CBA captures two more indoor track championships

first_imgRaritan boys win A Central The Monmouth County Indoor Track and Field Championships were held on Jan. 21 at the Bennett Indoor Complex. Above: A group of runners sprint toward the finish line of the 400-meter dash. Below: Matawan’s Joy Price competed in the high jump. Price finished ninth in her event. PHOTOS BY ERIC SUCAR staff Christian Brothers Academy’s track and field team added two more championships to what has been a very impressive indoor season for the Colts.CBAadded the Monmouth County Shore ConferenceANorth Division crown last weekend to the Monmouth County Relays and Non- Public A State Relays titles the Colts won earlier this month. At the State Relays, the Colts were perfect, winning all nine events.At the county championship held on Jan. 21 at the Bennett Indoor Complex in Toms River, the Colts outscored runner-up Freehold Township, 86-52.Andrew Rohan was the only Colt to win an individual title, capturing the shot put with a toss of 54-10¼. On the track, CBA won the 4×400 (3:3:32.19).What separated the Colts from everyone elsewas their balance. The team scored points in every event but the 55-meter dash.Matawan pole-vaulter Dylan Spadaccini was the only other area athlete to strike gold. He was the only vaulter to clear the winning height of 13-6.As for the area girls, Mater Dei’s Caitlin Gatto won the high jump at 5-2.On Sunday, Jan. 23, the Colts made a mockery of the meet, piling up 158 points, more than double runner-up Freehold Township’s 70, in winning A North.Matt Pozzo won the 55-meter hurdles in 7.75, leading a parade of blue to the finish line. The Colts were second, third, fourth and sixth, scoring 29 points in that one event alone.Pozzo also won the 55-meter dash (6.71).CBAcross country runners took over in the 800 and 1,600 with Conrad Lippert winning the 800 in 1:59.89, just .02 ahead of teammate Tim Gorman (1:59.91). Kelly stepped off a 4:22.02 1,600 meters for the Colts.The Colts won the 4×400 in 3:34.12.Rohanwon the shot put with a 51-7 toss as CBAwon all three field events. Phil Reid was first in the high jump (6-2) and John Engels did 13-0 to win the pole vault.For the local girls, Middletown South’s Cassidy Weimer won the 3,200 (11:56.07) and Nicole Ras took the high jump (5-0). At the B North championships, Matawan swept the shot put competitions. Sharaj Prince was first among the boys at 46-3 while Marissa Grosso won the girls’ title at 33-1.The Huskies’ Dylan Spadaccini won the boys’ pole vault at 12-6. In the A Central Division meet, also held on Sunday, Raritan captured the boys’ title with 74 points.Michael Breen got the Rockets’ championship off to a speedy start by winning the meet’s first event, the 400-meter dash, in 51.84. Robert Fortune won the 55 hurdles (8.28). The Rocket sprinters would claim the 4×400 (3:39.07).Marc Latham won the pole vault (9-6). ShaneMertz completed the individual winners for the Rockets, taking the shot put with a throw of 44-0¼.St. John Vianney’s Ishmael Hyman won theACentral 55-meter dash (6.84).For the girls, Raritan’s Lauren Thomson and Marissa Hornacek went one-two in the high jump, with both clearing 4-8. Thomson took first on fewer misses.The Rockets won the 4×400 (4:27.81).Holmdel’s Katie Little (5:33.6) and Lindsay Conlan (5:39.78) went one-two in the A Central girls 1,600.In C Central, Daniel Polaco of Mater Dei Prepwon the boys’ 3,200 (10:10.79) and teammate Chris Pace took the shot put (45.4).It’s back to the Bennett Complex tomorrow (Jan. 28) for the Shore Conference Championships.last_img