COLTS NECK HIGH SCHOOL

Cougars

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 sixteen states (NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, IN, OR, CA, WA and AL). 

Colts Neck All-Americans (how many times)
Craig Forys (11), Ashley Higginson (7), Allison Linnell (5), Kevin O'Dowd (4), Lilly Shapiro (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), Jordan Brannan (2), Kylie Jacoutot (2), Shane Hart, Andrew Sobieski, Jason Weiner, Morgan Clark, Vilius Komskis, Anthony Russo, Kevin Berry, Matt Schaefer, Delia Russo, Natalie Shapiro, Catie Anderson, Cole Tucker, Matt Bogdan, Grace Suhocki, Isabella Marcinkiewicz, Ava Wilmot, Olivia Petschauer.  78 total times and counting...
National & State Champions/Record Holders
boys; girls Cross Country Winter Track Spring Track
National Champions (8)
click for stories
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. Matt Bogdan 2000m steeplechase 2021; Ashley Higginson 2 mile 2007.
Meet of Champion winners (21, 1 team)  click for stories Craig Forys 2005, 2006; Girls Team 2006. Craig Forys 1600m/3200m 2006, 3200m 2007; Jordan Brannan 3200 2016, 2017, 4 x 800 2024; Ashley Higginson 3200m 2005, 2006, 2007; Lilly Shapiro 1600/800 2022. Craig Forys 1600m 2005, 3200m 2006, 1600/3200 2007; Cole Tucker Shot Put 2021; Ashley Higginson 3200m 2007, Allison Linnell 1600m 2008; Lilly Shapiro 800m 2021.
State Champions click for stories

(45 individual, 20 relays, 11 teams)

Craig Forys 2005, 2006; Briana Jackucewicz 2005, Lilly Shapiro 2021.  Boys Team 2016; Girls Team 2000, 2005, 2006, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021.
Jorge Ventura 1600m 2001, Dave Gaines 800m 2003, 4 x 800my 2003, Distance Medley 2006, Craig Forys 1600m/3200m 2006, 1600m/3200m 2007, Mark Leininger 3200m 2009, Jordan Brannan 3200m 2016, 2017, Ryan Tompkins High Jump 2016, 2017, Distance Medley 2024, 4 x 800 2024, Hunter Celkupa 1600m/3200m 2024, Boys Team 2016, 2017; Pole Vault Relay 2005, High Jump Relay 2005, Ashley Higginson 3200m 2005, 2007, Distance Medley  2006, 4 x 800 2007, Allison Linnell 3200m 2008, Briana Jackucewicz 3200m 2009, 4 x 800  2018, 2019, 2020, Distance Medley 2019, 2020, Lilly Shapiro 1600m, 800m 2020, Natalie Shapiro 3200m 2020, Distance Medley 2022, 4 x 800  2022, Lilly Shapiro 1600m, 800m 2022, Sprint Medley 2024 Jorge Ventura 1600m 2000, 2001;  Ryan Jagielski 800m 2005; Craig Forys 1600/3200 2005, 1600/3200 2006, 1600/3200 2007, Matt Bogdan 1600/3200 2021, Cole Tucker Shot Put 2021; Ashley Higginson 3200m 2005, 2006, 2007, 4 x 800m Relay 2018, 2019, 2021, Lilly Shapiro 1600/800 2021, 4 x 400m Relay 2021, Kylie Jacoutot 400m hurdles 2022, Ava Wilmot 3200m 2022
State Record Holders * now broken 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; .Lilly Shapiro 1600m, 2000m steeplechase 2022.
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, Lilly Shapiro junior 1600m.
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 Nike Cross Nationals Finalists
  Craig Forys 2006; Briana Jackucewicz 2005, Ashley Higginson 2006, Lilly Shapiro 2021. Craig Forys 2006. Girls Team 2006, Jordan Brannan 2016
  Gatorade NJ Track & Field
Athletes of the Year
Olympic Trials Qualifiers (Alumni Women) Olympic Trials Qualifiers (Alumni Men)
  Craig Forys 2006, 2007
Lilly Shapiro 2021
Ashley Higginson (steeplechase) 2012, 2016, (marathon) 2020 Craig Forys (steeplechase) 2012, 2016
M
ark Leininger (marathon) 2016, 2020
Latest News/Important Stuff

Mandatory Paperwork for Spring Track signups

Workouts for Spring Vacation



The Boys and Girls win the 2024 Central Jersey Group III winter track titles.  It was the 5th straight for the Girls and 2nd straight for the Boys.
Hunter Celkupa wins 1600 and 3200 at Group III Champs.

