Track and Field: Union Catholic Girls Win 4th Straight NJCTC Title; Boys Place Second

The Union Catholic girls won its fourth straight New Jersey Catholic Track Conference track and field title on Sunday to remain undefeated this season. Credits: Photo courtesy of Union Catholic

STATEN ISLAND, NY -- The Union Catholic girls track and field came up with another big win to keep its undefeated season alive by capturing its fourth straight title, and the UC boys placed second at the New Jersey Catholic Track Conference Championship on Sunday at Ocean Breeze Track and Field Complex on Staten Island.

In the girls competition, Khamil Evans was one of several Vikings who had a great meet as UC outscored runner-up Paramus Catholic, 132-61.  

Evans won the 300-meter dash in 40.68 and split 58.1 on the leadoff leg of the winning 4x400 that ran an NJ #2 and US # 19 3:57.89.

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Leena Morant led a 1-2-3 for the Vikings in the 600 in 1:35.26. Zamira Ysaac was second in 1:38.15 and Morgan Williams was third in 1:39.81. Morant, Ysaac, and Morant all ran on UC's US #3 4x800 that was second at the Millrose Games on Saturday in 9:13.90. Jerika Lufrano, the other member of the 4x800, was second in the 1,000 in 3:06.66 and third in the 1,600 in 5:14.50.

Angelique Williams was outstanding in the jumps. She won the high jump at 5-4, placed second in the triple jump at 35-9 1/2, and placed third in the long jump at 16-8 1/4. 

In other highlights for UC, Asiah Cooper was second in the long jump at 16-8 1/4 and third in the triple jump 34-11 3/4. Felicia Quainoo was third in the 55 hurdles in 8.57 and ran 60.2 on the 4x400. Bella Giacobbe finished third in the shot put with 32-10 1/2. Brianna Ewing placed fourth in the hurdles in 8.67 and anchored the 4x400 with a 60.1. Mia Bennett-Jones split 59.3 in the 4x400. Sydney Tucker was fifth in the 55 dash 7.52, and Alexandra Borik was sixth in the 1,000 in 3:11.47.

On the boys side, Krishna White was a double winner and Conor Reilly won the pole vault to help lead the UC boys to a runner-up finish at Sunday's New Jersey Catholic Track Conference Track and Field Championship at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Complex on Staten Island.

White captured the high jump at 6-0 and the triple jump at 44-0 3/4 to score 20 of UC's 28 points as the Vikings placed second to Christian Brothers Academy, 79-68.

Reilly, who has cleared a school sophomore record 14-0 this season, made 13-6 to win the vault.
Brandon Patterson and Uchenna Duru also shined in the field for UC.

Patterson placed second in the shot put with an indoor personal best and NJ #7 57-5, and Duru was fourth with a PR of 50-10 1/2.

In other highlights for UC, Makay Johnson was second in the 55 dash in an NJ #14 6.56, and was 8th in the 300 in 36.43.

Ryan McLaughlin was third in the 55 hurdles in 8.07 (8.00 in the trials). Silas Donaus placed fifth in the 55 hurdles in 8.29 (8.22 in the trials). Justin Cadas was fifth in the 1,000 in 2:35.67.

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