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Both the Boys and Girls Finish Big at XC Sectionals!!!

November 3, 2018

It was a Great Day to be a Vike at Thompson Park on Saturday!!! Our Boys' XC team won and the Girls took third place at the Group 2, Central Section Championships at Thompson Park in Jamesburg. 

The boys finshed ahead of 2nd place Point Pleasant in points, 52 to 76 and 17:20 avg. to 17:31 avg. Leading the way for our Vikings was Josh Kinsky in 6th place overall, with a time of 17:02, followed by Luke Higgins in 7th place, Dylan Fritz in 11th, Jack Tavaglione 13th, Daniel McConnell 15th, Max Page 32nd and Matthew Deacon in 47th. 

Great job boys!!!!

The Lady Vikings grabbed third place with 98 points, behind Metuchen and Holmdel, each with 71 points, but way ahead of Point Pleasant, with 136 points. 

Leading the way for the girls was Emma McGill who finished 3rd overall with a time of 17:12. Lauren Wagner finished in 10th place, followed by Sophia El-Zahr in 26th, Emily Sell 27th, Darby Roskowski 32nd, Grace Pankuck 36th, and Kali Torkilsen in 50th. 

Way to go ladies!!!


Voorhees Alumni help Bucknell take third at the Patriot League Championships!!

October 27, 2018

Our Viking alumni made their presence known for Bucknell University on Saturday at the 2018 Patriot League XC Championships in Lewisburg, PA. The Bucknell men finished in third place behind Army and Boston University and ahead of 4th place Navy. Brendan McGill ('16), Evan Minor ('17), and Matt Vira ('16) finished in the 6, 7 and 8th slots for the team, with McGill finishing 33rd overall, Minor 43rd and Vira 48th out of 111 runners. This was the best finish for the Bucknell men since 2014, when they were the Patriot League runners-up. Great job men!!!!

In other league championship action, Meaghan Driscoll ('16) finished in 8th place overall, leading Desales University to a 7th place finish at the MAC XC Championships in Stevenson, MD, on Saturday. Meaghan earned All-MAC first-team honors for her efforts this season. Awesome job Meaghan!!

Erin McLaughlin ('16) finished in 92nd place out of 132 runners for Clemson University at the ACC Championships in Boston on Friday. Clemson finished in 11th place in the conference. Way to go Erin!!

Nikki Cassavell ('18) finished in 102nd place out of 130 runners, helping URI to finish in 11th place at the A-10 Conference XC Championships in Richmond, VA today. Great job Nikki!!!!

Joey Capone ('18) finished in 46th place out of 83 runners  at the Landmark Conference XC Championships in Lebanon, PA, helping Moravian take 3rd place overall. Great job Joey!!!

Alumni results for October 19-20

October 20, 2018

Nikki Cassavell ('18) had a great race on Friday for Rhode Island University at the Brown-Rothenberg Collegiate XC Invitational in Warwick, RI. Nikki finished 11th out of 24 runners, with URI finishing 3rd, behind Brown and Northeastern. Great job Nikki!!!


Boys and Girls both win the Small School Division at the Skyland Conference XC Championships!!

October 18, 2018

Both the Boys' and Girls' varsity teams had a great day at the Skyland Conference XC Championships on Thursday, with both winning their Small School Division races.

The boys varsity team was led by Dylan Fritz who finished in 3rd place, followed by Luke Higgins in 4th, Josh Kinsky 5th, Daniel McConnell 7th, Jack Tavaglione 12th, Max Page 14th and Nik Oliver 33rd. The boys just missed winning the overall conference championship, finishing 2nd to Ridge H.S. by only 2 points, 63 to 65. 

Great job gentlemen!!!!

The girls were led by Emma McGill, who finished in 2nd place, followed by Lauren Wagner in 3rd, Emily Sell 7th, Sophia El-Zahr 9th, Grace Pankuck 12th, Darby Roskowski 13th, and Kali Torkildsen 17th.  The girls finished the day in 3rd place overall, behind North Hunterdon and Hunterdon Central. 

Great job ladies!!


Alumni results for October 14-15

October 14, 2018

Meaghan Driscoll ('15) was the top finisher at 37th place for Desales University at the Gettysburg Invitational, helping her team take 18th place out of 30 teams. Nice job Meaghan!!!

