SECAUCUS, NJ -  It is a good year whenever a cross-country team gets two runners on its All-Division team.  When it comes from a first-year program, it is remarkable.  

That is what Wood-Ridge's Christina Vazquez and Callie Negro accomplished this season, in the Lady Blue Devils first opportunity to compete in girls' high school cross-country in 25 years. 

Coach Quinn Geraghty sang the praises of his runners.

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"First off, Christina and Callie are two very hardworking runners, and are extremely coachable and enthusiastic, no matter the difficulty of the workout, Geraghty stated. "So that enabled them to drop their times nicely over the course of the season and end up becoming two of the better runners in the league."

"Plus the fact that we are a brand new program, it was big for the team overall to have a couple first team all league representatives," Geraghty continued. "It gave their teammates the sense that being a top runner in the league is possible, and gives them something to work towards"

TEAM CO-CHAMPIONS: Weehawken and Bogota

COACH OF THE YEAR: Mercy Puma – Weehawken

FIRST TEAM
Name Grade School
Delaney Rice 11 Weehawken
Christina Vasquez 12 Wood-Ridge
Callie Negro 11 Wood-Ridge
Amandine Fernandez 9 Bogota
Mary Griffin 12 Ridgefield
Maryann Gesmundo 10 Bogota
Ivana Sanchez 11 Weehawken
Lauren Crossan 12 Waldwick
Casey James 11 Waldwick
     
     
SECOND TEAM
Name Grade School
Natalie Hardwick 12 Bogota
Ina Lee 12 Palisades Park
Jordan Hungreder 12 Saddle River
Camille Jaramillo 10 Weehawken
Hana Huber 11 Weehawken
Ashley Bautista 11 Bogota
Grace Yang 10 Hawthorne Christian
Giovanna Notaro 10 Weehawken
Samantha Taddei 12 Weehawken
     
HONORABLE MENTION
Name Grade School
Denisse Sotomayor 9 Bogota
Rinaude Celestin 12 Bogota
Micaela Warren 11 Hawthorne Christian
Abigail Sonderfan 9 Midland Park
Kelly James 9 Waldwick
Carly Forrest 11 Waldwick
Amira Bradai 11 Bergen Arts
Sophia Convertino 9 Waldwick
Rebecca Macomber 12 Waldwick
Lyanna McFadden 12 Paterson Charter

 

 

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