WOODLAND PARK — There was history made all Monday afternoon at the sixth annual NJIC cross-country championships at Garret Mountain.
Rutherford senior Sean Sullivan became the first boy in conference history to win three straight division titles as he breezed to the Colonial Division crown.
Bogota coasted to its second straight Patriot boys crown, placing runners in five of the first six positions en route to an NJIC record-low 18 points, a standard for boys and girls and the lowest score in any of the five former leagues that now make up the NJIC since the Ramsey boys won the 1977 Bergen-Passaic Scholastic meet with 16 points.
But perhaps the most historical feat of all was the first league title in any sport — team or individual — at Paterson Charter. Hector Cruz defeated Dwight-Englewood freshman David Khym by about 60 yards to win the Meadowlands boys race in 18:06, a personal best for Cruz on a warm day not conducive to top performances.
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