Let's take a look at the returning athletes who competed in last year's Meet of Champions. The link below take you to lists with 103 boys and 128 girls who will once again compete to make it to the biggest show in New Jersey high school cross country.
Devin Hart leads the boys chart with his 8th place finish and time of 16:09. Back as a junior this season he finished off his spring track campaign with authority winning the Meet of Champions 3200 meter title with a 9:05.49. He is primed and ready to lower his Holmdel Park PR of 15:58, Hart is the only one in the sub-16 minute club returning this fall.
For the girls two-time defending Meet of Champions winner Alyssa Aldridge is once again at the forefront of New Jersey cross country. She is currently 12th all-time at Holmdel Park thanks to last year's 17:55. After MOCs she became New Jersey's first Foot Locker Northeast winner since 1988. Her track times this indoor and outdoor showed she's on pace to be even better, a resume that now includes an outdoor 3200 meter PR of 10:27.44.
#1 Devin Hart - JR
#1 Alyssa Aldridge - SR