Led by a one of the finest and most revered coaches in Bergen County, Howard Schuman, our Spring Track team is a perennial favorite at the League, County and State level. With over 100 girls coming out for the team each spring, our large coaching staff prides itself in helping every athlete, no matter what the skill set, achieve personal goals while continuously striving to improve. Our team works very hard and the results show with numerous County and State Championships. Individually many of our athletes have been extremely successful garnering All County, All State and even National distinction. It is a credit to our coaching staff that many of our athletes enjoy highly successful careers at the collegiate level.
Year in Review
The season was exciting and very successful. The team finished no worse than third in 8 invitational meets. The highlight was a second place finish in the 4X400 relay and a third in the 4X100 at the Penn Relays.
Individually, Liz Garcia was chosen the outstanding track and field athlete at the County Relays. She also won the State Sectional, and a League Championship in the 100m hurdles, breaking a school record in both. Liz was chosen 1st team all county in the hurdles and was the State Group Champion in the triple jump. She also qualified for Nationals in the hurdles and the triple jump.
Caroline McGann won the pole vault championship in the League, County, State Sectional and the State Group Meet. She broke the school record with a vault of 11 feet. Alexa Vecchione was the league and county group champion in the Javelin. Anya Skae was the League and county group champion in the discus. Tara Lyons was the League 800m champion. Grace Jansson was the county group champion in the 3200m. Finally, the 4x800 relay team of Tara Lyons, Mackenzie Hughes , Grace Jansson and Kelly Mandella placed in the County, State Sectional and State Group Meet.