CBA wins third straight Meet of Champions XC title

Eric Sucar

For the New Jersey state record 24th time, the Christian Brothers Academy boys’ cross-country team won the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Meet of Champions team championship on Nov. 23 at Holmdel Park.

The Colts averaged the best team time of the meet at 16:15.20, beating out Mendham High School’s team time of 16.30.40 for their third straight state championship .

Juniors Ben Santos and Chris DeSousa led the way for CBA. Santos had the team’s best individual finish, placing 15th overall in the race with a time of 16:13. DeSousa came in right behind Santos in 17th place at 16:14.

On Nov. 16 at Holmdel Park, CBA won its 30th Non-Public A state championship by getting the same average team-time of 16:15.

Paul VI High School of Haddonfield is second to CBA for the most team titles at the Meet of Champions with four.

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