WEST MILFORD, NJ - On Monday afternoon, the Passaic Valley boys’ track team lost against West Milford 67-73.

Last season, under Coach Joel Thornton, the Hornets had their first win against West Milford. In a very contentious meet, it all came down to the 4x400 meter relay. Unfortunately, West Milford beat them, giving the Hornets the loss.

Coach Joel Thornton commented on the team’s performance.

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“It was great performance by the team and they all showed amazing heart to the end," he said. "A big shout out to Erick Alvarez for scoring 20 points and taking first in four events and Fernando Flores for scoring 15 points and taking first in three events.”

Noah Capehart, sophomore, pulled in second place in the 3200 meter dash, meanwhile breaking his personal record. Milos Miladinov, junior, hit his personal in the 1600 meter dash and placed second. Ardit Adili, senior, walked away with two first place finishes in the shot put and discus. Some notable finishes was Joshua Martinez, senior, in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash. Michael Cyman, senior, in the shot and discus and Santiago Hernandez, junior, in the 400 intermediate hurdles and 110 intermediate hurdles.

Currently, the varsity point leaders are Alvarez with 30.33 points, Flores with 15 points, and Adili with 10 points.

The Hornets will be competing next at home in the Passaic County relays meet.