Emma Tucci Honored By NJ Athletic Conference


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Emma Tucci, a sophomore at The College of New Jersey, has been named Field Athlete of the Week by the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Tucci, a graduate of Verona High School, was given the award after competing in TCNJ’s Lions Invitational this past weekend. She placed first in a field of 28 competitors in the long jump with a winning ECAC qualifying leap of 5.44 meters. Tucci also placed fourth in a field of 33 competitors in the javelin with a mark of 36.56 meters.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


  1. Emma was the best natural female athelete in her VHS graduating class and it’s great to learn that she is continuing her athletic achievements. Why doesn’t TCNJ have her doing the heptathalon? She’s a natural!


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