The Verona Track Team had an impressive showing among the top athletes from about 40 schools in the Group championships this weekend in South Plainfield. Verona had two golds: Rebecca Slotkin, who won the pole vault with a height of 10-06 and Dave Oster, who won the Group title in the 3,200-Meter Run for third consecutive year with a time of 9:16.73, despite battling a sore hip. Ashlee Petroski took second place in the 400-Meter Hurdles with a time of 1:04.60 and Rebecca Lee took third in the Shot Put with a throw of 35:07.50.
Overall, seven Verona athletes placed in the top six in their events, and will be going to the Meet of Champions next weekend: Ashlee Petroski (400-Meter Hurdles), Kelly Scully (1,600-Meter Run), Rebecca Slotkin (Pole Vault), Kweku Sapara-Grant (Triple Jump), Rebecca Lee (Shot Put), and Dave Oster and Dave Lukas (3,200-Meter Run).
Here are the results:
Kweku Sapara-Grant, 19th place, 400-Meter Hurdles,59.55
Ryan Thomas, 16th place, Shot Put, 43-03.00
Kweku Sapara-Grant, 9th place, High Jump, 5-10.00
Kweku Sapara-Grant, 10th place, 110-Meter Hurdles, 15.73.
Dave Oster, 1st place, 3,200-Meter Run, 9:16.73
Dave Lukas, 5th place, 3,200-Meter Run, 9:53.63
Nick Lukas, 14th place, 3,200-Meter Run, 10:21.73
Justin Bruso, 18th place, Discus, 101-10
Kweku Sapara-Grant, 5th place, Triple Jump, 43-06.00
Dave Oster, 2nd place, 1,600-Meter Run
Ashlee Petroski, 2nd place, 400-Meter Hurdles, 1:04.60
Erin Smythe, 11th place, 400-Meter Hurdles, 1:08.59
Marybeth Grund, 12th place, 400-Meter Hurdles, 1:08.70
Kelly Scully, 6th place, 1,600-Meter Run, 5:22.76
Heather Sweeney, 7th place, 5:24.48
Montana DelColle, 7th place, Discus, 99-05
Rebecca Slotkin, 11th place, Javelin, 99-0
Kelly Scully, 8th place, 3,200-Meter Run, 11:58.87
Heather Sweeney, 9th place, 3,200-Meter Run
Erin Smythe, Kelsey Attamante, Rebecca Conaway, Ashlee Petroski, 8th place, 4 x 400 Relay, 4:15.24
Rebecca Slotkin, 1st place, Pole Vault, 10-06.
Rebecca Lee, 3rd place, Shot Put, 35-07.50