Girls Track Kicks Off Season At Aviator Relays

By on April 10, 2017


Ninth graders Monica Egnezzo ( L) and Kathleen Nagy (R) before their first spring track meet.

The Verona High School girls track & field team began their season at the Aviator Relays in Hasbrouck Heights on Friday, a cold and windy day. The girls enjoyed much success in a very competitive field of 18 teams, placing high in several events:

Sprint Medley: First place, 4:36. Olivia Fiore (400m), Francesca Valle (200m), Chelsea Gruskin (200m), and Kate Ashley (800m);

4 x 100m: Third place, 53.4. Zoie Petronzo, Chelsea Gruskin, Olivia Fiore, Kate Ashley;

4 x 800m: Fourth place, 11:08. Kate Ashley, Kathleen Nagy, Karishma Parekh, Brianna Rigney;

Shuttle High Hurdles: Fifth place, 1:15. Cianna Winkler, Julia DiGeronimo, Carolyn Feeley, Carli Lavoie;

Pole Vault: Fifth place, total jumps 20’. Kelly Petrino, Lily Benanchietti, Francesca Esposito;

VHS’ long jump, high jump and 3x400m hurdle teams all got seventh places:
Long Jump Jump Team: Combined jumps of 43’9”, Olivia Fiore, Chelsea Gruskin, Kathleen Nagy;
High Jump Team: Combined jumps of 12’ 8”. Celine Matta, Alex Holland, Zoie Petronzo;
3 x 400mH Team: Time 3:56. Carli Lavoie, Brianna Rigney, Julia DiGeronimo

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Other varsity relay teams:
4 x 200m Team: Time 1:5.8. Zoie Petronzo, Olivia Fiore, Tori Socci, Chelsea Gruskin;
Javelin Team: Total throws 207’. Caitlyn Kenneally, Julia Cambreleng, Julianna Spina;
Triple-Jump Team: Jump total 57’. Celine Matta and Alex Holland.

Novice 1x100m: Fifth place, 59.3. Tori Socci, Monica Egnezzo, Rebecca Siclari, Francesca Valle;
Novice 4 x 200m: Fifth place, 2:06. Olivia Vogel, Rebecca Siclari, Monica Egnezzo, Francesca Valle

Other novice relay teams
Novice 4 x100m: 61.3. Jessica Derderian, Gianna Mattia, Gabrielle Montagna, Olivia Vogel
Novice 4 x 200m: 2:08. Jessica Derderian, Gianna Mattia, Carolyn Feeley, Gabrielle Montagna

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