CRANFORD, NJ - Congratulations to this week’s athletes of the week Trey Pascual and Bella DeSimone.

Pascual, a senior on the winter track team led the pole vault relay team to its first Group 3 State Championship. Pascual also earned the best vault in Group 3 at 13 feet.

It’s about the jumping and the feeling of being in the air that Pascual loves about competing in the pole vault, “Seeing the bar not fall when you go over it is a great experience,” said Pascual.

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In his free time the senior likes to watch Netflix, play soccer and snack.

No college decisions have been made to date, however Pascual knows he wants to major in accounting.

DeSimone, a senior on the swim team set a new school record and placed second in the 50 freestyle at the Union County Championships. Along with helping the 200 medley relay team to a second-place finish and the 200 freestyle relay to new school record. Both relay teams qualified for Meet of Champions.

Looking forward the accomplished senior will swim at Niagara University in the fall, where she will major in nursing.

“I am so excited about a new atmosphere, meeting new people and new teammates, although I love my teammates here and will miss them.”

In her free time DeSimone likes to read and go hiking.