2020 Cross Country 

Boys Results

Season Highlights:  The team was coached by Jim Schlentz and assisted by Joe Lykes and volunteer coaches, John Hickey and Camille Bertholon.  It was a weird year due to COVID-19.  The coaches were not allowed to have practices until Sept 14, meets could not start until Oct 1, masks had to be worn at all times except when running.  There was an emphasis on small meets so dual/tri meets were brought back.  The team finished with a record of 7 wins and 0 losses in dual/tri meets while winning the Shore Conference B North Division.  Despite all of that, the Cougar Boys ended the season ranked #5 in all of NJ and finished as the top Group III school, with the 2nd highest, Summit, at 14th.  It was our 2nd highest final NJ ranking ever.  Team highlights: The team was 5th in the Unofficial Meet of Champions (Holmdel Inv), 1st in the Central Jersey Group III Champs and 2nd in the Monmouth County Champs.  Individual highlights: Matt Bogdan was 2nd in the Meet of Champions, 1st in the Central Jersey Champs, Monmouth County Champs and Cougar Inv.  Christian Mariner was 3rd, Ryan Johnson 4th, Dylan Perkinson 8th, and Joe Allegro 9th in the Central Jersey Group III Champs. 

Post-Season Highlights: Matt Bogdan was named 1st team All-State All-Groups and 1st team All-State Group III by the Star Ledger and nj.milesplit.com.  Ryan Johnson and Christian Mariner were named 3rd team All-State Group III.  Matt was named 1st team All-Shore Conference by the Asbury Park Press and the Shore Track Coaches Ass. and Monmouth County Runner of the Year by the Shore Track Coaches Ass.  Dylan Perkinson was named to the 3rd Team All-Shore Conference team. Matt was named 1st team All-Monmouth County and Ryan Johnson and Christian Mariner were named 2nd team All-Monmouth County by NJXCTFCA.  Coach Jim Schlentz was named Shore Conference Coach of the Year by the Shore Track Coaches Ass.

 

2020 Cross Country Results

Boys

        change in schedule               last updated 10/29/20  

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
                              *Division meets
Mon Aug 31  6:00 pm Alumni Meet  (time trial) Bucks Mill Park
Thurs Sept 17  5:00 pm Alumni Meet  (time trial) Bucks Mill Park
Thurs Oct 1  4:00 pm Red Bank* Bucks Mill Park
Sat Oct 10  9:15 am Cougar Inv Team Challenge (8 teams only; closed) Bucks Mill Park
Tues Oct 13  4:00 pm SJV*/Neptune* Bucks Mill Park
Wed Oct 21  Girls 4:00 pm, Boys 4:25 pm Colt Invite Holmdel Park
Thurs Oct 22  5:00 pm Wall*/Freehold Boro* Holmdel Park
Sat Oct 24  9:00 am Middletown North JV Series Middletown North
Sat Oct 31 9:00 am CBA/Southern/CN Frosh/JV Meet CBA
Fri Nov 6  2:00 pm Monmouth County Boys Champs (all)   Bucks Mill Park
Tues Nov 10  2:30 pm Manasquan*/Matawan* Holmdel Park
Sat Nov 14  Girls: 11:00 am, Boys: 11:25 am Central Jersey Group III Champs (top 7 runners) This is usually an SAT day.  Please check and schedule SATs on another day if it is a SAT day. Thompson Park, Jamesburg
Wed Nov 25 Holmdel Inv  (Unoffial Meet of Champions) Holmdel Park
Sat Dec 5 East Coast Championships  (Boys/Girls Varsity) Holmdel Park

 

