SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, Jonathan Dayton girls track team faced Benedictine Academy and Roselle Catholic at Meisel Park. The beat Benedictine 70-52, and the beat Roselle Catholic 89-35.
On the performance, Coach Greg Salmon said, “Our girls worked very hard during the meet to win many events.” Overall, the girls took first place in nine events vs. Benedictine, and ten events vs. Roselle Catholic.
There were several standout performances Coach Salmon highlighted. He said, “Senior captain Emily Hochreiner's first place mile win came in at a season best of 6:11. Emily also won the girls 800 with a time of 2:44.” He added, “Sophomore Caitlyn McTernan had an excellent day as well, throwing 91 feet 6 inches in the javelin for first place, and jumping four foot ten inches in the high jump also for first place.”
He also highlighted parts of the team saying, “Our other distance girls all had great races. With them being freshmen or sophomores, I continue to look toward their futures as distance runners for us with excitement.” On another group he said, “Our jumping team goes very deep, and Coach Baletto is very enthusiastic to be coaching such a hard working group of jumpers.”
Looking ahead Coach said, “We look forward to seeing some of our freshmen/sophomore running relays and varsity jumping relays compete this weekend at the Blue Devil Classic in Westfield.”
Coach Salmon ended with “I'm proud to be able to work with this group that's so full of spirit, hard work, and positivity.”
The team’s final dual meet is against New Providence next Wednesday, followed by the Penn Relays on Thursday, and the Millburn Relays on Saturday. After that, the championship season kicks into full gear.