Manchester Girls celebrate after the meet - (Robert Kellert / MileSplit)
The Manchester girls start up championship season and take a moment of glory at Ocean County Relays last Friday. They rode a 12 points lead over Mon Don in 2nd to victory thanks to performances like the 2nd place Sprint Medley who ran a 4:18.17 and Chandler Copeland's 37-4.5 shot put mark leading their 4th place relay team. This was the first championship of its kind for Manchester HS Girls in school history, winning the county relay title.
The girls scored major points on the track winning the DMR in 13:12.15 (Schwartz, Kimberly / Nizzardini, Venetia / Corrente, Katrina /Chinery, Katherine), took 2nd in the 4x100 (53.07) the Shuttle Hurdles (69.74), the 4x800m (10:32.22) and the 4x200m (1:48.74). In the field other than their Shot Put team, they tok 4th in the Discus and 5th in the Javelin along with points from the jumps in the Long Jump relay sitting in 4th place.
Some other fantastic girls results from this meet listed at the bottom of the article, note Dakota Karras and her high/ far flying athletics in the jumps pit!! 36-11.25 in the Triple and 18-4 in the Long!
GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1) Manchester 70
2) Monsignor Donovan 58
3) Barnegat High School 56
4) Jackson Memorial HS 52
5) Southern Regional High Sch 50
6) Toms River High School So 41
7) Point Pleasant Boro 36
8) Toms River High School Ea 34
9) Central Regional 25
10) Brick Township High Schoo 14
11) Lakewood High School 10
11) Brick Memorial 10
13) Jackson Liberty High Schoo 5
Central Regional boys holding their trophy after winning Ocean County Relays. (@K_Trackie / Twitter)
Central Regional Boys take the county relays championship with a 10 point lead over second place Toms River North. They were led by their 1st place 4x200m team running a 1:33.43, and their Shot Put team of Jesse Brown (48-10), Avery Jackson (45-07) and John Febus (45-00). Also leading the way was the first place High Jump Relay team of Dylan Bailey (5-10), Jordan Hardy (5-08), and Dillon Lucey (5-06). In fact the field events really carried the team to victory placing well in most of the jumps and throws events. Second place in the Javelin, fourth in the Discus, second in the Triple, and even a six place effort in the Long Jump. Other important points came from the 4th place SMR 3:45.21 and 6th place 4x400m (3:38.02).
Toms River South put on a show in the 4x1600m winning by over a minute at 18:10! As well as the Distance Medley which had Chris Marco look like a man amongst boys in the opening leg of the 1200m when it almost seemed as if he was going to lap the field just missing breaking 3 minutes before the rest of the team would bring home the gold in a time of 10:26.31.
2) Toms River North 66
3) Southern Regional High Sch 65.33
4) Jackson Memorial HS 43.33
5) Manchester 42
5) Toms River High School So 42
7) Barnegat High School 37
8) Brick Memorial 35
9) Jackson Liberty High Schoo 26
10) brick township high schoo 23
11) Toms River High School Eas 20
12) Lakewood High School 8
13) Point Pleasant Boro 6
14) Lacey Lions 3.33
15) Monsignor Donovan 2