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SJB poised for top spot in CHSAA track & field

In the 1,600-meter run, from left, Patrick Murphy

In the 1,600-meter run, from left, Patrick Murphy of St. Anthony and Andy Hayes of Chaminade race neck-and-neck toward the finish line. Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

St. John the Baptist has depth and experience to challenge for the top in CHSAA track and field, led by Seitu Solomon (triple and long jump), Michael DuPlessis, Azeem Boyce and Hunter Burrell in the sprints, and Matt Zampariello and Kyle Grell in distance events. The Cougars also have a capable pole vaulter in Dom Safina.

St. Anthony's will challenge with Patrick Murphy, Kenneth Walshak and Thomas Flynn in distance. Peyton Hazzard and Brandon Keany should also help out in middle distance, while Michael Brunoforte will help the Friars in the pole vault.

Chaminade has distance specialists William Slattery and Andrew Hayes, sprinter Eric Grein and Conor Simons in the pole vault. Holy Trinity has an excellent 4x200 and 4x400-meter relay teams led by Taj Webb and Malcolm Webb, Jelani Watson, Jonathan Prevost, Austin Mituniewicz and Erick Daly. Holy Trinity also has two capable long jumpers in Dustin Delva and Xavyer Thomson. Kellenberg has a strong stable of distance runners led by Mike Cook, Quensel Senatus and Jim Agati and a fine hurdler/triple jumper in Bradon Joachim to rely on.


St. John the Baptist is poised to repeat as Intersectional champ thanks to a load of experienced runners and field event specialists, including Victoria Lundin, Chelsea Penn, Ryan Woolley, Bridget Carey in the relays and Anne Carey and Krystal Foster in distance. Emma Cleary will compete in the jumps and pole vault.

St. Anthony's, with Olivia Abbate in the hurdles and Emily Taussig and Gabrielle Barbour in the sprints, will challenge the Cougars for the top spot in the CHSAA. Liz Fallon and Victoria Profit (long jump) will get the Friars points in field events.

Kellenberg could challenge, especially with star distance runner Kim Mackay. The Firebirds have two excellent shot putters in Ashlin Thompson and Catherine Burke and steady hurdlers in Michelle Anthony and Katie Cavanaugh. Colleen Meenan, Kylie Pearse and Juliana Galante will add depth in distance events.

Holy Trinity, led by cross country CHSAA Intersectional champ Colleen Schmidt and Melissa Olman in the long jump, could surprise this season.

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