Boys & Girls Sweep Union County Relays!
The UC Boys & Girls won the Union County Relay Championship on Saturday! The Girls Won their 6th Straight Relay Championship and the Boys Won their 7th in 9 Years
The Union Catholic boys track and field team, which scored in all eight events, capped off a spectacular all-round performance by placing second in the meet-concluding 4×400-meter relay to clinch the team title at the Union County Relays on Saturday at the Jersey City Armory.
The Vikings edged Elizabeth, 55-52, to capture its first title since 2016 and its seventh title in the past nine years.
Full results are here
Several athletes came up huge for Union Catholic.
Brown, a junior, split 1:55.6 on the 800 leg on the DMR, which crossed first in 10:51.60, ran 50.7 on the SMR, which won in 3:39.54, and had a 50.1 carry in the 400.
Plummer, one of the state’s top freshman, anchored the DMR with a 4:37.5 carry, split 2:00.9 as the anchor on the SMR, and had a 51.5 anchor carry in the 4×400.
Okoro ran 23.1 on the SMR, split 24.1 on the fourth-place 4×200, and cleared 5-6 on the runner-up high jump team.
Reilly, one of the state’s top pole vaulters, ran 52.7 in the 4×400 and 23.3 on the fourth-place 4×400.
Cooper had splits of 53.5 for 400 on the DMR, and 24.2 in the 4×200.
In other UC highlights, Matt Axt came up with a clutch 54.1 leg in the 400. Ryan McLaughlin and Brandon Leslie each split 7.5 on the runner-up shuttle hurdle team, Obadare Animashaun led off the shuttle hurdles and ran a 24-6 in the SMR, Oluwafemi Asenuga cleared 5-10 in the high jump, and Uchenna Duru (46-1 1/2), Jared Ware (43-4 1/4) and Ray Lestarchick (39-7) combined to give UC a runner-up finish in the shot put.
The Union Catholic girls track and field team won five races, broke a meet record, and ran a NJ #1 time on the way to winning its sixth straight title at the Union County Relays on Saturday at the Jersey City Armory.
Union Catholic, which scored 66 out of a possible 80 points and outscored runner-up Summit by 34 points, won the distance medley relay in a NJ#1 12:38.83, the 4×200 in a meet record 1:44.86, the 4×400 in 4:06.40, the 4×800 in 9:59.04, and the shuttle hurdles in 33.79. UC also ran a NJ#3 4:14.78 to place second in the sprint medley to Gov. Livingston’s NJ#2 4:13.63.
Several athletes shined for the Vikings.
Jerika Lufrano anchored the DMR with a 5:06.7 carry. Morgan Williams had splits of 2:23.6 in the 4×800 and 2:29.1 in the DMR. Ashleigh Patterson anchored the 4×800 (2:26.8) and 4×400 (62.2). Khamil Evans ran 59.3 in the SMR and 26.0 in the 4×200. Sydney Tucker split 25.5 in the 4×200 and 25.7 in the SMR. Chi Chi Nkulume went 59.0 in the 4×400 and 26.2 in the 4×200. A’Liyah Thomas cleared 5-0 on the runner-up high jump team, split 8.2 in the shuttles, and went 26.6 in the SMR. Zamira Ysaac anchored the SMR in 2:22.7 and ran 7.9 on the shuttles, and Angelique Williams cleared 5-4 in the HJ.