Sophomore Kate Ashley had a fabulous performance Jan. 29 at the Essex County Track and Field Championships. In the first event of the day Kate placed fourth in a very competitive 400m race with a time of 60.4 in a field of 54 girls but also ran this performance from the second heat. This was the second fastest indoor 400m time run by a Verona High School girl. The fastest was run by Julia Ashley in 2015. About 90 minutes later Kate returned to place fourth in the 800m at 2:27. Unfortunately Maggie Ashley is rehabbing a hamstring issue and was unable to compete.
The following girls all had a personal best performance in their respected events. 55m: Zoie Petronzo & Chelsea Gruskin, 800m: Brianna Rigney, 1600m: Tycjana Konopka, Julia DiGeronimo & Karishma Parekh, 3200m: Tycjana Konopka & Julia DiGeronimo. 55m high-hurdles: Cianna Winkler, Carli Lavoie & Julia DiGeronimo. Celine Matta , Zoie Petronzo & Alex Holland competed in high-jump,while Alex Holland, Caleigh Holton and Gebriella Petti competed in shot-put. Chelsea Gruskin also ran the 200m & 400m while Giuliana Frizzi ran the 55m.