A finish in 42d place was the magic number that was shared by the two Bridgewater-Raritan High School cross-country runners who competed in the state Meet of Champions on Saturday, November 12, at Holmdel Park.
Yes both Lukas Disko in the boys’ state championship race and Lorena David in the girls’ state meet each placed at No. 42.
Disko, a sophomore, crossed at 16:46. among a field of 166 boy runners while David, a senior, came in at 20:06.among 161 girl runners,
“Lorena crushed it at the Meet of Champions,” Adam Pyle, the Bridgewater-Raritan girls’ cross-country coach declared. “Her time of 20:06 was a 44-second improvement from when she raced at Holmdel in the Shore Coaches meet back on October 1. Not too shabby for her first cross-country season.”
The individual state boys’ champion was Rahway High School’s Micah Lawson, who cruised to a time of 15:33, and the winner of the girls’ state race was Emma Zawatski of Freehold Township High School, who crossed in 18:38. The Meet of Champions team titles went to Christian Brothers Academy in the boys’ race and Union Catholic High School in the girls’ event.
Coach Pyle was joined at Holmdel during the meet.
“We had 12 of her teammates there to cheer Lorena on. I am so proud of Lorena and our program,” Coach Pyle said.