Erin McLaughlin ('15) finished 141st out of 239 runners helping Clemson University finish 23rd out of 36 schools in the Womens' White race at the Wisconsin Pre Nationals at the University of Wisconsin on Saturday. Great job Erin!!

Robert Whitney ('17) finished 114th out of 219 runners for Cornell at the Princeton XC Invitational at Princeton University on Friday. Cornell finished in 8th place out of 20 schools. Nice job Robert!!

Evan Minor ('18) and Brendan McGill ('17) finished 134th and 139th out of 206 runners for Bucknell University at the Penn State National XC Open in State College on Friday, helping Bucknell finish in 20th place. Great job boys!!

Matt Vira ('16) again had the top finish for the Bucknell men at the Gettysburg Invitational at Gettysburg College on Saturday. His 32nd place finish out of 276 runners helped the team take 6th place out of 28 teams. Way to go Matt!


Boys' Varsity and JV both win at the XC Fall Classic!!! Matt Deacon takes first place!!

October 13, 2018

Both the Boys' Varsity and JV teams won their respective races at the XC Fall Classic on Saturday at Thompson Park in Jamesburg. 

The varsity team placed five runners in the top ten to finish ahead of 2nd place Princeton H.S., 37 to 77 in points and a 17:23 avg to 17:32 for Princeton. Dylan Fritz continued leading the way for the Vikes finishing in 5th place, followed by Luke Higgins in 6th, Daniel McConnell 7th, Jack Tavaglione 9th, Josh Kinsky 10th, Nik Oliver 41st and Max Page 42nd.

Awesome job gentlemen!!

The Boys' JV team also placed five runners in the top ten, finishing ahead of 2nd place Notre Dame H.S., 24 points to 45 points and  a 19:23avg. to 19:43avg. for Notre Dame.

Matthew Deacon led all runners, taking 1st place with a time of 18:53. He was followed by Ryan Mauriello in 3rd, Sam Dispenza 4th, Jon Parker 6th, Owen Minor 10th, Noah Carey 18th and Michael Shannon 21st. Way to go gentlemen!!

Boys' Varsity wins and Girls' Varsity takes 3rd at the Hunterdon Warren Sussex XC Championships!!

October 11, 2018

Our varsity XC teams had a great day on Thursday at the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex XC Championships in Phillipsburg, NJ. 

The boys continued their dominance at the tri-county championships, winning their fifth straight title. Dylan fritz led the way in 2nd place, followed by Luke Higgins in 4th, Josh Kinsky 5th, Jack Tavaglione 6th, Daniel McConnell 13th, Nik Oliver 27th and Max Page 29th.  Way to go boys!!

The girls finished a strong 3rd place, behind North Hunterdon and Hunterdon Central. Lauren Wagner led the way for the Lady Vikes in 2nd place, followed by Emma McGill in 4th, Emily Sell 12th, Grace Pankuck 18th, Sophia El-Zahr 22nd,  Kali Torkildsen 35th, and Nina Lewis 45th. Nice job ladies!


Driscoll leads the way for Desales University!!

October 6, 2018

In her first race of the season, senior Meaghan Driscoll ('15) led the way for Desales University, finishing 13th at their home meet, the Desales Invitational. Desales finished 10th out of 27 teams. Awesome job Meaghan!!


Alumni results for Sept. 28-29

Matt Vira ('16) had the top finish for the Bucknell men at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University on Saturday. His 80th place finish out of 367 runners helped the team grab 26th place out of 44 teams. Nice job Matt!

Erin McLaughlin ('15) finished 65th out of 154 runners helping Clemson University finish 10th out of 19 colleges at the Joe Piane Invitational at Notre Dame University on Friday. Great job Erin!!

Boys Win and Girls finish 2nd in the Varsity D races at the Shore Coaches Invitational!!

October 6, 2018

Both the boys' and girls' varsity XC teams had strong showings on Saturday at the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational, with the boys winning and the girls grabbing 2nd place in the varsity D races.

Dylan Fritz led the way for the boys in 13th place, followed by Luke Higgins in 16th, Daniel McConnell in 17th, Josh Kinsky 21st, Jack Tavaglione in 24th, Nik Oliver 52nd, and Matthew Deacon 68th. Their 91 points and 17:16 avg. was 34 points  and 4 seconds ahead of 2nd place Hopewell Valley. Awesome job boys!!

