BOYS TRACK & FIELD
BISHOP EUSTACE CRUSADERS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Bishop Eustace graduated a standout senior class that included state champion distance runner Connor Melko, so new leaders will have to emerge. One of the strong points of the 2020 squad will be the throwers, led by senior Miles Powell. He placed eighth at sectionals in the javelin to earn a ticket to states, where he took 14th. Sophomore Cooper Soanes placed in the top 20 at sectionals in the javelin. Sophomore Ryan Carney showed promise as a rookie in the 400 and 800, and senior Shane Vostenak is another accomplished runner who specializes in the 800 and 1600. He also enjoyed a terrific cross country season in the fall. Junior Giavon Polk is a talented long jumper.
OUTLOOK: After placing eighth at sectionals and 12th at states last year, the Crusaders have some spots to fill but are excited about their potential.
CAMDEN CATHOLIC FIGHTING IRISH
ATHLETES TO WATCH: All three of Camden Catholic’s state qualifiers graduated, but there are several returners who could be in the mix this spring. That includes senior Matt Denton, who placed ninth at sectionals in the 800 and also runs the mile. Sophomore Billy Clewell joins Denton as a distance runner to keep an eye on. Junior Lucas Dunn is one of the team’s top sprinters and placed in the top 20 at sectionals in both the 100 and 400. Seniors Liam Barnett and Collin Miller are other runners who will contribute in the sprints and middle distance.
OUTLOOK: The Irish have a solid core returning and hope move up a few spots at sectionals after tying for eighth last year.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Ethan Wechsler has enjoyed a great ride at Cherokee over the
last several years and will look to follow it up with one more memorable season before continuing his career at Syracuse. He was a sectional champion in the 3200 and a runner-up in the mile as a junior, and went on to place second in the 3200 and sixth in the 1600 at states. Wechsler, a former state champ in cross country, capped off his 2019 outdoor season with an 11th in the 3200 at the Meet of Champions (MOC). Senior Chase Miller is another outstanding distance runner who had top-five finishes in the 1600 and 3200 at sectionals and a fourth in the 3200 at states. Senior Ty le r Jackson shines in the 800; he took fifth at sectionals, 10th at states and 11th at the MOC. Seniors Michael Gavio and Matt Campbell and juniors Nico Grilli and Brett Shea are other distance runners to watch, and senior Robert Hackney contributes in the middle distance. Senior Trevor Tubb is a returning sprinter, senior Joseph Carroll and junior Chris Brandreth are experienced hurdlers and junior Zachary Palfy specializes in the long jump. The deep crop of throwers includes seniors Spencer Floyd, Jeremy Krementz, Nathan Chang and Darien Massimino and junior Aidan King.
OUTLOOK: The Chiefs put it all together at states last spring, taking fifth place after finishing sixth at sectionals. They will aim for another top-five performance with their distance runners leading the charge.
CHERRY HILL EAST COUGARS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Two state qualifiers are back to pace Cherry Hill East, and both shine in the distance events. Senior Oliver Adler took second at sectionals in the 3200 and went on to place 11th at states, while junior Aidan Eyre finished sixth at sectionals in the mile and 18th at states. Juniors Justin Whitney and Gabe Rodriguez are other distance standouts who placed 10th at sectionals in the two-mile and mile, respectively. Junior Aidan Groff and sophomore Ethan Anderer are coming off strong winter seasons and add depth in the distance races. Senior Obinna Okorie is the Cougars’ top sprinter and junior George Parsons is strong in the 400. Junior Ethan Smith is another sprinter to watch; he was injured last spring but posted a time of 22.9 in the 200 this winter and ran sub-54 in the 400. Sophomore Dillon Page took sixth at sectionals in the high jump, senior Ryan Klinger also contributes in the jumps and experienced hurdlers are juniors Phillip Trieu, Christian Chuck Browne and Jordan Grossman. Senior Lucas Tran and junior Ken Komatsu lead the pole vaulters; they each finished in the top five at the conference meet and the top 15 at sectionals. Senior Christian Torres (discus, shot put) and sophomore Robert Fleisher (javelin) are throwers who will be in contention at the big meets.
OUTLOOK: The Cougars’ accomplishments in 2019 included a team title at the Camden County Championships and a seventh at sectionals. They are a team to watch at both meets this spring.
CHERRY HILL WEST LIONS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Senior sprinter Amir Smith placed in the top 20 at last year’s sectionals in both the 100 and 200 and also runs the 400. He will be a key competitor in his final season at Cherry Hill West. Sophomore Kanye Dixon flashed potential as a rookie and other experienced sprinters are junior Khalil Hughes and senior Eric Dolan. Senior Harry Schwartz focuses on the 800 and veteran distance runners are senior Karl Eberhardt and junior Kevin Sonn. Freshman Michael Tepper is an up-and-coming distance runner as well. Senior Kyle Aquino is a promising long jumper and sophomores expected to have an impact are hurdlers Caleb Williams and Benjamin Dougherty. Jacob Carlson is a freshman expected to contribute in the jumps and hurdles.
