RANDOLPH, NJ- As evidenced by the number of athletes who take their sport to the college level, the Randolph Track and Field team has been one of the more successful programs in northern NJ over the past five years.
During the first week of April, down at William and Mary University in Williamsburg VA, the Colonial Relays saw many former RHS stars meet once again to compete in their sport at the collegiate level. While it was great for all to see familiar faces of old neighbors and former teammates, this time they were on opposing teams, and competing against one another.
There were six Randolph High School graduates in the meet, competing for five different Division 1 schools.
Collin Frost competed in the 3,000 meter run for Binghamton University.
Greg Stickle competed in the long jump and 400 meter run for Monmouth University.
Sam Knipper competed in the 1500 meter run and the 4x1500 meter relay for Rider University, while Jon Knipper competed in the Steeplechase, also for Rider University.
Kyle Holder ran the 400 hurdles, the 4x800 meter relay, and 4x400 meter relay for Rutgers.
Margaret Thomson competed for Bucknell in the 3,000 meter run.
They all began as young members of the Randolph Recreation track program, blossomed into successful careers at RHS, and then continued to hone their talents in college.
Also competing at the meet was the Johns Hopkins University track team, who are coached by RHS alum Kimberly Standridge Lewnes.