Cape-Atlantic League


Coach: Brian Tickle

2012 record: 3-6

Runners to watch: Seniors Ken Worth, Matt Indyg, Terrell Jackson and Matt Diebret return.

Coach's comments: "We have four returning seniors from last year's varsity. ... Their goal is to finish better than last year."

Atlantic County Institute

of Technology

Coach: Jason Welch

2012 record: 4-6

Runners to watch: Senior Thomas Ludwick and junior Robert Rebish are the top two runners.

Coach's comments: "This year we are looking to improve to a winning record in our second season as a varsity team."

Atlantic City

Coach: Mike Pelosi

2012 record: 0-10

Runners to watch: The promising runners for this season are seniors Elia Lichenstein and Dainen Duffin.

Coach's comments: "Besides two seniors we're a really young team. We need to gain experience."


Coach: Shawn Sergeant

2012 record: 4-6

Runners to watch: Junior Kenny Hunter has returned to become the top runner this season and will be running with promising teammates, senior Darius Chandler and sophomore Ty-Trel Stubbs. The Bulldogs are the defending Cumberland County champions.

Coach's comments: "We want to meet a couple personal bests. We have athletes that run identical times, so that's a strong point for us."

Buena Regional

Coach: Mike Falciani

2012 record: 1-9

Runners to watch: Seniors Julio Martinez and Matt Clauss, as well as junior Josh Olive, are the key returners this year. Junior Elijah Crouch and senior Shawn Agusto are promising newcomers.

Coach's comments: "We want to be over .500 and a top contender in the division."

Cape May Tech

Coach: Joe Brenson

2012 record: 6-4

Runners to watch: Returners include senior top runner Vinny Deritis, sophomore Pat Lynch and senior Dylan Mastriana. Two promising newcomers are freshmen Billy Dietrich and Jack Gombar.

Coach's comments: "We want to be around .500, that's my expectation. We want to win the 'Big Five (a meet featuring Lower Cape May, Middle Township, Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic).' "

Cedar Creek

Coach: Sam Chelnik

2012 record: 7-3

Runners to watch: Returning runners include sophomore Brandon Walters and seniors Jordan White and Nick Catille. Freshmen Mike Lyones and Tim Neineke are promising newcomers.

Coach's comments: "We are trying to build and develop more depth. I am hopeful that we can improve our record and qualify at sectionals."

Egg Harbor Township

Coach: Michael Caiazza

2012 record: 9-1

Runners to watch: Senior David Paduaei and junior Vinny DelConte return.

Coach's comments: "We're a solid team and we have a little bit of depth, so we should be fairly decent."


Coach: Dave Majofsky

2012 record: 9-3

Runners to watch: 2012's Press Runner of the Year Lou Corgliano and Press' 2012 first-team runner Mark Kundrotas, return. Promising senior runners include Mike Bash, Kyle Copestick and Will Diez. Juniors Kyle Snyder and Tyler Morgan and sophomore James Brady are also expected to be do well this season.

Coach's comments: "Lou (Corgliano) ranks in the Top 10 in the state, so we want to send him back to be a champion."

Holy Spirit

Coach: David Pfeifer

2012 record: 3-7

Runners to watch: Junior Jack Marczyk and senior Dan Miller return. Freshman Josh Powers is a promising new addition.

Coach's comments: "We are basically inexperienced. We're just going to work hard and see what happens."

Lower Cape May Regional

Coach: Rich Demers

2012 record: N/A

Runners to watch: The Top 5 include seniors Bobby Acheson and Noah Gomersall, as well as juniors Rob Martin and Josh Schnieder. Wrestling partners Adam Cabrare and Eric Pruszenski are fighting for the last spot.

Coach's comments: "We have a handful of freshman who came out and we're looking forward to seeing them grow the next few years."

Mainland Regional

Coach: Dan Heyman

2012 record: 6-4

Runners to watch: Key returners include sophomores Rich Heim and John DiNofrio, junior Josh Melander and seniors John Scull, Henry Jungles and Ethan Fischer. There is also newcomer Jimmy Camey, a junior.

Coach's comments: "The team has several newcomers to the Top 7. If they stay healthy, the team should improve as the season progresses."

Middle Township

Coach: Ed Letts

2012 record:9-1

Runners to watch: Press' 2012 first-team All-Star junior Ryan Herlihy returns. Sophomore Nate Sanders, juniors Chris Robbinson and Brandon Haring, and senior Zach Peterson are also back.

Coach's comments: "If we stay injury free and our No. 5 position improves, we have a shot at the CAL National Conference title. It would be the first in school history for boys Cross Country."


Coach: Bill Hoover

Junior Dustin Sutton showed promise as a sophomore last season.


