HOLMDEL, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights boys and girls cross-country teams competed Saturday morning at the NJSIAA State Group meet at Holmdel Park. Both teams qualified off their performances in the North 1, Group 1 meet last Saturday, where the boys finished first and the girls finished fourth.
To run Saturday, teams had to finish in the top five of their section, and runners who finished in the top 10 individually also qualified to compete.
Saturday, the boys’ team finished in fourth, with the girls' finishing 12th overall in the Group 1 championships. Haddon Township captured the boys meet, while New Providence captured the girls.
Sophomore Evan Morrow led the Aviators contingent, finishing 26th individually as the Aviators top finisher in the boys meet. Junior Shannon Artuso was the Aviators top finisher in the girls division.
Hasbsrouck Heights head coach Mike Ryan, spoke about the season both his teams had.
"This has been the best season in Heights' history," said Ryan.of the boys team. "We won three major Invitationals and the triple crown in winning the league, county and state sectional."
":I am so proud of this," said Ryan of his girls team, which battled injuries all season long. "I never thought as season was going along we would even make it. (to the sectionals). To place 12th is a huge accomplishment for these girls."
Girls Individual Results
Girls Team Results
|1 New Providence HS 76 2+8+18+20+28 (33+40) 2:10 1-5 Split | 21:33 Avg|
|2 A P Schalick HS 78 3+5+10+24+36 (78+89) 2:27 1-5 Split | 21:27 Avg|
|3 Delaware Valley HS 119 1+19+27+31+41 (72+101) 2:51 1-5 Split | 21:57 Avg|
|12 Hasbrouck Heights HS 282 30+32+58+80+82 (93+99) 2:46 1-5 Split | 23:50 Avg|
|5000 METER RUN|
Boys Team Results
|1 Haddon Township HS 53 4+8+12+14+15 (20+86) 1:04 1-5 Split | 17:20 Avg|
|2 Shore Regional HS 142 11+28+30+32+41 (83+110) 0:49 1-5 Split | 17:57 Avg|
|3 New Providence HS 165 2+21+34+52+56 (65+71) 2:10 1-5 Split | 17:51 Avg|
|4 Hasbrouck Heights HS 172 18+27+31+46+50 (55+58) 0:35 1-5 Split | 18:07 Avg|
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