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NJ High School Cross Country Rankings – Girls Week 7

14Shawnee The Calm Before the Storm

Red Bank Catholic holds the top spot again this week as the rankings, on The Ladies side, held pretty much as is. Hillsborough avenged their SCI loss to Ridge by capturing the Somerset County title for the 6th straight year and Northern Highlands, on the strength of their Big North Divisional win over Ridgewood landed at the #9 spot. Lots of drama to be played out over the next 4 weeks, but let’s see what last week brought us;

GIRLS: Week 7
Last
RANK TEAM VOTES 1ST PLACE Week Looking Back Looking Ahead
1 Red Bank Catholic 90 9 1 No Race Monmouth Co. Champ. (10/21)
2 Randolph 72 2 No Race NJAC Lg. Schools Champ (10/21)
3 Hillsborough 70 4 Won Somerset Co. Title (19:41 avg) Skyland Conf Champ (10/23)
4 Ridge 69 3 2nd @ Somerset Co. Champ Skyland Conf Champ (10/23)
5 Haddonfield 49 5 No Race Colonial Conf. All Star Meet
6 Ridgewood 31 6 2nd @ Big North Div. Champ Bergen Co. Groups (10/25)
7 Princeton 30 7 No Race Mercer Co. Champ (10/24)
8 Voorhees 28 8 Won H-S-W Championship Skyland Conf Champ (10/23)
9 Northern Highlands 23 NR Winners @ Big North Div. Champ Bergen Co. Groups (10/25)
10 Mendham 22 9 No Race NJAC Lg. School Champ (10/21)
Also Receiving Votes:
Shawnee (6) W. Windsor-P’boro So. (4) No. Hunterdon (1)

Athlete of the Week

Stephanie Mauer (Hillsborough ’16) – Mauer captured her first major win by taking the Somerset County title at Pleasant Valley Park in 18:46

Honorable Mention

* Catherine Pagano (No. Highlands ’15)

12 comments on “NJ High School Cross Country Rankings – Girls Week 7

  1. Paul Schwartz
    October 22, 2014

    Randolph loses to Mendham at NJAC w/o one of their key freshman and Lansing. It is apparent that if healthy the Rams could win it all but health and lack of depth is a growing concern. Hope they can keep it together.

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    • Austin
      October 22, 2014

      Paul, you beat me to it. Randolph at full strength is a national top 5-10 team, but next week’s County meet should be realllly interesting if Mendham keeps up the impressive running led by their freshman. What a great coaching job there on a supposed rebuilding year.

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    • Pat Montferrat
      October 22, 2014

      Don’t expect to see Eluzabeth Lansing anytime soon. Randolph only sent 6 to the line yesterday.

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  2. Paul Schwartz
    October 22, 2014

    what about Randolph’s second freshman?

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    • Pat Montferrat
      October 22, 2014

      Do not know why she did not run. They are way thin. They were beating Mendham through 4 and then dropped off the map. #5 was 41st

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  3. greentree53
    October 22, 2014

    No need to have the MOC engraver on speed dial

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  4. Austin
    October 28, 2014

    In Morris County today, Randolph pride comes through against Mendham, with a good run from the 5 slot frosh. After the brutal Group 4 battle to come for Randolph, we will likely see these 2 rivals hooking up once more at MOC. Freshman for both teams- incredible. Hope Tiboni certainly looks the part of a worthy successor to Ms. Barry. Mendham looks ready to romp into the MOC easily, so great opportunity for them to sharpen up training in the next few weeks. Chatham girls (3rd place today) also seem to have a path to MOC (albeit tougher) based on recent results.

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    • Austin
      October 29, 2014

      If you haven’t heard via Jim Lambert’s recap today, Randolph current #1 Carol Harsch is done for the season after leading the team to the County win yesterday. Ran on a documented stress fracture yesterday but now is done and resting. Obviously now throws Group 4 and battle for number 2 in the state into WIDE OPEN mode.

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  5. Pat Montferrat
    October 29, 2014

    Would you have let her on the line?

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    • Austin
      October 30, 2014

      Pat, from my perch afar- I would not. But no idea about the conversation that took place with coach and doctor and parents. Clearly she knew the medical risks for her future, but obviously badly wanted that County title and payback for last week. The rest of the season was moot anyway. But seriously..from following the saga of other people’s series of stress fractures, wow, I cannot see running.

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  6. Paul Schwartz
    November 1, 2014

    Suggest everyone look very very hard at Ridgewood. Unbelieveable performance today at County Meet of Champions. Took down old team course record (a 23 year old course with more than 125 races over the years) by nearly 18 seconds a runner. This is a far far better team than they were at Holmdel and may have been able to give a healthy Randolph a run. RBC is clearly the favorite but this could be a dogfight from number one to number 10 on Nov. 22. Group 4 will be ridiculous. Northern Highlands ran just as well as last week and got SMOKED!

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    • Austin
      November 3, 2014

      Wow, on Ridgewood. Agree that Group 4 girls at States will be one for the ages. Can’t wait to see what comes out of Sectionals to even give the slightest hint of a favorite on Nov. 15.

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