I am sure a few of you may have heard things here and there, but as a member of the State XC committee, I wanted to give you some first hand information that has come to light the past few months.
NJSIAA is seriously looking at possibly having to move the North 2 Sectional from Greystone Park back to Warinanco Park. A part of the Greystone course sits on a section of property that is being taken over by the state for development. They have been trying to see if they can squeeze one more season in and then reconfigure the start and finish of the course. Thus far, there has not been a lot of cooperation as far as communication on this.
Garret Mountain may also become a big issue for North 2 because of the new fees that Passaic CountyParks and Sheriffs Department have put into place this past February. It is a tremendous amount of money being tacked on to administrative costs to run meets there. I am presently struggling with the NJIC conference schedule and have just made a decision to remove 3 weeks of competition from Garret Mt because of the weighted costs. New site has yet to be determined, but Thompson Park will be in the discussion.
Bill Bruno from NJSIAA will have final decisions made by early next month. I will report back to the membership any information that I do find out.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or e mail if you desire to know any further news on this.