Lee Leads VHS At Track Group Championships


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Rebecca Lee led the Verona High School girls’ track team to a 7th place finish in the Group Championships in Old Bridge this past Sunday. The senior earned second place in the shot put with a throw of 37-05.25 feet.

Heather Sweeney, a junior, finished third in the 3200 meter run with a strong time of 11:22.68 minutes. Sweeney also finished 5th in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:21.01 minutes. Erin Smythe finished third in the 400 Hurdles; the junior had a time of 1:05.54 and Kelly Scully finished 8th in the 3200.

On the boys’ side, senior Kweku Sapara-Grant took 4th place in the  Triple Jump with a jump of 44.00.5 feet and Nick Lukas was 8th in the 3200 with a time of 9:53.56.

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Lee, Sweeney, Smythe and Sapara-Grant will move on to compete in the Meet of Champions this Thursday in South Plainfield. Bob Thomas took these photos of the track team.

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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]


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