IN THE NEWS: MSDA in good shape for upcoming big meets
Jan 15, 2019 | Published in The Progress
CALDWELL – The Mount St. Dominic Academy winter track team has been having a memorable season. Sophomore Alexa Raphael had a standout performance at the Super Essex Conference Liberty Division Championships on Dec. 22 at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island.“Alexa Raphael burst onto the scene with three top three finishes and two school records,” said head coach Richard O’Connor. “Alexa placed second in the 55m hurdles, crushing the previous school record by running 8.79 in the final. She followed that up by finishing in third place in the 55m dash, breaking her own school record by running 7.56 in the final. She finished out her day by placing third in the 200m dash in a season-best 27.19.”Also in the 55m dash, junior Anya Michalewski placed 11th and sophomore Alison Arcoleo placed 17th. In the 200m dash, Michalewski finished in 13th place. Senior Bridget Murphy placed 12th and sophomore Carol Aguirre finished in 16th place in the 400m run. Junior Sophia Amelung took 13th place and senior Emily Sartori took 15th place in the 800m run. Freshman Diana Yturbe finished in 14th place in the shot put. The Lions also competed at the Essex County Indoor Relay Championships on Jan. 2 at Ocean Breeze, where the relay teams finished strongly.