SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Girls Cross Country team finished strong in this past weekend’s NJSIAA North II Group IV State Sectional meet at Greystone Park, Morris Plains. 

Senior Captain, Olivia Zambrio placed 10th in the 5000-meter run with a time of 19:08.9 and Sophomore Gabby Crona placed 13th at 19:40.8 and qualified as individuals for next weekend’s State Championship. 

Despite missing three of their normal Top 7 runners, Lauren Hahn, Brenna Sullivan, Alyona Kladova and Maritza Garcia propelled the team forward to secure a 5th place finish allowing the Lady Raiders to advance to this Saturday’s NJSIAA Group IV State Championship to be held at Holmdel Park. 

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Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country team, led by Head Coach Jeff Koegel. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.