Paul VI packed all five of its scorers in the top 20 and won its 10th Shore Coaches team title Saturday in Holmdel.
Junior Will Mrozinski placed 4th in 17:03 to lead the way for PVI. Despite the poor conditions, the time is a 35-second Holmdel County Park PR for Mrozinski, who ran 17:38 at Parochial A states last year.
Senior Joseph Wigginton [12th in 17:45], senior Tyler Smith [15th in 17:56], senior Matthew Houch [17th in 18:08] and sophomore Christian Napoli [20th in 18:14] all finished within half a minute of each other for the Eagles.
Paul VI averaged 17:49 on the hilly, water-logged 5,000-meter state championship course at Holmdel County Park and outscored Kinnelon 68-90 to win its first title since 2017, when it beat Dunellen 78-125 to win Group G.
Paul VI also won Group B in 1981, 1993, 1994 and 2000, Group A in 1984 and 1989, Group C in 1995 and 1999 and Group G in 2017.
Audubon junior Aiden Williams and senior Joseph Gaspari placed 7th and 11th out of 131 runners, Williams in 17:20 and Gaspari in 17:39.