JERSEY CITY, NJ - It was an exciting day for Gov. Livingston Track on Saturday at the Union County Indoor Individual Championships in the Jersey City Armory. Two athletes became County Champions and set meet records in the process. The Girls Track Team came in third overall and the Boys Team came in fifth.
Victoria Vanrielle led the girls with a school and meet record in the 800 m. Vanrielle ran 2:15.91, beating the meet record set last year by Amari Onque-Shabazz of Union Catholic by .97 seconds.
Andrew Aguilera and Doug Ladzinski went 1-2 in the 55 m hurdles. Aguilera ran a personal best 7.51, currently ranked third in NJ, and broke the school and meet record [set by Jason Cission Jr. of Plainfield last year, by .01 seconds]. Ladzinski ran 7.75. Aguilera also took second in the 55 m dash in 6.55, a personal best.
Other top six finishes include:
Lauren Boyd came in second in the shot put with a personal best throw of 36-7.25, exceeding her personal best by three feet.
The Girls 4 X 400 m relay came in second in 4:09.13. Nicole Trezza, Cristal Vilasoa, Danielle Petryk, and Victoria Vanrielle.
The 4x 400 team of Zach Goldman, Tim Branthover, Jakada Khalfani, and Andrew Aguilera placed fifth.
Mackenzie Lloyd finished fifth in the 3200 m in 12:32.49.
Leah Saifi finished fifth in the high jump by jumping 4’10”.
Amanda Johnson finished sixth in the 1600 m in 5:43.65.
Note: Pole vault is not held in the Union County Indoor Championships due to limitations of the event facility.