Juniors Gavin Gallo and Cole Knoedler placed 4th and 5th overall and the all-underclass Highland High School boys won the team title Saturday at the St. Dominic Academy Invitational.
Gallo ran 16:32 and Knoedler 16:35 over 5,000 meters at Lincoln Park in Jersey City for Highland, which edged St. Peter’s Prep 53-55 for the team title, with Rahway (60) and East Brunswick (73) making it four schools within 20 points.
Sophomore Aziz Muhammad-Kane ran 10th for Highland in 16:52, junior Jake Smith was 12th in 17:04 and junior Anthony Imperatore took 22nd in 17:32. They were backed up by junior Dylan Carles, who ran 17:58 for 29th.
Highland senior Vanessa Marinero won the girls race in 19:13 and senior teammate Princess Nwoga was third in 19:44
Highland freshman Mason Wassell won the boys freshman race, covering the 2.25-mile course in 11:07 and teammate Andrew Kellem was 13th in the freshman race in 13:10. Madison Goodman placed seventh in the girls freshman race in 14:15.