Monroe, NJ - The Edison High School Cross Country Team had a strong presence in Mondays Red Division Championship race at Thompson Park in Monroe. Success came despite exceptionally harsh weather conditions. Temperatures reached the 90s which presented a significant challenge for all of the athletes who competed in the race.
The Eagles were led by senior Captain Amaresh Chittigidde and Junior Captain Micah White. Chittigidde finished in 10th place overall with a time of 17:46. He was closely followed by White who finished with a time of 18:07. Both runners earned very strong times for this early in the season. The boys finished as a team in 5th place.
The Girls Squad finished with a 2nd place team finish with three girls finishing in the Top 5 overall. Senior Cynthia Boryeskne finished first in the race with a time of 20:32 followed shortly after by senior Captain Karen Herrera in 2nd place with a PR time of 20:49. The Eagles other senior Captain Kacey Colletto finished 5th overall with a time of 21:06. This was an improvement from last years 5th place team finish.
Head Coach Obryan Cartagena was complimentary of both teams performances. “This was a good way to start the season. Especially because this is only our second 5k. We are looking to get better every week.”
Assistant coaches Tom White and Patrick McCaffery attribute this year’s improvement to the athletes commitment to summer training and “buying in” to the training system.
The Eagles will be running again this Saturday in Jackson at the “6 Flags Invitational”.