The Saint Peter’s Prep cross country team, No. 17 in the NJ.com Top 20, opened up its season in strong fashion at the Battle at Ocean County Park on Friday in Lakewood.

Edwin Klanke, the top returner in Hudson County, led the charge for the Marauders, finishing fourth overall in the junior division race with a 16:13. Liam Concannon opened up with a huge personal record, finishing the 5k course in 16:19, which was good for ninth place in the senior division. Luke Bradley, in his very first cross country race, finished third overall in the sophomore division with a time of 16:22 while juniors Ethan Blackwelder, 16:39, and Patrick McCabe, 17:35, rounded out the top five for Prep.

SPP’s Liam Concannon/Photo By Tom Smith of NJ Milesplit

Next up for the Marauders will be the Bernie Magee Class Meet on Saturday at Greystone Park at 9 A.M.

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