Kate Ashley Qualifies For Meet Of Champions

By on June 3, 2018

Kate AshleyKate Ashley qualified for track & field’s Meet of Champions for the second consecutive year in the 800m, after placing second at the NJSIAA Group 1 Championship on Saturday in a time of 2:18.02.

Erin Petrino got her personal best with a vault 9’6” in pole-vault. Freshman Bridget O’Donnell also ran her personal best in the 3200m in 12:44.3.

Verona High School sent several female athletes to Groups, which saw Owen Fogarty of the VHS boys team break a 44-year-old school record in pole vault. Lily Benanchietti competed for the girls in pole vault; Julia DiGeronimo, Bridget O’Donnell, Kathleen Nagy and Brianna Rigney ran the 4 x 800m; and Olivia Fiore, Olivia Vogel, Chelsea Gruskin and Kate Ashley competed as the 4 x 400m team. Ashley also ran the 400m, finishing ninth.

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The Meet of Champions will be held Saturday, June 9, at Northern Burlington High School. Fogarty will also be competing after placing second in Group 1 pole vault.

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