The girls were led by Emma McGill who finished in 2nd place, followed by Lauren Wagner in 8th, Grace Pankuck in 23rd, Emily Sell 32nd, Sophia El-Zahr 32nd, Kali Torkildsen 43rd and Emma Pankuck 69th. Their 76 points and 20:58 avg. was only 13 points and 20 seconds behind winner Notre Dame Academy. Great job ladies!!!


Boys and Girls Varsity Both Finish 10th at the Paul Short Run!!

September 29, 2018

Both the Boys and Girls Varsity teams finished 10th in their respective races on Saturday at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

For the girls, Emma McGill led the way with an outstanding 14th place finish among 331 runners, followed by Lauren Wagner in 33rd place, Darby Roskowski in 86th, Grace Pankuck in 93rd, Sophia El-Zahr in 184th, Kali Torkildsen in 194th, Alina Staten in 226th , Nina Lewis in 264th, Emma Pankuck in 271st and Kate O'Brien in 304th. There were 39 teams competing in the race. Great job ladies!!

The boys' varsity team also finished 10th,  out of 43 teams and 383 runners. Dylan Fritz led the way for the boys in 28th place, followed by Luke Higgins in 46th place, Josh Kinsky in 89th, Daniel McConnell in 100th, Jack Tavaglione in 121st, Matthew in 148th, Nick Oliver in 220th, Ryan Mauriello in 324th, Jon Parker in 337th and Sam Dispenza in 366th place. Great job gentlemen!

Lauren Wagner, Emma McGill and the Junior Boys all won titles at the Thompson Park Class Meet!!

September 22, 2018

Lauren Wagner truly owns Thompson Park. Each time the Voorhees Girls XC have raced at the Thompson Park Class Meet over the past four years, she has taken home the title. The team did not compete at the meet last year, but undoubtably the results would have been the same. Overall, she has won the meet three times. On Saturday, Lauren won the senior title, finishing with a time of 19:18, thirteen seconds ahead of the next runner and ahead of the other 134 girls. Way to go Lauren!!

Viking Proud!

Emma McGill crushed the rest of the competition, bringing home the sophomore title for the team. Crossing the finish with a time of 19:28, Emma finished 1:24 ahead of the next runner and the remaining 135 girls! May you continue the tradition and carry the Viking torch the next two seasons at Thompson Park. Awesome job Emma! 

Viking Proud!

The Boys junior team won their overall title, with an average time of 18:25. There were 2 divisions, with a total of 21 teams competing. Great job Dylan Fritz, Luke Higgins, Josh Kinsky, Noah Carey and Owen Minor!

Viking Proud!


Alumni results for Sept. 21-23

Nikki Cassavell ('18) made a strong college XC debut this weekend for Rhode Island University on Saturday at the Ted Owen XC Invitational in New Britain, CT. Nikki finished 25th out of 82 runners, helping her team to a 3rd place finish among 8 schools. Strong start Nikki!!!

Brendan McGill ('16) finished 149th and Evan Minor ('17) 192nd on for Bucknell University on Friday at the Coast to Coast XC Battle in Beantown in Boston. Bucknell finished 12th out of the 23 colleges competing. Great job boys!!!


Freshmen Girls Finish 2nd at the Battle @ Ocean County Park!!!

September 14, 2018

The freshmen girls' team finished second out of eleven teams on Friday at the Battle @ Ocean County Park in Lakewood, NJ. There were 130 runners in the race. Darby Roskowski led the way for the Lady Vikes, finishing in 6th place, Katie Sell was 11th, Alina Staten was 20th, Lauren Beers was 29th and Kerrigan Brennan was 44th. Voorhees was only 2 points behind first place Southern Regional! Awesome job ladies!!

In the JV race, Kate O'Brien finished 67th and Emma Pankuck 77th out of 148 runners. Great job girls!

Lauren Wagner finished 8th out of 118 runners in the senior race. Way to go Lauren!

Alumni results for Sept. 14-15, 2018

September 15, 2018

Erin McLaughlin ('15) finished 88th out of 186 runners for Clemson at the Vanderbilt University Commodore Classic in Nashville, TN, on Saturday. Clemson finished 7th out of 19 schools. Go Erin!!

Robert Whitney ('17) finished 69th out of 82 runners for Cornell at the University of Buffalo Stampede XC Invitational in Buffalo on Friday. Cornell won the meet, ahead of six other schools. Nice job Robert!!

