MADISON, NJ- For the 14th time in school history, Randolph’s girls won the Morris County indoor track title Wednesday Jan 21 at Drew University.
Despite having no first place finishers, the girls used a collective team effort, and as a group had enough high finishes to compile 45 points, edging out Morris Hills who had 39 points.
Margaret Thompson and Elly Scherer led the way for the lady Rams. Thompson placed second in the 1600 meter run and third in the 3200 meter run, while Scherer finished second in the 55 meter hurdles and forth in the 55 meter dash. Nora May McSorley also had a second place finish in the 1000 meter run.
Senior Greg Stickle was involved in one of the more exciting and rare finishes of the evening in the 300 meter dash. Stickel was trailing in the race, but made a late push and hit the finish line at 36.9 seconds, the exact same time as Jihwan Yoon of Hanover Park. The race was declared a first-place tie, and the organizers had to search for a second gold medal to award. Stickle had a good night, having also won the 600 meter run earlier in the evening.
On a side note, the girls shot put record has stood since 1981, having been set by Randolph’s Rena Antonellis. Her Morris County championship meet record of 42–3 was broken this year by Whippany Park’s Nicolette Dunbar.