OUTLOOK: New head coach Shelly Hollingsworth has inherited a hard-working group that should be hitting its peak by season’s end.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Clearview brings back a solid nucleus that includes junior distance runner Anas Bensaoud. He placed third in the mile at the TriCounty Conference meet, seventh in the two-mile at the Gloucester County Meet and seventh in the two-mile at sectionals. Senior Zion Fearon placed second in the 400 hurdles at the county meet and fourth in the same event at the conference championships. He is also strong in the 200 and 400. Junior Jack Rhoads had top-10 finishes in the 800 at the county and conference meets and took 12th at sectionals. Junior Paul Donahue contributes in the middle distance events and experienced distance runners are senior Thomas Flear and junior Andy Shute. Senior Anthony Battle shines in the hurdles and triple jump and sophomore Bob Counselor is a promising long jumper. Senior Joe Polistina (javelin) is the team’s top thrower.
OUTLOOK: The Pioneers have several state-qualifying hopefuls and will look to make strides as a team at the major meets.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Justin Moore’s sophomore season featured top-10 finishes at sectionals in both the 100 and 200, and he was also the overall Olympic Conference champion in the 100. It will be exciting to see what the sprinter can accomplish as a junior. Carl Jordan is another talented junior sprinter who placed ninth in the 200 and 11th in the 400 at sectionals. Junior Gregory Stagliano posted top-10 finishes in both the javelin and discus at the Camden County meet, and added a seventh in the javelin at sectionals. Senior Robert Meekins and junior Ricardo Cobian are other experienced throwers. Junior Tavion Corbett-Collier shines in the jumps and hurdles and other hurdlers to watch are junior Rich-Sheldon Dauphin and sophomore Ahmaad Battle. Sophomore AJ Brooks is a gifted long jumper and sprinter, junior Myles Cosby contributes in the sprints and jumps and junior Kamauri Weaver is yet another sprinter to keep an eye on. Seniors Aaron Arnstein, Justin Orloff and Wesley Andrews are experienced distance runners.
OUTLOOK: The Vikings hope to move up a few spots at the big meets and their sprinters in particular will be worth keeping tabs on.
GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC RAMS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Hunter Parks had an immediate impact as a freshman, as he qualified for states in the 400 hurdles and placed ninth. He took fifth in the event at sectionals and added an eighth in the 110 hurdles. The talented sophomore class also includes thrower Dom McDermott, who finished 12th at sectionals in the javelin. Junior Ethan Guldin contributes in the 200 and 400 and the distance runners are strong with seniors Ryan DiGiacomo and Adam Stetser leading the way.
OUTLOOK: The Rams don’t have the same numbers as other programs but the core they do have is determined to show improvement this spring.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Martin Riddell is hoping to return to the Meet of Champions (MOC) after qualifying as a junior and placing ninth in the 3200. He finished second in the event at states to go with a fourth in the mile, and was in the top five in both races at sectionals. Andrew Gostovich is another senior leader who placed fourth in the 800 at sectionals and 15th at states. He was also part of Haddonfield’s 4x800 relay, which claimed a state title and took second at the MOC. Seniors Aidan Kamp and Arthur Keegan and junior Abdullah Khalid are talented sprinters and senior Tommy Mollis specializes in the 400, a race he placed eighth in at sectionals. Senior Will Klammer and juniors Kayvus Trajano, Alessandro Meucci and Ryan Angstadt are experienced hurdlers. The Bulldawgs bring back seniors Sebastian Guzman and Eric DeCoursey, junior Caden Undlin and sophomore Jack Buzzerd in the jumps. Junior Jack Amons took 10th in the javelin at sectionals and other promising throwers are senior Michael Carey and juniors Liam Campiglia, Matthew Carey and Danny Malloy.
