Cinnaminson’s Austin Gabay and Cherokee’s Ethan Wechsler, two of the state’s top runners last year, made their college XC debuts Saturday.
Gabay, now a freshman at Duke, ran 25:41 over 8,000 meters at the Virginia Tech Invitational on the Buford Meredith Course in Blacksburg.
Gabay finished 21st – 11 seconds and three places behind former Cinnaminson teammate Mike Ungvarsky.
Wechsler, a freshman at Syracuse, ran 26:13 in the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.
Wechsler placed 20th on the Coogan 8,000-meter course in Attleboro, Mass.
Gabay and Wechsler rank No. 2 and No. 9 in South Jersey history indoors in the 3,200.