WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Junior Isabella Drezek led Hasbrouck Heights to its sixth consecutive girl’s cross-country Meadowlands Division championship, leading the Lady Aviators to a 23-41 victory over Saddle Brook at Garret Mountain on Wednesday afternoon.  

The Lady Aviators captured the title outright in 2015, were co-champs with Secaucus in 2016, before winning outright each of the last four years. 

Drezek captured first place in the meet, the only girl to average under 7 minutes per mile, and finishing nearly two minutes ahead of the second and third place finishers, both from Saddle Brook. 

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Hasbrouck Heights’ Amber Barrios was fourth, right behind the two Falcon runners, with senior Emily Estrada coming in fifth.  Seniors Hayley Kasper and Shannon Artuso rounded out the top five scorers for the Aviators finishing in seventh and eight place. 

" I'm very proud of these girls," Hasbrouck Heights head coach Mike Ryan stated.."With everything these girls are going through with the pandemic, virtual learning, an unsure season, they came every day focused to run and thankful to be racing.  This is a special championship.  I told these girls 20 years from now they will walk into the high school gym and see 2020 on the banner and know what was going on in the world and what they accomplished in this memorable year.  They rose above it all and would not let these circumstances beat them or stop them from winning this title.  This one is special"

Individual Results

  •  1 #7563 Drezek, Isabella 11 Hasbrouck He 6:52 21:19 1
  •  4 #7560 Barrios, Amber 11 Hasbrouck He 7:31 23:19 4
  •  5 #7564 Estrada, Emily 12 Hasbrouck He 7:35 23:33 5
  •  7 #7565 Kasper, Hayley 12 Hasbrouck He 7:55 24:35 6
  •  8 #7559 Artuso, Shannon 12 Hasbrouck He 8:06 25:08 7
  •  15 #7562 Dianderas, Valeria 12 Hasbrouck He 8:48 27:21 13
  •  16 #7561 Dianderas, Romina 12 Hasbrouck He 8:52 27:33 14

 Team Scores

  •  1 Hasbrouck Heights HS 23 1 4 5 6 7 13 14
  •  2 Saddle Brook HS 41 2 3 8 11 17 27
  •  3 Palisades Park HS 98 16 19 20 21 22 33
  •  4 North Arlington 105 10 18 23 25 29 34 35
  •  5 Saddle River Day School 114 12 15 24 31 32 37
  •  6 Becton Reg. HS 129 9 26 28 30 36

 

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