Washington Township seniors Cole Kolodziej and Julian Lawson and Shawnee senior John Ruona all ran 16:38 to lead the field in a five-team season-opening Olympic Conference batch meet Saturday.
Kolodziej was first across the line – Tomahawk’s FAT camera had him in 16:38.19 – with Lawson running 16:38.75 and Ruona 16:39.92. That’s three finishers in less than 3/4 of a second!
Washington Township went 1-2-5-6-9, with junior Chris Colavita [17:03], senior Mason Brewster [17:13] and junior Nate Kidwell [17:40] also in the scoring pack.
Shawnee senior Robert Birdsall also broke 17 minutes, finishing 4th in 16:59.
Also in the top 10 over 5,000 meters at DREAM Park in Logan Township were Lenape junior Jake Buniva [7th in 17:18], Lenape sophomore Colin Hermack [8th in 17:24] and Shawnee junior Alex Campagna [10th in 17:42].
Lenape senior Brett Boyle [17:53] and junior Washington Township’s Sean Hice [17:58] also broke 18 minutes.