Chris Romero ('19) finished 49th out of 116 runners for U. Penn at the Main Line Invitational in Haverford, PA, on Friday. Penn finished 2nd out of 7 schools. Way to go Chris!!

Joey Capone ('19) finished 34th out of 83 runners for Moravian University at the Moravian & Cedar Crest Invitational in Bethlehem, PA, on Friday. Moravian won the meet, ahead of 7 other schools. Great job Joey!!!


Freshmen boys make a statement at the Challenge!!

September 8, 2018

The freshmen boys made their presence known yesterday at the Cherokee Challenge in Marlton, NJ, finishing 3rd overall! The Voorhees team as a whole finished a very strong 4th place out of 66 teams overall!!! Runners ran by grade.

There were 408 runners in the freshmen race. Jack Tavaglione placed 3rd for the Voorhees freshmen, with Matthew Deacon finishing 13th, Christian Beard 24th, Ryan Firko 93rd, John Newell 133rd, Ian Moore 223rd, Ethan Maloney 271st, Garret Kluthe 292nd, Crosby Wilkin 300th and Chazz Blake 349th.

The sophomores placed 26th overall, with Nik Oliver finishing 26th and Sam Dispenza placing 114th.

The juniors placed 14th overall, with top performances from Dylan Fritz 14th, Luke Higgins 22nd and Josh Kinsky 41st.

The seniors placed 16th overall, with top performances from Daniel McConnell 16th and Ryan Mauriello 149th.

Great job boys!!!!!

The Lady Vikings Invade Roxbury!!!

September 8,  2018

The girls XC team had a great season opener yesterday at the Roxbury Invitational in Roxbury, NJ. The meet was well represented, with 42 teams from all over the state competing.

 The JV team finished 2nd in the B group and 4th overall, with Kate O'Brien placing 8th, Lauren Beers 10th, Alina Staten 13th, Emma Pankuck 15th, Kerrigan Brennan 17th, and Myriam Ahmed 20th!

In the Girls Fastest Four race, Emma McGill was third overall, Sophia El-Zahr 8th, and Grace Pankuck 25th.

In the Girls Future Four race, Darby Roskowski finished 2nd overall, Katie Sell 7th, Zoey Cassavell 22nd and Nina Lewis 23rd. They finished 2nd overall out of 20 teams!!

Great meet ladies!!!


Bucknell wins Detroit Mercy Invitational, Moravian places 6th at Lebanon Valley

September 8, 2018

Five Bucknell runners finished in the top 13 overall and in the top 10 among scored runners to lead the Bison men's cross country team to the title at the Detroit Mercy Invitational on Saturday. Bucknell won the title in the five-team field by a large margin. The Bison posted a score of 38, while Detroit Mercy was a distant second with 65. Rounding out the competing teams were Albion (70), Eastern Michigan (86), and Oakland (89). Macomb Community College and Rochester College also had runners in the field but did not factor into the team score. Among the scored runners, VHS alumni Evan Minor was 10th, Brendan McGill was 20th and Matt Vira finished 25th. Great job boys!

Joey Capone finished 8th on the Moravian College team as the Greyhounds finished 6th out of 11 teams at the Lebanon Valley College Invite on Saturday. Nice job Joey!


Viking Alumni Converge at the Bucknell Open and McLaughlin Finishes Strong at the Carolina Challenge

August 31, 2018

This weekend was the first collegiate meet of the season for many colleges. The Bucknell Bison Open on Friday night brought together many Viking Alumni and friends from ten colleges and universities, with 130 runners competing. Honorary Viking Ray Sellaro '18 (Penn) finished 36th at 19:47, Robert Whitney '17 (Cornell) 37th at 19:48, Chris Romero '18 (Penn) 48th at 19:58, Bendan McGill '17 (Bucknell) 57th at 20:09, and Matt Vira '17 (Bucknell) 59th at 20:10. Nice job boys!!!

Erin McLaughlin ('15) finished a strong 13th out of 100 runners for Clemson University at the Carolina Challenge in Columbia, SC, on Saturday. Clemson placed 2nd out of 8 schools. Way to go Erin!!!

Joey Capone '18 (Moravian) placed a strong 14th out of 46 runners, with a time of 17:21, at the Bulldog Invitational at Desales University on Friday night. Awesome job Joey!!!

Nick Raefski '16 (Fordham) finished 27th at 20:17, out of 57 runners at the Stony Brook Invitational at Stony Brook University on September 1, 2018. Great running Nick!!!