Haddonfield sophomore George Andrus and Cheer Hill East senior Gabe Rodriguez mixed it up with some of the fastest runners in the state and the results were impressive Saturday at the Cougar Invite.
Andrus placed 6th in 16:02 and Rodriguez was 7th in 16:05 over 5,000 meters at Buck Mill Park in Colts Neck.
Colts Neck senior Matt Bogdan won in 15:24 and junior Jackson Barna of Ridge was second in 15:25. Full results here.
Andrus’s time is No. 2 in course history by a sophomore behind only the legendary Craig Forys of Colts Neck, who ran 15:28 at the 2004 Cougar Invitational.
Junior Tobias Janssen and senior Caleb Clevenger finished 16th and 17th, both in 16:30, for Haddonfield, and senior Sean Eisenhower also dipped under 17 minutes in 16:52.
Cherry Hill East had three of the top 14 finishes with Rodriguez 7th, senior Aidan Groff 11th in 16:10 and senior Aidan Eyre 14th in 16:21. Junior Dylan Hagan and senior Justin Whitney ran 16:57 and 16:58.
No. 1 CBA won the team title 70-89 over Ridge, followed by No. 9 Westfield  and No. 7 Colts Neck , with No. 4 Cherry Hill East  and No. 17 Haddonfield  taking 5th and 6th in the loaded field.