Manchester Girls and Central Reg Boys Take Ocean Co Relays


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!
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.

1) Central Regional                        76        

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 


Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.

HS Girls
Long Jump 18-4 Dakota Karras Pt. Pleasant Boro HS
Shot Put 37-3 Caitlin McDede Brick Twp HS
Shot Put 37-4.5 Chandler Copeland Manchester Twp HS
Shot Put 38-0 Brianna Young Barnegat Twp. HS
Sprint Medley Relay 4:11.44   Toms River South HS
Sprint Medley Relay 4:18.17   Manchester Twp HS
Sprint Medley Relay 4:19.57   Toms River East HS
Sprint Medley Relay 4:29.68   Barnegat Twp. HS
Triple Jump 36-11.25 Dakota Karras Pt. Pleasant Boro HS
HS Boys
4x1600 Meter Relay 18:05.85   Toms River South HS
Discus 155-10 Gilligan Greenlow Toms River East HS
Distance Medley Relay 10:26.31   Toms River South HS
Sprint Medley Relay 3:36.34   Southern Reg. HS
Sprint Medley Relay 3:40.84   Jackson Liberty HS
Sprint Medley Relay 3:42.55   Manchester Twp HS