Randolph Girls Track and Field Team Sweep Spring Championships


RANDOLPH, NJ- Now that the calendar has turned the page to the month of May it is time for the Randolph girls to win track and field championships.

During the first three weeks of May the Lady Rams runners managed to sweep the three local championships in convincing fashion with major contributions from each of the disciplines – sprints, distance, jumps and weights.

Junior Abby Loveys continues to build her resume as the best distance runner in New Jersey. Junior Meghan O’Malley consistently scored in all three jumps as well as the hurdles. Senior Makayla Taylor has emerged as one of the top performers in the area in both the shot put and discus. Finally, Karen Hull is an all-around strong performer in the sprints, hurdles and long jump.

Sign Up for E-News

Highlights of the local championships:

County Relays – Wednesday 5-2-18.

What began as a blazing, hot day turned into a cool team victory for the Lady Rams by a score of 97 to 48 over 2nd place Roxbury and the rest of the field. The distance team turned in two wins in the 4x1600 and distance medley, and a 3rd in the 4x800 for good measure. Joining Abby Loveys in these events were Brooke Olson, Kate Gihorski, Meredith Finley, Kaitlyn Attinello and Amanda Houston.

The jumpers won the high jump and pole vault and finished 2nd in both the long jump and triple jump relays. The pole vault team consisted of Paige Zangara, Jordyn Kranis and Michelle Lu. Meghan O’Malley was on the other three scoring jumps joined by Kranis and Zangara in the high jump, Karen Hull and Julia Kohn in the long jump and Kohn and Stephanie Heiberger in the triple jump.

The throwers were 1st in the discus, 2nd in the shot and 6th in the javelin. Makayla Taylor led the way in the discus and shot, joined by Hannah Murphy and Kat Sharabba on both teams. The javelin team included Murphy, Cassie Peo and Hope Ugalde.

Despite a DQ in the shuttle hurdles the sprinters still did their part with a 2nd in the 4x100, 5th in the 4x200 and 5th in the shuttle hurdles. Contributing were Karen Hull, Steph Branham, Evelyn Swayze, Paige Zangara, Olivia Mancuso, Catherine Fairfield, Ava Casareale and Chloe Whiting.

NJAC Championships Tuesday 5-8-18 and Wednesday 5-9-18

Abby Loveys scored two convincing victories in the 1600 and 3200. Her 5:01 in the 1600 was not the time she was hoping for but was a win nonetheless. On day two Abby came back with guns blazing and ran a huge personal best at 10:40 in the 3200 which is the number two time in New Jersey and the second fastest time ever for a Randolph girl behind Joelle Amaral’s 10:37.

Karen Hull was third in both the 100 hurdles and the 100 meter dash, and topped that off with a 4th place finish in the long jump.

Meghan O’Malley scored in all four of her events – 3rd in the high jump, 4th in the triple jump, 5th in the 100 hurdles and 6th in the long jump.

Makayla Taylor led the way in the weights with a win in the discus at 121’10” and a huge personal best in the shot at 41’4” for 2nd place.

All three pole vaulters came through for the team with Paige Zangara leading the way at 10’ for 2nd, Jordyn Kranis hit 9’6” for 3rd and Michelle Lu reached 8’6” for a tie for 4th.

Completing the scoring for Randolph was sophomore Meredith Finley who placed 6th in the 800 with a 2:24 as she rounds in to championship form.

The Rams scored a total of 84.75 points to easily outdistance 2nd place Pope John.

Morris County Championships Wednesday 5-16-18 and Thursday 5-17-18

Once again the Randolph girls had a huge victory with the highest point total ever at 107 points more than double the score of 2nd place West Morris. Meghan O’Malley was all over the place scoring in all of her events again with a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th and led the team in scoring with a whopping 26 points.

Karen Hull scored a victory in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.98 to go with her 2nd place finish in the 100 meter dash. Karen also placed in the long jump with a 4th place finish.

Makayla Taylor repeated her discus win from the week before and finished 3rd in the shot put.

Abby Loveys electrified the crowd with a stunning and dominating win in the 1600 on day one with a state leading time of 4:52, a personal best. She doubled back on day two with another easy win in the 3200. Meredith Finley continued her rapid improvement with a personal best of 2:20 in the 800 which was good for a 4th place finish for the distance crew.

In the pole vault Paige Zangara finished 2nd at 10 feet followed by Jordyn Kranis who reached 9’6” for third. Jordyn also finished 4th in the high jump.

