SUMMIT, NJ - Girls Tennis doubles partners Danielle Delrosso and Kendall Blomfield, and Boys Cross Country team member Chris Heckelman have been named Summit High School Athletes of the Week, presented by TAP into Summit, for the week ending November 1
Each week throughout the school year, an athlete or athletes will be honored for distinguishing themselves in the arena of competition, in the classroom, and for demonstrating exemplary, Hilltopper-caliber sportsmanship and leadership qualities.
Delrosso and Blomfield finished first in the Union County Tournament, ranked first in the conference, and the county. “The girls work well together, and their work habits have help develop them into outstanding team,“ said Head Coach Vincent Turturiello. The pair will also be receiving some state honors.
Heckelman ran 16:16 to finish second overall in the Union County Championships. His 16:17 for the 3.19 mile course ranks only behind Leland Jones' time of 15:49 in 2013, and Stephen Hankinson's 16:06 from 2006.
“Chris ran an extremely gutsy race, dueling the eventual champion from New Providence stride for stride. His performance exhibited the mental courage, ambition, and grit we hope every member of the team embodies,” said Head Coach Neal Sharma.