Girls Track Wins SEC Championship

By on May 13, 2014

girls-track2014-champsThe Verona High School girls track & field team won the SEC Independence Conference Track & Field Championship on Friday at Newark Schools Stadium by a wide margin.

Verona finished with a team score of 139.5, ahead of Weequahic (124), Shabazz (68.5), University (50), Science Park (41), Montclair Kimberley Academy (30), Orange (27), Glen Ridge (7) and Technology (1). The championship pitted the county’s smaller schools against each other.

“It was truly an exciting meet with the lead changing back and forth against a very strong and defending champion Weequahic team,” says Coach Gene Leporati. “Most of the girls had their personal best performances which proved to be the major ingredient for our success.”

Verona’s results included three first place and six second place finished, as well as three third places. Here’s a rundown of Verona’s scoring in the events:

First Place:

400m Hurdles: Sarah Conboy

Javelin: Nell Karpinski

3200m: Amanda Flores

Second Place:

400m: Angel Barkley

High Jump: Angel Barkley

Discus & Shot Put: Jasmine Okafor

Javelin: Christina Carlucci

Pole Vault: Cristina Calandra and Tara Hull (tied)

4 x 400m Relay: Angel Barkley, Emily Petermann, Jordan Seubert and Jess Williams

Third Place:

Long-Jump & 100m High Hurdles: Jessica Williams

Discus: Dianka Moczula

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Javelin: Jessica Hall

Fourth Place:

100m High Hurdles: Sarah Conboy

400m Hurdles: Jessica Williams

Pole Vault: Michaela Fogarty

800m: Emily Petermann

High Jump: Caroline Kirnan

Fifth Place:

400m Hurdles: Jordan Seubert

Long Jump: Caroline Kirnan

Sixth Place:

Long Jump: Jackie Brunner

1600m: Amanda Flores

High-Jump: Jasmine Okafor

100m High Hurdles: Jordan Seubert

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