Clearview, New Jersey’s 3rd-ranked team, showed its speed and depth Saturday morning, packing six runners in the top 10 in the Division 3 race at the South Jersey Open.
The Pioneers’ five scorers averaged 19:33 on the 5,000-meter DREAM Park course in Logan Township near Glassboro.
Senior Abigail Waddington won the race in 18:36 to lead Clearview to what looks something like a 25-82 team triumph over Southern Regional. Washington Township was 3rd with 87 and Cherry Hill East 4th with 88.
Clearview went 1-4-5-6-9-(10), and would have outscored the entire field 25-30.
Cherry Hill East senior Alexis Tepper broke 19 minutes and placed 2nd in 18:54, and Toms River North freshman Jessica Abbott was 3rd in 19:05, but then it was all Clearview with senior Abigail Kotran and juniors Margaret Wisniewski and Alison Roes finishing 4th, 5th and 6th in 19:06, 19:38 and 19:52.
Clearview’s 5th and 6th runners, senior Aubrey Donahue and sophomore Lilla Porter, both ran 20:22 and placed 9th and 10th.
Also in the top 10 were Washington Township teammates senior Allyson Wernik [7th in 20:00] and sophomore Kaylee Russen [8th in 20:16].