Blue Devils shine at the Seton Hall Games

Shore Regional athletes came up with solid efforts at the Seton Hall Games held in South Orange Dec. 27-28.

Kristen Pierce finished sixth in the girl’s 55-meter hurdles, clocking 9.12 on Seton Hall University’s indoor track. Nia Ali from Pleasantville was first in 8.30.

Matt Reidy was eighth in the boy’s 400 meters, turning in a 53.11. The race went to a fellow Shore Conference athlete, Corey Wright from Neptune, who was the only sprinter to break 50 seconds, turning in a 49.55.

Over in the field, Reid Van Wagner (37-10) and Frank D’Averso (36-1 1/2) were sixth and seventh in the shot put for the Blue Devils. Anthony Cappadona was 10th (29-9) for Shore. First place went to St. Benedict’s Sidanii Bell, who got off a 47-7 effort.

Samantha Band was 10th in the girl’s shot put (22-6 1/2) with teammate Michelle Waldon (22-1 1/2) in 11th. Teaneck’s Jamila Morrison took first with a throw of 36-5 1/2.

In relays, Shore’s girls were sixth in the Distance Medley (15:13.13), eighth in the Sprint Medley (4:32.465) and 10th in the Shuttle Hurdles (46.15).

For the boys, the Distance Medley team was fifth (12:00.63) the 4×400 squad eighth (3:40.24) and the 4×800 team 10th (9:04.02).

The Seton Hall Games were a good tune-up for the Monmouth County Relays, which are Sunday in the Jersey City Armory at 10 a.m.

Also serving as a warm-up were the Shore Relays held at the Atlantic Club in Manasquan on Dec. 28.

In the girl’s Small School high jump relay, Monmouth Regional’s Tatiana McCook (4-10) and Angelica Stephens (4-2) finished second and third behind St. Rose’s Megan Hiller (5-0).

The Golden Falcon girls won the 4×1,600 relay in 1:35.2.

The Jersey City Armory

will also be hosting the

individual Monmouth County Championships on Jan. 15.

The NJSIAA State Relays in Jadwin Gymnasium on the campus of Princeton University are Jan. 21 (groups 1 and IV) and Jan. 22 (groups II and III).

— Tim Morris