WESTFIELD, NJ — The achievements of Westfield High School Athletes were recognized and honored during Tuesday’s Westfield Board of Education Meeting.
“On behalf of the board of education we are thrilled to have you here to welcome you and to congratulate you on your success,” Board of Education President Gretchan Ohlig said.
The Westfield Ultimate Frisbee team was recognized for their 27-3 overall record and state finals win. Number eight in the nation at the last ranking, the team won a major regional event defeating Amherst Regional High School 12-11.
The board also recognized and congratulated Phil Dwyer, a Westfield High School senior, on his sectional championship in the long jump. Dwyer was also a strong sprinter on the team’s 4x100 meter relay that placed fourth overall in Union County and third in the state sectionals. He also ran on the team’s 4x200 meter relay that placed fourth in Union County and set a new indoor record for Westfield High School.
“Phil really is to be commended, not just for all of his performances that were mentioned before, but just for being a great leader and being a great mentor for the younger people on the team,” said Christopher Tafelski, Westfield Track and Field coach. Dwyer will continue his track career at St. Joseph’s College in the fall.
Keren Moncayo was also recognized for her sectional championship in discuss. As a senior captain, Moncayo was undefeated in the javelin for all duel meets and won all but one discuss meet this season. She was the winner of the Watchung Conference Championship in both the javelin and the discuss and is the current record-holder in javelin at WHS with a throw measuring 128 feet and one inch. Moncayo earned the sectional championship in discus and finished fourth overall in javelin.
“Just for the record, she broke her record twice,” coach Jennifer Buccino said. “She broke the record in an earlier throw and then really broke it on her second throw in javelin.”