RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph high school Girls track team had four girls qualify and race this past weekend at the NJ Indoor Track State Meet of Champions. This is the highest level of track and field and is very difficult to qualify for especially out of Group 4 which includes the largest schools in the state.
After moving on by placing in the state sectional meet, they then punched their ticket to the MOC in the Group championships.
The girls and their qualifying event are:
* Nora May McSorley, Senior, 800 meters 2:18
* Brooke Olson, Sophmore, 3200 meters. 11:11
* Abby Loveys, Freshman 3200 meters. 11:17
* Meghan O'Malley, Freshman, High Jump. 5'2"
The MOC ( Meet of Champions ) was in Toms River the last weekend in February.
The results from the weekend are as follows:
*Nora May McSorley, 800 meters 2:17.70 8th place (for the entire state - all Groups) Top 8 and medalists.
*Meghan O’Malley, 5'2" for 11th in high jump
*Brooke Olson, 11:10.05 for 12th in 3200 – (#3 all time for Randolph)
*Abby Loveys, 21st at MOC. 9th at the Group 4 meet at 11:17.09 (#6 all time for Randolph).
The distance girls completed their season at the Eastern States Championships at the NYC Armory on Tuesday Mar. 1 with a Penn Relays qualifying time. They finished 6th overall at 9:30.94. The relay team consists of Brooke Olson, Courtney Daraky, Abby Loveys and Nora McSorley.
A couple of other notable performances by Randolph Athletes from Easterns:
Jesse Pasquale flew 17 feet in the long jump, and Meghan O'Malley jumped 16 feet.
Josh Holihan placed 3rd in the boys two mile, running it in 9:32.2 which is one of the top Randolph performances ever.
Coach Kevin Higgins commented, “For my distance girls the goal was to get the Penn Relays qualifier and they hit a home run, all running really well. It was a great way to end the season on a high note after many great performances throughout the season.”