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The boy’s cross country team posted an undefeated season with a small, but dedicated group of athletes who dominated the courses.
“Every runner was doing what they needed to do to be their best,” head coach Dan Fourney said. “They were at practice everyday doing the small things necessary to be at the top of their game.”
The season began with a batch meet at BCIT where the Pirates went a resounding 5-0 against the host school and others including New Egypt.
The meet of the season came towards the end of September when the Pirates visited Moorestown.
Cinnaminson left the meet at 9-0 on the year after a sweep that included a win over Moorestown, one of the top ranked teams in South Jersey.
A sweep at Burlington Township gave the Pirates a 13-0 mark and the Patriot title.
At the Burlington County Open, Mike Ungvarsky finished first and the team came in second behind Cherokee, which was ranked ninth in the state at the time.
“The Burlington County Open was one of our best performances of the year,” Fourney said. “We ended up 2nd behind one of the best teams in the state-Cherokee. The team all seemed to have run well that day.”
Cinnaminson finished the batch meet schedule with two wins to end the year 15-0.
The Pirates won the Patriot title at the BCSL Divisional Meet with 17 points.
At the Group 2 sectional meet Mike Ungvarsky finished second and the team third.
At the Group 2 state meet, Ungvarsky won the title and the team finished 6th.
“They can have an even better team next year than we had this year,” Fourney said.
“Everybody had big improvements at Holmdel this year, and Mike is the only senior in the top 7 that we are losing for next year. The boys, as a team, didn’t run particularly well at the state meet at Holmdel but still finished sixth. I think they could place higher next year if they continue to improve.”
Ungvarsky came in 35th at the Meet of Champions to end the season.
“The sign of a true leader is the ability to affect the team even when you are not there,” Fourney said of Ungvarsky.
“The teams in the future will be better off because of the example and the great role model that Mike has become. The younger runners will follow his example next year and carry on his tradition of expecting everybody to do the right things in order to be good.”
Tomorrow we bring you the season review for girl’s volleyball.
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