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Gallery: NJ XC Boys Meet of Champions winners was the National Junior Cross Country Champ ( 8k), was 5th in Mile at (Recap) In Nike changed the face of prep cross country with the implementation of . Memorial, New Jersey (Coach Bob Van Zanten) But the Carmel legacy and string of National Championships would begin in Gallery: NJ XC Boys Meet of Champions winners. By Jim Lambert Joe Weber, Kearny, / Memorial/ Holmdel County Park Jim.
Carmel opened the season with a perfect 15 points at Noblesville. A local dual meet the team tied five runners for first place. Unlike the and state championship teams it was here that Koeppen began thinking about the programs first undefeated season. The following week the squad would claim victory at the Pike Hokum Karum. The Pike Hokum Karum was a meet in which two athletes would be paired together in a relay over the 3xmile distance with the two times combined.
Bill Shuey and Rod Zachowski won the race with a combined team time of Carmel would claim the meet victory with 23 points. A week later in the Carmel 4-way league meet a similar outcome occurred with the Greyhounds again decimating the competition.
They won with 20 points as the team covered the 2. Future state champion Kerry Dickson would claim the individual title in The first major invitational of the season opened the Carmel Invitational. Carmel covered the 2. Individually they placed 1. Three days later competed in a league dual meet against Brebeuf winning with 18 points. The largest in-season meet of the year, the Ben Davis Invitational featured state powerhouse Decatur Central.
Carmel rose to the occasion to win behind and impressive and dominant team performance in which all five competitors were under Finishing 2, 3, 7, 8, 19 the times were Zachowski The Lawrence North course record was Yet the Carmel team would score a perfect 15 points behind all five scorers breaking the previous course record. Scott Beasley came home in a dead heat tie against teammate Bill Shuey, both completing the course in Kurt Scott finished 3rd in A dominant team performance as they averaged Each year Koeppen would travel to the bi-state super meet with the hopes of facing the best that Illinois had to offer.
Finishing second in Koeppen wanted to win the coveted travelling trophy. The National Championship and all-time great Deerfield, Illinois teams had won the meet in and besting the eventual Indiana State Champions Carmel convincingly. One of the, if not the first meet ever that featured scoring updates following each mile of the meet.
It was a massive and beautiful trophy. After two years of the trophy residing in Illinois we wanted it back. To the cheers of the Greyhound faithful the team scored points to claim victory over several top five Illinois teams convincingly.
Over a moderate to difficult 3-mile course junior Bill Shuey came in 6th in The road to the Indiana State Championships and what hoped to be three in a row would finish through the Conference, County, Sectional, and Regional Championships.
Muncie North was the consistent challengers to Carmel and eventually 6th at the State Championship. Carmel would score 26 team points and finish six in the top twelve. Rod Zachowski placed second over the relatively flat golf course in what was said to be a perfect day in The individual title went to Bob Gross who would end up 7th in the state meet behind Zachowski claimed victory in Scott Beasley finished in 4th in Held at Forrest Park Golf Course it featured a flat cast 2.
XC Legacy: 1978 Boys National XC Rankings
Carmel would claim the team honors with 20 team points and all seven varsity scorers in the top Carmel covered the relatively flat golf course 2.
The Pike Cross Country Sectional Championships featured over 25 teams as the section championships resembled a state championship. Held at the Pike high school grounds the course was flat with a lot of loops surrounding the school. Under a light rain and 48 degree temperatures the Carmel boys made a statement as they placed five in the top ten! Senior Rod Zachowski won in a meet record Teammate Bill Shuey JR finished 4th in Scott Beasley SR Fred Newlin JR Steve Hannah SR The team average of Ludwikowski went on to have an All-American career at Manhattan.
The race was held at Pennsauken High. Known more for his exploits on the track, Byrne still owns the Millrose Games high school mile record for races in Madison Square Garden with a 4: He also ran a 8: The bowl was run in reverse back then.
The current course started being used in Kevin Molteni of Morris Catholic was second in The guy in third place is someone everyone sees at every state meet, Jim Casey from Manalapan Casey is the guy that puts together the finish line chutes, and works that area during all the state meets. Gonzalez attended Clemson very briefly before dropping out. Steve Thompson of Brick, who won the Group 4 race over runner-up Weber the week before, was second in The course was run differently that year-the bowl was run in reverse.
Weber got mono over the summer before his freshman year at NC State and was unable to compete.
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He left school after Christmas break and decided to work full-time. Weber's son, Joe Jr.
Weber, who now lives in Lady Lake, Fla. He currently works part-time at a golf course in his community. This was the first year that the current Holmdel 5K course was used.
After graduating from Haddonfield, Smith went to Stanford.
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He ran cross country and track there Inhe earned a Ph. He's been there ever since. Smith's oldest daughter, Alison, is a senior captain of the cross country team at Williams College.
Unfortunately she is out for the season with a torn hip labrum. His youngest daughter is at Wesleyan University.
She is not a runner. He passion is dancing. He won the M of C title in At Harvard, Sheehan broke four minutes in the mile 3: Sheehan then went to medical school at the University of Texas, and was a well respected cardiologist.
Dr Sheehan lived in Missoula, Montana since He was fourth in the northeast regional, 24th at the FL national meet in Eventual champion Brad Hudson of Voorhees was second in North Hunterdon almost certainly would have won again inbut Hudson moved to Oregon for his senior year.
Hudson finished seventh at FL Nationals in in Hudson is best known for holding the Van Cortlandt Park 2. He won the Columbus Marathon twice and ran a marathon PR of 2: Elitean online and local coaching service.
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He followed that up by winning the M of C title in He took second in the Kinney Northeast Regional in Martin ran for 3 seasons at Virginia. Unfortunately, injuries and a blood clot resulted in a relatively unsuccessful post-high school career. Ran Pikes Peak ascent in He has three kids, who are all runners-Andie 14Graham 19Connor He took 22nd at the Kinney Nationals in Faith went on to run for famed coach Vin Lananna at Dartmouth.
He was All-East and All-Ivy in cross country and track. Faith graduated from Dartmouth with a double major in Engineering and Philosophy and then got a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.