The Boys 4 x 800 win Meet of Champions title.  From L-R: Jay Adimala, John Shapiro, Coach Schlentz, Andrew Krok, Jacob McNamara

Andrew Krok on the anchor leg of Meet of Champions 4 x 800.
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.

Alumni News: (Alumni College Results Pages)

 2023-24 New College Changes: Frosh - Kylie Jacoutot (Penn State), Ava Wilmot (Rutgers), Olivia Petschauer (Holy Cross), Catherine Vota (Army)
Still Competing: Natalie Shapiro (Dartmouth), Ariana Sakoutis (Elon), Dylan Perkinson (Marist), Matt Bogdan (NC State), Cole Tucker (Boston U), Ashley Cataneo (Rider), Lilly Shapiro (UNC), Ryan Johnson (Cornell), Christian Mariner (Charlston Southern), Joe Allegro (Moravian)

Upcoming Meets Latest Results

Upcoming Spring Track Meets


Shore Conference B North Champs (Day 1) @ Matawan, 4/15  3:45 pm

Shore Conference B North Champs (Day 2) @ Red Bank, 4/17  3:45 pm

JV Series #1 @ Matawan, 4/18  3:45 pm

Colts Neck Spring Inv @ Marlboro, 4/20  9:00 am

Spring Track Results

Night of 3200s @ Cherokee, 4/12
Boys:
Celkupa 9:15.27, Shapiro 9:36.14; Girls: L Scarpa 11:54

Winter Track Results

Nike and New Balance Nationals - 3/8 - 3/9
Boys:
4 x 800 10th, DMR 14th; Girls: SMR 13th; Scarpa 5000

Meet of Champions @ Ocean Breeze, March 3
Boys:
4 x 800 wins MOC; Girls: O'Connor, Scarpa, 4x400 all compete

2023 Cross Country Results   Boys   Girls

SCHEDULE/CURRENT RESULTS  COACHING STAFF

RECORDS/LISTS

2024 Tentative Spring Track Schedule upd 4/3/24 PAST RESULTS   school and class records, top ten lists and all-time depth /lists updated 3/11/24
  Spring Track Results   Boys   Girls

Spring Track Bests   Boys   Girls
2023 Cross Country   Boys   Girls

Freehold District Records/All-Time Lists upd 3/29/24


NEW! 2024 Tentative Cross Country Scheduleupd 1/10/24

2023-24 Winter Track   Boys   Girls

CN Alumni Records upd 4/24/23    
MISC    2023 Spring Track   Boys   Girls Colts Neck All-Team   boys  girls upd 4/3/24  
  Team Store (for buying CN track clothes)
open until Sept 3

all previous seasons - results

CN Champions  boys  girls  upd 3/11/24 
Core Workouts for Sprinters/Distance/Throws PAST CN Sponsored Meets  History of NJ Cross Country  

  directions - to meets & practices      

Freehold District XC Champs  past results  VIDEOS

   forms     articles on iron     course maps    

Cougar XC Inv   All Past Results   
CURRENT COLTS NECK SPONSORED MEETS
 

13th Six Flags Wild Safari Cross Country Inv

Sept 28, 2024, featuring .8 miles through the Animal Safari and discounted admission ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure Park. 

CN & Friends Invite @ Toms River Bubble  

next:

Tues, Jan 9, 2024

Colts Neck Spring Inv

(Individual events +
a couple of relays)

Sat, April 20, 2024

includes high school & middle school races     results  Boys / Girls 2023 Results  main CN Inv page  .
Club East  

The Freehold-based racing team for elite women's distance runners.

To contact this website or Coach Schlentz, send an email to jschlentz@frhsd.com.  Other coaches, Kevin Hein at khein@frhsd.com and Dennis Bruck at dbruck@frhsd.com.  Click the coach's name to see high school pictures. 
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