Cross Country//photo courtesy of BCC

By: Christopher Molina: Sports Editor

Cross country teams are geared up and ready to run. In the fall, the Bergen cross country team prepares in competing against runners from all over. With a history of success on the field many are confident in having another positive season.

Following a scorching hot start to the 2017 season, Bergen cross country has its eyes set on a postseason run. Many aspects go into that, such as the veterans from last year. With that, the veterans bring experience and knowledge of Cross country to the college level.

Despite being a division III program, the Cross country program has made good progress, and a lot of that has to do with team’s chemistry. That is one of the most important keys to the success of any sport or organization.

Effective teams are more than just a collection of talented people. To be effective, a team has to be able to combine the efforts and abilities of all the members in the right way, which the cross country from has shown

“I feel like now we have such strong people. I feel like we really outlook and you know we’re just staying positive,” said cross country runner Faega Fostok

However, it wasn’t without difficulty. For a long time the cross country team was left without a girls team until now.

“It’s been interesting, at first we did not have a girls team [and] it took us a while to recruit people but we have a solid girls team and we’re all going improve together,” said Captain Justine Conca.

The cross country team is focused on the long-term and keeping their minds set on the final result. Bergen’s women’s cross country will seek to build on the momentum of its season opener in Delaware in the 16th Annual Goldey-Beacom College Fall Classic this Friday. Followed by Men’s Cross Country Luzerne Invitational on  September 30th . Saturday, the 14th will be the 1st Annual Brookdale Jersey Blues Invitational.