Howell Girls Win 1st Title, CBA Wins 11th Straight At Shore


Christian Brothers Academy won the boys title for the 11th straight year and a record 26th time overall and  Howell, led by double-winner Laura Gugliotta, captured its first girls title at the Shore Conference Championships on Thursday night at the Bennett Center in Toms River. 

Howell, coming off its first Monmouth County title earlier this month, continued its greatest indoor season ever by outscoring runner-up Rumson, 46-27.

The UPenn-bound Guigliotta led the charge for Howell by winning the 400-meter run in 59.24, and the 55 dash in a PR of 7.32. Howell also received a victory from state high jump leader Samantha Strydesky in the HJ (5-4), a fourth from senior Sydni Bell in the 55m hurdles in 9.19, a fourth from freshman Keira Mullen in the high jump (5-0), a third from senior Melanie Barbosa in the 3,200 in 11:40.26, and a fifth-place in the 4x400 relay (4:19.47).   


In the boys competition, CBA received victories from Jack Moran and Nick Sullivan and a 2-4 finish in the shot put on the way to a 44.50-35 victory over runner-up Rumson. Ocean was third with 34.

Moran, who is headed to Rutgers, won the 800 in a PR of 1:59.71, and Sullivan captured the 3,200 in  9:37.67. CBA also picked up a second from Robert Manse in the shot put (57-6.50), a fourth from Tyler Mayerhoff in the shot (53-10.75), a third from Joe Barrett in the 3,200 in 9:43.57, the third fastest time by a freshman in CBA history, a fourth from the 4x400 squad in 3:35.19, a fifth from Lucas Ward in the 1,600 in 4:34.47, and Ben Skrincosky tied for sixth in the pole vault.