Track Loses Championship By Half Point


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track-shabazz-2015The Verona High School girls track & field team lost a heartbreaker on Friday at the SEC Conference Championships, finishing second to Shabazz High School, 125 to 124.5.

Ten of the VHS girls recorded their personal best performance in their respective events. Senior Jessica Williams took a first place in both the 400m hurdles and 100m hurdles, with personal best times of 1:10.4 and 17.4.

Williams also got third in long-jump at 15’4 3/4″ and was lead off runner in VHS’ second place 4 x 400m relay with a 62.3 split. Teammate Angel Barkley also had two first place finishes with her personal best in the 400m in 60.49 and a high-jump of 4’10”.

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Barkley was fifth in the 200m at 27.6 and was the the other “bookend” in Verona’s 4 x 400m relay, running anchor in 62.8. Together, both girls recorded 56 points for the meet total.

Freshman Carly Waterman continued her outstanding season with a first place and personal best in shot put, with a throw of 30′ 4 1/2″ while also gathering a fourth place in the javelin with a toss of 81’10”. Junior Nell Karpinski scored in four events, beginning with a second place in javelin with an effort of 92’11”, a fourth place in shot-put of 25’3″, and a fifth in discus at 71’4″ and a tie in triple jump with teammate Celine Matta with jumps of 28’2 1/2 “. Michaela Fogarty recorded another first place and personal best with a jump of 7’6″ in pole vault. Ariana Matias finished fourth in the 100m (13.35) , sixth in the 200m (27.7) and was the second leg of our 4 x 400m relay.

Here are the rest of Verona’s place finishes:

Second Place: Lia Golick: Pole-Vault 6’6″
Third Place: Kelly Petrino: Pole-Vault 6’0″
Fifth Place: Emily Petermann: 800m 2:41
Fifth Place: Alex Holland: Shot-put: 23’7″
Sixth Place: Olivia Fiore: Long-jump: 14’6″ (was also third leg in 4 x 400m relay)
Sixth Place: Amanda Flores: 3200m: 14:20
Sixth Place: Karishma Parekh: 800m: 2:48
Sixth Place: Emma Francullo: Javelin: 67’7”

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