WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Gov. Livingston boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Garrett Mountain in Woodland Park for the Passaic Coaches Invitational on Saturday, September 24. It was perfect running weather and the teams garnered 27 individual medals and four team medals, including first place finishes by the boys and girls varsity teams.
The varsity girls finished in first place led by sophomore Evelyn Doskoch in 7th place with a personal best time of 21:49. She was followed by seniors Danielle Petryk in 8th, Amanda Johnson in 10th, Amanda McElroy in 12th, and Jamie Diamond in 18th. Juniors Pascal Youssef and Angela Bonetti medaled in 18th and 22nd places, respectively.
Junior Logan Calichman led the Varsity Boys to a first place team finish. He finished in 2nd place with a personal best time of 16:49. Mike Zacieracha followed in 8th, Liam Foster in 12th, Sasha Frolov in 18th, Lorenzo Pagdanganan in 21st, Tommy Greenwald in 33rd, and Chris Harriott in 52nd.
Hanna Nordstrom was the lone GL competitor in this event and won the junior vasity girls race in a time of 24:45, a personal best.
The junior varsity boys team took second place led by Tim Krick in 5th place. Other medal winners were Andrew Cahill in 8th, Matt McKenna in 9th, Jack Machado in 12th, Tim Donohue in 15th, Michael Muscarella in 29th, and Austin Luo in 35th.
Freshman Mackenzie Lloyd won the freshman girls race and was followed by Valerie Diamond in 5th and Lily Dowell in 18th.The freshman boys placed 3rd overall with Brandon Woods placing 12th, Aidan Maguire 23rd, William Coyle 24th, Andrew Sieczka 33rd, Peter Woo 42nd, and Evan Rinaldi in 45th place.
The Highlanders will compete next in the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational at Holmdel Park on Saturday, October 1st.
Editor's Note: The top 35 individuals in each race received medals.