The Massapequa Girls Cross Country Team recently completed an outstanding fall season by claiming the championship in their division, Conference 1A.
The championship Massapequa Girls Cross Country Team...standing, left to right: Jenn Bricke, Jenna DeMayo, Christina Totino, Breanne Suhrland, Jean Marie Tinnelly, Katie Milone, Nicole Maus, Kerri Carle, Eva Sergovich, Kathryn Carpenter and Coach Pamela Johnson. Kneeling, left to right: Jeannette DeLuca, Vicki Belegrinos, Coach Marielle McQuade, Sabrina Vanzan, Meredith Maus, Mary Kate Haun, Colette Carpenter and Cheryl Lyons.
On Nov. 30, at the 18th Annual Cross Country Awards Dinner held at the Coral House, the following awards were presented to six of the team's fastest runners:
Nicole Maus - All Conference
Jean Marie Tinnelly - All Conference
Jenn Bricke - All Division
Kathryn Carpenter - All Division
Katie Milone - All Division
Christina Totino - All Division
"From Bear Mountain to 'Cardiac Hill' at Sunken Meadow, to Tuesday meets at Bethpage State Park, each girl trained long and hard in order to achieve her personal best," stated a representative for the team. The team's seniors including: Stephanie Beneville, Kerri Carle, Colette Carpenter, Jeannette DeLuca, Katie Imperio, Cheryl Lyons, Nicole Maus, Katie Milone, Kerry Schreck, Breanne Suhrland, Jean Marie Tinnelly and Sabrina Vanzan.
The sophomores of the team include: Heather Baird, Vicki Belegrinos, Jenn Brick, Kathryn Carpenter, Jenna DeMayo, Mary Kate Hahn, Tobie Langsam, Eva Sergovich and Christina Totino. Freshman Meredith Maus completed this team of runners.
This was the first season for Head Coach Pamela Johnson and Assistant Marielle McQuade. "Both coaches did an impressive job and are looking forward to another outstanding season in 2001," noted the team representative.