2020 Cross Country 

Girls Results

Season Highlights:  The team was coached by Jim Schlentz and assisted by Joe Lykes and volunteer coaches, Camille Bertholon and John Hickey.  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 Girls ended the season ranked #6 in all of NJ and finished just behind the 1st Group III school, Middletown South, who was 5th.  Team highlights The team was 1st in the Central Jersey Group III Champs (their 4th title in a row)and 2nd in the Monmouth County Large School Champs and Colt Invite.  Individual highlights Lilly Shapiro was 5th in the Meet of Champions, 1st in the Central Jersey Champs, Monmouth County Champs, Cougar Inv and Colt Invite. Kavita Shah 3rd, Presslie Mariner 4th and Ashley Pavlosky 7th in the Central Jersey Group III Champs.  Olivia Petschauer was 6th and Kavita 8th in the Monmouth County Large School Champs.

Post-Season Highlights: Lilly Shapiro was named 1st team All-State All-Groups and 1st team All-State Group III by the Star Ledger and nj.milesplit.com.  Kavita Shah and Presslie Mariner were named 3rd team All-State Group III.  Lilly 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.  Kavita Shah was named Monmouth County Senior Runner of the Year by the Shore Track Coaches Ass.  Lilly was named 1st team and Kavita Shah and Olivia Petschauer 2nd team All-Monmouth County by NJXCTFCA.

 

2020 Cross Country Results

Girls

        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
Thurs Nov 5  2:00 pm Monmouth County Girls Champs (all) Bucks Mill Park
Tues Nov 10  5:00 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 (Unofficial 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 Lilly Shapiro CN 18:29 6:05/11:55 (5:50)/6:34 (5:58p) 1 2
2 Paige Kelly RB 20:15   3 6
3 Olivia Petschauer CN 20:17 6:20/12:54 (6:34)/7:24 (6:44p) 4 8
4 Presslie Mariner CN 21:30 7:05/13:59 (6:54)/7:31 (6:50p) 5 9
5 Ashley Pavlosky CN 22:09 7:11/14:15 (7:04)/7:54 (7:11p) 7 10
6 Marissa Wilson RB 22:26   20 35
7 Gianna Canova CN 22:56 7:11/14:18 (7:07)/8:38 (7:51p) record: (1 - 0) (0 - 1)
8 Ellie Walsh RB 23:30   team average: 21:04.2  
9 Natalie Hawthorne RB 23:45    
10 Abby Mannix RB 23:46      
others            
11 Christina Sosa CN 24:06 7:24/15:07 (7:43)/8:59 (8:10p)    
             
  JV Race      
  Taylor Powell CN 26:16 8:24/17:06 (8:42)/9:10 (8:20p)    
             

 

Cougar Inv Team Challenge

@ Bucks Mill Park  10/10/20

High 60s, slight breeze

Lilly Shapiro would go on to the victory by 11 secs.  picture courtesy of John Nepolitan (Dyestat.com)

Teams with NJ ranking: Haddonfield #8 1st 54 pts, Middletown South #3 2nd 54 pts, Westfield #7 3rd 77 pts, Colts Neck #6 4th 83 pts, RBC #16 5th 117 pts, Cherry Hill East #13 6th 146 pts, Summit #14 7th 152 pts, Ridge #11 8th 206 pts. 
Lilly Shapiro wins with #2 time all-time on course behind Ashley Higginson 17:34 (2006).

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
1st Lilly Shapiro (Jr) 18:08 5:55/11:41 (5:46)/6:27 (5:52p)
14th Kavita Shah (Sr) 19:39 6:09/12:30 (6:21)/7:09 (6:30p)                  
19th Ava Wilmot (So) 19:46 6:00/12:18 (6:18)/7:28 (6:47p)
23rd Olivia Petschauer (So) 19:51 6:09/12:34 (6:25)/7:17 (6:37p) 
26th Presslie Mariner (Jr) 20:17 6:21/12:53 (6:32)/7:24 (6:44p)
45th Ashley Pavlosky (Fr) 21:23 6:37/13:26 (6:49)/7:57 (7:14p)
4th 83 pts (5 athletes)   19:31.6 team average 
Junior Varsity  (3.1 miles)  race results
23rd Taylor Powell (Jr) 24:50 8:05/16:07 (8:02)/8:43 (7:55p)
Frosh Girls  (3200 meters)  race results
5th Gianna Canova (Fr) 13:13 6:17/6:46

