Huge race this morning for Olivia Shafer!
The Egg Harbor senior ran 18:49 and placed 6th at the Meet of Champions at Holmdel County Park!
Shafer had run 18:55 to win the Group 4 state title. Her 18:49 makes her the second-fastest performer in Holmdel history by an Atlantic County girl, behind only Alyssa Aldridge’s 17:55 to win her second straight Meet of Champions in 2016.
The only other Atlantic County girls to finish in a top 10 of a Meet of Champions are Johanna Carrillo of Mainland, who was 5th in 1976, and Monique Purcell of Holy Spirit, who was 3rd in 1977 and 8th in 1978.
Shafer was the only South Jersey girl in the top 10.
Cherokee senior Kate Rathman placed 13th in 19:02 and Haddonfield junior Sarah Naticchia was 15th in 19:03, leading the Bulldogs to 4th place in team scoring. More on Haddonfield coming up!