COLUMBUS, NJ - A third-place finish by senior Anthony Steets in the 400-meter hurdles highlighted a solid performance for several West Essex High School participants in the boys' NJSIAA Group 3 track meet over the weekend.

Steets ran the 400-meter hurdles in 55.28, 54.21 for the Knights. Senior Drew Lepre finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles, running them in 15.01, 14.85. In the same event, Lepre's West Essex classmate Steven Connelly placed in fifth with times of 15.16, 15.02.

As a team, West Essex was sixth in the 4x400 meter relay, as the foursome of Steets, Michael Keller, Lepre and Liam Fost ran times of 3:21.51, 3:21.50. Fost also ran times of 49.46, 49.56 in the 400-meter dash to finish 12th in that event.

Senior Brian O'Neill finished seventh in the javelin with throws of 167-11, 167-07.