Spotswood Track and Field Teams Open Season with Wins


SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys and girls varsity track teams both posted victories over Bishop Ahr this week to start their season on a positive note.

Nick DiMaria won his 100, 200 and 400 meter races while sophomore Justin Dekovics came in first in both his 1600 and 3200 meter distance races. Freshman AJ Kolbawski won his 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.6 while Jesus Serna of Bishop Ahr claimed victory in the 400 meter hurdles.

Spotswood dominated in the other aspects of the meet with Justin Pagulligan placing first in the high jump, Lou Basil winning the pole vault and Mike Garifalos taking both the shot put and discus events. Dylan Blado won both the long jump and triple jump for the Chargers and Mike Corace took the javelin event.

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On the girls side, Bishop Ahr's Brittany George won both the 100 and 200 meter races while Jada Ledford took the 400 meter race for the Trojans. Senior Ally Coghlan won the 800 meter race with a time of 2:41.2 for the Chargers. Spotswood's Cassy Raia took both the 1600 and 3200 meter races while Michaela Robinson claimed victory in both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles.

The girls track and field team was also successful in the other portions of the meet. Sabrina Ortolano won both the pole vault and the javelin events. Angel Ebube won both the long and triple jump for Spotswood while Leyani Vasilokos won the discus. Bishop Ahr's Gabby Loftun won the high jump.

Spotswood's track and field teams will spend the week practicing for an invitational meet at East Brunswick High School on Saturday, April 16. Colonia will visit Spotswood High School on Tuesday, April 19 for a meet.

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