Two Absegami High School cross country runners had the best local boys and girls performances Saturday at the South Jersey Shootout at Gloucester County College.

Salman Khalid, a senior, had the area’s best time of the day, finishing third in the boys stud 5K race in 16 minutes, 38 seconds. Fellow senior Katie Juniewicz had the best girls time, finishing fourth in the girls stud race in 20:10.

The Shootout consists of three boys and girls races: the stud race for a team’s top two runners, a race for No. 3 and No. 4 runners and the 5/6/7 race.

The Ocean City boys and girls had stellar team efforts as well. For the boys, Louis Paone finished 12th in the boys stud race. Brandon Hadtke ran 17:46 (second in the 5/6/7 race), Connor Brady ran 17:48 (eighth in the 3/4 race) and David Gillhooley ran 17:53 (11th in the 3/4 race).

Bridget Flynn and Mary Kate Brelsford led the Red Raiders’ girls, placing sixth and ninth, respectively, in the stud race.

Top 10 local boys

1. Salman Khalid, Absegami, 16:38; 2. Michael Rossbach, EHT, 17:14; 3. Louis Paone, O.C., 17:27; 4. Brandon Hadtke, O.C. 17:46; 5. Connor Brady, O.C., 17:48; 6. Val Vadino, St. Joseph, 17:52; 7. David Gillhooley, OC, 17:53; 8. Gage Whelden, Millville, 17:56; 9. John Peacock, St. Augustine Prep, 18:02; 10. Martin Maldonado, EHT 18:08.

Top 10 local girls

1. Katie Juniewicz, Absegami, 20:10; 2. Bridget Flynn, OC, 20:16; 3. Mary Kate Brelsford, OC, 20:31; 4. Abby Schafer, EHT, 20:32; 5. Epiphany Grisbaum, OC, 20:35; 6. Victoria Thaler, Millville, 20:43; 7. Gina Testa, Buena, 20:56; 8. Megan Devlin, EHT, 20:59; 9. Lisa Testa, Buena, 21:12; 10. Kristin Siegle, Buena and Madeline Brady, OC, 21:34.

Boys cross country

Cape-Atlantic League

Oakcrest 22, Cedar Creek 35

At Cedar Creek

1. John Johnson, O, 18:29; 2. Ryan Samaroo, O, 18:46; 3. Conor Stabile, O, 19:04; 4. Ish Muhammad, O, 19:18; 5. Zack Zachowski, CC, 19:29; 6. Jordan White, CC, 19:33; 7. Brandon Walters, CC, 19:38; 8. Nick Capille, CC, 20:02; 9. Curtis Librizzi, CC, 20:08; 10. Sean Wack, CC, 20:09.

Records— Oakcrest 2-4; Cedar Creek 3-2.

Girls cross country

Cape-Atlantic League

Cedar Creek 24, Oakcrest 32

At Cedar Creek

1. Michelina Hesse, CC, 21:47; 2. Jahniece Jaffe, CC, 22:44; 3. Brianna Mays, CC, 23:17; 4. Jessica Hutter, O, 23:21; 5. Alyssa Raymond, O, 23:45; 6. Jessica Fraone, O, 23:46; 7. Amanda Tanko, CC, 24:44; 8. Argia Spencer, O, 24:58; 9. Pam Myers, O, 25:15; 10. Jessica Liepe, O, 25:21.

Records— Cedar Creek 5-0; Oakcrest 2-3.

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