Colts Neck vs Red Bank

@ Bucks Mill Park  10/1/20

low 70s, low humidity

Place

Individual

Team Time Splits
mile/2mile/(split)/last 1.1(pace)
CN RB
1 Matt Bogdan CN 16:18 5:24/10:30 (5:06)/5:48 (5:16p) 1 5
2 Christian Mariner CN 16:45 5:25/10:40 (5:15)/6:05 (5:32p) 2 6
3 Ryan Johnson CN 17:05 5:26/10:46 (5:20)/6:19 (5:45p) 3 8
4 Joe Allegro CN 17:52 5:32/11:11 (5:39)/6:41 (6:05p) 4 10
5 Tyler Linko RB 18:24   7 13
6 Kyle Arend RB 19:04   17 42
7 Connor Horan CN 19:06 5:45/11:45 (6:00)/7:21 (6:41p) record: (1 - 0) (0 - 1)
8 Andrew McDowell RB 19:17   team average: 17:25.2  
9 Owen Leccese CN 19:21 6:06/12:12 (6:06)/7:09 (6:30p)  
10 Andrew Savko RB 19:24      
others            
11 Marcus Sosa CN 20:02 5:56/12:22 (6:26)/7:40 (7:02p)    
12 Tyler Sapoznik CN 20:04 6:13/12:46 (6:36)/7:18 (6:38p)    
17 Andrew Krok CN 21:00 6:14/13:00 (6:46)/8:00 (7:16p)    
  JV Race      
  Mauricio Catalan CN 21:03 6:47/13:39 (6:52)/7:25 (6:43p)    
  Jacob McNamara CN 21:04 6:46/13:35 (6:49)/7:28 (6:47p)    
  Jordan Stein CN 22:08 7:01/14:20 (7:19)/7:48 (7:05p)    
  Ryan Walsh CN 22:10 6:54/14:14 (7:20)/7:56 (7:13p)    
  Louis Bertone CN 22:53 7:00/14:22 (7:22)/8:31 (7:45p)    
  Skyler Loui CN 22:58 6:57/14:19 (7:22)/8:39 (7:52p)    
  Eren Alpa CN 23:11 7:11/14:52 (7:41)/8:19 (7:34p)    
  Quinn Killane CN 23:17 7:00/14:38 (7:38)/8:39 (7:52p)    
             

 

Cougar Inv Team Challenge

@ Bucks Mill Park  10/10/20

High 60s, slight breeze

Matt Bogdan would beat Ridge's Jackson Barna by 1 sec.  picture courtesy of John Nepolitan (Dyestat.com)

Final scores with NJ ranking: CBA #1 1st 70 pts, Ridge #2 2nd 89 pts, Westfield #8 3rd 92 pts, Colts Neck #6 4th 97 pts, Cherry Hill East #3 5th 103 pts, Haddonfield #16 6th 107 pts, Summit #9 7th 125 pts, Middletown South #7 8th 182 pts. 
Matt Bogdan wins with #5 time all-time on course behind Craig Forys 14:58 (2006).

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
1st Matt Bogdan (Sr) 15:25 5:02/9:56 (4:54)/5:29 (4:59p)
12th Christian Mariner (Jr) 16:17 5:06/10:15 (5:09)/6:02 (5:29p)
18th Ryan Johnson (Jr) 16:32 5:07/10:24 (5:17)/6:08 (5:35p)
24th Dylan Perkinson (Sr) 16:49 5:08/10:33 (5:25)/6:16 (5:42p)
43rd Joe Allegro (Jr) 17:05 5:15/10:43 (5:28)/6:22 (5:47p)
51st Joey Schandall (Sr) 17:31 5:17/10:59 (5:42)/6:32 (5:56p)
62nd Connor Horan (Jr) 18:30 5:32/11:31 (5:59)/6:59 (6:21p)
4th 97 pts (5 athletes)   16:25.1 team average 
Junior Varsity  (3.1 miles)  race results
13th Owen Leccese (Jr) 18:16 5:40/11:32 (5:52)/6:44 (6:07p)
62nd Mauricio Catalan (Jr) 20:11 6:06/12:41 (6:35)/7:30 (6:49p)
71st Jordan Stein (Jr) 20:58 6:16/13:13 (6:57)/7:45 (7:03p)
32nd Louis Bertone (Jr) 21:20 6:32/13:24 (6:52)/7:56 (7:13p)
76th Skyler Loui (So) 21:52 6:40/13:40 (7:00)/8:12 (7:27p)
82nd Brandon Astuto (Jr) 22:34 6:52/14:10 (7:18)/8:24 (7:38p)
84th Quinn Killane (Jr) 22:40 6:40/14:03 (7:23)/8:37 (7:50p)
7th 184 pts (5 athletes) 20:31.1 team average 
Frosh Boys  (3200 meters)  race results
6th Lucas Sanginari (Fr) 11:13 5:21/5:52
7th Andrew Krok (Fr) 11:18 5:23/5:55
8th Jacob McNamara (Fr) 11:22 5:22/6:00
32nd Eren Alpa (Fr) 12:59 6:13/6:46

 

