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Athletes of the Week
The 1st Athlete of the Week awards come after a pretty busy weekend of racing for New Jersey's Harriers. Both of this week's winners distinguished themselves last season and seem to be picking up right where they left off in the search for a Meet of Chmpions title in November.
Congratulations to this week's honorees.
Girls: Mackenzie Barry
Team: Mendham HS
This Week: Mackenzie, who returns as the top girl after her 3rd pace (18:21) finish at the 2011 MOC opened up her junior campaign with a 16:34.32 performance on the 2.9 mile layout at the Roxbury Invitational. Her margin of victory was 20 seconds over team mate Abby Seel
* Rachel Belmont (Bishop Ahr '14)
* Ariana North (Northern Highlands '13)
Boys: Shawn Wilson
Team: Cherokee HS
This Week: Shawn made his XC debut at the Cherokee Challeng last year and came away with his first of many wins. The #2 MOC returner made it 2 in a row as he took the Senior race with a Course Record of 9:26 Class over the 3200m distance.
Jack Baisley (Holmdel HS '13)
Mackenzie Barry: 2011 Meet of Champions (file photo)
Shawn Wilson: 2012 Cherokee Challenge
Both by: Mike Dennis for NJRunners.com