Cross Country Preview:
Tuesday, September 8, 1998
By Chuck Elkins
As the first year coach of this cross country team in our first year in the Burlington County League, I am faced with starting basically from scratch to build a new team.
We lost 3 top runners to graduation and another three to our Medford campus when their career major program moved.
In spite of this we are enthusiastic about our entrance to the league and the upcoming and future seasons. We are looking forward to recruiting a good bunch of freshmen and other returning students after school gets back in session.
Our preseason workouts have been encouraging with our new runners showing the dedication and work ethic that leads to top performance.
Our goals and expectations are realistic.
We are also attempting to organize our first ever girls team after school gets back.
The team's feature runners are Joe Commiso (4th year runner) and Luther Lessard (2nd year 10th grader). Key new runners include Mujahdi Staten (11th grade, lst year runner), Avery Anderson (12th grade, 1st year runner), Paul Beerhalter (10th grade, 1st year runner), Mujahadeen Muhammad (9th grade, 1st year runner), and Ismail Muhammad (10th grade, 1st year runner).
The top three teams to beat in the conference are Maple Shade, BCIT Medford, and Burlington Twp.
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