St. Peter's Prep captured its first title ever and Immaculate Heart Academy won a barnburner over Pope John in the girls competition at the New Jersey Catholic Track Conference Wayne Letwink Memorial Championships on Sunday at Ocean Breeze on Staten Island.
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The battle for the girls team title was thisclose as IHA prevailed over Pope John in a thriller, 71.25-71. The .25 difference came when IHA sophomore Katelyn Mikros cleared 4-6 to and finish in a four-way tie for sixth-place in the high jump.
IHA received contributions from several athletes.
Junior Abby Romero scored 20 points for IHA by winning the long jump (17-3.75) and the triple jump (35-6).
IHA also received victories from senior Leanna Johnston in the 1,000 (a NJ No. 1 2:58.75), and senior Lauren Dunnigan in the 55 hurdles in 9.06 (9.03 in the trials).
Other big contributors for IHA were Olivia Tacconi, second in the 55 dash in 7.54, Ana Lynch, fourth in the 3,200 in 12:49.30, Reagan Scarpelli, fifth in the 3,200 in 13:09.84, Laila Albardak, second in the triple jump (32-10.75), Sophie Morales, third in the pole vault (7-6), and Mikros added a sixth in the high jump (4-6).
ST. PETER'S PREP ROCKS THE BOYS COMPETITION
St. Peter's Prep simply overwhelmed the boys competition on the way to an 87-56 over runner-up Bergen Catholic.
Senior Alex Schimmel earned the only individual gold for St. Peter's by winning the 3,200 in 9:34.93, and the Marauders also captured the 4x800 in 8:53.78.
Junior Del Lindsay finished second in the 300 in 36.04. Freshman Matthew Pesko finished fourth in the 300 in 37.12. Sophomore Jaycen Peterson finished third in the 600 in 1:26.36. Junior Colin Rutledge was fifth in the 600 in 1:28.15. Senior Tarran Mohan placed second in the 1,600 in 4:29.51.
Senior Chad Trammell finished third in the 55 in the 7.87. Senior Zion Fowler cleared 6-2 to place second in the high jump. Sophomore Tommy O'Brien was third in the 1,600 in 4:29.96. Senior Theodore McCarthy finished fifth in the 3,200 in 10:00.95. Senior Richard Harrington placed sixth in the 3,200 in 10:04.64, and the 4x400 placed second in the 4x400 in 3:31.34.