CBA Cross Country, the number one ranked team in the Northeast region, took the win in their first invitational of the young season last Saturday at Bowdoin Park in New York.
The Colts won the varsity race with 73 points and a combined time of 1:23.56, a 22 points and a minute better than second place Haddonfield Memorial.
With senior Brian Hill finishing second overall and first among scored teammates in the race at 16:05, CBA averaged a pace of 16:48. The Colts top five finished in a 1-11-15-21-25 scoring order.
Junior Tim McInerney finished 11th, senior Ryan Miele was 15th, sophomore Troy Hill took 21st and senior John Sheridan finished 25th.
While CBA enjoyed the win, head coach Sean McCafferty knows that they have some work to do to reach their ultimate goals.
"The boys went out [of the starting line] very hard and were a bit too aggressive early in the race," McCafferty said ."But, they kept their composure and won a big race. We couldn’t ask for much more from them."
Christian Brothers will return to Shore Conference dual meet action next week, sitting at 354 straight wins.
The next major invitational for the Colts will be at the Manhattan Invitational on October 14th, where CBA will return as the defending champions.
(Photo courtesy of John Nepolitan/DyeStat.)