Hanover and Whippany Park to Share N2G2 Sectional Title

Whippany Park's Maria Grill (#4) and Hanover Park's Kimora Johnson (#5) battle for a close points race in the 200m. 

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Sunday afternoon the NJSIAA reported to NJ MileSplit that the Sectional title for the North 2 Group 2 girls championship will be shared between Hanover Park and Whippany Park at 85 points each. 

Initially after Saturday's conclusion of the meet it appeared that Hanover had won a hard fought battle over Whippany by two points, 87 to 85. On Sunday that changed when New Jersey's great track and field community shined once again. According to the NJSIAA the Hanover Park Coach, Bill DiMauro, contacted them about a statistical error that had given his team the close win.   

Kelly Pierson had been scored third for Hanover Park in the shot put throwing 33-09.5 when in actuality she threw a 33-00.5 for fourth, bumping up Felicia Johnson of Science Park to third with a mark of 33-07. This effectively erased the lead and made both teams co-champions.   

The final revised North 2 Group 2 Girls Shot Put Results

  1 Gurth, Amanda             11 Parsippany H        39-01.25   10   
  2 Watson, Des'Ree           12 Lodi HS             34-11.00    8   
  3 Johnson, Felicia          11 Science Park        33-07.00    6   
  4 Pierson, Kelly            12 Hanover Park        33-09.50    4 
  5 Brake, Zarria             12 West Side HS        32-09.50    2   
  6 Lombardi, Arianna         11 Lyndhurst HS        32-08.25    1   

Both of these squads have a strong history of success at this state meet. This is Hanover Park's eighth title and first since 2008, for Whippany Park they earned their fifth Sectional title and third in the past four years. 

Hanover Park saw two gold medals over the weekend, Victoria Agaliotis cleared 9-09 to win the pole vault and their 4x800m team ran 10:17.67 for the victory. Grace Reynolds did work in the distance events finishing second in both the 1600m, 5:20.98, and 3200m, 11:57.78, as well as third in the 800m, 2:25.61. Kimora Johnson was third in the 200m, 26.99, and fourth in the 100m dash at 12.69. 

Whippany Park had a strong meet from senior Maria Grill who won both the 200m, 26.02, and 400m, 59.24, while also placing second in the 100m dash, 12.58. In the field Gwyneth Gaynor won the triple jump, 35-02, and finished second in the long jump at 16-08.75. Both marks were personal bests for the senior. Sophomore Hannah Lorenzana cleared 5-0 for second in the high jump and Shannon Ziccarello threw 121-11 to win the javelin. 

Congratulations to both squads on a well earned Sectional title. For Whippany Park's full team report from the meet see here, and for Hanover Park's report see here

Final Team Scores North 2 Group 2 Girls

    1) Hanover Park HS             85        2) Whippany Park HS           85   
    3) Lyndhurst HS                48.50     4) Ridgefield Park HS         44   
    5) Parsippany HS               43        6) West Side HS               37   
    6) Parsippany Hills HS         37        8) Mountain Lakes HS          30   
    9) Rutherford HS               29       10) Madison HS                 26.50
   11) Fort Lee HS                 26       12) Lodi HS                    22   
   13) Science Park HS             17       14) Caldwell HS                15   
   15) Elmwood Park HS              6       16) Garfield HS                 4   
   17) Hackettstown HS              2       18) Lenape Valley HS            1