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Girls Track and Field: Union Catholic Places 8th in DMR at Nationals

Junior Jerika Lufrano anchored the Union Catholic girls to an 8th place finish in the distance medley relay at the New Balance National Championships on Friday night in New York. Credits: Photo courtesy of Union Catholic

NEW YORK -- Union Catholic's all underclassmen girls Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team ran the second fastest in Union County indoor history when the Vikings placed eighth in 12:08.61 at the New Balance National Championships on Friday night at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the 168th Street Armory.

The 12:08.61 by UC is the fastest girls time run in the DMR by a Union County team indoors since Summit ran the county record of 12:01.3 by Summit in 1981, and it is the second fastest time run by a N.J. team this season behind the 12:07.65 that North Hunterdon ran to win the Eastern States title.

Sophomore Zamira Ysaac led off the DMR for UC with a 3:501.50 1,200 leg. Junior Khamil Evans followed with a 57.39 400. Then sophomore Leena Morant split 2:18.11 for 800, and junior Jerika Lufrano followed with a red hot split of 5:01.61 on the anchor leg to bring the Vikings across the line in eighth place.  

In other highlights for the Vikings, senior Asiah Cooper soared 18-2 1/4 to place seventh in the Emerging Elite long jump, the 4x800 team ran 8:42.79 to finish 17th in the Emerging Elite race.

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April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

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