ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - With grit and determination the Robbinsville Boys and Girls High School Cross Country team both won their Colonial Valley Conference (CVC) divisional meet on October 8 against the Mercer County competitors from Hopewell Valley, Ewing, Nottingham, Lawrence, Hamilton West and Steinert high schools at Rosedale Park in Pennington.
The Varsity Boys Cross Country team made up of Nolan Carr, Aidan Carr, Ryan Schreyer, Sri Nara, and Sean Evans lead Robbinsville to their first CVC divisional meet win since 2015. Nolan Carr finished the meeting in second place with a time of 16:52.
The other members of the team also had strong meets with Aidan Carr, fourth overall (16:57), Schreyer, sixth overall (17:06), Nara, thirteenth overall (17:26), and Evans, seventeenth overall (18:00).
Similarly, the Varsity Girls Cross Country team, which consists of Alyssa Sepcic, Hailey Cohen, Aubrey Strand, Joelle DelPrete, and Stephanie Ryazanova, won the CVC divisional meet retaining their title that they held several years ago.Sepcic led the team with a first place finish in the meet with a time of 20:04.
Additional girls team standings were: Cohen, sixth overall (20:48); Strand, eighth overall (21:01); DelPrete, ninth overall (21:16); and Ryazanova, tenth overall (21:26).
Robbinsville Head Coach Anthony Dentino was very proud and ecstatic for the boys and girls team heading into the upcoming Championship season with this big accomplishment, he said.
“To win this meet on the boys' side was a really big accomplishment for our team. This is our first divisional championship since 2015, and we have an extremely young team this year,” Dentino said. “All summer, we talked about this being a tough but winnable meet, and to be able to get the job done against a very solid and well-coached team in Hopewell is hopefully a huge confidence booster for the guys moving forward.”
Turning his attention to the the girls team Dentino said, “Heading into this season, we knew that this was a winnable meet on the girls' side, but that we would have to perform at our best. To step up in the way that we did is such a testament to the girls and their hard work both as runners and in shaping our program's culture.”
The coach added that “This is a fun, exciting, and young team who is really hitting their stride at the right time. I am very proud of how much growth they've shown over the past year, and it has been so rewarding to watch them excel.”
Dentino added that he hopes to further looks to have a better championship season with this young team and improve as the season progresses.
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