The Verona High School girls track team had much success at several invitational meets in recent days. At the Tom Zaccone Invitational on January 7, the girls 4 x 200m team of Angel Barkley, Emilia Frizzi, Jordan Seubert and Jessica Williams ran a 1:57.9 to get third place, while the freshmen girls followed suit 15 minutes later, getting second place in a thrilling race in the 4 x 200m with a time of 2:01. That team included Giuliana Frizzi, Tycjana Konopka, Camille Theobold and Meghan Yeates.
A few days later at the Paul Schwartz Invitational, Barkley medaled in the 55m with a time of 7.9 while teammate Williams medaled in the 300m with a time of 47.3. Cristina Calandra got third place in pole vault with a jump of 8′. In novice high jump, Jess Nagy got first place with a jump of 4’8″, Barkley
was second at 4’6″ and Alex Luehs third with a jump of 4’4″.
The week concluded at the Bill Reid Invitational at the Jersey City Armory. The varsity distance medley team of Seubert, Sarah Conboy, Emily Petermann and Amanda Flores were first with a time of 14:21. Barkley placed first in the 400m with a 63.2, while Seubert was third in 55m high hurdles at 9.9. In novice competition, Verona’s distance medley team of Jill Sprong, Kelly Carr, Gabi Horton and Yeates was fourth with a 15:40 performance. Carr was fourth in high jump at 4’2″ and Giuliana Frizzi took fifth in the 55m with a 8.1.
The girls next competition will be the Essex County Championships at the Armory on Saturday, January 25 at 9 a.m.