RECAP: Morris Catholic & St. Rose Win Non-Public B

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Non-Public B Girls

Morris Catholic racked up 83 points to run away from Villa Walsh (56), St. Rose (52.5) and Wilberforce (52). Vonya Gould and Hannah Schofield were the dynamic duo for the Crusaders, leading the team to their 4th team title in the last 5 years.

They went 1-2 in the 200 after Gould had also finished 1st in the 400 and 1st in the long jump. Schofield won the 100 Hurdles and Morris Catholic picked up valuable points in the 4x400 (2nd) and 4x800 (3rd).

Tilly O'Connor had a full two days for St. Rose, winning the 800, 1600 and 3200 and also picking up a 3rd in the 400.

DePaul Catholic junior Oluwatamilore Adedeji was a double winner, earning gold in the shot put (39'2.5") and 100 (12.29).

More Winner Notes

  • Ava Brancatella of Villa Walsh Academy ran 1:08.43 to win the 400m hurdles title.
  • Immaculate Conception (Lodi) brought home the 4x100m relay with a 51.40.
  • The Wilberforce School won the 4x400m, 4:09.81, and 4x800m, 9:44.30.
  • Selah Dungey of Newark Acdemy cleared the 5-02 bar to win the high jump.
  • Immaculate Conception (Lodi) sophomore Reagan Boassard won the triple jump marked at 35-08.75.
  • Abigail Freshwater of Villa Walsh Acdemy cleared 7-09 to win the pole vault.
  • Holy Spirit senior Morgan Keil became the champ in the discus throwing 119-04.
  • The javelin throw went to Sophia Schoenborn of Bishop Eustace Prep with a 114-04.

Non-Public B Boys

The St. Rose boys were not a heavy favorite on paper, but were willing to go to the wall to come out on top, registering a 94-79 win over Newark Academy to earn their first title since 2016.

No one did more than junior Brian Theobald, who strategically won the 800 (school record 1:56.54), 1600 (4:30.40) and 3200 (9:49.08), and brought his squad up into 2nd anchoring the 4x800 relay. Teammate and fellow junior Tyler Ferlise picked up 3rd place finished in the 1600 and 3200 as well as a 5th in the 800.

Sophomore Joshua Huisman took 2nd in the shot put (57'5") and discus (141'6") for the Purple Roses. Teammate Simon Advento took 2nd in the pole vault, 3rd in the 110 Hurdles and 4th n the 400 Hurdles.

Isiah Udofia of Montclair Kimberley Academy completed a feat not many other boys in state history have managed, winning 4 individual gold medals. The Yale-bound senior won the 100 (10.77), 200 (21.84), long jump (23'4.25") and triple jump (45'6.25").

Gill St. Bernard's senior Joe Licata was a double winner in the shot put (60'8.5") and discus (161'11").

More Winner Notes

  • Elijah Steward of Holy Spirit won teh 400m dash running 50.11, teammate Luke Halburner in second at 50.98.
  • Lavarra Hines of Newark Academywon the 110m hurdles at 16.68.
  • Morris Catholic junior Jayden Rhoney took home the 400m hurdles title clocking 59.79.
  • Holy Spirit won both spring relays with a 44.72 in the 4x100m and a 3:32.49 for the 4x400m.
  • Harold Fullilove of Newark Academy cleared 5-08 in the high jump for gold.
  • Matthew Herbert of Newark Academy won the pole vault title as a freshman! Clearing 12-00.
  • Wildwood Catholic junior James Kane won a closely contested javelin event with a mark of 147-01.