SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Warmer temperatures made competing outside more bearable for Spotswood High School varsity track and field athletes this past week. It was also a busy one with five meets in three days. Both the boys and girls varsity teams held meets with Metuchen High School and Colonia. The girls participated in an additional meet with Mother Seton Regional High School.

The boys concluded the week with a 2-1 overall record, losing to Metuchen 77.5-62.5 and beating Colonia 82-56. Highlights in the meet with Metuchen included Nick DiMaria winning the 100m, 200m and 400m races. Justin Decovics placed first in the 1600m and 3200m while Ed Amaya won the pole vault and Mike Corace won the javelin.

Nick DiMaria also faired well against Colonia, winning all three sprints again. Rick Kraczewski won the 800m race while Justin Decovics placed first in the 1600m run. Shea Obado and Vinnie Maselli teamed with DiMaria and Kraczewski to win the 4x400m relay. Zach Miller won the triple jump. Corace again placed first in the javelin competition. Mike Garifalos won the shot put while Mike Tarrant placed first in the discus event.

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The girls also lost to Metuchen by a score of 74-66. They too beat Colonia by an overall score of 96-42. The Chargers dominated Mother Seton on the track, winning 108-35. Mother Seton has yet to win a meet this season.

Highlights against Metuchen included Ally Coghlan winning the 1600m and Cassy Raia placing first in the 3200m race.Michaela Robinson won both the 100m and 400m hurdles. Angel Ebube won the high jump competition and the long jump while Megan Gallagher placed first in the shot put and Leyani Vasilkos won the discus.

Against Colonia, Kate Wasserman placed first in the 800m while Coghlan and Raia again won the 1600m and 3200m races. Robinson also grabbed both hurdle races and Erube again placed first in the high and long jumps. She also won the triple jump. Amanda Mausser placed first in the pole vault. Sabrina Ortolano won the javelin while Gallagher and Vasilkos won the shot put and discus.

The Chargers faired quite well in the majority of the events against Mother Seton. Spotswood highlights included:

  • 200m - Michaela Robinson 27.3
  • 800m - Ally Coghlan 2:31
  • 1600m - Kate Wasserman 5:23
  • 3200m - Ally Coghlan 11:15
  • 100m Hurdles - Michaela Robinson 18.4
  • 400m Hurdles - Kate Ward 61.5
  • High Jump - Angel Ebube 3-8
  • Pole Vault - Sabrina Ortolano 7
  • Long Jump - Angel Ebube 14-4.5
  • Triple Jump - Angel Ebube 31-1
  • Discus - Leyani Vasilakos 75-1
  • Javelin - Megan Gallagher 86-1

Both track and field teams will be competing next week in meets on Thursday, April 28 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia and on Saturday, April 30 at an invitational meet at John F. Kennedy High School.