OUTLOOK: The Bulldawgs were Camden County champions in 2019 and went on to place third at sectionals and second at states. Although several stars graduated, this program always expects to be in contention.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Stone Caraccio has advanced to the Meet of Champions (MOC) each of the last two years and will look to extend the streak in his final season at Kingsway. He took fifth in the mile at the MOC after placing third at both sectionals and states and winning the race at the Gloucester County Championships. He also runs the 800 and 3200. Two other state qualifiers return: senior Michael Williams and sophomore Jeff Heineman. Williams competed in both the 200 and 400 at states after placing in the top five in both events at sectionals. He was also the Tri-County Conference champion in the 200 and shines in the 100 as well. Heineman’s freshman campaign featured a sixth at sectionals in the 800 and a 19th at states. Sophomore Kyle Rakitis was one of the top freshmen in the state last year and will look to take the next step. Junior Eric Williams and seniors Finn Campbell and Bryan Townes are other talented sprinters and senior Jayden Cooper is a runner to watch in the 800. Freshman Damon Dukes will make a splash in the sprints as well. The deep crop of distance runners also includes seniors Chris Nelson, Mike DiMatties, and Evan Miles, junior Aidan Smith and sophomores Ryan Allen and Thomas Driscoll. Junior Conrad Cliver is a versatile competitor who contributes in the pole vault, hurdles, long jump and triple jump, and senior Chase Moorer is a gifted high jumper. Seniors Nikolaos Kalfas and Nathan Matthias are solid pole vaulters and junior Joseph Collins leads the throwers.
OUTLOOK: The Dragons have placed fifth at sectionals for three consecutive years and added a top-10 finish at states in 2019. They will look to remain competitive this spring and send several individuals to the MOC.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: After competing at states each of the last two seasons in the pole vault, senior Jake Mohnacs is a good bet to extend the streak this spring. He consistently cleared 13 feet last year, helping him place third at the Burlington County Open, fifth at sectionals and 16th at states. Lenape returns several other tough competitors who were knocking on the door of state qualifying last year and hope to make the leap. That includes senior Chris Sabb, whose leap of 5-10 in the high jump put him in ninth place at sectionals. Junior Ian Camerato had top-10 finishes in the discus and shot put at the county meet and had solid showings at sectionals. He leads a group of throwers that also includes senior Hunter Lengle and juniors Jamal Simon, Matt Montanez and Jalyn Walker. On the track, junior Hamza Bruce and seniors Tommy Arzillo and Elijah Silver are sprinters to watch. Sophomore Justin Penny showed potential in the 400 and junior Andrew Melohis shines in the 800 along with senior Alex Chrupcala and sophomore AJ Fraley. Seniors Ethan Stillman and Matt Richardson are strong distance runners and senior Clyde Washington is an experienced hurdler. Seniors Kevin Luk and Luke Spera contribute in the long jump.
OUTLOOK: Look for the Indians to make strides as a team and for Mohnacs to possibly contend for a sectional title in the pole vault.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Both of Moorestown’s state qualifiers graduated, but it would not be surprising to see one or two returners make the trip this year. Senior Ryan Denmark is a candidate after placing ninth at sectionals in the shot put; he also took eighth in the event at the Burlington County Championships. Senior Wylee Krasnigor took ninth in the county and 16th at sectionals in the discus, and junior John Dalmass is another talented thrower. Sophomores Malik Sample, Jorday Baez and James Burrus are promising sprinters and junior Christian Mammarella-Pietrafitta specializes in the 800. Junior Benjamin Fox and seniors Henry Wilt and Victor DeMartini are distance runners expected to contribute.
OUTLOOK: Although the Quakers might not be ready to compete for any team titles this spring, they have several individuals worth watching at the championship meets.
PAUL VI EAGLES
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Seniors Drew Williams and Matt Martino and sophomore Matt Mazero each competed at states in two individual events last year and are poised for big seasons for Paul VI. Williams qualified in the 100 and high jump and is also an accomplished long jumper who claimed the Camden County title in the event. Martin placed in the top 10 in the 200 and 400 at both sectionals and states, and Mazero’s freshman campaign featured sixth-place finishes in the 100 and 200 at states. Williams, Mazero and senior RJ Walsh were also part of the 4x100 relay that placed third at states and ran at the Meet of Champions. Sophomore Michael Mazero is another returning state qualifier in the 400. Senior Colton Johnson is a runner to watch in the 800 and 1600, and senior Kyle McKeon is another experienced returner in the middle distance and distance events. Senior Frank Gubler contributes in the hurdles and long jump and Chris Cavalieri is another senior hurdler. Senior Brennan Delp and junior Andrew Decina are talented throwers.
OUTLOOK: The Eagles were in the mix at all of the major meets last year, placing third in the county, first in the Olympic National, fifth at sectionals and ninth at states. Expect more of the same this spring with a strong core in place.
