Cherokee Cross Country Pictures, 2004, Page II

The Season Continues!

Lenape and Washington Township Double-Dual: On September 29th, the team took another big step towards winning the Division when it defeated both Lenape and Washington Township High Schools in competition at Gloucester County College. Running as a pack, the varsity squad took six of the top eight places from each school.

At the beginning of the race A mile into the race Alec Mitchell and Steve McCarroll Brian Scott Steve Nelson
Lead pack heads towards the finish Second part of lead pack heads towards the finish Team captain Sean McLaughlin's first race after an injury Kevin Schickling 400 meters from the finish Alex Mitchell nears the finish

Great American Cross Country Festival: On the weekend of October 2nd, the team traveled to Cary, North Carolina to compete in their first "national" meet of the season, the Great American CC Festival. After practicing on the course Friday, the Varsity squad arrived early on Saturday for one of the first races of the day, the Varsity 5K Seeded Invitational. With 140 runners representing 19 teams in the race, the Cherokee squad, missing two of its top runners, still took first place . . . Tom Yersak (6th), Greg Bredeck (9th), Matt Dolan (17th), Vin Marziano (30th), Paul McFadden (36th), Sean Mclaughlin (49th) and Will Andes (59th)! In the afternoon, two JV squads competed. In the first, Freshman Alex Yersak won the race, leading the team to a 4th place finish; and in the second race, Freshman Kyle Adams took 17th and lead his team to a 5th place finish! For complete results: Great American

The picture below depicting the winning Cherokee team was taken by "Donna on the Side" of Dyestat:

Awards Ceremony

Getting focused on Friday Varsity start . . . Andes Start . . . McFadden and Marziano Bredeck just after the mile Dolan just after the mile
Yersak at about 2.5 miles Bredeck at about 2.5 miles McLaughlin and Marziano at about 2.5 miles Yersak close to finish McFadden close to finish
McLaughlin close to finish Andes close to finish JV start . . . Nelson JV start . . . Brown, Medvec, Applegate Applegate and Burke
Alex Yersak Steve Brown at finish Mike Brown Mike Medvec Joe Foley
Kyle Adams and Matt Raychert Kyle Adams near finish Joe Foley near finish Liam Eells near finish Darius Reid near finish
Steve McCarroll near the finish Tyler McAdam near the finish Multi-talented Marziano McFadden catching up on his homework Steve Brown's surprise birthday party!

Cherry Hill East and Shawnee Double-Dual: On October 5th, Cherokee completed its sweep of the American Division of the Olympic Conference by defeating the teams from Cherry Hill East and Shawnee High Schools at Gloucester County College.

Start of race, East and Shawnee Lead pack at about 1 mile Hey, that East kid with McFadden looks like Shaklee in 1973! Brian Scott McLaughlin and Alex Yersak
Tom Yersak Rich Nelson, Andes and McFadden Steve Brown Matt Raychert Steve Nelson

Burlington County Frosh-Soph Meet: On October 7th, Cherokee's Freshmen and Sophomores competed in the annual County Frosh-Soph Meet at Mill Creek Park in Willingboro. In the Freshman race, with 44 finishers, Kevin "Ted" Schickling took 1st, and he was closely followed by Kyle Adams (5th), Brenden Burke (6th), Steve McCarroll (11th), Alex Mitchell (13th), Darius Reid (14th), Tyler McAdam (18th) and Liam Eells (19th). In the Sophomore race, only two Cherokee runners competed but they did well: Colin Cunningham took 2nd place, and Mike Medvec finished in 4th!

Kevin Schickling on downhill Brenden Burke and Kyle Adams Steve McConnell Alex Mitchell Darius Reid
Tyler McAdam and Liam Eells Kevin Schickling at finish Colin Cunningham with Mike Medvec obscured Mike Medvec Colin Cunningham

SJ Open: On October 9th, the Cherokee Freshmen and JV teams participated in the SJ Open in Delsea, NJ. The Freshmen race included almost 100 runners, and the top finishers among the Cherokee Freshmen were Alex Yersak, taking 1st place, Kevin Schickling (9th), Brenden Burke (15th), Kyle Adams (17th), and Steve McCarroll (21st). Highlights in the JV race included Colin Cunningham's 3rd place finish in 17:56, followed by Matt Applegate in 20th and Mike Brown in 32nd.

Start with Burke, McCarroll and Mitchell Alex Yersak and Kevin Schickling at 1/2/ mile point Liam Eells at mid-race Alex Yeresak near finish Kevin Schickling near finish
Kyle Adams near finish Alex Mitchell near finish Darius Reid near finish Tyler McAdam near finish Colin Cunningham at the 1/2 mile mark
Matt Raychert at 800 meter mark Matt Applegate near finish Mike Brown near finish Mike Medvec near finish Steve Nelson near finish

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