More than 100 middle school runners from 10 schools met at the 26th Street beach to compete in the Brigantine Cross Country Invitational, a race sponsored by Brigantine North Middle School.

It was a chilly, overcast day with a slight breeze – almost perfect running weather. 

Meet director Steve D’Amico was assisted by a group of teachers and volunteers as the boys and girls took advantage of Brigantine’s wide beach to run. 

The members of the Middle School cross country team are Liam Alling, Megan Baldwin, Jana Baligad, Gabriela Beare, Aiden Driscoll, Patrick Feehan, John Grahsler,

Arianna Haider, Isabella Heng, Diana Mackey, Alexis O’Keefe, Frankie McArthur, Cassie Pereira, Madeline Price, Anthony Solari, Shane Solari, Drew Storr and Alex Zollner. They are coached by D’Amico and Nancy Doran.