Bergen County Cross Country Meet of Champions

2 observations.

  1. Cross Country on a fall day is a beautiful sport
  2. I know a lot more about cross country then I do about football, basketball  or any of the other sports I usually shoot. I feel those athletes pain and triumph. Not that I ever would have been any better then a solid of middle of the packer in a race like this, but I can understand and empathize with all the work and all the effort they put out on the course.  Even the middle of the packers are working pretty hard.
    josette norris finishing.

    Josette Norris finishing 2nd

OK, more observations. When Ariana North went by halfway thru the race I was amazed how hard she was breathing, how hard she was working, how much she seemed to be suffering. Not sure I ever had the courage to work that hard thru the middle of a distance race. I don’t think I ever had that  much faith the my body wouldn’t collapse, or maybe it was an unwillingness, somewhat logical, to tolerate that much pain for that long. Apparently she didn’t think she’d win a sprint do wanted to get a commanding lead.

Bergen County Cross County Meet of Champions 2012

 Only a few hundred yards into the race  winner #2508 Ariana   North  or Northern Highlands    leads   2 #2600 Josette    Norris of Tenafly and the rest of the field is solidly behind.
Only a few hundred yards into the race winner #2508 Ariana North or Northern Highlands leads 2 #2600 Josette Norris of Tenafly and the rest of the field is solidly behind.
First time thru the sandpits  Ariana North leads Jossette Norris and Pagano, Catherine of Ridgewood as Jock Brown, Ridgewood coach, zooms thru the camera. Arianna was working soooo hard at this point 'The second mile I really hammered. I was just going really fast around the sand'.
First time thru the sandpits Ariana North leads Jossette Norris and Pagano, Catherine of Ridgewood as Jock Brown, Ridgewood coach, zooms thru the camera. Arianna was working soooo hard at this point 'The second mile I really hammered. I was just going really fast around the sand'.
Jossette Norris powering up the hill as Ariana breaks away.
Jossette Norris powering up the hill as Ariana breaks away.
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
Arianna North finishing with Jossette and the rest of the competition out of sight.
Arianna North finishing with Jossette and the rest of the competition out of sight.
Ariana North coming in running much more comforably then she had on the first lap
Ariana North coming in running much more comforably then she had on the first lap
Josette Norris finishing second.
Josette Norris finishing second.
Eventual #5 finisher  #2405 Lydon Kersting and fourth place #2548 Deanna DiLandro of  Ramapo.
Eventual #5 finisher #2405 Lydon Kersting and fourth place #2548 Deanna DiLandro of Ramapo.
A little halloween fun as the top girls finish.
A little halloween fun as the top girls finish.
#2568 Kelly  Cleary of  Ridgewood  sneaking a look behind near the finish.
#2568 Kelly Cleary of Ridgewood sneaking a look behind near the finish.
Ridgewood Pack finishing. County xc Championships
Ridgewood Pack finishing. County xc Championships
Ridgewood girls taking it in.
Ridgewood girls taking it in.
Ramsey supports seemed impressive till I saw Don Bosco.
Ramsey supports seemed impressive till I saw Don Bosco.
County xc Championships-Don Bosco supporters. A little scary, a little impressive.
County xc Championships-Don Bosco supporters. A little scary, a little impressive.
Don Bosco's nearly naked backpiper. it did sound cool.
Don Bosco's nearly naked backpiper. it did sound cool.
Boys start.
Boys start.
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
Don Bosco going 1 2 3 4 on the backstraight on the first lap.
Don Bosco going 1 2 3 4 on the backstraight on the first lap.
1 #2448 Kyle      Levermore of  Don Bosco leading the rest of the Don Bosco team thru the first lap including his teammates running 2 3 4.
1 #2448 Kyle Levermore of Don Bosco leading the rest of the Don Bosco team thru the first lap including his teammates running 2 3 4.
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
1 #2448 Levermore, Kyle     JR Don Bosco    coming in.
1 #2448 Levermore, Kyle JR Don Bosco coming in.
County xc Championships
County xc Championships
Team champions Ridgewood after the race Front  18th place from left #2568 Kelly Cleary , 3rd place  #2571  , 21 #2572 Leah  Rosenfeld, ,24 #2567,12th place #2569 Emily Fishbein,
Rear  25th place #2573 Laura  Weisberger and 20 #2570 Jones, Lesley with coach Jock Brown.
Team champions Ridgewood after the race Front 18th place from left #2568 Kelly Cleary , 3rd place #2571 , 21 #2572 Leah Rosenfeld, ,24 #2567,12th place #2569 Emily Fishbein, Rear 25th place #2573 Laura Weisberger and 20 #2570 Jones, Lesley with coach Jock Brown.
 Team champions Ridgewood after the race Front  18th place #2568 Cleary, Kelly , 3rd place  #2571 Pagano, Catherine, 21 #2572 Rosenfeld, Leah ,24 #2567 Cirillo, Tara,12th place #2569 Fishbein,Emily. Rear  25th place #2573 Weisberger Laura and 20 #2570 Jones, Lesley with coach Jock Brown.
Team champions Ridgewood after the race Front 18th place #2568 Cleary, Kelly , 3rd place #2571 Pagano, Catherine, 21 #2572 Rosenfeld, Leah ,24 #2567 Cirillo, Tara,12th place #2569 Fishbein,Emily. Rear 25th place #2573 Weisberger Laura and 20 #2570 Jones, Lesley with coach Jock Brown.
#2   Josette     Norris  of Tenafly and #1 Ariana       North of Northern Highlands      after the race...they were talking together congeinially after the race and I asked them to pose. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
#2 Josette Norris of Tenafly and #1 Ariana North of Northern Highlands after the race...they were talking together congeinially after the race and I asked them to pose. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
#2   Josette     Norris  of Tenafly and #1 Ariana       North of Northern Highlands
#2 Josette Norris of Tenafly and #1 Ariana North of Northern Highlands

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