The Cougars competed in the 2019 Division III Region XIX Championships on Saturday October 26, 2019. The meet was held at White Clay Creek State Park, located in Newark, Delaware.
The 8k men's championship race featured 3 nationally ranked USTFCCCA teams. #4 Bergen County College, #9 Ocean County College, and #10 Camden County College Cougars.
The Cougars rose to the occasion and won their first men's title, since the cross country program was reinstated in 2012. Freshman Abdullah Kashem as he has done all season, lead the Cougars with a 5th place finish. Abdullah's effort earned 1st Team All-Region XIX.
5 Abdullah Kashem (fr.) Highland Regional HS 29:09
8 Yarayah Hawkins (fr.) Highland Regional HS 30:13
11 Juan Palacios (fr.) Highland Regional HS 30:41
12 Peter McLaughlin (fr.) Audubon HS 30:59
18 Matthew Taylor (fr.) Winslow Township HS 31:30*
25 John Wharton (fr.) Hammonton HS 32:36
32 Ryan Ruffini (fr.) Highland Regional HS 33:19*
Isaiah Miranda (fr.) CCVT Pennsauken 33:43*
Jake Covely (fr.) Highland Regional HS 37:10
* personal best
^^ seasons best
The final meet of the season will be the NJCAA Division III National Championships, hosted by Holyoke Community College. The 8k & 5k races will be held in Stanley Park, Westfield MA. Saturday November 2, 2019.