Pope John Girls Track Wins Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex Championship


HARDYSTON, NJ - The Pope John girls track team surpassed its 2011 meet record of 111 points by winning seven of the 16 events in the Hunterdon-Warren-Sussex meet, racking up a total of 144 points. North Hunterdon was second with 104 while Hunterdon Central grabbed third place honors with 68 points.

There were significant contributions from Ivy-bound trio of Marissa Evans- Dartmouth, Dina Naphor- Lafayette and future Yale Bulldog, Calleigh Higgins. These girls won five events. Evans won the long jump, 200M and the 400M, and placed second in 400 intermediate hurdles, earning her  the Most Outstanding Runner award. Naphor won the 100M, placed second in the high jump, third in 100 high hurdles and fourth in the long jump. Higgins cruised to a convincing win in the 800M, placed second in the 1600M and anchored the second place finish in the 4X400.

Other Lady Lions who contributed were reining Meet of Champions winner Katlyn Rymarzow in the pole vault and Victoria Perez in the shot put. Rymarzow won the pole vault, tying her meet record height of 11-6 set last year.

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Final Results:

100-METER DASH: 1-Dina Naphor, Pope John, 12.68. 2-Nicole DeBlasio, Hunterdon Central, 12.68. 3-Jamie Weagley, Hackettstown, 12.70. 4-Nioami Miranda, Hackettstown, 12.76. 5-Taylor Mantz, North Hunterdon, 12.89.

200-METER DASH: 1-Marissa Evans, Pope John, 25.33. 2-Morgan Harvey, North Hunterdon, 25.90. 3-Nicole DeBlasio, Hunterdon Central, 26.04. 4-Nioami Miranda, Hackettstown, 26.43. 5-Jamie Weagley, Hackettstown, 26.76.

400-METER RUN: 1-Marissa Evans, Pope John, 57.16. 2-Nikki Cleary, Hunterdon Central, 58.36. 3-Jacqueline Berardo, Hunterdon Central, 58.53.  4-Jordan O'Brien, Pope John, 59.84. 5-Nioami Miranda, Hackettstown, 1:00.11.  

800-METER RUN: 1-Calleigh Higgins, Pope John, 2:18.02. 2-Marissa Coombs, Kittatinny, 2:20.91. 3-Jacqueline Berardo, Hunterdon Central, 2:20.98. 4-Sally Falk, North Hunterdon, 2:21.49. 5-Abby Keller, Pope John, 2:22.74.

1,600-METER RUN: 1-Eve Glasergreen, North Hunterdon, 5:00; 2-Calleigh Higgins, Pope John, 5:10.23. 3-Erin McLaughlin, Voorhees, 5:12.02. 4-Ana DiMarcello, North Hunterdon, 5:14.90. 5-Kelly Schaffer, South Hunterdon, 5:17.21.

110-METER HURDLES: 1-Morgan Harvey, North Hunterdon, 14.50, record; former record, 15.06, Harvey, 2013. 2-Sara Gardner, Delaware Valley, 14.89. 3-Dina Naphor, Pope John, 15.50. 4-Katlyn Rymarzow, Pope John, 16.16. 5-Sheridan Maybin, North Hunterdon, 16.35.

400-METER INTERMEDIATE HURDLES: 1-Morgan Harvey, North Hunterdon, 1:00.54, record; former record, 1:01.41, Jen Silvestri, Sparta, 2012. 2-Marissa Evans, Pope John, 1:01.77. 3-Vicky Sheridan, Pope John, 1:03.38. 4-Carky Zdanek, Newton, 1:03.58. 5-Sara Gardner, Delaware Valley, 1:04.16.

HIGH JUMP: 1-Sara Gardner, Delaware Valley, 5-4, tied record; Danielle Farrand, Sparta, 2013. 2-Megan Robinson, Newton, and Dina Naphor, Pope John, 5-0. 4-Bryn Pfleger, Hunterdon Central, and Addison Hillard, Newton, 4-10.

LONG JUMP: 1-Marissa Evans, Pope John, 16-7 1/2. 2-Kaleigh Guth, Warren Hills, 16-5. 3-Taylor Mantz, North Hunterdon, 16-4 1/2. 4-Dina Naphor, Pope John, 16-4 1/4. 5-Erin Woop, High Point, 16-1 3/4.

TRIPLE JUMP: 1-Ayana Stropher, Phillipsburg, 35-6. 2-Erin Woop, High Point, 34-2 3/4. 3-Katlyn Rymarzow, Pope John, 33-10. 4-Lilianna Mikitiuk, North Hunterdon, 33-5. 5-Maya Acocella, North Hunterdon, 33-0.

SHOT PUT: 1-Victoria Perez, Pope John, 35-4. 2-Abby Grunden, North Hunterdon, 34-3. 3-Braelyn Perez, Pope John, 33-0 1/2. 4-Stephanie Williams, Phillipsburg, 32-4. 5-Kemdi O'Koro, Warren Hills, 31-6.

JAVELIN: 1-Samantha Camisa, Voorhees, 121-11, record; former record, 120-3, Amy Suttmeier, North Hunterdon, 2013. 2-Amy Suttmeier, North Hunterdon, 119-3. 3-Stephanie Hand, Hunterdon Central, 112-10. 4-Danielle Line, Pope John, 104-3. 5-Jessica Hurley, Lenape Valley, 103-5.

POLE VAULT: 1-Katelyn Rymarzow, Pope John, 11-6, tied record, Rymarzow, 2013. 2-Madison Heft, Hunterdon Central, 10-6. 3-Cara Kelly, Vernon, 10-6. 4-Nikki Cleary, Hunterdon Central, 10-0. 5-Sabrina Anderson, Hunterdon Central, 10-0.

1,600-METER RELAY: 1-Hunterdon Central 4:01.60. 2-Pope John 4:05.52. 3-Kittatinny 4:06.35. 4-North Hunterdon 4:08.89. 5-Voorhees 4:17.40

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