Meet the All-Shore Boys Cross Country Team

Meet the All-Shore Boys Cross Country Team

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Meet the All-Shore Boys Cross Country Team

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MIKE McCLEMENS

School: CBA

Year: Senior

Highlights: McClemens placed first overall at the Meet of Champions with a time of 15:26, leading CBA to the program’s state-record 19th title of the sort. Before his MOC performance, the senior captured the Non-Public A crown with a time of 15:56 en route to the Colts’ 25th group championship. In his only other championship meet on the local level, McClemens took the top spot at the Shore Conference meet with a time of 14:42.

TOM O’NEILL

School: Middletown North

Year: Senior

Highlights: Prior to a 10th-place finish at the Meet Of Champions, O’Neill led the Lions to both Group III and Central Jersey Group III titles, while capturing individual crowns in those races with times of 15:26 and 15:31, respectively. The senior recorded a fourth-place time of 14:53 at the Shore Conference Championship, where the Lions placed second overall to CBA, and started off his championship season with a Monmouth County Championship title at a time of 15:42.

DYLAN TARPEY

School: Freehold Township

Year: Senior

Highlights: Before Tarpey placed second overall at the Meet Of Champions with a time of 15:32, the senior became the first harrier in Freehold Township cross country history to capture a group title, winning the Group IV meet with a time of 15:39. Tarpey preceded that performance by winning the Central Jersey Group IV sectional meet with a time of 15:31, placing second at the Shore Conference meet at a 14:48, and opening his championship season with a second-place showing at the Monmouth County race with a time of 15:46.

KYLE KROON

School: Toms River South

Year: Senior

Highlights: Kroon ran to fourth-place times of 15:37 at the Meet Of Champions and 15:42 at the Group IV meet, after earning the designation of South Jersey Group IV sectional champion, with a mark of 15:22, and Ocean County champion, with a time of 15:36.

BLAISE FERRO

School: CBA

Year: Sophomore

Highlights: Before Ferro helped CBA to its 19th Meet of Champions victory with an eighth-place time of 15:45, the sophomore assisted the Colts to their 25th Non-Public A crown with an eighth-place finish at 16:14. Ferro placed third at the Shore Conference meet with a time of 14:50, en route to another Colts title, and led the CBA collective with a fifth-place time of 16:23 at the Monmouth County meet.

TOM ROONEY

School: CBA

Year: Senior

Highlights: En route to the Colts’ 19th Meet of Champions title, Rooney raced to a 13th-place time of 15:51 after placing fifth overall at the Non-Public A meet amidst the Colts’ 25th Group title run. Rooney crossed the line in seventh at the Shore Conference meet (15:12) on the way to yet another Colts championship.

JUSTIN LIPPERT

School: Middletown North

Year: Senior

Highlights: Lippert placed seventh amongst Shore Conference competitors, and 20th overall, at the Meet Of Champions with a time of 16:03, after helping to the lead the Lions to their first Group III and Central Jersey Group III championships in 22 years with times of 15:57 (fifth place) and 16:03 (third place), respectively. The senior was sixth overall at the Shore Conference meet at 15:10 and third overall at the Monmouth County race at 16:05.

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