Four of the 69 active members of the Millburn Recreation Cross Country Team finished the 2012 season racing in the AAU Cross Country National Championships on Dec. 1 in South Carolina.
Championship runners qualified for the Lakeland League XC Team through eight series races in Morris County, trained in Mendham with the Lakeland League Team and competed in State and Regional Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.
Fourteen Millburn Rec runners raced in the USA Track & Field New Jersey State Championships at Deer Path Park in Flemington NJ, just after Hurricane Sandy on Sunday Nov. 4.
- In the 9-10 year old Girls 3000M race: Kate Schneider finished 21st of 38 runners in 14:42.66, Margaret McGregor-Corson placed 23rd in 14:47.88, Ashley Bush came in 29th in 16:04.48 and Cici Muller ran to 38th place in 19:03.32.
- In the 11-12 year old Girls 3000M: Betsy Muller finished 33rd of 40 in 15:00.48.
- In the 13-14 year old Girls 4000M race: Nicole Cavender placed 7th of 31 runners in 16:35.85, Katie Delidow came in 16th in 17:38.23, Isabel Turi ran to 18th place in 18:25.45 and Lucy Kade came in 26th in 20:13.12.
- In the 11-12 year old Boys 3000M: Steffen Kulp finished 28th of 51 runners in 12:58.86 and Reid Fitzsimons placed 33rd in 13:11.47.
- In the 13-14 year old Boys 4000 race: Matt Grossman came in 9th of 57 runners in 14:26.60, Jack Haber ran to 37th place in 17:05.43 and Jason Dresner finished 57th in 21:10.71.
Six Millburn team members ran the USATF Regional Championships in the frosty air of Rochester, NY at Black Creek Park on Sunday Nov.18.
- In the 9-10 year old Girls 3000M: Kate Schneider placed 12th of 27 runners in 14:01, Margaret McGregor-Corson came in 16th place in 14:21, and Ashley Bush ran to 22nd place in 15:03.
- In the 13-14 year old Girls 4000M race: Nicole Cavender finished 13th of 31 runners in 16:56, Katie Delidow placed 18th in 17:37 and Isabel Turi came in 28th in 19:18.
- In the 13-14 year old Boys 4000M: Matt Grossman ran to 9th place of 34 runners in 14:52.
Four Millburn runners traveled to the warm weather of Rock Hill, South Carolina to compete in the AAU National Cross Country Championships at Winthrop University on Saturday Dec. 1.
- Nicole Cavender and Katie Delidow ran the 4000M Girls 13-14 year old race. Cavender finished 36th of 141 girls in 15:38.34 and Delidow placed 62nd in 16:34.20.
- Reid Fitzsimons ran the 3000M Boys 11-12 year old race, finishing 136th out of 198 in 12:11.58.
- Matthew Grossman ran the 4000M Boys 13-14 year old race, placing 34th out of 156 runners in 14:17.26.
All Millburn XC championship runners plan to return to run with the Millburn Recreation Track & Field Team next spring, which is expected to number over 150 elementary and middle school athletes.
More information will be available on the Millburn Township Recreation Department website in late winter.