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Meet Gina

Gina (’25) is a track star better known as “The Fastest Girl in Bergen County.” She won the BC Varsity Outdoor title in the 200 and 400 Meters, and holds multiple county records, including #3 BC Girls Indoor 400 Meter (56:84), #6 Outdoor 400 Meter (55:73), and #10 Outdoor 200 Meter (24:81). In 2023, she became Holy Angels’ first state track champ in the Academy’s 144-year history when her time of 57:69 in the 400 Meters earned her the NJ Group Indoor title. She is also the reigning NJ State Champion (Group Outdoor) in the 400 Meters with her time of 56:04.


Gina is also the third fastest girl in the state, and the 38th fastest in the nation (400 Meters). She has brought home a Penn Relays Wheel for winning the 4 x 400 Meter Relay Heat in 4:07:74 minutes, and earned a citation from her state senator.


Gina is a three-time Most Valuable Runner. She received the Soccer Coach’s Award for her excellent work ethic, and the Kindness Award for her inspirational attitude. She previously earned the John Spreen Award for Academics and Athletics and the John Orr Physical Education Award for Outstanding Achievement.


In 2023, she made First Team All-Bergen County in both the 55 Meters and the 400 Meters and First Team All North Jersey in the 400 Meters and the 200 Meters. In addition, Gina was named to both’s First Team Non-Public-A Girls All-State indoor AND outdoor track and field teams in the 400 Meters.

In the spring of 2023, Gina finished first in four Bergen County events, and two North Jersey Sophomore Championships. She also finished third in the 400 Meters in the Eastern States Championship. 

During the 2021-22 season, she set five AHA records, including the 55 Meter Indoor (7.26), 400 Meter Indoor (56:84), 100 Meter Outdoor (12:24), 200 Meter Outdoor (24:81), and the 400 Meter Outdoor (55:73). She was named Second Team All-Bergen County Outdoor Track & Field – 200 Meters, First Team All-Big North Conference Outdoor Track & Field – 4 x 400 Meters, and Second Team All-Big North Conference Outdoor Track & Field – 200 Meters. She finished first at the Bergen County Frosh Girls Championships 200 Meters, the Bergen County Novice Meet – 100 Meters, the Metropolitan Invitational Frosh Girls – 55 Meters, and the Spike Shoe Holiday Festival Frosh Girls – 55 Meters.

Gina has coached track and fundraised for The Lakeland Area Special Olympics. She also volunteered for Families for Families, Oasis, and her church. She has donated sports equipment to children in need, and contributed gift cards to families who were rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.




  • Her all-time favorite book is “Strega Nona” (“Grandma Witch”), a childhood classic that her father used to read to her. The book is set in Calabria, Italy, her maternal grandmother’s hometown.

  • Gina’s favorite vacation spot is Long Beach Island, where her family goes every summer. She also enjoys playing mini-golf with her siblings and cousins. “When I was little, I used to love going to Thundering Surf and going to Fantasy Island to go on rides! Some of our family favorite games are Rummikub, Fish Bowl, and going out for trivia night.”

  • Her favorite cafeteria food is the chocolate chip cookies.

“I was not sure what to expect, not knowing any girls and having a 45-minute commute to AHA. It took me more than a few weeks to break out of my shell and the key moment was when one girl asked me to join her lunch table. From that point on, I started building relationships and becoming more like myself. I found my passion in track and field, which provided confidence not only in athletics, but in my academics, too. I have had a tremendous amount of support from the entire AHA community, which is now my second family.”