Team Spotlight - Voorhees HS Girls, Glen Gardner, NJ


Team Spotlight -  Voorhees HS Girls, Glen Gardner, NJ

This interview features the Voorhees High School girls’ team; with head coach Justina Cassavell.  Voorhees, after an impressive performance in the Paul Short Invitational (Bethlehem, PA, 9/28), is 21st in the latest MileSplit USA Rankings.


School, location (city, state) - Voorhees High School , Glen Gardner, New Jersey

Team (boys, girls, both) –   Girls

Head Coach –   Justina Cassavell

Assistant Coaches –   Barbara Tusa

Top (national level) athletes; name, grade, XC event/PR’s –
-  Nisa Cicitta, 12, 18:18
-  Clarissa Modde, 11,  18:47
-  Kristen Erickson, 12, 19:21
-  Brigid McGill, 12, 19:23
-  Shannon Carney, 12, 19:28
-  Erin McLaughlin, 10, 19:29
-  Erin Seiffert, 12, 19:35

Key(s) to the success of your team –  Depth and Experience

Your favorite meet(s) –  Randolph Invitational, Six Flags Safari, Paul Short, Skyland Conference Championship, State

What you most love about cross country –  I like coaching distance runners and the challenge of bringing them together as a team.  Glen Gardner is beautiful in the fall, and we are lucky to have great places to train.

Teams you most enjoy competing against –  Our conference meet is always strong, and we enjoy the challenge (Ridge, Hillsborough, Bernards, Hunterdon Central)

Team goals for the season –   Our biggest goal is to win our group title and to win the New Jersey Meet of Champions.


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