Girls Track Wins SEC Championship


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girls-track2014-champsThe Verona High School girls track & field team won the SEC Independence Conference Track & Field Championship on Friday at Newark Schools Stadium by a wide margin.

Verona finished with a team score of 139.5, ahead of Weequahic (124), Shabazz (68.5), University (50), Science Park (41), Montclair Kimberley Academy (30), Orange (27), Glen Ridge (7) and Technology (1). The championship pitted the county’s smaller schools against each other.

“It was truly an exciting meet with the lead changing back and forth against a very strong and defending champion Weequahic team,” says Coach Gene Leporati. “Most of the girls had their personal best performances which proved to be the major ingredient for our success.”

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Verona’s results included three first place and six second place finished, as well as three third places. Here’s a rundown of Verona’s scoring in the events:

First Place:
400m Hurdles: Sarah Conboy
Javelin: Nell Karpinski
3200m: Amanda Flores

Second Place:
400m: Angel Barkley
High Jump: Angel Barkley
Discus & Shot Put: Jasmine Okafor
Javelin: Christina Carlucci
Pole Vault: Cristina Calandra and Tara Hull (tied)
4 x 400m Relay: Angel Barkley, Emily Petermann, Jordan Seubert and Jess Williams

Third Place:
Long-Jump & 100m High Hurdles: Jessica Williams
Discus: Dianka Moczula
Javelin: Jessica Hall

Fourth Place:
100m High Hurdles: Sarah Conboy
400m Hurdles: Jessica Williams
Pole Vault: Michaela Fogarty
800m: Emily Petermann
High Jump: Caroline Kirnan

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Fifth Place:
400m Hurdles: Jordan Seubert
Long Jump: Caroline Kirnan

Sixth Place:
Long Jump: Jackie Brunner
1600m: Amanda Flores
High-Jump: Jasmine Okafor
100m High Hurdles: Jordan Seubert

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