Girls Track Shines At FDU Meet


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There were 20 high schools competing at Fairleigh Dickinson University this past weekend, but the Verona High School girls track and field team came away with many first place finishes.

Julia Ashley took first in in the 400 meter, with a time of 60.4 and Melanie Egan was first in the 1600M with a 5:41 time. The team of Egan, Amanda Flores, Jessica Williams and Laura Williams took first in the distance medley relay with a time of 14:04. In the 4 x 800M relay, the VHS team of Ashley, Kelsey Attamante, Sarah Conboy and Marybeth Grund finished first in 10:38.

Several members of the varsity squad had second place performances as well, including Flores in 3200M with a 12:40 time. The 4 x 200M relay team of Ashley, Laura Williams, Colleen Farrell and Jordan Seubert took second with a time of 1:56.1.

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Gabriele Mercurio took fourth in pole vault, with a heigh of 8’6″, and Laura Williams earned a fourth place in long jump with a distance of 14’11”.

In novice performances, Jasmine Okafor won a first place in shot-put with a 29′ 10″ throw and Diana Moczula took fourth place at 27′ 0″. The 4 x 1 lap relay team of Emilia Frizzi, Lauren Ednie, Angel Barkley and Kelly Carr won second place with a time of 1:56.7.

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