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West Orange High School Cross Country Celebrates Stellar Season

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange High School Cross Country Track team ended their season and the year on a high note as athletes received awards and accolades from Head Coach Jason Lamont Jackson, Asst. Coach Miriam Kargbo Jackson, and enthusiastic Booster Club parents.


The WOHS Girls Cross Country Team led by Senior Leila Garraud captured the Super Essex Conference Championship  Liberty Division. Finishing the regular season with nine wins and one loss (to Nutley). The girls came back to the championships and claimed the crown, defeating runner-up Nutley.

Leila Garraud took first in the individual championship, followed by Sana’a Smith, Jennifer Alfaro-Rivera,
Delaney Kerr, Vanessa Frederic, Santija Moul and Taylor Frederic.

The Boys Cross Country Team finished fifth at the SEC Championships. Led by senior Mali Coleman, the boys battled some tough teams as Montclair claimed the crown.The senior-heavy team consisted of Coleman, Alex Aromin-Gabbay, Senay Dani, Sebastian DiSimone, Scott Moul, Langston
Siguenza and Rayon Donaldson.


Track and Field senior committed to Johnson C. Smith University, North Carolina.


Here are the Liberty Division teams.



Leila Garraud – Senior

1st Team

Sana’a Smith – Sophomore

1st Team

Jennifer AlfaraRivera – Senior

1st Team

Delaney Kerr – Sophomore

2nd Team

Santija Moul – Junior

2nd Team

Vanessa Frederic – Junior

2nd Team




Mali Coleman – Senior

1st Team

Alex Aromin-Gabbay - Senior

1st Team


See more photos here. All photos courtesy of Booster parent Chris Onjian.


Cross Country

Miriam Kargbo Jackson and Jason Lamont Jackson.

Leila Garraud

Leila Garraud.

Mali Coleman

Mali Coleman.

Cross Country Cross Country Team Members

Cynthia Cumming
Jan. 2, 2021