TOMS RIVER, NJ - Gov. Livingston Pole Vault standouts Leah and Lauren Saifi had a repeat performance taking home the second consecutive NJSIAA Group 2 Championship title by clearing a combined 23 feet. The sisters set a new Group 2 record and tied the All Group relay record on Sunday at the Bennett Center in Toms River.
Leah jumped an indoor personal best of 12’ 6” and Lauren jumped her indoor personal best of 10’6”. Leah’s 12’6” jump puts her at #1 in NJ and #10 in the US for the indoor season.
The 10 points earned by the Saifi sisters' first place finish helped the Gov. Livingston Girls Team to their second place overall finish.
Tournament highlights include:
The Distance Medley Relay team of Cristal Vilasoa (400M), Danielle Petryk(800M), Erin Splaine (1200M) and Victoria Vanrielle(1600M) placed fourth in 13:00.49.
The Sprint Medley Relay team of Alexandra Cassu (200M), Leah Saifi (200M), Nicole Trezza (400M) and Victoria Vanriele (800M) placed third in 4:24.9.
The Shot Put Relay placed sixth. Lauren Boyd threw 33’2” and Alexa Salida threw 28’4” for a total of 61’6”.
The High Jump Relay placed second. Sara Kelly and Jessica Ripperger each jumped 4’8”.
The Boys Team placed 16th out of 24 teams.
The Pole Vault Relay placed fourth. Brian Rubenstein vaulted 13’ and Josh Mirabella vaulted 11’ for a combined score of 24’.
The Sprint Medley Relay team of Andrew Aguilera (200M), Christopher McLaughlin (200M), Doug Ladzinski (400M), and Mike (800M) placed sixth in 3:46.83.