CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Julia Sorensen and Will Berger led wire-to-wire in winning the respective girls and boys races at the Big Five Cross Country Championships Friday at Cape May County Park.
Sorensen, a freshman, led Wildwood Catholic to a clean sweep of the meet as the Crusaders took each of the first five places to score the minimum 15 points.
Sorensen finished in 20 minutes, 25 seconds to win by 37 seconds.
Sorensen was followed by, in order, teammates Erin Connelly; Lauren Sorensen, Julia’s older sister; Joelle Osborne; and Aliya Gray-Rivera.
Cape May Tech’s Lindsay Robbins placed sixth.
Berger, a senior from Lower Cape May, went virtually unchallenged, finishing in 16 minutes, 29 seconds. Cape May Tech’s Leo Zaccaria won a close race for second place over Wildwood Catholic’s Chris Johnson. Wildwood Catholic’s Erick Feria and Middle Township’s Rob Giiulian rounded out the top five.
Wildwood Catholic won the boys team championship with 38 points. Cape May Tech was second with 54.
— story and photos by Brian Cunniff; videos by Bob Maschio Jr.