Coach: Rick Adkisson

2012 record: 4-6

Runners to watch: Top runners - seniors Ishmael Mohammad, Ryan Samaroo, Keanu Samaroo and Alex Arrington - are setting an example for promising new freshmen runners, Sam Adamo and Caliso Krause.

Coach's comments: "I expect .500 or better - much better than last year. The freshmen are good and I want to see them continue to develop."

Ocean City

Coach: Matt Purdue

2012 record: 10-0

Runners to watch: Press' 2012 second-team All-Star Louis Paone returns. Senior Eddie Keenea, as well as junior Brandon Hadtke are also back. Sophomore Evan Schneizer is a new addition.

Coach's comments: "We are working to be competitive in the (Cape-Atlantic League) American Conference and defend our county championship that we've had for a few years."


Coach: Alan Laws Sr.

2012 record: 10-0

Runners to watch: Juniors Radcliffe Narinesingh, Noah Crezard and Alvaro Tervomo are promising returning runners. Narinesingh was a second-team Press All-Star. The Greyhounds will have to replace star twins Jacob and Isaac Clark, who graduated.

Coach's comments: "They've got to step up and run like upperclassmen, take charge and learn to run from the front. They need to be confident."

St. Augustine Prep

Coach: Ed Fanz

2012 record: 8-2

Runners to watch: The top runners are seniors Patrick Irelan, Robert Teresi, Phillip Hooper, Joe Rodio and Paul Bergamo, as well as junior Branden Wright.

Coach's comments: "We're looking to be competitive in the CAL and to make an impact later in the season in sectionals."

St. Joseph

Coach: Barry Jackson

2012 record: 8-3

Runners to watch: Juniors Val Vadino, John Linden and Manny Sanfilippo and sophomore twins Dominic and Tyler Tartagalia are the only five runners this year.

Coach's comments: "Right now, I am looking at a .500 season as long as no one gets hurt, since we only have five runners. It all depends this year on having five healthy runners on the course every time."


Coach: Will Breese

2012 record: 5-4

Runners to watch: Senior Francois Chambers, who was a Top 3 runner last year, is now No. 1. Sophomore Harrison Mayo, Zachary Carbarnara and Josue Doleres are expected to do well this season.

Coach's comments: "We're looking to come out stronger than last year. We're a little more experienced and a little faster. We're looking to win the county championship. That's a goal that they set for themselves."

Wildwood Catholic

Coach: Mike Sykes

2012 record: 0-10

Runners to watch: Senior Sven Axelson is expected to improve.

Coach's comments: "There aren't that many boys in the school so it's hard to have continuity. I would like to get enough people to have a team and win a meet or two."

Shore Conference


Coach: Keith Stokes

2012 record: 5-2

Runners to watch: Returning runners include seniors Connor Ross and Zach Algaze, as well as junior Zach Mozart and sophomore Andrew Becker. The Bengals must replace perennial Press All-Star Matt Nelson.

Coach's comments: "They're all working hard so we're hoping for a winning season"

Lacey Township

Coach: Steve Geiger

2012 record: 0-7

Runners to watch: Seniors TJ Phillips, Sean Corbley, Matt Purtell and Nick Buzzio are among the top runners, as well as juniors Ryan Corbley, Rob Johnson, Barry Timony and Bryan Magerowski and sophomore Will Frank.

Coach's comments: "We want to get some wins in A South. I think the group is ready for that."

Pinelands Regional

Coach: Don Angelini

2012 record: 1-6

Runners to watch: Juniors Erich Seeger and Tyler Szwed and seniors Anthony Palandro and Jeremy Doll are the top runners.

Coach's comments: "We want to try to be competitive in the B-South conference. We have to get some wins."

Southern Regional

Coach: Scott Baker

2012 record: 7-0

Runners to watch: Joe DiFilipo, a Press' 2012 second-team pick, returns. The Top 6 also includes seniors Nick Nocco, Mike Evans, Dave Marino and Cody Raynor, who were all Honorable Mentions in 2012, and junior Sean Howley.

Coach's comments: "We would like to compete as divisional champions and try to win the section. If the season plays out right, we'll try to win the Group IV title."

Tri-County Conference

Cumberland Regional

Coach: Jamie Bagley

2012 record: 7-2

Runners to watch: The Top 5 for the season are senior Justin Newkirk, junior Nick Chappius, freshman Caleb Brisbone and sophomores Killian Slone and Gino Picchioni.

Coach's comments: "Our outlook is hopeful. We're in a tough division and we hope to be competitive in our conference."


Coach: Erik Geisinger

2012 record: 0-6

Runners to watch: The top five runners include juniors Trevor Gentek and Ben Errickson, sophomore Brandon Turner, freshman Michael Jimenez and senior Kennette Jimenez.

Coach's comments: "Our goal for the team will be to improve our Top 5 pack time. ... (The team) will be as good as the runners behind Trevor and Ben."

Kate Drake