The Verona High School girls winter track & field team has achieved much success since the start of their season. Here are the results of their early meets:
Leon Bailey Relays, December 15: The VHS girls proved to be one of the top teams in a field of more than 20 teams collecting a total 48 medals.
Varsity 4 x 800m: 3rd place, 10:46, Brianna Rigney, Tycjana Konopka, Karishma Parekh and Kate Ashley
Varsity 4 x 200m: 5th place, 1:55, Maggie Ashley, Chelsea Gruskin, Brianna Rigney and Kate Ashley
Varsity Sprint Medley: 6th place, 4:42, Maggie Ashley, Chelsea Gruskin, Kate Ashley and Brianna Rigney
Varsity High Jump: 6th place, 8’6″, Alex Holland and Celine Matta
Novice Shuttle High Hurdles: 1st place, 38.8, Cianna Winkler, Julia DiGeronimo, Carolyn Feeley and Carli Lavoie
Novice Distance Medley Relay (DMR): 1st place, 15:58, Rebecca Seubert, Jess Derderian, Julia Mackey and Julia DiGeronimo Novice Sprint Medley: 2nd place, 5:06, Ally Madigan, Giuliana Frizzi, Clara Frizzi and Tycjana Konopka
Novice 4 x 800m: 2nd place, 11:27, Julia DiGeronimo, Rebecca Seubert, Julia Mackey and Ally Madigan
Novice High Jump: 3rd place, 7’10” Cianna Winkler and Caitlyn Kenneally
Novice 4x 200m: 6th place, Clara Frizzi, Giuliana Frizzi, Jess Derderian and Zoie Petronzo
Novice DMR: 6th place, 16:43, Arianna Tietjen, Emily Pecora, Colleen Whalen and Ashley Kenneally
Novice 4x 800M: 6th place, 12:18, Clara Frizzi, Ashley Kenneally, Arianna Tietjen and Colleen Whalen.
Novice Sprint Medley: 6th place, Jess Derderian, Jenna Romano, Arianna Canal and Emily Pecora.
Super Essex Conference (SEC) Championships, December 29: The Verona girls track team finished third in a field of 16 teams and was the top Group 1 school team in the competition.
4x 400m Team: Second place, 4:22, Maggie Ashley, Brianna Rigney, Kathleen Nagy and Kate Ashley
Kate Ashley: Third place, 400m, 62.7 and fifth place, 800m, 2:37.
Maggie Ashley: Fourth place, 400m, 62.8.
Tycjana Konopka: Fifth place, 3200m, 13:26.
Brianna Rigney: Sixth place, 800m, 2:39.
Julia DiGeronimo: Sixth place, 3200m, 13:56.
Alex Holland: Third place, high jump, 4’3” and sixth place, shot-put, 26’11 3/4”.
Tom Zaccone Invitational Meet, January 6:
Frosh 4x 800m: Third place, 12:39, Clara Frizzi, Emily Pecora, Arianna Tietjen and Jordan Warner
Frosh 4 x 200m: Fifth place, 2:05: Clara Frizzi, Carolyn Feeley, Emily Pecora and Jordan Warner
Essex County Relays, January 8:
Sprint Medley: Fourth place, 4:36, Maggie Ashley, Chelsea Gruskin, Kathleen Nagy and Kate Ashley
4x 800m: 11:00, Branna Rigney, Kathleen Nagy, Karishma Parekh and Kate Ashley
Frosh 4 x 800m: 13:19, Arianna Tietjen, Jordan Warner, Emily Pecora and Clara Frizzi.
All photos copyright Andy Yeates. Used by permission.