NEW YORK, NY -- Union Catholic put on a sizzling sprint show when the Vikings burned up the track by taking down the meet records in both the boys and girls 4x400 meter relays at Saturday's 113th Millrose Games at the 168th Street Armory in New York City.
The boys dropped a NJ#1/US#3 time of 3:20.70 to break the meet mark and win the Private School 4x400. Senior Tyhir Jones (50.27), junior Connor Cooper (51.49), sophomore Myles Plummer (50.37) and senior Elijah Brown (48.58) shared the baton for the Vikings. CBA was second in 3:21.39.
The George Mason-bound Brown came back after his 4x400 anchor to place third in the boys 600 in a:120.89, the fastest time by a New Jersey runner this season, Gabriel Moronta of Pleasantville, who came into the race leading the state with a 1:20.90, was fifth in 1:21.75.
In the girls Private School 4x400, Union Catholic finished first in an NJ#1/US#6 and meet record 3:52.91 as freshman Maameyaa Nyinah (59.54), junior Avery Jordan (58.56), freshman Asydiah Pray-Brown (58.77) and senior Chi Chi Nkulume (56.05) combined on the victory. Paul VI was second in a NJ#2 3:53.81.
The Union Catholic girls displayed their superior depth and balance at the meet.
In addition to its 4x400 victory, UC also placed sixth in the girls 4x800 in 9:20.86, the top time by a NJ team this season, and finished sixth in the girls 4x200 in an NJ#3 1:43.10.
In the 4x800, senior Ashleigh Patterson led off in 2:21.96, senior Zamira Ysaac ran 2:21.76, senior Morgan Jackson split 2:19.77, and junior Morgan Williams anchored in 2:17.39.
Union Catholic (1600 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) prepares a diverse student body to fulfill their college and career goals by cultivating the students' achievement of academic standards of excellence within a value-centered environment, strong in its commitment to our core values (respect, responsibility, honesty, compassion, and community), and to the establishment of a community of faith and love in the Catholic tradition. For more information, call (908) 889-1600 or visit www.unioncatholic.org.