Cross Country        Track & Field

Colts Neck High School opened in the fall of 1998 with just sophomore and freshmen classes.  Since then we have competed in thirteen states (NH, MA, RI, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, IN, OR, and CA). 

Colts Neck All-Americans (how many times)
Craig Forys (11), Ashley Higginson (7), Allison Linnell (5), Kevin O'Dowd (4), Ryan Jagielski (3), Zach Tedoff (3), Chris Clark (3), Brenden Krewer (3), Briana Jackucewicz (3), Mike O'Dowd (3), Kristen O'Dowd (2), Evan Stivala (2), Allie Flott (2), Mark Leininger (2), Shane Hart, Andrew Sobieski, Jason Weiner, Morgan Clark and Vilius Komskis.  58 total times and counting...
National & State Champions/Record Holders
boys; girls Cross Country Winter Track Spring Track
National Champions (7) Ashley Higginson NTN champion 2006. Distance Medley Relay 2005, Craig Forys 2 mile 2007; Girls 4 x 1 mile Relay 2006 & 2007, Ashley Higginson 2 mile 2007. Ashley Higginson 2 mile 2007.
Meet of Champion winners (14, 1 team) Craig Forys 2005, 2006; Girls Team 2006. Craig Forys 1600m/3200m 2006, 3200m 2007; Ashley Higginson 3200m 2005, 2006, 2007. Craig Forys 1600m 2005, 3200m 2006, 1600/3200 2007; Ashley Higginson 3200m 2007, Allison Linnell 1600m 2008.
State Champions

(26 individual, 6 relays, 3 teams)

Craig Forys 2005, 2006; Briana Jackucewicz 2005, Girls Team 2000, 2005, 2006. Jorge Ventura 1600m 2001, Dave Gaines 800m 2003, 4 x 800m Relay 2003, Distance Medley Relay 2006, Craig Forys 1600m/3200m 2006, 1600m/3200m 2007, Mark Leininger 3200m 2009; Pole Vault Relay 2005, High Jump Relay 2005, Ashley Higginson 3200m 2005, 2007, Distance Medley Relay 2006, 4 x 800m Relay 2007, Allison Linnell 3200m 2008, Briana Jackucewicz 3200m 2009. Jorge Ventura 1600m 2000, 2001;  Ryan Jagielski 800m 2005; Craig Forys 1600/3200 2005, 1600/3200 2006, 1600/3200 2007; Ashley Higginson 3200m 2005, 2006, 2007. 
State Record Holders Craig Forys Van Cortland Park 2.5* mile & 3.1 mile course 2006, Holmdel Park 3.1 mile course 2006*. Ashley Higginson 3000m, 2 mile 2007, Briana Jackucewiz 5000m 2007*, 4 x 1 mile relay 2007*. Boys 4 x 800 relay 2005*, Craig Forys 3000m*, 3200m*, 2 mile 2007*; Ashley Higginson 2 mile, 5000m, 2000m steeplechase 2007.
State Class Record Holders Craig Forys  frosh Holmdel Park 2003, senior Holmdel Park, Van Cortland Park 2.5 mile & 3.1 mile course 2006; Briana Jackucewicz frosh Holmdel Park 2005. Craig Forys frosh 1 mile & 3200m 2004, junior 1 mile, 3000m & 2 mile 2006; Ashley Higginson frosh 1 mile 2004, senior 3000m & 2 mile 2007; Briana Jackucewicz frosh 1600m* & 3200m 2006, junior 2 mile 2008*. Craig Forys soph 1600* & 3000 2005, junior 1500, 3000 & 3200 2006, senior 3000, 3200 & 2 mile 2007; Ashley Higginson senior 2 mile, 5000 & 2000m steeplechase 2007.
National Ranking Girls Team - 4th in NTN Nationals 2006, ranked 17th US 2005.  Craig Forys - national freshman 2 mile record 2004* Boys Team - Dyestat Web Nationals Northeast Regional Champs 2007.
Misc. Footlocker Finalists Northeast Footlocker Champions National Record Holders
* since broken Craig Forys 2006; Briana Jackucewicz 2005, Ashley Higginson 2006. Craig Forys 2006. Craig Forys outdoor 3000m for 15 year olds 2005, outdoor 1600m for 14 year olds 2004*, freshman indoor 3200m 2004*.   
Latest News/Important Stuff

Craig Forys (2007 alum) breaks 4:00 in the mile for the first time 3:58.02  race video;
Ashley Higginson (2007 alum) just misses breaking 4:30.0 and runs 4:30.16  race video
New Saucony Video of Colts Neck alum Ashley Higginson

