Mainland Boys Cross Country: C.A.L. History

Bridgeton start
the 2001 Championship start
Mainland and the Cape-Atlantic League
Bridgeton II
front pack 2001
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Mainland has had a great history in the Cape-Atlantic League, which is comprised of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties. We are in the American Conference, which is all Group III and IV schools, and we were in Division II of the conference.

The team has been the C.A.L. League and Conference champions eleven times: in 1977, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008

In the early 90's the league started to have the American and National Conference winners square off in a C.A.L. Championship dual meet.
This led to many battles with the Bridgeton boys over the years. They are a great program, and they always had a tough runner or two that would go at the Mainland team. Mainland vs. Bridgeton was the C.A.L. dual meet finale in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004. We're still huge Robert Edwards fans to this day...

In 2007 the Cape-Atlantic League began a League Championship Meet, held annually at Stockton College. What was once an individual race has now become a League Championship meet with all of the C.A.L. Mainland won in 2006, where it was deemed "unofficial." In 2007, the team won the first "official" League Championship Meet.

Home V. Bridgeton
2nd pack doing well
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bridgeton 2002
You guys again???
C.A.L American Division II
taking 3 out at a time...
The Mainland XC team has long ruled over the CAL American Division II, which has had several changes over the years, but has included Buena, Cumberland, Egg Harbor Twp., Hammonton, Holy Spirit, Lower Cape May, Middle Twp. , Oakcrest, and Ocean City. The team has won the division 12 times in the last 13 years. Almost all of those programs have been beaten by Mainland for over a decade.

That's CAL American Division II Champions in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Note: In 2004, the league removed divisions from many sports, including cross country.