Colts Neck/SJV vs Neptune

@ Bucks Mill Park  10/13/2020

low 60s, real humid, course very wet and soft

Place

Individual

Team Time Splits
mile/2mile/(split)/last 1.1(pace)
CN SJV
Tie 1 Joe Allegro CN 17:53 5:39/11:03 (5:34)/6:50 (6:11p) 1 7
Tie 1 Joey Schandall CN 17:53 5:39/11:03 (5:34)/6:50 (6:11p) 2 9
Tie 1 Matt Bogdan CN 17:53 5:39/11:03 (5:34)/6:50 (6:11p) 3 10
Tie 1 Christian Mariner CN 17:53 5:39/11:03 (5:34)/6:50 (6:11p) 4 11
Tie 1 Ryan Johnson CN 17:53 5:39/11:03 (5:34)/6:50 (6:11p) 5 12
Tie 1 Dylan Perkinson CN 17:53 5:39/11:03 (5:34)/6:50 (6:11p) 15 49
7 Luke Marotta SJV 18:05   record: (3 - 0) (1 - 3)
8 Connor Horan CN 18:10 5:49/11:31 (5:42)/6:39 (6:03p) team average: 17:53.0  
9 Zach Jersey SJV 18:38    
10 Lucas Sanginari CN 19:21 5:56/12:10 (6:14)/7:11 (6:32p) CN Neptune
11 Owen Leccese CN 19:33 5:59/12:14 (6:15)/7:19 (6:39p) 1 8
12 Jacob McNamara CN 19:42 6:11/12:28 (6:17)/7:14 (6:35p) 2 9
13 Andrew Krok CN 19:52 6:14/12:37 (6:23)/7:15 (6:36p) 3 10
14 Montez Schwartz N 20:16   4 11
15 Tyler Sapoznik CN 20:21 6:17/12:42 (6:25)/7:39 (6:57p) 5 12
Others         15 50
17 Mauricio Catalan CN 20:59 6:37/13:24 (6:47)/7:35 (6:54p) record: (4 - 0) (0 - 4)
18 Jordan Stein CN 21:03 6:37/13:23 (6:46)/7:40 (6:58p) team average: 17:53.0  
22 Louis Bertone CN 22:17 6:48/13:52 (7:04)/8:25 (7:39p)    
23 Eren Alpa CN 22:18 7:10/14:17 (7:07)/8:01 (7:17p)    
28 Brandon Astuto CN 23:25 7:02/14:26 (7:24)/8:59 (8:10p)    
29 Quinn Killane CN 23:50 7:05/14:41 (7:36)/9:09 (8:21p)    
30 Andrew Nadolny CN 24:04 6:59/14:53 (7:54)/9:11 (8:21p)    
32 Skyler Loui CN 24:20 7:05/14:58 (7:53)/9:22 (8:31p)    

 

Colt Invite

@ Holmdel Park  10/21/20

low 70s, very humid

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1
3rd Matt Bogdan (Sr) 16:04 5:24/10:40 (5:16)/5:25
11th Dylan Perkinson (Sr) 16:47 5:34/11:05 (5:31)/5:42
15th Ryan Johnson (Jr) 16:53 5:33/11:07 (5:34)/5:46
29th Joe Allegro (Jr) 17:51 5:49/11:50 (5:51)/6:01
35th Joey Schandall (Sr) 18:14 5:55/12:07 (6:12)/6:07
41st Connor Horan (Jr) 19:54 6:05/12:34 (6:29)/7:20
DNF  breathing Christian Mariner (Jr)   5:31/11:12 (5:41)
3rd 89 pts (5 athletes)   17:09.57 team average 

 

Colts Neck/Wall vs Freehold Boro

@ Holmdel Park  10/22/20

low 70s, humid

Place

Individual

Team Time Splits
mile/2mile/(split)/last 1.1(pace)
CN Wall
Tie 1 Dylan Perkinson CN 18:10 6:13/12:14 (6:01)/5:56 1 5
Tie 1 Ryan Johnson CN 18:10 6:13/12:14 (6:01)/5:56 2 6
Tie 1 Matt Bogdan CN 18:10 6:13/12:14 (6:01)/5:56 3 9
Tie 1 Christian Mariner CN 18:10 6:13/12:14 (6:01)/5:56 4 10
5 Ethan Fletcher W 18:14   7 11
6 Steve Ramirez W 18:46   17 41
tie 7 Jacob McNamara CN 19:16 6:36/12:56 (6:20)/6:20 record: (4 - 0) (4 - 2)
tie 7 Joe Allegro CN 19:16 6:36/12:56 (6:20)/6:20 team average: 18:23.2  
9 Joe Turdik W 19:28    
10 Jozef Callano  W 19:28   CN FB
11 Jake Childs W 19:48   1 8
12 Marcus Sosa CN 19:52 6:35/13:28 (6:53)/7:24 2 9
13 Ben Fernandez FB 19:54   3 10
14 Thomas Assenza FB 20:10   4 11
15 Dylan Cerenov FB 20:30   5 12
Others         15 50
16 Andrew Krok CN 20:56 6:36/13:27 (6:51)/7:29 record: (5 - 0) (0 - 6)
17 Tyler Sapoznik CN 21:20 6:58/14:10 (7:12)/7:10 team average: 18:23.2  
             

