County Group XC Championships

By October 25, 2011Running
girls group b start crossing the sand pit

Bergen County 2011 High School Group Cross Country Running championships at Darlington County Park in Mahwah.

As a runner in my past life I’d wanted to shoot cross country for sometime….arrived a bit late for the top boys race…Darlington is a big place and the start finish area was in the back with no parking all too close. Took me a couple of races to get the good vantage so most of the good shots are of the girls ‘b’ race (big schools) and some from the girls ‘a’ (awfully big schools).

One thing my coach always did was have folks at end of the race with Gatorade and a shoulder to help us out. Virtually none of these girls had help and a lot could have used it. So thanks, coach Griffith.

Bergen County Group Championships Photos

Group b 2,3 and eventual  Erik  Buser and Chris  Eltringham     of  Ramsey and Kevin Zellers f Ramapo
Group b 2,3 and eventual Erik Buser and Chris Eltringham of Ramsey and Kevin Zellers f Ramapo
Men's group b start... Ben Malone of Pascack Valley already in front. Photo by Tom Hart #1
Men's group b start... Ben Malone of Pascack Valley already in front. Photo by Tom Hart #1
Group a girls start...Erica Canas of old tap second from right. Photo by Tom Hart #2
Group a girls start...Erica Canas of old tap second from right. Photo by Tom Hart #2
Girls group a start.Ariana North of Northern Highlands already off to a commanding lead. Photo by Tom Hart.#3
Girls group a start.Ariana North of Northern Highlands already off to a commanding lead. Photo by Tom Hart.#3
Bergen County Group XC Championships at Darlington group a girls lap 1. Photo by Tom Hart.#4
Bergen County Group XC Championships at Darlington group a girls lap 1. Photo by Tom Hart.#4
Erica Canas of Old Tappen sitting very comfortable in a pack of girls she would beat midway thru the race. Caroline Davidson, Laura Weisberger and Hanako Shigenobu of Ridgewood. #5
Erica Canas of Old Tappen sitting very comfortable in a pack of girls she would beat midway thru the race. Caroline Davidson, Laura Weisberger and Hanako Shigenobu of Ridgewood. #5
Erica Canas of Old Tappen sitting very comfortable in a pack of girls she would beat midway thru the race. Caroline Davidson, Laura Weisberger and Hanako Shigenobu of Ridgewood. #6
Erica Canas of Old Tappen sitting very comfortable in a pack of girls she would beat midway thru the race. Caroline Davidson, Laura Weisberger and Hanako Shigenobu of Ridgewood. #6
Araina North sneaking a look over her shoulder around the final turn as she strides in first in group A girls. #7
Araina North sneaking a look over her shoulder around the final turn as she strides in first in group A girls. #7
Erica Canas of Old Tappan striding in 2nd in group A girls. Photo by Tom Hart.#8
Erica Canas of Old Tappan striding in 2nd in group A girls. Photo by Tom Hart.#8
Deanna DiLandro of Ramapo with alone across the sand in group b. Photo by Tom Hart.
Deanna DiLandro of Ramapo with alone across the sand in group b. Photo by Tom Hart.
Fort Lee runner being encourage by her coach up the 'hill'.Bergen County Group XC Championships at Darlington
Fort Lee runner being encourage by her coach up the 'hill'.Bergen County Group XC Championships at Darlington
Pascack Valley runners.
Pascack Valley runners.
Deanna DiLandro of Ramapo finishing in group b. Photo by Tom Hart.Photo by Tom Hart.
Deanna DiLandro of Ramapo finishing in group b. Photo by Tom Hart.Photo by Tom Hart.
Deanna DiLandro of Ramapo with a convincing win in group b. Photo by Tom Hart.
Deanna DiLandro of Ramapo with a convincing win in group b. Photo by Tom Hart.
Joys of XC...beautiful day but dry air was hard on the runners. Amazing how strong they looked only a few yards before.
Joys of XC...beautiful day but dry air was hard on the runners. Amazing how strong they looked only a few yards before.
old tappan at Group a girls start...
old tappan at Group a girls start...
old tappan at Group a girls start...
old tappan at Group a girls start...
Group a girls start...
Group a girls start...
Group a girls start...
Group a girls start...
Group a girls start...Erica Canas of old tappan at center
Group a girls start...Erica Canas of old tappan at center
Erica Canas of old tappan
Erica Canas of old tappan
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