GL Girls Cross Country Team Honored for State Sectional Win by Berkeley Heights Board of Education

Members of the Governor Livingston High School Cross Country Team with the Proclamation from the Board of Education acknowledging the team's first time win of the State Sectionals. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Members of the girls cross country team picked up their sectional championship shirts at the recent Varsity Awards ceremony at Gov. Livingston High School on December 5.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of the Girls Cross Country Team of Governor Livingston High School were honored by the Board of Education for their accomplishments during the year, in particular winning the State Sectionals for the first time.

Team Members include Keren Amkraut, Angela Bonetti, Valerie Diamond, Evelyn Doskoch, Mackenzie Lloyd, Caroline Mondelli, Rachel Mustacchi, Katelynn Quinn, Victoria Vanriele, and Pascal Yousse

Members of the team who were able to attend the board meeting were called up to the front of the room and, as a group, presented with a Resolution by the board. The resolution reads:

Sign Up for E-News


WHEREAS, the Girls Cross Country Team of Governor Livingston High School located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey consists of athletes Keren Amkraut, Angela Bonetti, Valerie Diamond, Evelyn Doskoch, Mackenzie Lloyd, Caroline Mondelli, Rachel Mustacchi, Katelynn Quinn, Victoria Vanriele, and Pascal Youssef; and

WHEREAS, the team is coached by Head Coach Christopher Coughlin and Assistant Coaches Lisa Dhaibar and Peter Festante; and  

WHEREAS, the Girls Cross Country Team became the Cross Country Sectional Champions; and, the team had a historical season, including the County Championship. The sophomores of this varsity team took a notable 2nd out of 26 teams at the prestigious Cherokee Challenge and won their division at the Thompson Park Class Meet. The highlight of the season was winning the State Sectionals for the first time ever, allowing the team to advance to the Group Championships for the 2nd year in a row; and  

WHEREAS, the team saw each of its members contribute individually to their championship season, sophomore Victoria Vanriele set the course record and took home the top finish for the second year in a row, setting the course ablaze with an 18:26 at the Warinanco Park course; and  

WHEREAS, the Berkeley Heights Public Schools community is very proud of the accomplishments of this team and its coaches;    

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Berkeley Heights Board of Education members applaud the 2017-2018 Girls Cross Country Team and congratulate the student-athletes on an outstanding season; and  

BE IT RESOLVED that a signed and sealed copy of this resolution be framed and kept on display at Governor Livingston High School.  

Signed and sealed, this, the seventh day of December, of the year Two-Thousand Seventeen.        

Doug Reinstein, President Board of Education and Judith A. Rattner, Superintendent of Schools 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

January 15, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Claude Fusco Joins Imagine Board of Trustees

January 20, 2018


Claude had a 36-year career at Ernst & Young LLP including 25 years as a partner serving in various roles around the globe including an International Tax Client Service Partner, Director of Tax for Ernst & Young International, Global Chair of Expatriate Tax Services, and New Jersey Managing Partner.

Claude resided in Westfield with his family from 1986 to 2009. He was married ...

Men of Bronze, Harlem’s Rattlers Featured in Union County Black History Month Celebration

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to welcome all residents and visitors to the 2018 Union County Black History Month Celebration event, featuring a screening of Men of Bronze, a rare 1977 documentary about the 369th Regiment in World War I.

Keynote speaker Dr. Jeffery Sammons, Professor of History at New York University, will provide commentary on the film and present his ...

Gov. Livingston Baseball Gala - Live Auction Lots/Training Session Added (grades K-6)

Don’t miss this year’s GL Baseball Gala at the Primavera on Saturday, February 3rd. Tickets are $125 per person and will feature a live band, open bar and more announcements to come. Our new live auction to take place during the Gala will feature four once in a lifetime experiences.  


Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters Annual Winter Show Set

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters annual Winter Train show at the Ted Blum 4-H Center, on Milltown Road, is being held Jan. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years old. Children under the age of 2 years old are free. Admission pays for entry to all areas of the show. The ...

Cranford Planning Board Hears Redevelopment Study for North Avenue East

January 11, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – Furious residents and business owners filled the municipal chambers on Wednesday evening as the Cranford Planning Board heard a presentation from Harbor Consultants regarding the redevelopment of a portion of North Avenue East.

The redevelopment evaluation spans from Bar Americana to the Riverside Inn and includes the Cranford Fire House, Marino Seafood and more. Some of ...

Union County Manager Faella Announces His Retirement Effective March 1

January 9, 2018


ELIZABETH, NJ---Mountainside resident and Union County Manager Alfred J. Faella, the County’s top-appointed executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of a government that provides services to more than half a million residents, has announced his retirement effective March 1st.

Faella, 62, announces his retirement after a career spanning 25 years in City, State ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, January 20

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, January 20, 12:30 AM

Clark Public Library, Clark

North Jersey Aquarium Society Monthly Saturday ...

Home & Garden

Sat, January 20, 10:00 AM

Grace Lord Park, Boonton

Frozen Falls Hike with the Great Swamp Watershed ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, January 20, 1:30 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ American Kestrel Nest Box Project

Education Green

Sat, January 20, 7:00 PM

Chatham Middle School , Chatham

Willy Wonka Jr.

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, January 21

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mayor's Round Table: Town Planner Discusses Redevelopment and Master Plan

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township.

Included in this episode, Mayor Bob Woodruff spoke with Township Planner Mike Mistretta of Harbor Consultants about the Master Plan.

Information on Redevelopment

Close to shovels in the ...

I’m Not Happy

Rewind to August.  The car was anxiously packed, summer reading was done (does the movie count?), and it was time to start the journey to campus.  There had been so much anticipation for this moment and you excitedly thought about what your first few days on campus would be like.  Maybe they were everything you thought they would be, maybe not.  Maybe somewhere along the way ...

The 6 Common Mistakes People Are Making When Picking a Financial Advisor

There are 6 mistakes people often make when engaging a financial advisor -- and all of them are avoidable! 

Before listing the mistakes, let's put the issue of paying for financial advice into context. Health and money are two areas of life where everyone benefits from professional input and support but people handle the wisdom of professional medical care differently ...