The Cougars Cross-Country Team Is Back on Course
By Jodi Mahoney and Mike Scrudato | Posted September 6, 2023
The 2023 MHS Cross Country season is underway and it is going to be an exciting one. The team of 60-plus athletes kicked off practice on August 21 at Skillman Park under the guidance of Coach Tim Bartholomew for the boys and Coach Tom Huelbig for the girls.
The Montgomery High School boys’ cross-country team.
Last year the Cougars had incredible accomplishments and the team is looking to do it again. The boys’ team, led by seniors Tyler Hussar, Habib Oberoi, and Max Mahoney are looking ahead to a hopeful sweep of the class meet at Thompson Park on September 23. Hussar, Oberoi and Mahoney have swept this meet both in 2021 as sophomores and in 2022 as juniors. They are hoping to once again come in one, two, and three at this meet again. Last year the boy’s team won the Central NJ Group 4 Sectional meet to advance to Groups. They’ll have a chance to defend their win on October 28 at Thompson Park this year.
The Montgomery High School girls’ cross-country team.
The girls’ team is led by Seniors Julia Scrudato, and Zoey Doelling. Scrudato is the defending Somerset County and Skyland Conference champion. The girls are excited to welcome new talent as well this year and look for some more team wins in addition to individual wins.
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Come cheer on MHS seniors at the Senior Day of Miles at Cougar Stadium on October 6.
Please support the cross-country team booster club at the Smoothie King Fundraiser to be held on September 11 between 2:30-7:30 pm at the Hillsborough location. Mention the team fundraiser.
In addition, the team is collecting sneakers to recycle with Sneaker Impact. The team raises $1 per pair of sneakers. Sneakers can be dropped off at 33 Carsdale Drive, Belle Mead.