Verona High School ended the 2014 winter track season on a strong finish in the NJSIAA Group Championship at Toms River this past Monday. The participants included the top track and field athletes for 21 Group 1 schools. Chris Sweeney was eighth in the 400 meter at 52.06 and 10th in the 55 meter high hurdles at 8.28.
Cristina Calandra and Tara Hull finished seventh and 10th respectively in the pole-vault with vaults of 8 feet and 7’6″ respectively. Amanda Flores finished 19th in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 13:24.36.
Chris Yeates finished 13th in the 55m at 6.92. That finish bodes well for the future: 10 of the 12 runners who finished ahead of Yeates were seniors, one was a junior and only one was a sophomore like Yeates, making him the second fastest sophomore in the state of New Jersey in Group 1 schools.
Photos copyright Andy Yeates. Used by permission.