Rising star Ochan pulls off only quad at the Group Championships

Interview and Article by Jim Lambert

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There were lots of track and field stars that were triple winners at the NJSIAA Group Championships this weekend, but there was only one who pulled off the quad.

Her name is Rebecca Ochan, a freshman at Highland Park who struck gold four times to lead the her team to its first state Group 1 title in 37 years.

On Friday, Ochan won the 400 in a personal best 56.53, and then on Saturday she captured the 200 in a personal best 25.01, won the long jump with an 18-5 ¾, and anchored the winning 4x400 (3:56.73).

When the dust settled at Silver Eagle Stadium in Egg Harbor, Highland Park racked up 57 points to defeat Park Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights, which tied for second with 34.



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