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Athletes of the Week

Week 3



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This week's honorees are two athletes familiar with XC sucess. One as a member of of one of the most storied programs in the country and one who has earned the Athlete of the Week awards multiple times in the last 2 years, including last week. One led his team to an almost unheard of 1 -5 sweep in a crucial early season test over the site of the NXN Regional Qualifying course while one continues to chalk up win after win while leading a team that might make some noise at the state level.

Congratulations to this week's honorees.





Girls: Mackenzie Barry


Team: Mendham HS


Graduation: 2014


This Week: Mackenzie, who earned this honor last week, did it again as she won the Junior Race at the Bernie Magee Class Meet by over 70 seconds and led all runners with her time of 18:44.3. Mackenzie led her team to the 4th spot in merged team results, in with some of the top girls programs in the state.


Honorable Mention

Vickie Ajimoko (Williamstown '14)

Marissa Ruskan (Bridgewater-Raritan '13)




 Boys: Billy Bragg


 Team: Christian Brothers Academy


 Graduation: 2014


This Week: Last Saturday Billy Bragg and his CBA teammates traveled to Wappingers Fall, NY to race at the Bowdoin XC Classic. The goal was to get the win with the Colt's top unit running together for the first time this year. Well, CBA came away with the win, setting a new course record on the layout that hosts the NXN Northeast Regional qualifier, with Bragg as the individual winner. Billy ran 16:03.11 to lead the Colts.

Track Chat with Billy Bragg



Honorable Mention

Josiah Hanko (Trinity Christian School '14)




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