CALDWELL – It has been a history-making season for the Mount St. Dominic Academy spring track team as many athletes have performed well enough to put themselves into the school’s history books.
Leading the squad is junior Julia Acevedo.
“Julia Acevedo set a new personal record of 16-6 in the long jump,” said head coach Richard O’Connor. “This moves her into second in school history. She is the top seed heading into the conference championships.”
Seniors Sam Diaz and Grace Mittenzwei also moved into the school history books.
“Sam’s new personal record of 29-11 in the shot put moves her into seventh in school history, and Grace’s new personal record of 80-0 in the discus is good for seventh in school history,” O’Connor said.
Other field athletes have excelled.
“Junior Olivia Fisher, a new addition this year, has thrown 81-0 in the discus, good for sixth in school history,” O’Connor said. “Junior Nicole Kahn’s new personal record 81-4 in the javelin moves her into eighth in school history.”
On Friday, May 3, the team competed in the Essex County Relays at Livingston High School.
“The 4x200m relay of juniors Anya Michalewski, Julia Acevedo, and Alyssa Mastando, and freshman Gianna Mangili finished seventh at Essex County Relays in 1:51.84, good for 10th in school history,” O’Connor said.
Members of the squad also competed at the Penn Relays, held Thursday, April 25, in Philadelphia.
“We had two relays, 4×100 and 4×400, compete at Penn Relays this year,” O’Connor said. “Senior Bridget Murphy, senior Emily Sartori, Julia Acevedo, Alyssa Mastando, Anya Michalewski, and Gianna Mangili traveled to Penn Relays to compete.”
The Lions competed at the Mountie Relays in West Orange on Saturday, April 6. Acevedo, Michalewski, Mastando, and Mangili took fourth with a time of 54.61 in the 4×100 relay. In the 4×800 relay, Carol Aguirre, Aly Greenberg, Murphy, and Sartori took second place in 11:00. In the 1000 sprint medley Swedish relay, Michalewski, Mastando, Aguirre, and Sartori took third place in 2:40. Acevedo, Michalewski, Murphy, and Greenberg took second in the 1600 sprint medley relay.
At the NJCTC Al Naimo Spring Relays on Sunday, April 14, in West Orange, Acevedo scored 14-8.75 and Mastando scored 12-11.75 in the long jump. In the discus, Mittenswei record a 70-2, Molly Burke finished with a 68-0, Diaz had a 64-3, and Fisher finished with 60-0. In the javelin, Emma Robson scored a 75-7, Caila Przyhocki scored 73-1, Kahn had a 71-5, and Mittenswei had a 60-10. Diaz and Fisher competed in the shot put, with scores of 25-10.5 and 23-8.5, respectively. The Lions’ 4×100 relay team took second place, the 4×200 relay team took third, the 4×400 freshman/sophomore relay team took fourth, the 1600 sprint medley 200/200 took second, the 1600 sprint medley 400/200 took first, and the 4×1500 relay team took fourth.
The Lions competed at the Paul H. Beck Memorial Relays in Millburn on Saturday, April 27. Acevedo scored 15-4 on the long jump. Fisher recorded a 81-0 and Mittenswei scored 80-0 in the discus, which put them in the school history books.
The Lions will next compete at the Super Essex Conference Colonial Division Championships on Friday, May 10, at Schools Stadium in Newark.