Shore Conference XC Top 10     9/15/19

BOYS 2019 through 9/14 meets

Team

Last Week Rank

Points (1st place)

Last Race

1 CBA

1

40 (4)

Did not compete

2 Freehold Twp

4

34

Battle OCP

3 Colts Neck

8

30

Battle OCP

4 Middletown North

2

25

Battle OCP          Cherokee

5 Southern

6

24

Battle OCP          Cherokee

6 Manalapan

3

23

Cherokee

7 Middletown South

7

17

Battle OCP

8 Jackson Memorial

5

13

Battle OCP          Cherokee

9 Toms River North

10

6

Battle OCP

10 Holmdel

NR

5

Battle OCP

 Also getting votes: Pt Boro 2 pts (9); Shore 1 pt (11)

*NR not ranked

The first two weeks are in the books and we have a small look at what will unfold in 2019.  Some teams are missing key pieces and when they return, you may see some big changes.  Colts Neck had the biggest gain of the week going from 8th to 3rd.   Freehold Twp went from 4th to 2nd, Southern and TRN were up one and Holmdel was new to the top 10.  Let’s see what happens this weekend.

 

GIRLS 2019 through 9/14 meets

Team

Last Week Rank

Points (1st place)

Last Race

1 Colts Neck

6

38 (3)

Battle OCP

2 Holmdel

1

36 (1)

Battle OCP

3 Red Bank Catholic

2

34

Cherokee

4 Middletown South

7

27

Battle OCP

5 Southern

5

20

Battle OCP         Cherokee

6 Trinity Hall

3

19

Battle OCP

7 Pt Boro

4

18

Did not compete

8 Red Bank

8

12

Battle OCP

9 Freehold Twp

9

11

Battle OCP         Roxbury

10 Rumson

10

3

Roxbury

 Also getting votes: TRN 2 pts (nr)

nr* = not ranked

As each year starts, there are unexpected surprises.  New freshmen sensations, transfers, etc.  Just like every year, we had some unexpected results.   Colts Neck went from 6th to 1st and Middletown South went from 7th to 4th.  Once the freshmen get stronger and the injured come back, what will we see?   Probably, a lot more changes in the ranking.  Stay tuned!

Shore Conference XC Top 10     9/01/19

The first ranking each fall is done by taking each team’s returners, which are usually from Ocean County Park, and scoring them in nj.milesplit xc scores.   First, let’s look at last year’s preseason ranking and see where they finished.

BOYS 2018 Pre-Season Ranking

Team

SC finish 2017

Actual 2018 finish

Returning average at OCP

1 CBA

1

1

15:42.8

2 Freehold Twp

2

2

16:20.2

3 Pt Pleasant Boro

18

9

16:25.8

4 Red Bank

4

13

16:44.0

5 Toms River North

15

3

16:50.3

6 Middletown South

10

7

17:01.2

7 Southern

9

dnc

16:55.0

8 Holmdel

7

6

17:00.4

9 Manalapan

16

4

16:59.8

10 Shore

6

10

17:01.6

 

Also getting votes: Colts Neck (17:13.9) [3 - 8], Middletown North (17:16.0) [12 - 5], Central (17:23.0) [dnc - dnc], Jackson Memorial (17:25.2) [8 - 12]

Pre-season #1 and #2 finished in that order.  The team that improved the most into the top 10 was Middletown North.  They moved from #12 to #5.  Manalapan went from #10 to #4, Colts Neck went from #11 to #8, TRN from #5 to #3 and Holmdel from #8 to #6.  Biggest time average drop for the top 10 was Middletown dropping 36 secs.

 

BOYS 2019 Pre-Season Ranking

Team

SC finish 2018

Points (1st place)

Returning average at OCP

1 CBA

1

 

15:47.8

2 Middletown North

5

 

16:37.9

3 Manalapan

4

 

16:39.2

4 Freehold Twp

2

 

16:44.6

5 Jackson Memorial

12

 

16:56.0

6 Southern

Did not run

 

16:58.7

7 Middletown South

7

 

17:00.4

8 Colts Neck

8

 

17:03.8

9 Pt Pleasant Boro

9

 

17:10.2

10 Toms River North

3

 

17:09.8

 

Also getting votes: Shore (17:19.4) [10], Central (17:24.0) [drn], Toms River South (17:24.0) [16]

GIRLS

The first ranking each fall is done by taking each team’s fastest returners, which are usually from Ocean County Park, and scoring them in nj.milesplit xc scores.   First, let’s look at last year’s preseason ranking and see where they finished.

GIRLS 2018 Pre-Season Ranking

Team

SC finish 2017

Actual 2018 finish

Returning average at OCP

1 Colts Neck

2

2

18:46.0

2 Middletown South

1

3

18:59.4

3 Holmdel

4

1

19:26.4

4 RBC

3

4

19:32.4

5 Freehold Twp

7

10

19:42.8

6 Rumson

11

8

19:46.6

7 Southern

6

6

19:54.6

8 Monmouth Reg

10

9

19:46.4

9 TRS

12

12

19:52.4

10 Pt Boro

13

7

20:02.4

 

Also getting votes: Red Bank (20:10.6) [9 - 13], TRN (20:11.6) [8 -11], Matawan (20:16.4 ) [4 - 5]

Pre-season #1 and #2 finished in reverse order order.  The team that improved the most into the top 10 was Trinity Hall.  They moved from #18 to #5.  Matawan went from #13 to #5, Pt Boro from #10 to #7 and Holmdel from #4 to #1.  Biggest time average drop for the top 10 was Trinty Hall, dropping 59 secs.

 

GIRLS 2019 Pre-Season Ranking

Team

SC finish 2018

Points (1st place)

Returning average at OCP

1 Holmdel

1

 

18:51.8

2 Red Bank Catholic

4

 

19:10.8

3 Trinity Hall

5

 

19:43.2

4 Pt Boro

7

 

19:40.2

5 Southern

6

 

20:00.2

6 Colts Neck

2

 

20:07.8

7 Middletown South

3

 

20:08.8

8 Red Bank

13

 

20:21.6

9 Freehold Twp

10

 

20:42.2

10 Rumson

8

 

20:57.9

 

Also getting votes: TRN (20:42.0) [11], Matawan (20:37.8) [12], Manalapan (21:00.6) [15]

nr* = not ranked