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Hasbrouck Heights High School Girls' Track Captures Group 1 Crown

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2017 Hasbrouck Heights High School Girls' track team Credits: Robert Brady
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(As part of our launch, we will look back at stories that were missed during the April to August time frame.) 

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS – Depth.  It is something for that all coaches wish for. 

Depth propelled the Hasbrouck Heights High School Girls' track team to a North 1, Group 1 title on May 27-28, defeating Wallkill Valley and 14 other schools at the Group championship meet held at Randolph High School.  And the Lady Aviators were able to capture the title despite winning only one of the 18 events contested at the meet.  But it was a steady barrage of top 5 finishes that carried the Lady Aviators to a 93.5 - 71 victory over Wallkill Valley. Cresskill, Park Ridge and Emerson Boro rounded out the top 5.

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The depth also came to the forefront as no one had expected Hasbrouck Heights to be a strong team in 2017, after graduating several talented seniors.

"Because of all the girls we lost (to graduation), people expected us to go through a rebuilding year, " Hasbrouck Heights Head Coach Rob Brady stated.  "Because those older kids were so good, none of the younger kids, who were very good, had been able to crack the lineup a year ago.  This year,  when they got a chance to crack the lineup, they made the most out of it.” 

The throwing events put on an impressive performance, led by junior Kassie Ketcho’s win in the Girls Shot Put, with a toss of 39 feet, 5 inches.  She was joined in the top five in the event by fellow juniors Catherine Castellanos, who finished third with a toss of 33 feet 5 ¼ inches, and senior Anna Tsapelis, with a toss of 32 feet, 5 inches, good enough for fifth.  That event added 18 points to the Aviators total of 93.50

Ketcho and Castellanos came in second and tenth in the discus, with throws of 103 feet, 3 inches, and 85 feet, 3 inches, respectively.  Ketcho picked up another second place in the javelin, with a throw of 120-03, Castellanos throw of 99-08 was good enough for an eighth place finish, while junior Victoria Vizzachero came in 11th with a throw of 91-05. 

Monika Lucic picked up a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, and fourth in the 400-meter hurdles.  Lucic added a seventh in the high jump, while Olivia Licini finished eighth. 

Behind a trio of sophomores, the Aviators racked up points in the pole vault as well, with Natalie Stefanelli’s 8-foot vault lifting her to a second-place finish.  Kelly Innis finished fifth while Courtney Summers took home 12th place.

The relays were a strong point for the Aviators as well, picking up a pair of second place finishes in the 4 x 800 relay;  and the 4 x 400 relay   The 4 x 100 relay picked up a third-place finish. 

 

Girls 100 Meter Dash Finals

Finish       Name                                                         Grade         Result                        Points Earned   

7              Lichtenberger, Crystal                                   12            13.03

9             Thomas, Haylle                                              11            13.20

14           Fye, Nyasia                                                    11            13.60

Girls 200 Meter Dash  

5              Lichtenberger, Crystal                                   12            26.53                                    2 

8             Thomas, Haylle                                               11            27.26

12           Fye, Nyasia                                                     11            27.95 

Girls 400 Meter Dash  

7             Lichtenberger, Crystal                                     12         1:00.16  

Girls 800 Meter Run  

4             Quinn, Ashley                                                  12         2:23.08                                4 

20           Torres, Serena                                                 10         2:40.39  

Girls 1600 Meter Run  

9             Sedlmeir, Marie                                                12            5:49.92  

11           Nichols, Emma                                                  11            5:54.15

16           Parente, Morgan                                               12            6:06.94  

Girls 3200 Meter Run  

11           Nichols, Emma                                                  11            12:55.69  

17           DiLascio, Giana                                                 11            13:34.59

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles  

2              Lucic, Monika                                                   11           15.8                                    8 

5              Fontalvo, Sydney                                             12           17.15 16.92                        2 

13           Torres, Serena                                                  10           17.54

Girls 400 Meter Hurdles  

4             Lucic, Monika                                                     11            1:07.37                             4 

6             Fontalvo, Sydney                                              12            1:10.50                             1 

7             Torres, Serena                                                  10            1:10.99

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay  

3  Hasbrouck Heights 'A'                                                                52.14                                  6 

1) Innis, Kelly 10 2) Quinn, Ashley 12 3) Thomas, Haylle 11 4) Fye, Nyasia 11 

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay  

2   Hasbrouck Heights                                                                     4:07.60                             8 

1) Lichtenberger, Crystal 12 2) Quinn, Ashley 12 3) Thomas, Haylle 11 4) Fontalvo, Sydney 12 

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay  

2 Hasbrouck Heights HS 'A'                                                           10:07.20                              8 

1) Torres, Serena 10 2) Sedlmeir, Marie 12  3) Quinn, Ashley 12 4) Parente, Morgan 12 

Girls High Jump  

7             Lucic, Monika                                                     11           4-08.00 

8              Licini, Olivia                                                       10          4-06.00 

--             Koukoutsis, Julia                                               10           No height cleared

Girls Pole Vault  

2             Stefanelli, Natalie                                             10             8-06.00                             8 

T6           Innis, Kelly                                                         10             8-00.00                            0.50

12            Summers, Courtney                                         10           7-06.00 

Girls Long Jump

15           Auriemma, Kristen                                               9          13-11.50 

20          Fye, Nyasia                                                          11          13-00.75 

Girls Triple Jump  

2              Lucic, Monika                                                        11           35-08.00                          8 

11           Auriemma, Kristen                                                9            30-04.50 

12          Koukoutsis, Julia                                                  10            29-11.50 

Girls Shot Put  

1             Ketcho, Kassandra                                              11            39-05.00                         10 

3             Castellanos, Catherine                                      11            33-05.25                             6 

5             Tsapelis, Anna                                                      12            25 32-05                         2 

Girls Discus Throw  

2             Ketcho, Kassandra                                           11                            103-03                  8 

10           Castellanos, Catherine                                   11                               85-03 

Girls Javelin Throw  

2             Ketcho, Kassandra                                           11                            120-03                 8 

7             Castellanos, Catherine                                   11                               99-08 

11           Vizzacchero, Victoria                                       11                             91-05 

Women -   - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored

1)   Hasbrouck Heights. HS 93.50 2) Wallkill Valley HS 71.50 3) Cresskill HS 65.50 4) Park Ridge HS 58 5) Emerson HS 42.50 6) Verona HS 40 7) Midland Park HS 29 8) Bogota HS 28 9) Hawthorne HS 26 10) New Milford HS 25 11) Butler HS 24 12) Kinnelon HS 20 13) Waldwick HS 16 14) Saddle Brook HS 7 15) Palisades Park HS 6 15) Wallington HS 6

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