CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week, Jack Korzeneski and Katherine Russell.
Jack, a senior on the varsity wrestling team entered the Union County Tournament as the eighth seed, beat the ninth seed then knocked off the first and fourth seeds before pinning the third seed in the finals to earn himself the 138 lb. Union County Championship.
"I understand that I didn't have a lot of criteria so I knew I wasn't going to get a great seed," said Korzeneski. "Coming in and getting the eighth seed, I was like 'come on.' I thought I was a little better than most of these guys here. I think I'll get a really good seed now for districts though."
Katherine, a senior on the winter track team, led the Cougars to a season-best mark and sixth place team finish in the 4x800m relay with a personal best time of 2:40 at the Union County Track & Field Relay Championships on Saturday.
"I did cross country for the first time this year, so I really think that helped my endurance to run faster," said Russell. "(2:40) is already 15 seconds faster than I ran last year. I just think to myself 'go faster, go faster.' Personally, I want to get into the 2:30s, atleast 2:35."
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