ROCKAWAY – Ali Chaudhry was cautiously optimistic about Boonton’s chances in the triple jump at the Morris County Relays on Friday afternoon. Chaudhry, a Bombers senior, didn’t predict his team’s overall placement – but he texted former coach Joe Illeyne three numbers: 43, 42, 40, as in the number of feet each jumper would go.
Chaudhry actually underestimated Boonton’s potential. The Bombers won the event as all three jumpers posted personal bests. Junior T.J. Green led the field at 43 feet, 5 inches – a three-foot PR. Chaudhry was second at 42-5, with senior Chris D’Avanzo (41-2) adding more than a foot to his own total as well.
Boonton was the first team on the runway on Friday, because, as Green said, “We wanted to set the standard.” Those first attempts were all PRs, enabling the Bombers to surpass Illeyne’s current team, Mountain Lakes by nearly six feet.
“We wanted to jump first, because we were seeded up there,” Chaudhry said. “We wanted to take our first jumps, and wait and see what everyone else jumped.”
Senior Greg Stickle had the top intermediate hurdles time (55.76) as Randolph won the first event of the two-day meet. Stickle also anchored the Rams’ winning 4×100, giving the defending champs a two-point edge on Mendham after the first day of competition.
The Mendham girls won two of the first three events on the track for an eight-point advantage. Nickolette Dunbar once again led the shot put field (47-7.5), as Whippany Park took first place in that event – as well as the pole vault and long jump.
The Morris County Relays conclude this afternoon at Morris Knolls.
“Coach Roy) Hamblen said if we want to win the team title, we have to come in with confidence,” said Minutemen senior Sierra Tonnesen, who was part of both the intermediate hurdles and 4×100 victories, along with classmate Audrey O’Neill.
“Being able to see what we put in at practice during meets gives us confidence.”
4×100: 1. Mendham (Audrey O’Neill, Emma Schacht, Sierra Tonnesen, Maggie Wadley) 50.4; 2. Hanover Park (Chino Anukwuem, Katie Lazur, Riley Hegan, Anna Lazur) 50.97; 3. Roxbury (Nikki Alford, Jess Cammarata, Catherine Larkin, Tiffany Larusso) 51.05; 4. West Morris (Brittany Carratura, Allison Egan, Tanna Holzworth, Jendaya Williamson) 51.29; 5. Montville (Tina Ansari, Leanna Sauser, Shania Forde, Amanda Murolo) 51.31; 6. Randolph (Jessie Pasquale, Josefine Loeken, Aimee Mehta, Elly Schere) 51.36.
4×1600: 1. Randolph (Nora May McSorley, Margaret Thomson, Carole Harsch, Liz Lansing) 21:04.84; 2. West Morris (Emma Alai, Sierra Castaneda, Mikayla Cochrane, Erin Hughes) 21:39.11; 3. Mendham (Lucy Jeffs, Christine Mountain, Defne Sement, Elizabeth Timoney) 21:42.86; 4. Montville (Michelle Glowko, Allison Gross, Cassandra Harasts, Jamie Wittner) 22:03.81; 5. Morristown (Emma Cary, Anna Hess, Christine O’Kane, Maggie Servais) 22:10; 6. Mountain Lakes (Kyra Velock, Izzi Gengaro, Ally Jin, Therese Olshanski) 22:39.15.
Intermediate hurdles: 1. Mendham (Sierra Tonnesen, Audrey O’Neill, Olivia Williams) 3:18.95; 2. Hanover Park (Anna Lazur, Katie Lazur, Amanda Hinton) 3:19.59; 3. Roxbury (Deanna Graziani, Nikki Alford, Alexis Smith) 3:24.01; 4. Parsippany (Gabriela Rachmaciej, Nicole Herrera, Michelle Herrera) 3:28.07; 5. Morris Hills (Rhianna Follet, Kayley Moran, Julia Catalano) 3:32.4; 6. Morris Knolls (Tymia Joseph, Kayla Kroll, Michelle Mioduszewski) 3:32.69.
Long jump: 1. Whippany Park (Kristen Hall, Danielle Cozzarelli, Gina Dello Russo) 48-5.25; 2. Randolph (Kayla Park, Jessie Pasquale, Aimee Mehta) 47-6.5; 3. Hanover Park (Chino Anukwuem, Victoria Agaliotis, Danielle Monahan) 47-4.75; 4. Mendham (Maggie Wadley, Rayleen Hu, Emma Schacht) 47-2.75; 5 West Morris (Jendaya Williamson, Morgan Lovenberg, Abigail Rec) 45-10; 6. Montville (Leanna Sauser, Blythe Hehmeyer, Amanda Murolo) 45-9.25.