SENECA GOLDEN EAGLES
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Senior Anthony Corona took third at sectionals in the javelin last year with a throw of 166 feet, 1 inch, punching his ticket to states. He also placed fourth in the event at the Burlington County Championships and is primed for a successful final season at Seneca. Sophomore Adam Klenk just missed qualify- ing for states in the javelin, as he took seventh at sectionals. Senior Michael Smith, junior Will Decker and sophomore Chris Schoemer are other top throwers. On the track, senior Ethan Eno is a strong competitor in the sprints and the hurdles, and other talented hurdlers are seniors Nathan Roseboro, Ryan Ruiz and Griffin Bevere and junior Josh Swain. Sophomore Gavin Donley flashed potential as a rookie in the sprints, while junior Jackson McHugh focuses on the 400 and seniors Bryce McMaster and Ryan Rosenthal run the 800. The deep pool of distance runners includes seniors Vincent Malave and Harry Moore, junior Dominic Amilcare and sophomore Chris Lardner.
OUTLOOK: Corona will aim for another berth at states and overall the Golden Eagles should be much improved as a team.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: After graduating both of its state qualifiers from last year, Shawnee will lean on a deep and balanced roster to lead the way in 2020. The throwers are a strong part of the squad, as junior Donovan Johnston took seventh at sectionals and 12th at the Burlington County Championships in the discus and senior Dylan Woods-Tomczak placed 11th at sectionals and seventh in the county in the javelin. Juniors Jacob Trinity, Michael Stoughton, Zachary Everett and Peter Falzone are experienced throwers as well. Junior Ryan Connolly is one of the top returners on the track after placing fifth in the county and 16th at sectionals in the 800. Juniors William Woodruff, Jarett Portley, Brian Baumann and Matthew Lodge and senior Brendan Magee contribute in the sprints, while sophomore Tyler Marshall focuses on the 800. Seniors Dan Kaighn and Flynn Dymkowski have also made significant progress in the 800. Seniors William Kaminer and William Pellegrino, juniors Will Neher, John Ruona and George Mihaileanu and sophomore Alex Campagna all compete in the distance races. The hurdlers include senior Kyle Johnson, juniors Jake Piotrowski and Nick Wagner and Portley, and returners in the long jump are seniors Cooper Farrell and Michael Ross.
OUTLOOK: With great numbers in the program and potential in several events, the Renegades should be a team to look out for by the end of the season.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP MINUTEMEN
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Washington Township is excited to see what Jayden Greene can accomplish in his final season with the Minutemen. He runs the sprints but especially excels in the 800, an event in which he claimed the sectional championship last spring. He went on to place seventh at states and 12th at the Meet of Champions. Andrew McGinley is another senior leader who cleared 6 feet to take eighth in the high jump at sectionals and also competes in the long jump. Joining Greene as major cornerstones in the sprints are seniors Andrew Wilson and Dan Oberman; juniors Mike Dressner, Christian Flood, Dakari Williams and Matt Morrow; and sophomore Tracy Marshall, who is returning from an injury. Seniors Sebastian Aseron and Vince Lamonica and juniors Julian Lawson, Mason Brewster and Cole Kolodziej—along with up-and-coming star sophomore Aiden McGuigan—shine in the distance and middle distance events, which will be crucial to the success of the team. Along with their work in the sprints, Dressner, Flood and sophomore Gavin Hoskins will be key contributors in the triple jump and long jump. Washington Township also brings back a group of experienced hurdlers led by junior Jamir Lane and sophomores John McGinnis and Wany’e Vason. The throwers will be led by seniors Angelo Novelli and Jack Dunn.
OUTLOOK: The Minutemen have a young but experienced group that should be in strong contention at the Gloucester County Championships, Olympic Conference Championships and sectionals. Greene, meanwhile, will be out to defend his South Jersey title in the 800 and will look to go on to be a major contender for the state championship.
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GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
BISHOP EUSTACE CRUSADERS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Bishop Eustace graduated a stellar group of competitors but is happy to welcome back senior Skylar Moa state qualifier last year in the javelin. Her throw of 96 feet, 7 inches earned her a sixth-place finish at sectionals and moved her on to states, where she took 14th. Senior Peyton Klopp is also strong in the javelin and placed 10th in the event at sectionals. She will be aiming for states as well after qualifying as a sophomore. Senior Katie Bjorklund is a third talented thrower whose best event is the discus. On the track, juniors Racquel Romey and Rachel Sobocinski are promising sprinters and Sobocinski also competes in the high jump. Junior Charlotte Gottilla is another high jumper to watch. Top hurdler Veronica Figueroa, a senior, missed last season with a broken foot but is healthy again and ready for a great season. Senior Nellie ManaloLaManna joins Figueroa as a veteran hurdler.
OUTLOOK: The Crusaders should make their presence felt at the major meets, particularly when the throwing events are underway.
