Colts, Purple Roses win track crowns

Colts, Purple Roses win track crowns

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Colts, Purple Roses win track crowns

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The CBA boys and St. Rose girls teams won track and field titles at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River on Friday.

CBA scored 116.5 points to capture the NJSIAA Non-Public A championship. The Purple Roses won Non-Public B with 73.

CBA senior Zack McDermott won the 400-meter dash in 50.85. Senior teammate Clark Mangini took the 800 in 1:55.94. CBA junior Tom Rooney won the 3200 in 9:15.76.

The Colts also captured the 4×400 relay in 3:28.89. Competing were seniors Mike Pozo and Rob Hart, Mangini and McDermott. CBA juniors Chris Jordan and Mike Cresanti-Daknis won the high jump and pole vault, respectively, at 6-2 and 13-0. CBA senior Alex Berger won the shot put at 51-5.5.

For St. Rose, sophomore Kathleen Dailey won the 800 in 2:24.56 and the 1600 in 5:08.47.

Red Bank Catholic senior Rob Napolitano won the 1600 in 4:20.94 in Non-Public A action.

In girls Non-Public A, St. John Vianney junior Tara Connelly won the 1600 in 4:59.98 and junior teammate Courtney Thompson captured a gold medal in the 3200 in 10:47.24.

Monsignor Donovan senior Marielle Nwana won the high jump, soaring 5-0. Junior teammate Katie Weeks won the shot put at 36-8.

IN GIRLS BASKETBALL:

TR EAST 52, MATER DEI 35: Senior guard Marykate Sullivan scored 15 points and Kristen Kennedy added 14 points along with six rebounds, four assists, and three steals to lead the Raiders (14-8) over the Seraphs (8-13) in a nondivisional game. Brooke Trotta led the Seraphs with 10 points.

A couple of sophomore guards fronted Mater Dei’s offense as Brooke Trotta led the Seraphs with 10 points, six of which came from three-point territory, followed by Lindsey Florio and her eight points.

COLTS NECK 78, MANALAPAN 49: Four players finished in double figures as the Cougars (11-10) ran past the Braves (6-15) in a Class A North game.

Rachel Krauss and Lindsey Bosland led the way for Colts Neck with 14 points apiece, while Lauren Zborovancik and Elisa Moody added 12 points apiece. Manalapan’s Danielle Rizzo led all scorers with 17 points.

IN BOYS BASKETBALL:

RUMSON-FH 67, FREEHOLD TWP. 57: Freshman Brendan Barry led all scorers with 24 points, including 21 from beyond the arc, as the Bulldogs (9-13) sped past the Patriots (10-13) in a nondivisional game.

The Bulldogs’ Jack Herrmann added 17 points. John Horrigan led the Patriots with 18 points.

WALL 51, MATER DEI 36: Sophomore guards Trent Mitchell and Ryan Janeczek both recorded 17 points as the Crimson Knights (15-9) overcame the Serpahs (10-11) in a nondivisional game. Mater Dei’s Sam Miles had a team-high 10 points.

KEANSBURG 45, PINELANDS 40: Tyler Walters scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and Danny Markulin had 11 points to lead the Titans (13-9) over the Wildcats in a nondivisional game. Pinelands’ Luke Stambaugh led all scorers with 22 points, including 15 points from beyond the arc.

COLLEGE SIGNINGS:

Red Bank Regional senior defensive tackle Isaac Coates signed a national letter of intent with Football Championship Subdivision school Grambling on Friday, Red Bank head coach Nick Giglio said via text. Coates was one of the leaders of what was a solid defensive line for Red Bank the last several seasons. Also, Monsignor Donovan senior linebacker Tommy Farrell said on Friday via e-mail he has signed a national letter of intent with Division II school Stonehill College. Farrell helped Monsignor Donovan win the Shore Conference Class B South championship last season, the Griffins’ first divisional title since 1993.

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