st in 12:49, senior Ethan Spellmeyer was 51st in 13:11, senior Derek Gess 60th in 13:18 and senior Sean Campiglia 65th in 13:21.
Haddonfield is ranked No. 2 in New Jersey behind Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft, which placed fourth in the same race. CBA, ranked No. 6 nationally, averaged 12:58 and scored 190 points. Haddonfield scored 208 so wasn’t far behind.
Nationally 12th-ranked Bishop Hendricken of Warwick, R.I., won the team title 92-113 over nationally No. 2-ranked Fayetteville-Manlius, with No. 16 Claremont (Calif.) third with 117.