Hausman, Brosnan, Hollis, Licata, Givan Win At Stanner


Some of New Jersey's biggest stars produced eye-popping performances at the Molloy Stanner Games on Sunday at the New York Armory.

Lindsay Hausman of Kent Place, Shane Brosnan and Nick Givan of Union Catholic, and Peyton Hollis of Columbia all dropped very fast times to win races on the track, and Joe Licata of Gill St. Bernard's won the boys shot put.

Hausman, a junior, and the Harvard-bound Brosnan each made very strong cases to receive invitations to run in the high school mile at the Millrose Games by running away with victories in the eight-lap race. 

Hausman, whose closed in 72.4, ran a personal best and NJ No. 3 4:57.01 to win the girls 1,600, and Brosnan, coming off an All-American season in XC, cranked out a 3:08.2 last three quarters, and a 60.8 final quarter as he stopped the clock at 4:14.34 to win the boys mile. Brosnan, who ran 4:09.46 to place third in the 1600m at the Meet of Champions last June, time is now ranked No. 1 in NJ and No. 4 in the US this season in the mile!

Hollis, a sophomore who was third in the 800 at the Meet of Champions last spring, took over the state lead in the 1,000m by winning that race in 2:57.29, which also places her No. 9 in the nation this season. Junior Kaleigh Gunsiorowski of Union Catholic placed third in a NJ No. 3 2:58.59.   

Givan, a senior, won the boys 55m hurdles in a personal best 7.74, the fourth fastest time in the state this season.

In the boys shot put, Licata, a senior, unloaded a 57-11 to finish first. Licata, fourth in the shot put at the Meet of Champions last spring, is ranked No. 3 in NJ this season with a 58-7.75. His PR is 60-3.25, which he threw last May.