Passaic cross-country teams excel at league meet

By Michael Coliente, Staff Reporter

The Passaic cross-country team has impressed this season. 

The Passaic boys’ team finished third at the Big North Conference-Liberty Division meet at Darlington Park in Mahwah. The girls’ team finished fourth in a league that also includes Clifton, Passaic County Tech, Bergen County Tech, Paterson Eastside and Paterson Kennedy. 

The top runner for the Passaic boys was junior Sebastian Munoz, who finished with a time of 18:05 in the 5k (3.1 miles) race. On the girls’ side, sophomore Michelle Sarmiento finished seventh with a time of 22:36. 

Up next for these hard-working teams is the Passaic County Championships meet on Thursday, Oct. 20. After that, the team will compete at the state sectional meet on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Garret Mountain in Paterson.

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Boys varsity squad:

Isaac Diaz-grade 12

Sebastian Munoz-grade 12

Diego Payares-grade 12

Angel Rodriguez-grade 12

Christian Ramirez-grade 12

Michael Coliente-grade 10

Gael Morales- grade 10


Girls varsity squad:

Joselyn Mendieta-grade 12

Madeline Castillo-grade 12

Nicole Hernandez-grade 11

Jasmin Silva-grade 11

Michelle Sarmiento-grade 10

Gabriela Reyes-grade 10

Emily Aguilera-grade 10


Also competing:

James Aguilar-grade 9

Randy China-grade 10

Jorge Damian-grade 10

Alex Hernandez-grade 10

Bryan Mendieta-grade 10

John Paul Misko-grade 11

Francisco Olvio-grade 11

Ethan Perez-grade 10

Victor Sanchez-grade 11

Ashley Aguilar-grade 12

Sherlyn Arenas-grade 10

Wendy Flores-grade 10

Ayleen Garcia-grade 12

Quetzalee Grande-grade 11

Yalmary Sanchez-grade 10

Yameliz Suarez-grade 12

Estela Vazquez-grade 12

Shahira Veras-grade 10