We’re not going to write about every dual meet this year, but I think we’re all so happy to have cross country back today that I want to celebrate the start of the season as much as possible!
There was a series of Colonial Conference dual meets today at Pennypacker Park in Haddonfield, and Haddon Township junior Luke Overbeck ran 16:24, fastest time of all the meets.
Six Colonial Conference schools raced Thursday, and Haddon Township went 1-4-5-7-9 to edge West Deptford, 26-31. Key man for Haddon Township was 5th runner Grant Overbrook, a freshman competing in his first high school race.
Luke Overbeck, 12th in the state Group 1 meet, led West Deptford’s Zach Rhoda and Jacob Cobb, who finished 2nd and 3rd and also broke 17 minutes.
Ethan Bergmann [17:00] and Matt Conway [17:28] took 4th and 5th for Haddon Township, Max Tomashek was 7th [18:18] and Overbeck placed ninth [18:53].
Haddon Township placed seven in front of West Deptford’s fifth, with Ryan Erhart and Jackson Sennhen taking 10th and 11th overall. Tommy Thomasson was 6th for West Deptford in 18:01 and Zackery Assero 8th in 18:34.
Haddonfield swept the top eight spots in a 15-50 win over Sterling, with George Andrus [16:46], Caleb Clevenger [16:47], Tobias Janssen [16:47], John Hurly [16:53] and Sean Eisenhower [17:03] taking the top five spots. Sterling was led by Alex Brown, 9th in 18:47.
Very close meet between Audubon and Haddon Heights, with Audubon winning 28-29. Audubon went 1-3-4 with Zachary Williams running 16:38 and winning by about 150 meters over Haddon Heights’ Ritwik Rati, second in 17:10. Tyler Wells [17:44] and Joseph Gaspari [17:46] were 3rd and 4th for the Green Wave.
Jack Bolling, Ryan Wartenberg and Leonardus Kittle took 5th, 6th and 7th for Heights.
In a girls meet, Regan Shemeley and Meghan Lex went 1-2 in 21:01 and 21:09 to lead Haddon Township past West Deptford, 21-40. Corinne Dorsett and Hope Siner ran 3-4 for West Deptford before Township had the next six across the finish line.