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About New Jersey High School XC / Distance

New Kids on the Block…Learn From the Best

Directors  Between them, Justina Cassavell and Rich Refi have 5 MOC XC wins, 13 NJ Group Cross Country Championships, and numerous Sectional, Conference and County XC titles. Now the two New Jersey HS Hall of Fame (Class of ’09) coaches are expanding their horizons and will open the Push Your Pace XC Camp this year. The Cross Country camp, at Ramapo College of NJ, will “run” from July 26th to July 30th.

Said coach Refi about the prospect of operating the camp, “I’m very excited to be working with Justina to offer a fun and informative camp for distance runners. I’m confident all campers will enjoy their experience and leave as a smarter athlete.”

Campers will be housed on campus at Ramapo College. The accommodations were recently voted as the best college dorms in New Jersey. The campus has full dining facilities and many recreational options for the campers when they are not out running on the soft, scenic trails along the Hudson River.

Justina Cassavell, now coaching at Ramapo College of NJ continued coach Refi’s thoughts “I am thrilled to be working with my long time friend and colleague, Rich Refi, on putting together a cross-country camp In New Jersey.We are both committed to making  “Push You Pace Cross County Camp” a week of top-notch training and fun activities. We want our campers to leave with a solid foundation of what it takes to train smart and efficient for the long-term development and enjoyment of distance running.”

A full slate of activities is being planned, including guest speakers that will share their knowledge and experience with the campers. The camp website (  is under construction and when up and “running” will be continuously updated with information on all things “Push your Pace” related.

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This entry was posted on January 14, 2015 by in Uncategorized.

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