Bogota’s five year, 45-meet winning streak in NJIC Patriot Division came to an end Tuesday when Jeremy Bronstein led Dwight-Englewood to a 26-30 victory at Garret Mountain. Bronstein’s 17:06 clocking on the 5,000 meter course was the fastest recorded by any NJIC boy in the six races run at Garret on Sept. 19 and 20.

Other NJIC race winners were Jake Cooper of Park Ridge/Emerson (17:36), Andrew Laguttuta of Glen Rock (18:23), Dan Sullivan of Rutherford (17:48), Ryan Mernin of Hasbrouck Heights (18:13) and Sirish Modhagala of North Arlington (17:45).

Samantha Green of Park Ridge/Emerson led all NJIC girls in their six races, running 20:55 on the Garret course. Other race winners were Devin Davila of Saddle Brook (24:26), Janice Vargas of Garfield (22:45), Alanah O’Brien of Bogota (22:08), Giana DiLascio of Hasbrouck Heights (21:15) and Alex Walter of Glen Rock (21:24).

Record Sports XC Rankings

Boys Cross-Country Top 25

1. Ridgewood

2. Indian Hills

3. Don Bosco

4. NV/Demarest

5. Clifton

6. Hackensack

7. Passaic

8. Bergen Tech

9. Paramus

10. Fair Lawn

11. NV/Old Tappan

12. Wayne Hills

13. River Dell

14. Pascack Hills

15. Bergen Catholic

16. Westwood

17. Tenafly

18. Rutherford

19. Northern Highlands

20. West Milford

21. Pompton Lakes

22. St. Joseph

23. Hasbrouck Heights

24. Kinnelon

25. Secaucus

Girls Cross-Country Top 25

1.    Northern Highlands

2.    Indian Hills

3.    Holy Angels

4.    Ridgewood

5.    Kinnelon

6.    River Dell

7.    IHA

8.    Clifton

9.    Bergen Tech

10.    Fair Lawn

11.    NV/Demarest

12.    Pascack Hills

13.    Ramsey

14.    NV/Old Tappan

15.    Hackensack

16.    Lyndhurst

17.    Wayne Hills

18.    Lakeland

19.    Ramapo

20.    Tenafly

21.    Passaic

22.    Glen Rock

23.    DePaul

24.    Hasbrouck Heights

25.    Cliffside Park

New winter program

The Palisades Park Board of Education recently approved the institution of a winter track program for the Tigers. That’s the 20th school in the NJIC that will offer the winter sport and continues the progress made when the league began offering an indoor league championship in 2013.

When the league meet was started, there were fewer than a dozen NJIC schools with official winter teams.

“I truly believe the formation of the indoor conference championship played a large role in this expansion of teams,’’ said NJIC Executive Director Stan Fryczynski, who was instrumental in the creation of the winter meet.