ROXBURY, NJ – It was a big day for Roxbury High School sports Wednesday as Gaels wrestlers won the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference National Championship, the girls track team broke a decade-old record at the county championships and the ice hockey squad defeated its West Morris Central opponents.
The wrestling team slammed Morris Knolls 39-27, extending its undefeated record to 11-0 and securing a 4-0 record in the conference to take the division title.
Fleet-footed Roxbury runners Jamie Irwin, Julia Herraiz, Niki Alford and Lexi Smith ran the 4 X 400 in 4:03.89 at the Morris County Championships. Coach Laura Schmidt, in a tweet congratulating the girls, said the blistering pace broke a 4 X 400 record that’s stood for ten years.
And on the Mennen Sports Arena ice, the Gaels hockey team beat West Morris Central 5-2, outscoring the Wolfpak in all three periods. Roxbury goals were recorded by Dylan DeGraw, Billy Hefferle, Nick Zaragoza and Shane Miller, who sunk the puck twice.
The hockey team is now 11-8-2.