Mainland’s Kevin Antczak 2nd in Meet of Champions with sizzling 15:29 at Holmdel!!!!!

Kevin Antczak did it again!

Would you believe 15:29?????

The Mainland Regional senior tore up the Holmdel hills with the fastest time by a South Jersey runner in 31 years Saturday, finishing second in the Meet of Champions.

That makes him No. 14 in course history!

Antczak ran 15:32 at the state Group 4 race and lowered that another three seconds on the historic 5,000-meter layout at Holmdel County Park.

The only faster time ever recorded at Holmdel by a South Jersey runner is Jason DiJoseph’s one-time course record of 15:17 from the 1988 state Parochial A race.

Liam Murphy of Allentown won the race in 15:23. Antcak’s time is the third-fastest non-winning time in meet history.

Jim Rosa ran 15:15 in 2009 behind Joe Rosa’s then-course-record 14:56, and Mike Mazzaccaro of CBA ran 15:20 in 2010 behind Jim Rosa’s 15:15

It was a huge day for South Jersey, with four runners in the top 10 and two teams in the top four!

Cherokee senior Ethan Wechsler ran 4th in 15:41, No. 14 in South Jersey history at Holmdel; Cherry Hill East senior Oliver Adler was 5th in 15:48; and Haddonfield senior Martin Riddell led the Bulldogs to 3rd place in team scoring with an 8th-place finish.

Haddonfield was third with 129 points and a 16:33 average and Cherokee was 4th with 136 points and a 16:30 average.

More coming up this afternoon!

Here’s a look at the fastest runners in course history:
14:53 … Edward Cheserek [St. Benedict’s Prep] 2011
14:56 … Joe Rosa [West Windsor-Plainsboro North] 2009
15:15 … James Rosa [West Windsor Plainsboro North] 2009
15:16 … Craig Forys [Colts Neck] 2006
15:17 … Jason DiJoseph [Paul VI] 1988
15:19 … Jack Jennings [Mendham] 2019
15:20 … Mike Mazzaccaro [CBA] 2010
15:21 … Liam Murphy [Allentown] 2019
15:22 … Mohamed Khadraoui [JFK-Paterson] 2003
15:26 … Tom O’Neill [Middletown North] 2013
15:26 … Mike McClemens [CBA] 2013
15:27 … Elliot Gindi [Ocean Twp.] 2016
15:27 … Matt Grossman [Millburn] 2016
15:29 … Jeramy Elkaim [Livingston] 2010
15:29 … Kevin Antczak  [Mainland Reg.], 2019

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