PARSIPPANY _ Before Mendham's Mackenzie Barry revealed any details about how she won the large schools race at the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on Monday, she felt obliged to hand out compliments.
HOLMDEL _ The race was on well before Chatham's Tara Hanley reached Holmdel Park, site of the Shore Coaches Invitational Cross Country Meet. Hanley's mad dash began at Millburn High School, where she took the SATs on Saturday.
PARSIPPANY _ Sarah Disanza of High Point and Claudia Disomma of Sparta have competed against each other since seventh grade. It's a friendly rivalry, one that brings out the best in the two junior runners.