MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -- Myles Plummer and Leena Morant each hammered out impressive races to lead a strong charge by the Union Catholic cross-country squads at Saturday's 40th NJCTC Bernie Magee Class Meet on the Greystone course at Central Park.
Plummer, one of the top young runners in the state, cranked out a 16:29 over the 3.1-mile courre to place second in the boys Sophomore Division race to help lead the Vikings to a 10th place finish. Plummer's time was the 11th fastest in the three varsity races combined.
Morant made a strong season debut by running 19:26 to finish fourth in a very talented girls Senior Division field. Morant's time was the seventh fastest of the meet and helped lead UC to a second-place finish in the Senior Division team standings behind Ridge, 15-39. UC's two other scorers in the Senior Division were Ashleigh Patterson, 11th in 21:00, and Zoe Lee, 25th in 21:22.
In the girls Sophomore Division, Abby Granrath placed 12th in 20:44, and Jenna Keith was 16th in 21:11 to help the UC girls place fifth in the meet merge team standings.
In other highlights, Zachary Turner finished 16th in the boys Senior Division race in 17:33, Matthew Granizo was 33rd in the Junior Division in 17:54, Kathryn Power placed fifth in the girls Freshman Division (3,200 meters) in 13:04, and Morgan Williams was 26th in the girls Junior Division in 21:30.