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McSorley, Loveys, Randolph Cross Country Stars, Selected as TapInto Randolph's Co-Athlete of the Week

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Nora May McSorley
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Abby Loveys
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RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Girls Cross Country team had another wildly successful fall season, being the top ranked team at Randolph High School when they climbed to #14th in the state.

Much of the team’s success has come on the shoulders, or actually on the feet, of two stellar athletes- senior captain Nora May McSorley, and freshman Abby Loveys.

According to coach Kevin Higgins, McSorley is “one of the top cross country runners in Morris County and one of the top middle distance runners in the state.” 

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McSorley, (who Higgins claims has a terrible taste in music), has demonstrated great leadership within the team, constantly encouraging and supporting her teammates, while working hard herself.

“Nora (Nonie as her family calls her) was a talented runner her freshman year on a team of superstars,” Higgins began, “Her sophomore year, she made a decision to keep up with those superstars in order to be one of them on Randolph’s State Cross Country Championship team in 2013. She went on to burn up the track finishing in the top 8 in the state, both indoors and outdoors, running 2 minutes 13 seconds for the 800 meters and 4 minutes 55 seconds for the 1600 meters.”

“By far the best experiences I have had in cross country have been with my team and my coaches. Those girls are the best friends I could ever ask for, we always are joking around”, said McSorley, when asked about her years running for the Rams cross country team.  “They are the most talented and kind hearted group of people I know and have made my four years of running the best they could have possibly been.” 

McSorley, an excellent student, was being recruited by several Ivy League Schools for running, such as Dartmouth, Cornell, and Columbia, and recently committed to run at the Columbia University.

McSorley has been a major component in the team’s success this season and in years past.  Higgins believes that freshman Abby Loveys has contributed just as much this season, and will take the torch from McSorley going forward.

Loveys is currently the fastest freshman cross country runner in Randolph’s history and the top freshman in the state this season. 

“She is a role model to all the girls,” Higgins said. “She’s a fast runner, a great student, and a great friend.”

He continued, “In addition to her top finishes, she works hard with no complaints and fits in very well with her teammates.”

McSorley also noted the impact the freshman has made, explaining, “Abby is an amazing and talented runner who will only get better. She is training so hard and always tries her best in every race and workout. She is also one of the sweetest and most humble people I know, and I don't think she knows how good she really is.”

“Loveys broke the freshman course record at Ocean County Park in Lakewood by 45 seconds, won the Greystone Invitational and finished 2nd in the NJAC Large School Championship on Tues. Oct. 20th, finishing close behind All State runner Sierra Casteneda of West Morris,” Higgins reported.

“She may be the top athlete of the year for all sports for Randolph when all is said and done,” Higgins described. “Abby is very humble but very determined.”

The Randolph Girls Distance ‘crew’ are always “among the top teams in the state in both cross country and track. As mentioned, the XC team is currently #14 in NJ,” Higgins explained.

In 2011 they ended the season 4th in the state and in 2013 they were the #1 team in state, winning the State Meet of Champions.

“In the last 10 years,” Higgins started, “numerous girls have gone to run at the Division 1 Level at such schools as Cornell, Princeton, Clemson, Washington, Wake Forest, Bucknell, Florida Atlantic, Duke, U of Penn, and now Columbia.”

Understandably so, McSorley and Loveys have been awarded TapInto Randolph’s Athlete of Week due to their incredible success through their determination, hard work, and love of the sport.

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