 

Middletown North JV Series

@ Middletown North  10/24/20

Junior Varsity  (3.1 miles)  race results                                                       mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
2nd Mauricio Catalan (Jr) 20:32 6:20/13:03 (6:43)/7:29 (6:48p)
5th Jordan Stein (Jr) 21:12 6:24/13:20 (6:56)/7:52 (7:09p)
9th Eren Alpa (Fr) 21:50 7:03/14:14 (7:11)/7:36 (6:55p)
10th Louis Bertone (Jr) 22:05 6:42/13:47 (7:05)/8:18 (7:33p)
11th Skyler Loui (So) 22:14 6:48/14:00 (7:12)/8:14 (7:29p)
14th Quinn Killane (Jr) 23:50 7:10/15:00 (7:50)/8:50 (8:02p)
16th Brandon Astuto (Jr) 23:59 7:14/15:06 (7:52)/8:53 (8:05p)
17th Venkat Vellanki (Sr) 23:59 7:16/15:08 (7:52)/9:13 (8:23p)
1st 33 pts (5 athletes) 21:34.6 team average 

 

CBA/Southern/Colts Neck JV Meet

@ CBA  10/31/20

mid 30s, huge puddles and mud

Junior Varsity  (3.0 miles)  race results                                                       1.5 mile/last 1.5/difference
  Lucas Sanginari (Fr) 17:13 8:26/8:47/+21
  Jacob McNamara (Fr) 17:21 8:25/8:56/+31
  Andrew Krok (Fr) 18:01 8:41/9:20/+39
  Marcus Sosa (Sr) 18:19 8:46/9:33/+47
  Mauricio Catalan (Jr) 18:32 9:05/9:27/+22
  Ryan Walsh (Jr) 19:42 9:38/10:04/+26
  Louis Bertone (Jr) 19:58 9:41/10:17/+36
  Skyler Loui (So) 20:56 10:13/10:43/+30
  Andrew Nadolny (Jr) 21:03 10:33/10:30/-3
  Quinn Killane (Jr) 21:56 10:31/11:25/+54
  Brandon Astuto (Jr) 21:58 10:37/11:21/+44
  Venkat Vellanki (Sr) 23:21 11:21/12:00/+39
   pts (5 athletes) 17:53.2 team average 
Junior Varsity  (3.0 miles)  race results                                                      
  Eren Alpa (Fr) 9:39  

 

Monmouth County Champs

@ Bucks Mill Park  11/6/20

mid 60s, breezy

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1
1st Matt Bogdan (Sr) 15:54 5:09/10:09 (5:00)/5:45 (5:14p)
10th Christian Mariner (Jr) 16:38 5:13/10:28 (5:15)/6:10 (5:37p)
14th Ryan Johnson (Jr) 16:59 5:19/10:40 (5:21)/6:19 (5:45p)
24th Joe Allegro (Jr) 17:27 5:26/10:55 (5:29)/6:32 (5:57p)
26th Joey Schandall (Sr) 17:35 5:31/11:10 (5:39)/6:25 (5:50p)
40th Jacob McNamara (Fr) 18:22 5:51/11:44 (5:53)/6:38 (6:02p)
43rd Lucas Sanginari (Fr) 18:25 5:51/11:45 (5:54)/6:40 (6:04p)
2nd 75 pts (5 athletes)   16:54.0 team average 

 

Colts Neck/Matawan vs Manasquan

@ Holmdel Park  11/10/20

mid 70s, breezy

The Cougar Boys win the Shore Conference A North title and finish undefeated in the division.  This was the Boys 12th Shore Conference Division title in 21 years of being in the Shore Conference.

