RANDOLPH, NJ- Led by juniors Abby Loveys and Meghan O’Malley the Randolph girls indoor track team completed their most successful season ever with an unprecedented number of major team championships. Highlights include:
- County Relay Championship – won the team title by a score of 70-28, the largest margin of victory. First place finishes in High Jump, Pole Vault, Shuttle Hurdles, 4x800 and Distance Medley along with runner up finishes in the Shot Put and Sprint Medley led the way.
- Morris County Championships – led by double winner Abby Loveys in the 1600 and 3200, Randolph had other victories by Karen Hull in the hurdles and Meghan O’Malley in the high jump. Other scorers included Makayla Taylor who was 2nd in the shot, Brooke Olson 2nd in 1600 and 5th in the 3200, Meredith Finley 3rd in the 1000 and 4th in the 1600.
- In addition, Jordyn Kranis took 2nd in pole vault and 3rd in high jump, Paige Zangara 2nd in high jump and 3rd in pole vault, Amanda Houston 5th in the 1000 and Hannah Murphy 6th in the shot.
- Randolph won another overwhelming team victory by a score of 99-37.
- Group 4 State Relays – First Group Relay championship ever by Randolph included first place finishes in the Distance Medley (Brooke Olson, Amanda Houston, Meredith Finley, Abby Loveys) and the High Jump (Meghan O’Malley and Karen Hull) and second in the Shuttle Hurdles (Karen Hull, Clare Doto, Jordyn Kranis and Meghan O’Malley)
- The same 4 distance runners doubled back and picked up a third in the 4x800, Jordyn Kranis and Paige Zangara were also third in the pole vault and Makayla Taylor and Hannah Murphy picked up a fourth in the shot put. The team won the title by a score of 44-26.
- Group 4 State Championships – after dropping a close Sectional Championship to Ridgewood the week before Randolph stormed back the following week and won their first Group individual team championship ever led by Abby Loveys who was a double state champion in the 1600 and 3200 scoring 20 of the team’s 29 points. Abby won this double at Counties, Sectionals and Groups. Meghan O’Malley was second in the high jump for 8 more points and Makayla Taylor completed the scoring with a sixth place finish in the shot. Randolph won the team title by a tight score of 29-26.
- Meet of Champions – 4 Randolph athletes competed at the MOC’s in Toms River on Saturday 2/24. Abby Loveys once again led the way with a second place finish in the girls 1600 running an indoor personal best of 4:59 in a strategic and exciting race. This is the 7th consecutive season that Abby has been an All State performer solidifying her position as one of the premier distance runners in New Jersey. Meredith Finley also ran the 1600 after qualifying as a wild card and finished 14th in the state with an indoor personal best of 5:10. Meghan O’Malley proved again to be among the top high jumpers in New Jersey with a medal winning 8th place finish at 5’4”. Makayla Taylor competed in the shot put as she completed her season as one of the top throwers in the Morris area.
After their historic indoor season chock full of championships the girls look forward to continued success as the spring season comes around. With the trophy cases busting at the seams, as Chief Brody would say “We’re going to need a bigger boat.”