George Andrus destroys course record, leads Haddonfield to 19th straight SJ championship!!!!!

Haddonfield senior George Andrus smashed the DREAM Park course record and beat the field by 250 meters, leading the Bulldogs to their 19th consecutive sectional XC championship.

Andrus ran 14:58 over 5,000 meters at DREAM Park in Logan Township, shattering the course record of 15:09 set by Triton’s Dennis Fortuna when he won the South Jersey Group 3 title last year.

He matched the fastest 5,000 on any course by a South Jersey runner since Josh Clark of Highland ran 14:58 at Goddard Park East in East Greenwich, R.I., at the Brown Invitational in 2015.

Haddonfield packed its five scorers 1-4-6-7-8 and outscored 2nd-place Cinnaminson 32-59 to win the South Jersey Group 2 title, with Haddon Heights 3rd with 77 points. Fifth-place Collingswood also advanced to next weekend’s state Group 2 meet.

Senior Robert DiMedio ran 15:48 and placed 4th for Haddonfield, and junior Matthew Sullivan, senior Ian Romea and senior Don Jellig ran 8th, 9th and 10th in 16:07, 16:08 and 16:20 for the Bulldogs.

Cinnaminson was led by seniors Alex Boyko and Matt McCarron in 3rd and 5th, Boyko in 15:46 and McCarron in 15:48.

Also in the top 10 were Haddon Heights senior Jack Bolling [2nd in 15:45] and Haddon Heights senior Colin Patterson [6th in 15:53].

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