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Girls Track and Field: Union Catholic Earns All-American in Shuttle Hurdles at Nationals

Angelique Williams of Union Catholic anchored the Vikings to a sixth place finish in the shuttle hurdles at the New Balance Nationals in New York to earn All-American status in the event. Credits: Jim Lambert

NEW YORK -- The Union Catholic girls made its presence felt once again at the New Balance Nationals when the shuttle hurdle team earned All-American status with a sixth place finish and the 4x800-meter relay squad placed seventh on Saturday at the New Balance Track and Field Center in the 168th Street Armory.

The foursome of Brianna Ewing, Felicia Quainoo, Avery Jordan and Angelique Williams teamed up to earn a spot on the podium in the shuttles with its sixth place finish in 33.63.

The Vikings narrowly missed another All-American finish in the 4x800 when Morgan Williams (2:21.88), Leena Morant (2:4.84), Zamira Ysaac (2:18.63) and Jerika  Lufrano (2:18.76) placed seventh in the in 9:14.11, one place off the podium. UC's 9:14.11 was just off its season best of 9:13.90 that it ran at last month's Millrose Games.   

UC also finished 22nd in the sprint medley relay in 4:15.00, and ran 1:43.10 in the trials of the 4x200.  

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Driver Escapes Icy Waters After Car Goes Off GSP Near Clark-Cranford Border

March 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ – A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm.

According to Clark’s Chief of Police Pedro Matos, the car’s driver managed to escape the water. Divers went in to the river and determined the car to be empty. The sole occupant was ...

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The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

LinkedIn: It's About Being Found at Scotch Plains Library

March 24, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In today's market, a LinkedIn profile is a "must have" for any professional or job seeker as more than 90% of companies use LinkedIn to identify or vet a candidate. But just having a profile isn't enough. On Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Scotch Plains Public Library welcomes back Alex Freund, The Landing Expert, for a presentation that will be ...

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