Verona Girls Track Earns Second Place at North Jersey Championships

Girls from left to right. Kate Ashley, Maggie Ashley , Kathleen Nagy & Chelsea Gruskin. Credits: Joyce Gruskin

The Verona High School Girls Track Team had a very successful night at the North Jersey Championship Meet at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Friday,January 20. The FDU facility prohibits the use of metal spikes thus making it very difficult for any athlete to get their best results.

The Verona girls achieved a second place overall finish in the small schools division.

Some outstanding results as follows.

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Kate Ashley won the 600m race with a time of 1:46 in a field of 54 girls.

Maggie Ashley came in third in the 300m sprint @ 44.3 in a field of more than 90 girls.

The following Verona girls also competed in the 300m sprint: Giuliana Frizzi , Julia Cambreleng , Chelsea Gruskin, Colette Quattrocchi & Carolyn Feeley. 

Tycjana Konopka got sixth place in the 1600m run at 6:02.

In the last event of the night the Verona girls 4 x 400m relay captured second place in a time of 4:28. The team included: Maggie Ashley , Chelsea Gruskin , Kathleen Nagy & Kate Ashley.

Julia DiGeronimo ran a very nice 55m high hurdle race making it to the semi-finals and later ran the 1600 and the 4 x 800m, along with Rebecca Seubert ,Jordan Warner and Tycjana Konopka.

Carli Lavoie & Carolyn Feeley competed in the 55m high hurdles , while Giuliana Frizzi, Zoie Petronzo , Chelsea Gruskin & Kathleen Nagy all ran the 55m dash.

Next meet is The Essex County Track & Field Championships at the Jersey City Armory on Sunday,January 29, 9 am start.

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