Cougar girls top Colts Neck Relays

Meet records tumble

BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer

Displaying their full range of talent, host Colts Neck’s girls outscored everyone at the ColtsNeck Relays on Saturday.

Although there was no official team scoring for the meet, the Cougars did score more points than anyone else (86). Toms River North was next (78.5) with Jackson, third (70).

“We try and get asmany people involved as we can,” said coach Joe Lykes. “We had a lot of kids who had season bests.”

Colts Neck won two relays (triple jump, javelin) and parlayed a number of second places to their championship.

Lindsey Rappleyea (33-0½) and Tracey Vill (30-0¾) teamed up to win the triple jump (66-6½).

Raquel Ioia (103-6) andAlison Lang (96- 7) were first in the javelin relay (200-1).

On the track, the Kathyln Jerrick, Julia Tomaro and Karissa Herrick set a second record in the 3×400 intermediate hurdles (3:29.62) and finished second behind Jackson (3:27.57).

The quartet of Casey Corley, Allison Donaghy, Brittany Hinton and Rachel Morris were second in the 4×1,600 (22:47.04) to TRN (22:29.31).

The Distance Medley team of Allie Flott, Lauren Knauf,Ashley Rizzo andAllison Linnell were second in the Distance Medley (12:36.03).

Another Cougar school record fell in the 4×110 hurdles as Tomaro, Rappleyea, Katlyn Herrick and Karissa Herrick turned in a 1:06.70 in taking second.

Rappleyea and Tiffany Agalaba were second in the high jump with Rappleyea clearing 5-2 and tying for the best jump of the day with Freehold Township’sMeghan Donovan. Agalaba did 4-8.

Donovan and teammate Nicole Fuoco won the high jump relay at 10-0.

That was one of two relay wins for the Patriots. Desiree Reese got off the best long jump of the day, 16-5½. With Colette Johnson’s 14-10 added to Reese’s jump, the Patriots were first.

Freehold Township was sixth (33).

Jackson Memorial’s Shannon Watt set a meet record in the shot put (41-11), helping the Jags take first. Her teammate Samantha Brady broke her own meet record in the pole vault (11-0).

Colts Neck and Freehold Township picked up first places in the boys’ competition.

The trio of Vilius Komskis, John Lesch and Dan Sobieski won the 3×400 intermediate hurdles in 3:04.73.

With Marcus Good (21-2) and Corey Csakai (20-4) going one-three in the long jump, the Patriots easily won the long jump relay. Westfield outscored Hunterdon Central, 75-71, with Colts Neck, fourth (50.33).

There were some notable performances in the boys’ competition led by the meet record 60-10 shot-put toss of Mike Alleman of Scotch Plains-Fanwood. That mark, 11 feet better than anyone else, led the Raiders to a first place.

Westfield’s Brandon Heroux set a meet record in the javelin with a 196-8, which made his team a winner in this relay event.

The discus record too, withWestWindsor Plainsboro North’s Barrett Wu sending the platter 168-8.

Alex Mauer’s 6-foot-4 set a high jump meet record and in the triple jump, Westfield’s Adam Bergo rewrote the record book with his 45-0.

Meet record for Andrews

Robby Andrews went to the Rowan UniversityOpen inGlassboro on Friday night to give the steeplechase a try. The Manalapan junior ran the high school 3,000 steeplechase in Glassboro and came away setting a meet record running 9:52.77. He won the race by more than 40 seconds.

“It was a great experience,” said Andrews. “I didn’t know what to expect.

“It was so tough,” he added. “It took so much to get over the water jump.”

Andrews, who has done everything from the triple jump to the 200-meter dash and 400 hurdles in dual meets, said he likes to shake things up, using the other events as a diversion. He noted that if he just ran the 800 or 1,600 all season, it would get stale.

Next up are the Holmdel Relays at Holmdel High School on Friday and Saturday. The Penn Relays followApril 24-26.