Senior Scott Hubbard placed 3rd and junior Joseph Gaspari, senior Tyler Wells and senior Clifford Gilmore finished within three seconds of each other in 7th, 8th and 9th, and Audubon won its first Camden County XC title in 50 years Saturday.
Hubbard ran 17:15 over 5,000 meters at Timber Creek Park in Lindenwold and Gloucester Township. Gaspari was 7th in 18:08 and Wells and Gilmore 8th and 9th, both in 18:11. Junior Aaron Myers rounded out the Green Wave’s scoring pack with 16th place in 19:03, and sophomore Aiden Williams and freshman Leo Davis also raced for Audubon, placing 16th and 25th.
Audubon outscored 2nd-place Highland 32-54, with Camden Catholic (86) and Paul VI (92) also under 100.
Audubon’s only previous team title came in 1961, the second year the meet was held, when the Green Wave outscored Woodrow Wilson 39-81 for the team title. Audubon went 3-5-6 that year, with Gordon Shindle 3rd, Tony Benevento 5th and Mike Bruzzese 6th.
Audubon’s 32 points are the lowest winning total since Cherry Hill East won the 2013 race 27-90 over Cherry Hill West.
Triton senior Dennis Fortuna, second last year in 16:30, ran 16:13, finishing 200 meters ahead of 2nd-place Billy Clewell of Camden Catholic, who ran 16:54.
Fortuna became the first individual winner from Triton since Robert Rawls ran 16:15 at Gloucester County College to win the 2010 race.
Others in the top 10 were Timber Creek Cole Mylan [4th in 17:20] and Highland junior Gavin Gallo [5th in 17;53], Pennsauken junior Joel Oquendo [6th in 18:04] and Cole Knoedler [10th 18:12].