RANDOLPH, NJ- A with every other high school sport, the Randolph Boys Cross Country team is making the best of the current situation that Covid-19 has dealt to teams across the state. But the Rams have done a great job tuning out the noise and chaos, running themselves out to a 6-0 start to the 2020 season.
“They have actually been really good, and are treating the season as if there wasn't any disruptions,” said coach Nick Albanito. “They have accepted all protocols and are following them with no resistance. That alone really makes the season a lot easier than what it could have been.”
Along with their undefeated start, Randolph claimed the Red North Pod Dual Championship.
When asked what has helped drive the success this Fall, Albanito commented, “All the seniors in general have set a great example for the younger athletes, and I feel that has really helped the younger runners on the team.”
Albanito identified Mike Wigdor and Alex Hai as two runners that have been great additions to this year’s squad. Wigdor was a sprinter/Hurdler last year and moved right into the varsity top seven, while Hai had also run track in the past, and came out for cross-country for the first time. He, too, moved right into the varsity top seven.
“The team has accepted the shortened season well,” said Albanito. “They go into meets excited and looking to do their best. Even though it is a shortened, more compact season the boys have embraced it as a normal competitive year.”