Haley Nowak

Secaucus senior

Haley Nowak of Secaucus in the NJIC Divisional race in November, 2021


From her first race as a freshman, she has always been a consistent contender in every race she runs. She won the North Hudson championship, was second in Hudson County, third in the NJIC Meadowlands and sixth in the first NJIC conference race.

After back-to-back wins in the 2019 and 2020 North 2, Group 1 sectional races, she was a close third this year and just missed a spot in the SMOC, finishing 12th in Group 1. In 26 career cross-country races, she’s placed 21 times in the top 10.

Secaucus has lost only one senior from last year’s team which qualified for states for the 11th time in 12 years. A strong 1-2 punch in senior Haley Nowak and junior Deborah Biru will help the Patriots make it 12 of 13. How seniors Aarti Advani and Pooja Parikh, junior Margaret Furman and sophs Aarya Shroff and Julianna Tango develop will determine whether they can win a league or sectional crown.

Preseason Top 25 rankings

  1. Old Tappan
  2. Northern Highlands
  3. Ridgewood
  4. Ramapo
  5. IHA
  6. Clifton
  7. River Dell
  8. Lakeland
  9. Demarest
  10. Holy Angels
  11. Leonia
  12. Pompton Lakes
  13. Bergen Tech
  14. Kinnelon
  15. Glen Rock
  16. West Milford
  17. Indian Hills
  18. Secaucus
  19. Hasbrouck Heights
  20. Rutherford
  21. Tenafly
  22. Paramus
  23. Pascack Valley
  24. Fair Lawn
  25. Wayne Valley