Juniors Anthony Conte and Luke Kramer ran 2-3 and led five Ocean City runners in the top seven, and the Raiders won their first boys sectional XC title in eight years Saturday at Delsea.
Ocean City outscored second-place Mainland Regional 23-49, tying the lowest score in Group 3 meet history. Highland was third with 63.
Those three schools accounted for 17 of the first 21 runners across the line in a 17-school field.
Kevin Antczak of Mainland was the overall winner, crossing the line on the Delsea track in 15:58, some 225 meters ahead of Conte.
The only runner to break up Ocean City’s five scorers was Highland sophomore Tom Raws, fourth in 16:44.
Senior Gavyn Fox, junior Max Kelly and sophomore Tyler Greene ran 16:44, 16:46 and 16:54 for fifth, sixth and seventh.
That’s a remarkable 13-second pack from one through five, including a five-second pack from one through four.
Ocean City’s 23 points tied the lowest score in South Jersey Group 3 sectional history set in 1989 by Highland in a 23-87 win over Eastern.
Ocean City’s previous titles came in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, all in Group 3.
Rounding out the top 10 were Absegami senior Keishaun Joga (8th in 16:56), Highland senior Chris Corsaro (9th in 16:58) and Mainland senior Kyle Antczak (10th in 16:58).
For Mainland, Kevin Antczak became the Mustangs’ first sectional champion in 15 years, since Greg Hughes won the 2003 Group 4 race on the same course.
The only other Mainland winners over the years have been Geoff Wayton in 1993 and Bill Carroll in 1997, both in Group 3 at Kingsway.
The title is Haddonfield’s ninth in a row, 14th in the last 16 seasons and state-record 26th overall.
Haddonfield won Group 1 in 1982, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997 and 1998 and group 2 in 1979, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2005 through 2008 and 2010 through 2018.