CAMDEN CATHOLIC FIGHTING IRISH
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Senior sprinter Sierra DiCupe is primed for a successful final season at Camden Catholic and will lead the way for the Irish. She qualified for states as a freshman and sophomore but was unable to compete at sectionals last year and expects to bounce back this spring. Juniors Suzy Ndanji and Brooke Foster and sophomore Lindsay Bednarek are other experienced sprinters, and Ndanji also competes in the long jump. Sophomore Emma Shannon contributes in everything from the 100 to the 800 as well as the long jump, and junior Laura McCann is a top runner who specializes in the 800. Junior Danielle Perez competes in the hurdles along with sophomores Ashlyn Spinosi and Zoey Schaeffer. Junior Jessica Rendfrey posted a top-20 showing in the shot put at sectionals and should only get better as an upperclassman.
OUTLOOK: The Irish turned in an impressive effort at sectionals last year, placing fifth, and hope to remain competitive behind DiCupe and their other veterans.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Kate Rathman has put together a memorable distance career at Cherokee and is looking for one last standout season before moving on to Delaware. Last spring she was the Burlington County champion in the 1600 and the sectional champion in the 3200. She went on to place in the top 10 in both events at states and ran the mile at the Meet of Champions (MOC). Sophomore Nicole Clifford is another strong distance runner who placed sixth at sectionals in the 3200 and qualified for states. Senior Alyssa Blackmon and juniors Erin Jackson and Adriana Sommese are other returners in the distance events. Sophomore Jillian Strauss showed potential in the sprints and pole vault as a rookie, and other sprinters to watch are seniors Joynee Bowers and Jaden Sweely, junior Meghan Carroll and sophomore Alison Cooke. Sophomore Isabella Kadar is a returning 800 runner who finished 14th in the event at sectionals. Senior Emma DellaFemina is a veteran hurdler and senior Sydney Lore placed 10th at sectionals in the javelin. Seniors Fejiro Akiri, Clarice Kubacki and Geena Kontoulis and junior Kelly Dooling are other experienced throwers. Up-and-comers to keep tabs on are sophomores Ciara Maith and Mercedes Davis in the sprints and freshman Kelsey Niglio in the middle distance events.
OUTLOOK: The Chiefs have a deep and talented roster that should turn some heads at the championship meets, and Rathman will try to go out with a bang.
CHERRY HILL EAST COUGARS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Cherry Hill East graduated all three of its state qualifiers from last year but still has a solid core in place. One of the top returners is junior Mary Kate McCurdy, who placed seventh in both the 800 and 1600 at sectionals. She missed out on a trip to states in the 800 by two-tenths of a second. McCurdy ran PRs in both events during indoor season and is looking to make it to the Meet of Champions this spring. Freshman Alexis Tapper had impressive cross country and indoor track seasons, while senior Aliza Kotzen, junior Isabel Slimm and sophomores Madison McNiff, Elliana Tonghini and Michelle Barry are other returners in the middle distance and distance races. The Cougars are expecting a breakout season from Zeyonna Davis, who will look to make up for the graduation of top sprinter and points leader Maya Drayton. Davis particularly showed growth last year in the 200. Senior Paoli Siri is also back in the sprints after missing last year with an injury. Juniors Miriam Bouch and Mairead Markel are other sprinters and returning hurdlers are sophomore Hanna Orengo and senior Caroline Kelly. Senior Amy Son and sophomore Ciani Pruitt compete in the jumps and senior Lauren Abrams shines in the pole vault, setting a PR in the winter. Junior Gia Lamina has made a lot of strides in the javelin and other throwers are senior Eve Rosado and juniors Leah Marccelli, Ojasvita Reddy, Sara Bellon and Paula Sawan.
OUTLOOK: The Cougars hope to be hitting their stride by the end of the season, with several individuals sure to be in the mix at sectionals.
CHERRY HILL WEST LIONS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Kyra Randolph’s sophomore season ended at the state championships and she is hoping to punch a return ticket this spring. She took third at sectionals in the high hurdles and placed 13th at states. Senior Sanaa Pollard is another key returner who took seventh in the intermediate hurdles at sectionals. Several sophomores showed promise in the sprints as rookies, including Corrine Martello and Marissa McKenzie. Freshmen Janelle Marshall and Azar Corbin-Fussell made some noise during the winter season and are other top sprinters. Martello also competes in the long jump and McKenzie shines in the high jump along with senior Madeline Harrison. Senior Cameron Wright and sophomores Sarah Davidson and Megan Faucett contribute in the distance events. Senior Madiana Manasary placed ninth at sectionals in the discus and also throws the javelin and shot put. Seniors Sofia Zuniga and Armani Kitchens and sophomore Dhani Salugher are other experienced throwers.