Pole vault: 1. Whippany Park (Danielle Cozzarelli, Gina Dello Russo, Francesca Kaspar) 28-6; 2. Mendham (Julia Mszanski, Olivia Williams, Kelly Duggan) 27-0; 3. Kinnelon (Madison Galascio, Cariann Johnson) 25-0; 4. Morris Hills (Melanie Wedemeir, Simone Narcisco, Elizabeth Costanzo) 24-0; 5. Randolph (Josefine Loeken, Savan Brackelmanns-Puig, Erin Mooney) 23-6; 6. Morris Knolls (Lisa Newman, Emily Huber, Emely Banguero) 23-6.
Shot put: 1. Whippany Park (Nickolette Dunbar, Kate Matrisciano, Caila Gatley) 105-4.75; 2. Parsippany (Jaleesa Tinord, Emily Fales, Kathryn Campbell) 102-8.25; 3. Jefferson (Jordan Wildermuth, Monica Kulbacki, Alicia Boucher) 99-0.75; 4. Madison (Helene Rowland, Helen Andersen, Isabella Martin) 97-10.5; 5. Morris Hills (Chioma Eluemunor, Emily Greuter, Ebony Ashford) 96-9.75; 6. Randolph (Makayla Taylor, Nicole Christine, Lexi Gihorski) 95-2.25.
4×100: 1. Randolph (John Daddario, James Lienhardt, Endale Selishi, Greg Stickle) 43.76; 2. Mendham (Sam Curtis, Alex Tafro, Dylan Heraghty, Christian Kildal-Brandt) 43.87; 3. Parsippany (Kwaku Agyemang, Malik Francis, Matthew Ruggiero, Josh Crawford) 44.12; 4. Morris Knolls (Jonah Karlovich, Matias Pellegrino, Uche White-Thorpe, Michael Hanagan) 44.45; 5. Boonton (Omar Anderson, Maleek Awan, Josh Corporan, Josh Smith) 44.72; 6. Morris Hills (Rey Almodovar, Joseph Hook, Joseph Lawrence, Isaiah Turner) 44.98.
4×1600: 1. Morris Hills (John Dennehy, Jason Schweizer, Ian McNally, Alexander Pai) 18:16.5; 2. Chatham (Will Mitchell, Grant Hauck, Pat Mortensen, Liam Hunes) 18:25.08; 3. Randolph (Antonio Amaral, Ethan Bedrock, Steven Casano, Luke Dewlow) 18:29.47; 4. Mendham (Brian Robinson, Matt Brodman, Mitch Anderson, Paul Ehmann) 18:32.58; 5. Morristown (Brian Cary, Eric Clay, Ben Edwards, Jonathan Gronke) 18:48.61.
Intermediate hurdles: 1. Randolph (Greg Stickle, Ethan Damiano, Tana Gawe) 2:55.66; 2. Mendham (Peter Miu, Julian Montilus, Johann DeSilva) 2:58.59; 3. Morris Knolls (Nathan Eluemunor, Dan DeBlieck, Robert Gioioso) 2:58.72; 4. Madison (Jeff Holm, William Hendrickson, Matt Mutone) 3:03.76; 5. Parsippany (Malik Francis, Antonio Ybanez, Sebastian Abreu) 3:04.92; 6. Boonton (Usman Chaudhry, Paul Lozaw, Evan Fajardo) 3:05.2.
Triple jump: 1. Boonton (T.J. Green, Ali Chaudhry, Chris Davanzo) 126-7.75; 2. Mountain Lakes (Noah Marshall, Michael Rowland, Conrad Hsiang) 120-11.75; 3. Mendham (Stephan Cole, Spenser Clouse, David Post) 119-9; 4. Morris Knolls (Mike Thomas, Luidgi Faubert, Matias Pellegrino) 116-2; 5. West Morris (Kevin Sears, Gregory Pease, Clayton Wong) 115-9.25; 6. Whippany Park (Matthew Jeng, Ethan Yang, Matthew Karovic) 110-10.
Discus: 1. Montville (Alex Rodgers, Nicholas Corazza, Joosung Lee) 395-11; 2. Morristown (Jaylon Jorge, Matthew Napoleon, Jevon Jorge) 366-10; 3. Chatham (Edward Dennerlein, Lucas Montano, Brian Agnew) 348-5; 4. Boonton (Quinn Sweeney, Steve Delaporte, Marshall Campbell) 342-7; 5. Randolph (David Vargas, Angelo Pico, Rocky Fodali) 337-7; 6. Morris Knolls (Mike Thomas, Bryan Wong, Luke Nappi) 337-0.