Irvington HS cross-country teams seek success this season

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IRVINGTON, NJ – The Irvington High School boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams seek to have successful seasons.

The teams, under head coach Marvin Hawkins, will begin their seasons Sept. 7 at Branch Brook Park.

The boys’ team will look to rebound from last year’s 2-7 season. They will be led by senior Michael Veltz and juniors Desmond Marfo, Wolf Michel, Claudel Saint Clair, Brisner Xavier, and Philip Polk.

The Blue Knights also have talented newcomers. Sophomore Peterson Francois, junior Wilfrantz Therzy, senior Keano Fearon, and freshman Devin Seward should provide a spark to a solid veteran team that looks to establish itself as one of the top teams in the Super Essex Conference and county, said Hawkins.

The girls’ team will be led by senior captains Khdeejah Hughes and Victory Molokwu. The Lady Blue Knights also will get a huge boost from talented sophomores Cathiana Jean, Taliyah Hayes, Adijat Oyleke, Erica Richards, Neissa Vilius, and senior newcomer Maxine Hayes. They will look to improve on last year’s 1-6 record.

IHS schedule

Boys

Sept. 7, Livingston, Verona, Barringer, at Branch Brook Park, Newark

Sept. 12, Glen Ridge, East Side, at Branch Brook Park

Sept. 19, Belleville, at Branch Brook Park

Sept. 26, East Orange, Caldwell, at Branch Brook Park

Oct. 3, Super Essex Conference Championships

Oct. 27, Essex County Championships

Nov. 4, State Sectional Championships

Nov. 18, National Regional Championships

Girls

Sept. 7, Cedar Grove, University, at Branch Brook Park

Sept. 12, West Side, Bloomfield, at Branch Brook Park

Sept. 19, North 13th, West Side, Belleville, at Branch Brook Park

Sept. 26, St. Vincent’s, Verona, at Branch Brook Park

Oct. 3, Super Essex Conference Championships

Oct. 27, Essex County Championships

Nov. 4, State Sectional Championships

Nov. 18, National Regional Championships

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