OUTLOOK: Randolph hopes to be in the mix at the major meets and several of her teammates could leave their mark as well.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Junior distance runner Katherine Byrne has compiled back-to-back strong seasons, winning the 3200 at the Tri-County Conference meet both years. She also took second in the 800 and fifth in the 1600 at the Gloucester County meet last year and went on to finish 16th in the mile at sectionals. Senior Hailey Tabar is another tough competitor who took eighth in the 800 and 10th in the intermediate hurdles at sectionals. Senior Jordyn White had a county meet to remember, as she placed second in the long jump, third in the triple jump and fourth in the high hurdles. She should be a factor in all of those events in 2020. Junior Gabrielle Wright is a gifted sprinter and competes in the pole vault. Senior Kyra Borodin and juniors Ava Grelli and Jordan Beckman contribute in the distance races and veterans in the throwing events are senior Emily Cejkovsky and junior Giavonna Bright.
OUTLOOK: The Pioneers had top-five finishes at the county and conference meets last year and have the potential to do the same with returners like Byrne, Tabar and White leading the charge.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: The Ash sisters are poised for a huge year in their final season together at Eastern. Junior Jailya Ash posted a time of 11.9 seconds to take third in the 100 at the Meet of Champions (MOC) in 2019. She was the Camden County and sectional champion in the event and placed fourth at states. She also took first at the county meet in the high hurdles, second at sectionals and third at states, and shines in the 200 as well. Jewel Ash, a senior, placed third in the intermediate hurdles at sectionals and moved on to states, finishing 10th. Senior Noelle Scott competed at states in the high hurdles, and two sophomores also advanced to states as rookies: Kylie Dawson in the 1600 and Teghan Sydnor in the intermediate hurdles. Scott and senior Hali Perry join the Ash sisters in the sprints, and sophomore Lauren Kenselaar leads a crop of distance runners that includes seniors Kierstin Clem and Samantha Tighe and juniors Morgan Bromley and Sierra Feeney. Junior Analiese Bulgin placed ninth at sectionals in the long jump and top returners in the throwing events are seniors Nina Santore and Judith Timmons and junior Cassara McFadden.
OUTLOOK: The Vikings took third in the county and sixth at sectionals last year and could be ready to move up a few spots. It will also be fun to watch the Ash sisters go after individual state crowns.
GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC RAMS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Lauren Ridinger has been a strong competitor through her first two years at Gloucester Catholic and should only get better as an upperclassman. A junior, she placed in the top seven at sectionals in three different events last year: fourth in the 100, third in the 200 and seventh in the triple jump. She moved on to states in the sprints, taking seventh in the 100 and sixth in the 200, and hopes to reach the Meet of Champions this spring. Sophomore Savannah Forand also qualified for states thanks to an eighth-place finish at sectionals in the high jump. She is also solid in both hurdles races. Senior Brianna Elliott joins Ridinger as a veteran leader and specializes in the sprints and long jump. Two other sophomores flashed potential as rookies: Erin Walton competes in the 800 and hurdles and Libby Dockett runs the distance races. OUTLOOK: The Rams have a chance to move up a few spots in the team standings at the major meets, and Ridinger will look to continue her individual success.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: A stellar cast of juniors is back to lead Haddonfield, including Sarah Naticchia, the sectional champion in both the 1600 and 3200. She placed in the top three in both events at states and finished sixth in the mile at the Meet of Champions (MOC). Lindsay Colflesh is another junior standout who placed third at sectionals and second at states in the 800. She also shines in the 400 and intermediate hurdles. Her twin sister, Allison Colflesh, was the sectional champ in the 800 and took third in the mile, moving on to states in both events. Junior Olivia Stoner took fourth at sectionals and eighth at states in the 800, and yet another junior distance runner is Payton Weiner, who took second in both the mile and two-mile at sectionals. Thanks to the Bulldawgs’ depth in the distance events, their 4x800 relay claimed sectional and state titles, took sec- ond at the MOC and seventh at the New Balance Nationals with several different sets of runners. Junior Robin Rosen qualified for states in the pole vault and also competes in the high jump and triple jump. The senior class is also strong; Lilly Sirover had top-10 finishes at sectionals and states in the two-mile, while Grace Kegler competed at states in the high hurdles and Rachel Bonnet qualified in the high jump. Kegler also contributes in the sprints and long jump and Bonnet excels in the javelin and shot put. Evie Andrewes and Kat Rice are senior distance runners who had great indoor seasons and add to Haddonfield’s excellence in that area. Senior Gillian Rozenfeld and junior Frances Miller are other throwers to keep an eye on and senior Evelyn Skyrm competes in the jumps. Maya Carey is a freshman expected to have an impact right away.
