HOLMDEL, NJ – New Providence senior cross-country star Jillian Turner’s magical year took another major step forward on Saturday. One week after winning the North Jersey Section 2, Group 1 Cross Country Championship, Turner dominated the field in Saturday’s NJSIAA Group 1 race, taking home the top spot and leading the Pioneers to an overall Group 1 title.
Turner conquered the 138-person race, finishing ahead of North Warren’s Nicole Ohannesia by 36 seconds.
The Pioneers had three runners place in the Top 10: No. 1 Jillian Turner(19:41), No. 5 Kelsey Turner (20:33) and No. 7 Megan Friscia (20:50). With a total race time of 1:44:42, the Pioneers easily defeated second-place team finisher Mountain Lakes by over 2 minutes.
All seven Pioneer runners finished in the Top 56.
Complete New Providence Girls’ Cross Country Results (recorded by Fraulo Race Timing, LLC):
- 1. Jillian Turner (19:41)
- 4. Kelsey Turner (20:33)
- 6. Megan Friscia (20:50)
- 17. Sarah Zeto (21:36)
- 29. Lauren Pope(22:02)
- 43. Sydney Peng (22:28)
- 50. Jacquelyn Keating (22:41)
On the boys’ side, Jordan Price fell 13 seconds shy of capturing the NJSIAA, Group 1 individual title during Saturday’s Group 1 Championship race.
Price, who led the Pioneers’ boys’ cross-country team to a North Jersey Section 2, Group 1 victory last week, personally winning the race for the third time in his career, finished second (16:28) in the Group 1 race to Hadden Township’s Owen Long (16:15)
New Providence’s Mark Pasquariello, Jr. finished sixth (16:45), leading the Pioneers to a Top 5 team finish in the race. The Pioneers’ two Top 6 individual placements were the only school to reach the feat in this year’s race.
Six of the seven Pioneer runners finished in the top half of the 143-runner field.
Complete New Providence Boys’ Cross Country Results (recorded by Fraulo Race Timing, LLC):
- 2. Jordan Price (16:28)
- 6. Mark Pasquariello (16:45)
- 35. David Adams (17:48)
- 58. Cheney Price (18:21)
- 65. Brian Azevedo (18:34)
- 66. Brian Madden (18:35)
- 74: Brent Hoffman (18:47)