HOLMDEL, NJ - The Ridge High girls cross country team won their first ever Meet of Champions last weekend.

Ridge's top five finishers were separated by only 33 seconds. The Red Devils had 72 team points and an average time of 19:38. Hillsborough was second with 103 team points.

Sophie Spring finished 25th with a time of 19:22, Claire Jones was 30th with a time of 19:30, Shayna Bains ran the race in 19:35 to place 35th, Lexi Donaldson had a time of 19:48 and placed 46th and Catherine Giuseffi was 56th with a time of 19:55.

The team was among the student athletes whose achievements were lauded at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.