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Howell High School’s Monet Masters set school and Freehold Regional High School District records during the 2011-12 indoor track and field season and now the Coast Guard Academy-bound Rebel can call herself a Monmouth County champion.

Masters overcame a strong headwind to win the pole vault at 10-6 at the 2012 Monmouth County Track and Field Championships held May 11-12 at Holmdel High School. The female pole-vaulters competed on May 11.

In the girls discus, Howell’s Amanda McClintock was fifth (97-1).

In other results, Howell’s Kendal Hand was second in the 400 hurdles (1:04.98) and her twin sister Jamie Hand was fifth in the 1,600 (5:15.87). Brittany Smalls was fifth in the triple jump (34-10). Masters made her debut in the long jump and finished sixth (16-1½). Allison Whalen placed sixth in the high jump (5-0). Becky Adu, Aly Moreland, Kendal Hand and Jamie Hand teamed up to place third in the 4×400-meter relay (4:05.91).

For the Howell boys, Colton Lambert placed fourth in the pole vault (12-6) and Alaa Al-Shrouf was fifth in the discus (129-3).

The track venue will switch to Neptune High School on May 19 for the 2012 Shore Conference Championships featuring athletes from Monmouth and Ocean counties.