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Nicole Vanasse '20 Named Courier News Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year
Nicole, second from left, after placing sixth at Nike Cross Country
Regionals Northeast.

After four first-place finishes at major championship meets this season—the Skyland Conference Valley Division Championships, Somerset County Championships, Prep Championships, and the Non-Public “A” state title—including a second-place finish at the overall Skyland Conference Championships and a third-place finish at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on November 18, Nicole Vanasse ’20 was named Courier News Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Recently, she was also named a nominee for New Jersey’s Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year.

The sophomore ended her blistering season on November 25,  when she competed alongside runners from eight surrounding states in the elite Nike Cross Country Regionals Northeast Championship in Wappingers Falls, New York. There, she placed sixth, just out of individual contention for the Nike Cross Nationals, held every year in Portland, Oregon.

Read this article for a full run-down of Big Blue's cross country season. 

Congratulations on the honor, Nicole, and a tremendous season!

Contact: Andrea Dawson, Senior Writer,