According to the official results from the Champs Northeast Regional, three South Jersey runners finished in the top 10 of the combined freshman-sophomore race Saturday morning.
T.J. Zwall of Ocean City is listed in 8th in 17:42, Max Smith of Clementon 9th in 17:46 and Peter Simpson of “Mooresville” 10th in 17:51.
There is a T.J. Zwall who’s a sophomore at Penn Charter, so we’ll assume he’s from Ocean City and running for Penn Charter. Zwall recently finished 8th in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Championships at Belmont Plateauin 17:04.
Smith, I have no idea. There is no Max Smith that I could find who ran for Triton or any South Jersey school. There’s one in California. If you’re Max Smith and you ran at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx this morning and you’re from Clementon, lemme know! Whoever this Max Smith is, nice race!
Simpson of course is a freshman at Moorestown, not Mooresville, and a first-year runner. Terrific race for him, placing in the top 10 in his first shot on Vanny’s challenging 5,000-meter layout.
The results have been off all day. They show Colin Whitaker of Pitman placing 8th in the boys championship race in 15:40. There is no Colin Whitaker at Pitman. He is in fact a senior at Lampeter-Strasburg High in Lampeter, Pa., just outside Lancaster.
The Champs Northeast Regional is the former Kinney, Foot Locker and Eastbay Regional Championships dating back to 1979 and always at Vanny.