Girls Winter Track Opens Season

By on January 5, 2014

MyVeronaNJ-Girls-TrackThe Verona High School girls winter track team got off to a good start over the holiday break. At the SEC Championships at the Jersey City Armory, the girls finished seventh in a field of 16 teams.

Dianka Moczula was the team’s highest finisher, with a second place in shot put with a throw of 26’8″. Cristina Calandra took third in pole vault with a 7′ 6″ vault and Tara Hull came in fourth in the same event at 7′. Christina Carlucci took fifth in shot put with a 24’4″ throw. Jessica Williams and Sarah Conboy were fifth and sixth in the 55 meter high hurdles with times of 10.0 and 10.8, respectively. Conboy also took sixth in the 800m with a time of 2:43, and Alex Luehs rounded out the field with a sixth place in high jump at 4’4″.

Then there was the F.D.U. Holiday Classic Meet, which saw several team members take home individual medals. Angel Barkley ran the 400m in 68.4 and the 4 x 200m relay team of Angel Barkley, Emilia Frizzi, Giuliana Frizzi and Jessica Williams compiled a 1:59 time. Dianka Moczula improved her shot put distance with a 28’4″ throw. Cristina Calandra equaled her SEC pole vault performance at 7’6″ and Tara Hull matched it. Alex Luehs again had a 4’4″ high jump effort, while Jess Williams did 14’4″ in long jump and Nell Karpinski did 27’8″ triple jump.

Then this past Saturday, the high hurdle relay team placed fourth with a time of 38.8 in the Essex County Relays at the Jersey City Armory.

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The team included seniors Sarah Conboy and Jordan Seubert, and juniors Jessica Williams and Madeline Burke. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Verona girls have placed in the shuttle hurdles at the Essex County Relay Championships, and their twelfth such placing in the last 14 years.

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