- the page also gives tips on pre-meet foods and how to prepare for the race mentally

Mark Leininger (Class of 2009) becomes 3rd Cougar to qualify for 2016 US Olympic Trials.
He ran 1:04:26 for the half marathon (4:55/mile pace) on Jan 3rd, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL, which beats the qualifying time of 1:05:00 for the Olympic Trials marathon.  The Olympic Trials marathon will take place in Los Angeles on February 13, 2016.  Craig Forys and Ashley Higginson, both class of 2007, have already qualified in the steeplechase for the US Olympic Trials on the track to be held in Eugene, Oregon in July of 2016.  News Transcript article
Colts Neck Track/XC Follow the team on twitter at CNHS_XC_Track or click the twitter logo on left.  This is the new twitter address. Learn more about running & watch races at The Track Show  Also nutrition tips, Core Training
Upcoming Meets Latest Results

Winter Track (upcoming meets)

Central Jersey Group III Champs @ Toms River Bubble, Fri, 2/5  3:45 pm
postponed to Monday, Feb 2/8  3:45 pm

STC Last Chance Meet @ Toms River Bubble, Wed, 2/7  4:00 pm

Winter Track Results

Monmouth College Showcase Meet @ Monmouth College, 2/3

Boys; Girls

Ocean Breeze Inv @ Staten Island, NY, Boys - Sat, 1/30; Girls- Sun, 1/31

Boys: Csipkay 2 mile 3rd 9:27.68, Brannan 1 mile 5th 4:20.42; Girls: good times

Shore Conference Champs @ Toms River Bubble, 1/22

Boys: Team 4th; Berry 3rd (3200), Tompkins 3rd (HJ), Brannan 3rd, Csipkay 5th (1600); Girls: S O'Horo 3rd (800), Giannattasio 6th (1600), 4 x 400 6th

Colts Neck Inv @ Toms River Bubble, 1/12

Boys; Girls

Monmouth County Champs @ Toms River Bubble, Fri, 1/8

Boys: Team 4th, Bohen 5th HJ, Brannan, Russo, Csipkay, Berry 2,3,4,6 in 3200; Girls: Giannattasio 6th 1600

Monmouth County Relays @ Toms River Bubble, Sun, 1/3

Boys: DMR and 4 x 800 finish 2nd; Girls: DMR 3rd, 4 x 400 5th

      Full Season Boys    Cross Country Results    Full Season Girls

Northeast Footlocker Champs @ Van Cortland, NYC, 11/28

Boys: Brannan 29th in Champs race; Csipkay wins Senior race, Russo 2nd in Junior race

Meet of Champions @ Holmdel Park, 11/21

Boys: finish 9th, highest finish ever, Brannan 13th overall

Group III State Champs @ Holmdel Park, 11/14

Boys: Team 2nd, Brannan 2nd, Russo 13th; Girls: Team finishes 12th 

Central Jersey Group III Champs @ Thompson Park, 11/7

Boys: 1st place team, Brannan 2nd, Russo 8th, Sommer 10th, Hoagland 14th, McDonnell 18th; Girls: 1st place team, Hoagland 8th, Megerle 12th, Giannattasio 13th, O'Horo 14th, Gibson 17th


 True Grit Running Blog with Adam

latest blog 1/29/16



2016 winter track schedule upd 12/22/15 PAST RESULTS   school and class records, top ten lists and all-time depth lists upd 11/23/15
2015-16 winter track results  Boys  Girls 2015 Cross Country  Boys  Girls  

Freehold District Records/All-Time Lists upd 11/28/15

NEW! 2016 tentative spring track schedule updated 2/5/16

 2015 Spring Track  Boys  Girls

Colts Neck Stadium records    

 2014-15 Winter Track  Boys  Girls

Colts Neck All-Team   boys  girls upd 1/13/16  

all previous seasons - results

CN Champions  boys  girls  upd 1/13/16   
directions - to meets & practices  PAST CN Sponsored Meets  History of NJ Cross Country  

   forms    articles on iron    

Freehold District XC Champs  past results  VIDEOS

   course maps    links    

Cougar XC Inv   All Past Results  Video Course Tours for Cross Country

7th Six Flags Wild Safari Cross Country Inv

Sept 24, 2016, featuring 1.2 miles through the Animal Safari and discounted admission ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure Park. 

CN & Friends Invite @ Toms River Bubble  


Tues, Jan 12, 2016

CN Relays April 23, 2016

click on logo for 2015 entry info

includes high school & 4th - 8th grade races     2014 Race Videos 
results  Boys / Girls
2015 Results  main CN Relays page  2015 results 
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