6 First Place Finishes As Track Takes On Cedar Grove


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TrackCG-2016-1The Verona High School girls track team picked up six first place finishes on Wednesday, but it was not enough to push the team past Cedar Grove in Verona’s first competition of the year.

Angel Barkley had a hat trick, taking home first places in the 100m (13.5), 200m (27.2) and 400m (64.1). Nell Karpinski leverage the arm strength she developed in tennis to take a first place in javelin with an 85’10” throw, while Carly Waterman got first in shot-put at 35’2″ and Marisa Lakin took first in long-jump with a 13′ 11 1/2″ leap/

The team also had several strong second and third place finishes:

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Second Place Finishes:

Angel Barkley: High-Jump: 4’8″
Nell Karpinski: Discus: 79’2″
Kelly Petrino: Pole-Vault: 6’6″
Zoie Petronzo: 100m: 13.8
Zoie Petronzo: 200m: 28.4
Olivia Fiore: 400m: 65.1
Carly Waterman: Javelin: 79’4″
Alex Holland: Shot-Put: 25’3″
Third Place Finishes:
Brianna Rigney: 800m 2:43
Ariana Matias: 100m: 14.1
Alex Holland: High-Jump: 4’6″
Olivia Fiore: 200m: 28.7
Caleigh Holton: Shot-put: 24’11 1/2″
Isabel Latorre: Discus: 63’2″
Diana Flores: Javelin: 66’2″

The final result was Cedar Grove 75, Verona 60 in the girls meet.

The VHS boys team fell to Cedar Grove 87-48, but there were several solid performance. Sophomore Cullen Pelfree (above) won the 400 hurdles and 100 meters, and senior Ryan Symons jumped 6 feet to win the high jump. Symons also won the long jump. Junior Jake Parent won javelin with a personal best throw of 150’3 and and placed third in discus, throwing 90’2.
Senior Ryan Ramsthaler won the 800 meters in 2:12, while fellow senior Peter Marlo took seconnd in javelin and third in high jump. Senior Anthony Giuliano took third in the 400 hurdles, pole vault and 110 hurdles. Sophomore Evan Huaman took third in the 200 and second in the 400m, while sophomore Shea Herko placed third in shot put. Freshman Philip Chivily took third in the 3200.

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