 

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 Presslie Mariner CN 20:49 6:34/13:15 (6:41)/7:35 (6:54p) 1 5
Tie 1 Ava Wilmot CN 20:49 6:34/13:15 (6:41)/7:35 (6:54p) 2 7
Tie 1 Kavita Shah CN 20:49 6:34/13:15 (6:41)/7:35 (6:54p) 3 9
Tie 1 Lilly Shapiro CN 20:49 6:34/13:15 (6:41)/7:35 (6:54p) 4 11
5 Molly Silva N 21:36   6 12
6 Alex Scott SJV 21:47   16 44
7 Ashley Pavlosky CN 21:49 7:03/13:55 (6:52)/7:54 (7:11p) record: (3 - 0) (2 - 2)
8 Rachel Hayes SJV 21:50   team average: 21:01.0  
9 Gianna Canova CN 22:24 7:03/14:02 (6:59)/8:22 (7:36p)  
10 Bianca Farro SJV 24:12   CN Neptune
11 Ruth Badger N 24:24   1 8
12 Taylor Powell CN 24:38 7:51/15:51 (8:00)/8:47 (7:59p) 2 9
13 Anna Doley SJV 25:08   3 10
14 Laney Leone SJV 27:29   4 11
          5 12
          15 50
          record: (4 - 0) (0 - 4)
          team average: 21:01.0  

 

Colt Invite

@ Holmdel Park  10/21/20

low 70s, very humid

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
1st Lilly Shapiro (Jr) 18:43 6:25/12:33 (6:08)/6:10
5th Kavita Shah (Sr) 19:58 6:46/13:23 (6:37)/6:35
12th Olivia Petschauer (So) 20:32 6:46/13:35 (6:49)/6:57
17th Presslie Mariner (Jr) 20:53 6:52/13:40 (6:48)/7:13
26th Ashley Pavlosky (Fr) 21:33 7:02/13:54 (6:52)/7:39
35th Gianna Canova (Fr) 23:04 7:23/15:12 (7:49)/7:52
DNF  ankle Ava Wilmot (So)   6:40/13:44 (7:04)
2nd 54 pts (5 athletes)   20:19.2 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 Presslie Mariner CN 23:02 7:47/15:07 (7:20)/7:55 1 5
Tie 1 Olivia Petschauer CN 23:02 7:47/15:07 (7:20)/7:55 2 8
Tie 1 Kavita Shah CN 23:02 7:47/15:07 (7:20)/7:55 3 9
Tie 1 Lilly Shapiro CN 23:02 7:47/15:07 (7:20)/7:55 4 10
5 Cat Sayne W 23:17   6 11
6 Toniann Lotito FB 24:16   16 43
7 Katrina Bawar FB 24:17   record: (4 - 0) (0 - 6)
8 Dori Valentine FB 25:08   team average: 23:44.8  
9 Michelle Hon FB 25:51    
tie 10 Ashley Pavlosky CN 26:38 9:25/18:20 (8:55)/8:18 CN FB
tie 10 Gianna Canova CN 26:38 9:25/18:20 (8:55)/8:18 1 5
12 Julianna Greo W 26:58   2 6
13 Riya Anano FB 27:13   3 7
14 Evelyn Kunjcky W 28:55   4 8
15 Ozichi Chinedu FB 29:02   9 11
          19 37
          record: (5 - 0) (3 - 3)
          team average: 23:44.8  

 

Middletown North JV Series

@ Middletown North  10/24/20

low 60s, very humid

Junior Varsity  (3.1 miles)  race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
4th Taylor Powell (Jr) 24:15 7:32/15:21 (7:49)/8:54 (8:06p)
6th Christina Sosa (Jr) 25:12 7:32/15:28 (7:54)/9:44 (8:51p)

 

Monmouth County Champs

@ Bucks Mill Park  11/5/20

Monmouth County split into two groups, small school and large school. We ran large school.  Small school 2 hours later, 10 degrees cooler with mostly shade

low 70s, felt HOT!