Place

Individual

Team Time Splits
mile/2mile/(split)/last 1.1(pace)
CN Mat
1 Matt Bogdan CN 17:28 6:02/11:45 (5:43)/5:43 1 3
2 Christian Mariner CN 17:45 6:02/11:45 (5:43)/6:00 2 8
3 Carter Lopresti Mat 18:09   4 10
4 Ryan Johnson CN 18:15 6:22/12:19 (5:57)/5:56 5 11
5 Joe Allegro CN 18:17 6:22/12:20 (5:58)/5:57 6 12
6 Joey Schandall CN 18:20 6:22/12:20 (5:58)/6:00 18 44
7 Connor Horan CN 18:50 6:12/12:27 (6:15)/6:23 record: (6 - 0) (5 - 2)
8 Daniel Strader Mat 19:23   team average: 18:01.0  
9 Jacob McNamara CN 19:30 6:22/12:48 (6:26)/6:42  
10 Lucas Sanginari CN 20:03 6:22/12:55 (6:33)/7:08 CN Manas
11 Marcus Sosa CN 20:27 6:30/13:27 (6:57)/7:00 1 8
12 Jack Sassa Mat 20:33   2 9
13 Luke Sassa Mat 20:45   3 10
14 Andrew Krok CN 20:51 6:34/13:36 (7:02)/7:15 4 11
15 Nick Carabetta Manas 21:05   5 12
Others         15 50
16 Tyler Sapoznik CN 21:30 7:03/14:05 (7:03)/7:25 record: (7 - 0) (3 - 4)
          team average: 18:01.0  
             

 

Central Jersey Group III Champs

@ Thompson Park  11/14/20

high 40s, very muddy!

From left: Coach Bertholon, Joey Schandall, Matt Bogdan, Ryan Johnson, Coach Hickey, Connor Horan, Joe Allegro, Christian Mariner, Coach Schlentz, Dylan Perkinson, Andrew Krok, Leo Kurtz

The boys win by 78 pts over Allentown to win their 5th title in the last 7 years. It was their 7th Central Jersey title.

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1
1st Matt Bogdan (Sr) 15:49 5:00/10:03 (5:03)/5:46 (5:15p)
3rd Christian Mariner (Jr) 17:01 5:21/10:45 (5:24)/6:16 (5:42p)
4th Ryan Johnson (Jr) 17:01 5:21/10:45 (5:24)/6:16 (5:42p)
8th Dylan Perkinson (Sr) 17:22 5:27/10:59 (5:32)/6:23 (5:48p)
9th Joe Allegro (Jr) 17:23 5:34/11:11 (5:37)/6:12 (5:38p)
12th Joey Schandall (Sr) 17:43 5:34/11:11 (5:37)/6:33 (5:57p)
23rd Connor Horan (Jr) 18:24 5:46/11:40 (5:54)/6:44 (6:08p)
1st 25 pts (5 athletes)   16:54.8 team average 

 

Holmdel Inv (Unofficial Meet of Champions)

@ Holmdel Park  11/25/20

high 50s, calm

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1
2nd Matt Bogdan (Sr) 15:40  3rd fastest all-time for a CN runner 5:11/10:24 (5:13)/5:16
20th Ryan Johnson (Jr) 16:35 5:28/11:04 (5:36)/5:31
28th Dylan Perkinson (Sr) 16:43 5:34/11:09 (5:35)/5:34
60th Christian Mariner (Jr) 17:34 5:31/11:22 (5:51)/6:12
61st Joe Allegro (Jr) 17:35 5:39/11:38 (5:59)/5:57
65th Joey Schandall (Sr) 17:41 5:49/11:48 (5:59)/5:51
83rd Connor Horan (Jr) 19:20 6:00/12:22 (6:22)/6:58
5th 125 pts (5 athletes)   16:49.2 team average 

 

East Coast Champs

@ Holmdel Park  12/5/20

low 40s, rain, 15-20 miles winds against the first mile, huge puddles and mud, very slow!

Varsity  (3.1 miles)   merge race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1
5th Matt Bogdan (Sr) 16:09 5:33/10:52 (5:19)/5:17
49th Dylan Perkinson (Sr) 17:19 5:55/11:39 (5:44)/5:40
60th Ryan Johnson (Jr) 17:31 5:53/11:40 (5:47)/5:51
66th Joe Allegro (Jr) 17:41 6:03/11:52 (5:49)/5:49
73rd Christian Mariner (Jr) 17:49 5:54/11:47 (5:53)/6:02
88th Joey Schandall (Sr) 18:22 6:16/12:18 (6:02)/6:04
3rd 115 pts (5 athletes)   NH 84, Ridge 89 17:17.4 team average