Ray Parsons and Kevin Cianfarini are the unquestioned leaders of West Deptford’s boys’ cross-country team, but they got a rare day off Thursday and their teammates didn’t miss a beat, torching Audubon and Collingswood in a tri-meet at West Deptford Park.
Andrew Coppola, Jon Ladner and Dale Johnson crossed the finish line within a second of each other, posting 18:22 and 18:23s to lead the Eagles to a 16-42 win over Audubon and a 15-49 win over Collingswood to improve to 4-1 on the season.
“We sat out Ray and Kevin to let some other guys step up, and they did that and more,” head coach Mark Drummond said.
West Deptford also got solid performances from Morrell Wolf (19:29) and Matt Shinkle (19:54).
A day after a 4-1 win over Sterling, the Eagles were near-perfect against Overbrook, losing a total of just four games in a 5-0 sweep.
First singles Marthalyn Johnson and the first doubles team of Eisha Granger and Keriann Pfleger both won 6-0, 6-0. Second singles Michelle Bower and the second doubles team of Danielle Melvin and Lauren Szybiak each lost just a single game, and third singles Katie Schober cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win.