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
1st Lilly Shapiro (Jr) 18:22 6:00/11:45 (5:45)/6:37 (6:01p)
6th Olivia Petschauer (So) 20:12 6:25/12:44 (6:19)/7:28 (6:48p)
8th Kavita Shah (Sr) 20:19 6:24/12:45 (6:21)/7:34 (6:53p)
12th Presslie Mariner (Jr) 21:02 6:28/13:15 (6:47)/7:47 (7:05p)
13th Ashley Pavlosky (Fr) 21:13 6:45/13:31 (6:46)/7:42 (7:00p)
34th Taylor Powell (Jr) 23:48 7:17/14:57 (7:40)/8:49 (8:01p)
DNF ankle Ava Wilmot (So)   6:13/12:33 (6:20)
2nd 40 pts (5 athletes)   Midd South 35 pts 20:13.3 team average 

 

Colts Neck/Matawan vs Manasquan

@ Holmdel Park  11/10/20

mid 70s, breezy

The Cougar Girls win the Shore Conference A North title and finish undefeated in the division.  This was the Girls 14th 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 Manas
Tie 1 Lilly Shapiro CN 21:05 7:13/14:05 (6:52)/7:00 1 5
Tie 1 Olivia Petschauer CN 21:05 7:13/14:05 (6:52)/7:00 2 8
Tie 3 Kavita Shah CN 21:06 7:13/14:05 (6:52)/7:01 3 9
Tie 3 Presslie Mariner CN 21:06 7:14/14:14 (7:00)/6:52 4 10
5 Ashley Pavlosky CN 22:22 7:36/14:50 (7:14)/7:32 5 11
6 Ellie Fauster Manas 25:01   15 43
7 Megan D Mat 25:06   record: (6 - 0) (3 - 4)
8 Christina Sosa CN 25:11 8:18/16:34 (8:16)/8:37 team average: 21:21.2  
9 Grace Aiello Manas 25:52    
10 Taylor Powell CN 26:09 8:32/16:55 (8:23)/9:14 CN Matawan
          1 6
          2 9
          3 10
          4 11
          5 12
          15 48
          record: (7 - 0) (5 - 2)
          team average: 21:21.2  

 

Central Jersey Group III Champs

@ Thompson Park  11/14/20

high 40s, very muddy!

From left: Coach Bertholon, Gianna Canova, Ashley Pavlosky, Lilly Shapiro, Coach Hickey, Christina Sosa, Taylor Powell, Coach Schlentz, Ava Wilmot, Kavita Shah, Presslie Mariner, Briana Johnson

Girls win their 4th straight title by 9 pts over Hopewell Valley.  It is their 10th Central Jersey title and 5th in the last 6 years.

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
1st Lilly Shapiro (Jr) 18:37 5:53/11:51 (5:58)/6:46 (6:09p)
3rd Kavita Shah (Sr) 20:20 6:26/12:58 (6:32)/7:22 (6:42p)
4th Presslie Mariner (Jr) 20:28 6:36/13:06 (6:30)/7:22 (6:42p)
7th Ashley Pavlosky (Fr) 21:22 6:56/13:50 (6:54)/7:32 (6:51p)
35th Christina Sosa (Jr) 24:11 7:36/15:19 (7:43)/8:52 (8:04p)
36th Taylor Powell (Jr) 24:11 7:38/15:19 (7:41)/8:52 (8:04p)
DNF Olivia Petschauer (So)   6:27/DNF
1st 46 pts (5 athletes)   2nd 55, 3rd 59 20:59.0 team average 

 

Holmdel Inv (Unofficial Meet of Champions)

@ Holmdel Park  11/25/20

high 50s, breezy

Varsity  (3.1 miles)    race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
5th Lilly Shapiro (Jr) 18:39   3rd fastest all-time for CN runner 6:13/12:12 (5:59)/6:28

 

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 results  race results                                                            mile/2 mile/split/last 1.1/pace
11th Lilly Shapiro (Jr) 18:56 6:30/12:46 (6:16)/18:56 (6:10)
45th Kavita Shah (Sr) 20:10 7:04/13:36 (6:32)/20:10 (6:34)
49th Presslie Mariner (Jr) 20:31 7:10/13:54 (6:44)/20:31 (6:37)
54th Olivia Petschauer (So) 20:38 7:04/13:50 (6:46)/20:38 (6:48)
78th Ashley Pavlosky (Fr) 21:38 7:23/14:24 (7:01)/21:38 (7:14)
2nd 94 pts (5 athletes)   Haddonfield 1st  74 20:22.1 team average