MAHWAH, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights boys cross country team captured third place in the Bergen Meet of Champions held at Darlington Park in Mahwah late Saturday morning.  The Aviators girls team, who also qualified for the meet, finished 11th in the girls division.

The third place finish by the boys was the second highest by a Group 1 school in the history of the Bergen County Meet of Champions.  (Palisade Park placed second in 2000). Ridgewood and Hackensack, the two Group 4 qualifiers, finished 1-2.

Ridgewood was first with 30 points, with an average time of  16.22. Hackensack was second, with 118 points and average time of 17.00.  Hasbrouck Heights was third with 128 points, with an average time of 17.04.  

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All seven Hasbrouck Heights runners (per NJMileSplit) ran their season best times.  

"It’s a great day for our program,” stated Hasbrouck Heights head coach Mike Ryan.  

We ran over a minute faster as a team then we did last week,” Ryan continued. “Our 1 through 5 runners were 42 seconds apart and our top seven was 53 seconds apart. The kids knew going in they all had to run 15-20 seconds faster to finish in the top three, and they did.”

“It’s the second highest finish in BMOC history by a Group 1 school.  Palisades Park (my alma mater) placed second in 2000. Our boys really stepped up and were mentally and physically prepared for this meet.”

Ryan was also pleased with the 11th finish from the girls in the meet, who were running with less than their full team.

“The girls were missing three runners today from last week due to an injury and SAT testing,” Ryan stated. “Our freshman Gaea DePass placed fifth in the freshmen county meet earlier in the day, so I was happy with our 11th place finish.  Sophomore Isabella Drezek ran a personal best of 20:53 and has had a tremendous breakout season for us. She’s carried this girls team through all our injuries.”

 

Boys Team Results

   1 Ridgewood HS                 30    2    3    4    6   15   16   20
   2 Hackensack HS               118   13   18   22   32   33   51   54
   3 Hasbrouck Heights HS        128   12   21   23   35   37   40   42
   4 Indian Hills HS             150    5   14   25   39   67   80   82
   5 NV - Old Tappan HS          151    1   28   38   41   43   46
   6 Fair Lawn HS                180   19   26   34   45   56   75   77
   7 NV - Demarest HS            185    7   31   36   52   59   60   65
   8 Leonia HS                   190   17   27   44   47   55   63   64
   9 Don Bosco Prep              199   11   24   49   53   62   70
  10 Bergen Catholic HS          200    9   29   30   58   74   76   78
  11 Glen Rock HS                226   10   48   50   57   61   68   72
  12 Bogota HS                   287    8   66   69   71   73   79   81

Girls Team Results

 1.  Ridgewood HS                 25    1    4    5    6    9   11   19
   2 Indian Hills HS              64    2    7    8   23   24   69
   3 Northern Highlands Reg. H   115   16   17   21   25   36   55
   4 Immaculate Heart Academy    129   14   22   26   33   34   44   49
   5 Bergen County Tech          161    3   27   39   45   47   56   66
   6 Ramapo HS                   165   10   20   41   46   48   52   57
   7 River Dell HS               170   12   31   37   40   50   58   70
   8 Westwood HS                 190   13   38   42   43   54
   9 Academy Of The Holy Angel   203   18   29   30   59   67   71
  10 Glen Rock HS                221   15   28   53   61   64   65
  11 Hasbrouck Heights HS        288   32   51   60   72   73   76
  12 Saddle Brook HS             302   35   62   63   68   74   75

 

Girls 5000 METER RUN
Isabella Drezek 54th 20:53.0 SB
Shannon Artuso 78th 21:48.0 SB
Emily Estrada 87th 22:19.0  
Aya Tahhan 99th 24:42.0 SB
Kayla Urgiles 100th 24:52.0 SB
Hayley Kasper 103rd 25:57.0  
       
Boys 5000 METER RUN
Evan Morrow 17th 16:42.0 SB
Nick Bua 29th 16:55.0 SB
Jake Porco 33rd 16:59.0 SB
Cole Sonzogni 54th 17:24.0 SB
TK Kasper 56th 17:24.0 SB
Joe Canavatchel 62nd 17:33.0 SB
Damian Summers 65th 17:35.0 SB

 

 

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