Mainland Boys Cross Country: Atlantic County Meet History

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Gertzen in mile 1
Atlantic County Championships History/Records
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McGroarty down the stretch


Mainland has had great success at the Atlantic County Championships, which has features several state qualifying teams over the years in nearly every group. The team has won the title 16 times, including a streak of seven straight from 1991 to 1997, and a record nine straight from 2000-2008. The ultimate team accomplishment came in 2002, where Mainland set the record (at the time) for the all-time lowest team score and team time. The team of Greg Hughes, Jimmy Wyner, Brian Gertzen, Matt McGroarty, Joey Masters, Spenser Popeson, and Blair Goltra amazed the crowd as they took the first seven places for the first and only “perfect” county race ever!



The 2003 team followed up the 2002 with another 15 point score, and set a new meet record for the team (74:12) and individual Hughes - 14:20) time.


Individually, Mainland has had some great performances as well. The team has had the individual champion 9 times: ‘91 (Chris Bolden), ‘92,’93 (Geoff Wayton), ‘94 (Kurt Wayton), ‘95 (Scott Keyser), ‘96 (Bill Carroll), ‘02, '03 (Greg Hughes), '05, '06 (Kevin Cronin), and '07 (Matt Hernberg).



Each Year, the County Meet Director puts out a list of the “County Honor Roll”, which lists the Top 20 personal-bests from the Counties. Mainland currently has 7 of the top 10:







County Honor Roll 1990-2005:



1. 14:20 Greg Hughes - Mainland '03   

2. 14:39 Geoff Wayton - Mainland '93

3. 14:40 Jimmy Wyner - Mainland '03

4. 14:41 Kurt Wayton - Mainland '93

5. 14:53 Spenser Popeson - Mainland '03

6. 14:56 Ray Beyer - Absegami '90

7. 14:58 Brian Getrzen - Mainland '02

8. 14:59 Phil Magee - Atlantic City '93

9. 15:01 Joey Masters - Mainland '03

10. 15:04 Scott Keyser - Mainland '95

11. 15:05 Matt McGroarty - Mainland '02

12. 15:11 Tony Davenport - Pleasantville '01



Our Own County Honor Roll:



1. 14:20 Greg Hughes - 2003 (1st)

2. 14:39 Geoff Wayton - 1993 (1st)

3. 14:40 Jimmy Wyner - 2003 (2nd)

4. 14:41 Kurt Wayton - 1993 (2nd)

5. 14:50 Max Mittelman - 2008 (1st)

6. 14:53 Spenser Popeson - 2003 (3rd)

7. 14:58 Brian Gertzen - 2002 (3rd)

8. 15:01 Joey Masters - 2003 (4th)

9. 15:02 Matt Hernberg - 2008 (2nd)

10. 15:03 Andrew Everett - 2008 (3rd)

11. 15:04 Scott Keyser - 1995 (1st)

12. 15:05 Matt McGroarty - 2002 (4th)

13. 15:07 Kevin Cronin - 2006 (1st)

14. 15:18 Alex Palmentieri - 2003 (5th)

15. 15:22 Kyle Sulzer - 2010 (2nd)

16. 15:24 Chris Bolden - 1991 (1st)

17. 15:24 Tom DeCourcey - 2004 (3rd)

18. 15:25 Kevin Gahr - 2004 (4th)

19. 15:28 Bill Carroll - 1997 (2nd)

20. 15:31 Tyler Forrest - 1997 (3rd)BR>



Our Top Team Performances:



      Team       Pts.    Time    Gap    Place Rank


Name        Pts.        Team        Time        Time Gap        Place        Rank
Mainland '03        15        2003        74:12        :58        1        1
Mainland '02        15        2002        75:20        :44        1        2
Mainland '08        50        2008        77:35        1:33        1        3
Mainland '01        23        2001        77:40        :41        1        4
Mainland '04        27        2004        78:01        :55        1        5
Mainland '06        32        2006        78:20        :56        1        6
Mainland '05        30        2005        78:22        :39        1        7
Mainland '93        40        1993        78:31        2:24        1        8
Mainland '07        24        2007        78:42        :37        1        9
Mainland '96        29        1996        79:32        :47        1        10
Mainland '00        28        2000        79:37        :55        1        11
Mainland '10        85        2010        79:45   1:08        3        12
Mainland '92        38        1992        79:52        1:53        1        13
Mainland '97        42        1997        80:02        :56        1        14
Mainland '91        39        1991        80:52        1:39        1        15
Mainland '99        60        1999        81:22        1:03        2        16
Mainland '94        39        1994        81:38        2:25        1        17
Mainland '09        83        2009        81:43        :58        3        18
Mainland '95        43        1995        81:45        1:47        1        19
Mainland '98        78        1998        83:13        1:33        4        20
Mainland '90        93        1990        84:32        1:02        3        21






county trophy
The Sweep

Friday, October 21
Mainland County Honor Roll

MAINLAND COUNTY HONOR ROLL 1990-2016

Greg Hughes 14:20 2003

Geoff Wayton 14:39 1993

Jimmy Wyner 14:40 2003

Kurt Wayton 14:41 1993

Max Mittleman 14:50 2008

Spenser Poepson 14:53 2003

Brian Gertzen 14:56 2002

Joey Masters 15:01 2003

Matt Hernberg 15:02 2008

Andrew Everett 15:03 2008

Scott Keyser 15:04 1995

Matt McGroarty 15:05 2002

Kevin Cronin 15:07 2006

Alex Palmentieri 15:18 2003

Kyle Sulzer 15:22 2010

Chris Bolden 15:24 1991

Tom DeCourcey 15:24 2005

Kevin Gahr 15:25 2004

Bill Carroll 15:28 1997

Nick Berenotto 15:29 2016