The State Championships will begin with the Sectionals on Friday and Saturday 5/25 and 5/26 as the girls face Ridgewood who is responsible for the only blemish on Randolph’s 2017-2018 record. Randolph finished a close second to Ridgewood at the indoor sectionals only to come back a week later and win the Group Championships. It should be a great battle and the Randolph girls will be looking for revenge.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News



June 12, 2018

On June 4, 2018, the Randolph Board of Education (BOE) held a special meeting, at which they discussed the recent vote of no confidence by the Randolph Education Association (REA) regarding the leadership of Superintendent Jennifer Fano. In passing a resolution that unanimously expresses confidence in Superintendent Fano, along with their related statement, the Board unfortunately chose to ...

REF's Randolph Rocks 5K Photo Slideshow

June 16, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ-  Randolph Rocks "REF" 5K,

Morristown Happenings: Things to Do in Morristown This Weekend June 15-17

June 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Wondering what to do this weekend? Celebrate Dad by checking out the many activities and event happening in Morristown this weekend. have a great weekend everyone!


Friday June 15

David Heherty and the Live Off Tour; Mayo Performing Arts Center; 7:30pm

Bossa Nova Baby performed by Juliana Areias; Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre; 8pm


Saturday ...

Morris County Opens New Veterans Service Office

June 14, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A new Morris County Veterans Services Office and Veterans Administration Clinic located in Morris Township officially opened today in a ceremony that included the unveiling and dedication of a POW/MIA Chair of Honor for the county.
The Morris County Board of Freeholders and representatives of the Veterans Administration and officials of the ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, June 22, 2:00 PM

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph

Films on Friday: Coco

Arts & Entertainment Education Health & Wellness Other


Sat, June 23, 10:00 AM

CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Morristown

CASA Information Session

Sat, June 23, 10:00 AM

CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Morristown

CASA Information Session

Randolph School Bus Drivers Enjoy Appreciation Brunch

June 20, 2018

Randolph, NJ — More than 45 bus drivers and members of the transportation department gathered on Wednesday for an end-of-the-year appreciation brunch organized by district parent, Tracey Drazek, and funded by the Randolph Education Foundation (REF).

It was an unusual scene at the transportation department. Given the nature of their work, bus drivers and staff do not have the ...

Randolph Graduating Class of 2018 Told "Find Your Passion" and "Make Good Choices"

June 22, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School graduated the Class of 2018 on Thursday June 21, where students heard positive messages full of inspiration from their student speakers.

Principal Debbie Iosso opened the ceremony, sharing words of encouragement for her 10th RHS graduating class.  ( PHOTO SLIDESHOW  above in Photo section )

“May each of you take time to find your ...

The Power of Positive Engagement

June 21, 2018

June 15, 2018

To the Editor:

I wanted to share this letter from Laurie Beacham, Media Director for NJ 11th for Change, about the notable increase in voter turnout and citizens deciding to run in the recent primary election:

"The 11th Congressional District has a lot to be proud of. In the June 5th primaries, voter turnout climbed from almost 33,000 in 2014 to over ...

Letter to Randolph BOE from Music Student

My Daughter, Abigail Herring wrote the following letter to the Randolph BOE last week (June 14), she and a large group of students  attended the BOE meeting to speak regarding this subject.


Dear Ms. Fano, The Board of Education, and to whomever this may concern,


            My ...

Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc. July Events

June 21, 2018

The Joey Bella Memorial Fund, Inc.  will host their annual fundraisers in early July.  The Fund has been in existence for 29 years and has collected over one million dollars in donations which have been used to assist more than fifty families with children who are affected with catastrophic illness in Denville and surrounding areas.

The Tricky Tray is on Monday, July 2 “under ...


Montclair, NJ — On Friday, June 22, NJ 11th for Change and six other organizations will be holding “Fridays For Families” – a vigil in front of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office in opposition to the Trump administration’s draconian policies leading to the separation and indefinite detention of families, including young children, apprehended at the ...

Immunotherapy Clinical Trial at Overlook Medical Center Reveals Brain Tumor Shrinkage, Continues with Phase 3 Study

SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South Korea, including at Overlook Medical Center’s Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Morristown Medical Center’s National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration Features Suzzanne Douglas as Keynote Speaker and Performer

The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Celebrates 20 Years

Morristown, N.J – The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center celebrates its 20th Anniversary at its National Cancer Survivors Day event, Sunday, June 10 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  The event is open to Carol G. Simon Cancer Center cancer survivors and their caregivers.

Twenty years ago, the ...

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency. The organization is asking people across New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply for hospitals throughout the area.


In order to maintain a safe blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually ...


AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...