Kevin Antczak tears up Van Cortlandt with #7 all-time N.J. time, qualifies for Foot Locker Nationals!!!!!

Kevin Antczak is off to San Diego!

Antczak, a senior at Mainland Regional, placed 4th at Foot Locker Northeast Regionals Saturday morning at Van Cortlandt Park in 15:24 to earn a berth in the Foot Loker Nationals next month.

His time is No. 7 all-time at Vinny by a New Jersey runner.

Antczak’s time is second-fastest ever by a South Jersey runner at the legendary Van Cortlandt 5,000-meter course in the Bronx and the fastest since Jason DiJoseph of Paul VI won the 1988 race in 15:17.6.

He’s the first qualifier from Mainland Regional and the second from Atlantic County. Lou Corgliano of Hammonton placed 9th in the 2013 race. The highest previous Mainland finisher was Greg Hughes, who was 17th in 2003.

Antczak placed 16th in last year’s race. He’s the first qualifier from South Jersey since Josh Clark of Highland took 4th in 2016 and the 18th all-time.

Patrick Anderson won the race in 15:17.0. Meet f Champions winner Liam Murphy of Allentown and state Group 3 champ Jack Jennings of Mendham will also represent New Jersey at Foot Locker Nationals. Murphy was 3rd in 15:23.6 and Jennings 5th in 15:30.0.

Foot Locker Nationals are scheduled for Dec. 14 at Balboa Park in San Diego.

Here’s the all-time New Jersey Van Cortlandt Park list!

15:15.5 … Craig Forys [Colts Neck], 2006
15:17.6 … Jason DiJoseph [Paul VI], 1988
15:18.0 … Brad Hudon [North Hunterdon], 1983
15:19.8 … Cliff Sheehan [Westfield], 1980
15:20.5 … Edward Cheserek [St. Benedict’s], 2011
15:23.6 … Liam Murphy [Allentown], 2019
15:24.0 … Kevin Antczak [Mainland Reg.], 2019
15:24.8 … Tom Fischer [Manalapan], 1981
15:24.9 … John Carloti [Bernards], 1982
15:25.6 … Kevin Pumphrey [Highland], 1985
15:25.8 … Brian Leung [West Windsor], 2007
15:26.9 … Mike Mykytok [Bound Brook], 1988
15:27.7 … Murad Campbell [Overbrook], 1997
15:28.4 … Josh Clark [Highland],  2015
15:29.1 … Liam Mullet [Pingry Prep], 2014
15:29.9 … Brandon Jarrett [St. Benedict’s], 2006
15:30.0 … Jack Jennings [Mendham], 2019
15:30.2 … Jack Stanley [Mendham], 2018
15:30.3 … Andy Martin [North Hunterdon], 1984
15:30.4 … Jon Anderson [Cinnaminson], 2003
15:31.0 … John Coyle [CBA], 1988
15:31.4 … Joe Dragon [High Point], 2015
15:33.0 … Bill Babcock [North Hunterdon], 1984
15:33.5 … Matt Grossman [Millburn], 2015
15:33.4 … Luke Petela [Haddon Twp.], 2014
15:35.1 … Mohamed Khadraoui [JFK-Paterson], 2003
15:36.0 … Andrew Brodeur [Brick], 2007
15:36.6 … Tyler Udland [Millburn], 2008
15:37.0 … Iah Hahn [Lakewood], 1997
15:37.0 … Jeffrey Perrella [Westfield], 2005
15:37.0 … Damien Dilcher [Brick Twp.], 2018
15:38.2 …  Brendan Heffernan [North Hunterdon], 1991
15:38.2 … Liam Murphy [Allentown], 2018
15:39.0 … Scott Meehan [Pope John XXIII], 2013
15:40.1 …  Marc Pelerin [Cherokee], 2001
15:40.0 … Elliot Gindi [Ocean Twp.], 2016
15:40.7 … Loui Corgliano [Hammonton], 2013

Here are all the qualifiers from South Jersey:

2019
4th, Kevin Antczak, 12, Mainland Reg., 15:24
2015
4th, Josh Clark, 11, Highland, 15:28.4
2014
2nd, Luke Petela, 12, Haddon Twp., 15:33.4
10th, Shawn Hutchison, Bishop Eustace, 15:45.7
2013
9th, Lou Corgliano, 12, Hammonton, 15:40.7
2012
3rd, Shawn Wilson, 12, Cherokee, 15:42.5
2008
8th, Brett Johnson, 12, Ocean City, 15:50.1
2003
7th, Jonathan Anderson, 12, Cinnaminson, 15:30.4
2001
6th, Marc Pelerin, 12, Cherokee , 15:40.1
1998
5th, Nate Miller, 12, Highland Regional, 15:49
1997
2nd, Murad Campbell, 11, Overbrook, 15:27
1988
1st, Jason DiJoseph, 12, Paul VI, 15:17.6
1987
4th, Jason DiJoseph, 11, Paul VI, 15:47
8th, Eric Lorenz, 12, Holy Cross, 15:50
1986
6th, Jason DiJoseph, 10, Paul VI, 15:55
1985
2nd, Kevin Pumphrey, Highland Regional, 15:25. 6
6th, Ron Faith, Paul VI, (San Diego), 15:46
1979
N/A, Jim Smith, Haddonfield, N/A,
N/A, Jerry Andrews, Highland, N/A,

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