Boys’ Cross Country Team Claims Patriot Division Title


Michael Corsey for the Buccaneer

Much like they did all season, the boys were lead in this race by senior Justin Arnold (center); senior Max Adams (left) and sophomore Austin Gabay (right)

From Staff Reports

The boys of Cinnaminson High School claimed another division title in the fall when the cross country teams continued their run of solid seasons by winning the Patriot Division Championship within the Burlington County Scholastic League (BCSL).

Coach Dan Fourney’s boys’ team was dominant within the division, handily defeating Delran, Holy Cross and all the other league members.  The team was lead by the combination of sophomore Austin Gabay and senior Justin Arnold, who claimed most of the top finishes for the boys throughout the season.  Add in the contributions of senior Max Adams and the boys had quite a trio of young men who had outstanding seasons this fall.

Arnold finished the season by coming in sixth at sectionals earlier this month with Gabay closely followed in seventh.  Adams was 13th overall and junior Zack Walton finished a solid 17th to propel the boys to an overall third place finish behind sectional champion Haddonfield and runner-up Sterling.

Gabay finished the season by crossing the line in 23rd place at states, closely followed by Arnold in 25th place.  Walton finished in 34th and Adams in 40th to result in a seventh place finish overall for the Pirates.

Gabay had an outstanding season as a sophomore, winning the BCSL Divisional title, and finishing third at both the Burlington County Open along with the SJ Coaches Open in Divison 1 competition.  Arnold closed an outstanding cross country career by finishing second at the BCSL Divisional meet, fourth at the County meet and sixth at the SJ Coaches Open.

Senior Madison Edwards had an outstanding season for the girl’s team.  Madison helped the girls to win the BCSL Divisional Championship Meet.  At the BCSLs, Madison teamed with senior Fiona Flynn to claim first and third, respectively, to pull out a close victory over Delran, 31-33 with Cinnaminson claiming places 1, 3 and 8-10 while Delran claimed places 4-7 and 11.

Edwards finished eighth at the Burlington County Open to lead the team to a seventh place finish.  Her second place at sectionals helped to propel the girls to a third place finish among all South Jersey Group 2 teams, behind Haddonfield and Sterling.  Edwards had previously run at the famous Holmdel course at the Shore Coaches cup and she had clocked a 20:37 versus a 20:19 at the state girls’ meet.

Flynn had an oustanding season considering it was her first on the cross country team.  Flynn’s third-place finish at divisionals was awesome, but she also finished twelfth at sectionals for an impressive debut.