The St. Joseph High School boys indoor track team could not keep up with the historically fast Christian Brothers Academy team in Friday night’s NJSIAA Non-Public A Championships at the Bennett Center.
CBA won its third straight championship, holding off valiant efforts from the Falcons, Pope John XXIII and Red Bank Catholic.
Falcons’ senior Lamont Higgins stood out during the evening. He won the 55-meter dash and finished second in the 400. Higgins also helped his team to a third-place finish in the 1600-meter relay.
“I made my mom and dad proud,” Higgins said as he tried to catch his breath. “This just confirms all the hard work I have been doing.”
The team finished in third place ahead Delbarton by a half point.
For the Non-Public A girls, Pope John XXIII fended off Mount St. Dominic, St. John Vianney and Union Catholic. Bishop Ahr finished in 11th.
Union Catholic’s boys captured their second straight championship as the team jumped out quickly to a big margin and never looked back. The Vikings scored 85 points in the first six events.
St. Rose’s girls held off Gill St. Bernard’s for its first Non-Public B championship.