By Jeffrey Xiao ’19

Despite losing two varsity runners, the boys’ cross country team, led by captains Tom Drzik (VI) and Jeffrey Xiao (VI), is looking forward to another successful season.

Even after last year’s record-breaking season, the team still fields one of its strongest teams in recent memory, thanks to its chemistry and depth.  According to Drzik, “the team currently has a tight pack consisting of 8 or 9 runners. During all practices, everyone works to stay as close to each other as possible.”

The team has already shown strong potential when it opened the season on September 11th with a home meet win against Bernards, Somerville, Immaculata, and Gill St. Bernards.  Since then, Coaches Matt Horesta and Tim Lear have helped the team gear up for October’s championship meets through a variety of road runs and workouts.

“As for the rest of the season,” Xiao said, “the team hopes to win the Prep ‘A’ championship for the third consecutive year and break the top three at Non-Public ‘A’ Championships, among others.”