OUTLOOK: After repeating as sectional champions and placing second at states in 2019, the Bulldawgs expect to be in contention once more this spring, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see several individuals advance to the MOC.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: After advancing to the Meet of Champions (MOC) as a sophomore, Julia Nocentino has high hopes for her junior season at Kingsway. She fared well at all of the big meets in the javelin, placing second in Gloucester County, third in the Tri-County Conference, fourth at sectionals and eighth at states, capping things off with an 18th at the MOC. Senior Allie Pierontoni is another key returner who qualified for states in the 1600 and 3200, placing 10th in each. She was the sectional champ in the mile and took second in the twomile. Junior Ashlynne Burke also competed at states in the 3200—she was the county champ in the event and placed second at sectionals— and senior Emily Pierontoni is yet another distance runner to watch. Other strong distance runners include seniors Kennedy Waterson and Cara Heino, junior Sydney Watts, sophomores Allison MacFarland and Allison Helkowski and freshman Aubrey Pierontoni. Senior Allison Bobst made it to states in the pole vault and was second in the event at the county and conference meets. Junior Skye Robinson is a runner to watch in everything from the 200 to the 800 and returning sprinters include sophomores Vianna Scott, Jordyn Scott and Sumayyah Turner. Junior Elise Daniel excels in the high jump and hurdles. Seniors Erin Kennedy and Emily Kipers join Bobst in the pole vault and experienced throwers are senior Chloe Tran and sophomore Caitlin Hickey.
OUTLOOK: The Dragons were county and conference runner-ups and placed fifth at sectionals in a solid 2019 season. With many key pieces back in the fold, more success can be expected.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Lenape graduated both of its state qualifiers from last year, including Shelby Whetstone, the Group IV state champ in the 800. The good news is that a deep and promising roster returns. That includes a strong group of distance runners led by senior Olivia Cao, who placed third in the mile at the Burlington County Championships. Senior Abigail Skidmore, juniors Marisa Riley and Anna Ruley and sophomore Julia Sellers also run the distance races. Junior Anyae Kinder is a veteran to watch in the 100, 200 and triple jump, while senior Erika Davis and junior Kylie Patella are other returning sprinters and senior Rebecca Thomas specializes in the 800. Senior Margaret Boyer placed third in the county in the shot put and other throwers include seniors Victoria Wilson and Bianca McDonald and juniors Kaleigh Christ, Kayla Stewart and Surrayah Daaliya. Sophomore Cierra Penny is a newcomer to keep an eye on in the sprints.
OUTLOOK: The Indians made their presence felt at the major meets in 2019, taking fourth in the county, eighth at sectionals and 19th at states. While there is no replacing Whetstone, it will be interesting to see who emerges as the new standout for Lenape this spring.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Seniors Peyton Silar and Stephanie Maines have been stand- outs in the pole vault throughout their careers at Moorestown and are poised for one last big season together. Silar was the Burlington County champ and placed second at sectionals last spring, clearing 10-6 both times. Maines took fifth in the county and third at sectionals before competing at states and finishing seventh. Another strength for the Quakers is their distance runners, led by junior Kate Inglis. She took fifth in the county in the 3200 and placed in the top 10 in the mile and two-mile at sectionals. Senior Kylie Evoy took eighth at sectionals in the 800 and other talented runners are juniors Maggie Goettle, Leah Rivenbaugh and Anu Bezwada and sophomore Carolyn Pierson. Junior Cara Petrycki and sophomores Nyla Kasner, Jordan Southwick, Sofia Della Rosa and Alexandra Alt expect to keep improving in the sprints and senior Payton Jagodzinski excels in the hurdles and high jump. Seniors Katherine Burt and Hanna Weinstein are experienced throwers.
OUTLOOK: Silar and Maines are just two of the returners hoping to compete at states, and the Quakers expect to move up a few spots in the team standings at the county and sectional meets.
PAUL VI EAGLES
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Aliyah Rae Garozzo never ran track until she got to high school, but that hasn’t prevented her from putting together a remarkable career at Paul VI. The senior owns five school records and is coming off a junior campaign in which she won state titles in both hurdles events and placed in the top five in each at the Meet of Champions (MOC). Garozzo also joined senior Blair Daniel and junior Abigail Lutz on the 4x400 relay that claimed a sectional crown, took second at states and fourth at the MOC. Lutz made it to the MOC in the 800 as well thanks to a fourth at states, and Daniel competed at states in the 400. Senior Kambi Walker took seventh in the MOC in the high jump after placing third at states. She also competed in both hurdles events at states. Senior Maura McGowan was the sectional champion in the javelin and took fourth at states, and other returning state qualifiers are senior Skylar Harris in the 100 and long jump, senior Bridget Lyons in the 3200 and junior Katie Sparks in the 1600 and 3200. Other key returners include senior long jumper Loren Simms, senior distance runner Maria Liberatore, senior thrower Nadine Assi and sophomore sprinter Sofia Errichetti.
