Sports

Roxbury’s 2-Time Morris County Champions in Track

5ce96fc36bddb73532d4_4x400_2017MC.jpg
4x400 Morris County Champs Credits: Roxbury High School
212df0b4ac8dcc97eb4c_Lexi_2017.jpg
Lexi Smith Wins Gold at the Morris County Championship Credits: Roxbury High School
5ce96fc36bddb73532d4_4x400_2017MC.jpg

ROXBURY, NJ - In a dominant performance on Jan. 25, Roxbury High School’s 4x400-meter relay team - Karly Forker, Jess Cammarata, Bridget Doherty and Lexi Smith - ran a season best time of 4:03.54 to win the Morris County Championships for the 2nd year in a row.

The time was good enough to break the school record and the Morris County Championship Meet record - both set by last year's Roxbury team. The meet took place at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, NY.

Another meet record and school record was set by junior Kevin Sembrat who took a first-place in the boys 300-meter dash with a time of 35.89.

Sign Up for E-News

"Overall it was an exceptional night for the Roxbury track & field programs," said coach Derek Bischoff. "It was great to see everyone's hard work pay off in the way that it did. To end the night with six total individual medal winners, two individual champions and one relay champion - and to set two new school and Morris County Championship meet records - was unbelievable. 

Bischoff noted that last year's relay team (which only included Smith) set the meet and school records at the same meet. "Both records stood for a decade or more and amazingly we broke each of them by four seconds," said the coach. 

He noted that Roxbury entered the meet as the 3rd seeded team. But he said the runners knew the seed "wasn't indicative" of their capabilities. "I fully expected us to win the race, but you really never know what will happen until a race starts," Bischoff said. "I give these girls a lot of credit. They hadn't run the times they were expecting up to this point, but they believed in what we were doing and were determined to reach the level we expected."

The coach said the relay team is made up of four young women who "hate to lose."  He said they are "so competitive - even with each other," an attitude that paid off at the meet. "They ran very confidently and held the lead for pretty much the entire race," Bischoff said.

He said he was comfortable with Roxbury's chances before the start. "Then as the race goes on, and each girl hands off the baton to the next girl, it is becoming apparent that we have a really good chance to run even better than last year," Bischoff said. "Amazingly, the girls ran 10 seconds faster than the relay had ran all year en route to breaking both records."

He said he was particularly proud about the way the Roxbury girls dominated the others in the relay. "The most impressive thing to me is how convincingly they won the race," Bischoff said.  "The second-place team was six seconds behind us. It was the outcome they deserved. They had worked so hard to get to that point. With at least a dozen teammates waiting at the finish line Lexi finished the race and everyone went crazy. It was an awesome moment."

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Roxbury

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_56856a18bb354c9d09f7_roxmta_full

Wed, June 27, 7:00 PM

Roxbury Rec Center, Succasunna

SPECIAL MEETING of the Roxbury Mount Arlington ...

Education Government

Carousel_image_4546b05b7b33b771159c_image

Thu, June 28, 7:00 PM

Circle Bowl & Entertainment, Ledgewood

Teacher Appreciation Night at Circle Bowl

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Carousel_image_9a5de242269a45074f7d_wayne_bilotti

Fri, June 29, 9:00 PM

Iron Hills Tavern, Ledgewood

Wayne Bilotti Band

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Carousel_image_c8a281ae30b66b3383d2_b86c4298b7a672140b23_image003

Sat, June 30, 11:00 AM

Shore Hills Country Club Beach/Docks, Landing

Cheer for Roxbury Veterans Aboard "Miss Lotta" on ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Columns

AtlantiCast

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 ...

Letters to TAPinto Roxbury

Necessary Discussion and Debate of Addressing School Violence

June 10, 2018

Dear Editor,

As of late, due to most disturbing acts of violence against children in our schools, there is much vigorous debate regarding gun control and protection of our children and grand-children.

Much of the debate is based on emotion rather than reasoned thought.

I think that exploration in three areas needs to be more thoroughly discussed and debated. The first is ...

Necessary Discussion and Debate of Addressing School Violence

Dear Editor,

As of late, due to most disturbing acts of violence against children in our schools, there is much vigorous debate regarding gun control and protection of our children and grand-children.

Much of the debate is based on emotion rather than reasoned thought.

I think that exploration in three areas needs to be more thoroughly discussed and debated. The first is ...

Student from Roxbury Makes UConn Dean's List

June 21, 2018

STORRS, CT - Jamie Katzenberger of Kenvil made the spring semester dean's list at the University of Connecticut, said the school.

At the end of each semester the dean of each school and college names to the Dean’s List those students who (1) were registered for at least 12 credits calculable for grade points, (2) received no grade below “C”, including the actual ...

Two Students from Roxbury Make Springfield College Dean's List

SPRINGFIELD, MA -- Two students from Succasunna qualified for the spring semester dean's list at Springfield College. Criteria for selection to the dean's list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 for the semester.

The students:

Mackenzie Miller, who is studying Health Science/Pre-physician Assistant.

Megan Schneider, ...

22 From Roxbury Area Make U of Delaware Dean's List

NEWARK, DE - The following Roxburyuarea students have been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester:

Samantha Aquino of Flanders 

Olivia Boon of Ledgewood 

Christopher Bouvier of Flanders 

Alyssa Cartier of Flanders 

Juliette Castro of Landing 

Brennan Chuprinko of Flanders 

Ryan Decker of ...

Press Releases

County Chamber Statement about Proposed State Tax Increases

June 20, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Paul Boudreau, president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement on the budget negotiations in Trenton:

“Individuals and businesses are shouldering a significant tax burden already in our state. Raising taxes sends a signal to our employers and future investors that New Jersey will remain uncompetitive for decades to ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Projects Prior to Summer Season to Help Enhance Customer Service Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed inspections and projects across its 13-county service area to enhance customer reliability in preparation for the summer season.  The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and trimming trees along power lines. 

Helicopter patrols are completing inspections on more than 780 ...