OUTLOOK: The Eagles repeated as Camden County champions last year and also placed second at sectionals and third at states for the second consecutive season. They will be a team to watch at the major meets again, and it will be exciting to see what Garozzo and several others can do on an individual level.
SENECA GOLDEN EAGLES
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Junior Julia Greeley is coming off a breakout sophomore season in the pole vault and has high hopes for this spring. She was the sectional champion in the event, placed fifth Klouchek is another returning state qualifier; she took fifth at sectionals and 19th at states in the two-mile and also runs the mile. The 4x800 relay of junior Cassidy Strittmatter, senior Amanda McNally, Klouchek and senior Lara Sweet claimed a sectional championship and took ninth at states. Sweet and McNally are also strong in the individual 800 and Strittmatter competes in the 400 and long jump. Senior Karra Wozniak contributes in everything from the 100 to the long jump and both hurdles events, and other versatile competitors are senior Hannah Orth (sprints and javelin) and sophomore Mia Hill (sprints and long jump). Seniors Nicole Wheeler and Ainsley Jodlbauer and sophomore Rylee Langdon run the sprints and experienced distance runners are seniors Chelsea Richards and Morgan Hough and sophomore Remington Walter. Senior Aubrey Packard, a state qualifier two years ago in the javelin, leads the throwers along with senior Kelsey Carter, junior Aspen Mazzatta and promising sophomore Tess Strittmatter. Junior Jillian Humphries took eighth at sectionals in the high jump and senior Kaitlyn Yaeger also returns in the event.
OUTLOOK: Many top competitors return from a team that placed seventh at sectionals, so it would not be surprising to see the Golden Eagles push for a spot in the top five in 2020.
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Two of the elite distance runners in the area are set to conclude their scholastic careers this spring. Senior Isabella Turner was the Burlington County champion in the 3200 last year and went on to take fourth in the 1600 at sectionals and 14th at states. Senior Claire Hauser placed in the top 10 of both the mile and two-mile at sectionals. Turner and Hauser are former sectional champs during the outdoor season and will again lead Shawnee. Amanda Demko is another key senior who placed in the top 10 at sectionals in the 100, 200 and long jump. She was also in the top five in all three events at the county meet and anchors the 4x400 relay, which went to states last year. Senior Kelly Owens, juniors Brooke Tenet and Casey Riley and sophomores Sophia Constantinou and Anna Heicklen also compete in the sprints. Junior Jillian Anderson and sophomore Anna Larzelere run the 800, while sophomores Madison Koveloski and Ryann Sheehan flashed potential in the distance races as rookies. Seniors Emily Aldakimov and Maddy Corsi and sophomore Kaitlin Sullivan are top hurdlers to watch. Sophomore Sally Guinta contributes in the high jump and discus, sophomore Lyndsey Millere returns in the long jump and senior Sophia Catona is experienced in the triple jump along with sophomore Lilliana Colon. Senior Adrianna Alessi, the 2018 sectional champion in the discus, took eighth last season and leads the throwers. Junior Carley Pollan competes in all three throwing events as well. Freshmen Kate Ruona and Libby Bell are newcomers to watch in distance and middle distance, respectively.
OUTLOOK: The Renegades took second at the county meet and hope to be in contention again while moving up in the team standings at sectionals. Several individuals should see their way to states, with Turner and Hauser certainly being in that group.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP MINUTEMAIDS
ATHLETES TO WATCH: Maura Keane has already been to states twice during outdoor track and she is just entering her junior season. Last year, she placed 15th in the 800 for the second straight season after taking third at sectionals. She is also strong in the mile, as evidenced by her fourth-place performance at the Gloucester County Championships. Senior Kate Cochran took third in the county and 11th at sectionals in the two-mile, and other top distance runners are juniors Danielle Stuart, Ashton Wiseley and Jordan Farr. Junior Megan Smith is a key returner in the 100, 200 and 400 and other sprinters to keep an eye on are juniors Precious Barclift and Avarie Berndlmaier and sophomores Dani Gindville and Veronica Kelly. Sophomore Gianna Garozzo placed third in the county in the 100 hurdles and other experienced hurdlers are junior Izabela Repousis and sophomore Fia Cardoso. Senior Grace Carey shines in the long jump and sophomore Faith Cardente’s best event is the triple jump. Washington Township graduated an outstanding thrower in Izzy Deal but is happy to welcome back seniors throwers Alexa Wilson, Mia Commoroto and Ashley Wilsman. The team welcomes freshmen Gabriella Maletta and Lauren Marmon and junior Amirah Beasley after a successful winter season.
OUTLOOK: The Minutemaids had solid showings of sixth at the county meet and 10th at sectionals and expect to remain competitive with Keane leading the way.
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