S. Jersey Girls | Marigna powers Palmyra to track title
Rageana Marigna racked up four gold medals and helped power the Palmyra girls' track team to the Freedom Division title yesterday at the Burlington County League championships at Northern Burlington.
Rageana Marigna racked up four gold medals and helped power the
girls' track team to the Freedom Division title yesterday at the Burlington County League championships at Northern Burlington.
Moorestown beat out rival Willingboro to win the Liberty Division title while Holy Cross crushed the competition in the Patriot Division.
Marigna swept the speed events, winning the 100-meter dash (12.4), 200 (28.1) and 400 (1:05.1). She also anchored the winning 4x400 relay team (4:26.4).
Krystal Belcher won the 1,600 (6:25.7) and 3,200 (14:18.9), Lailah Pratt won the 400 intermediate hurdles (1:11.3), Shanelle Thompson won the shot put (35-31/4), and Celena King won the discus (76-0) for the Panthers.
Florence's Anna Cook set a Freedom Division record in the triple jump with a leap of 30-21/4.
Moorestown had six first-place finishes including Lauren Tauscher's effort in the pole vault (11-0) that tied a meet record.
Holy Cross secured seven first-place performances en route to the team championship. Ayana Davis tied a Patriot Division record in the 100 high hurdles (15.6).
Melissa Vorwerk roped a triple and a home run - both in the second inning - as
rolled to a 13-1 victory over
in the championship game of the Palmyra Tournament.
Vorwerk's work earned her the tournament's most-valuable-player award for the Golden Eagles, who also chalked up wins over Sacred Heart, 5-3, and Penns Grove, 5-1.
Vorwerk's home run cleared the 210-foot sign in left field.
Pitman registered a 3-1 victory over Penns Grove in the third-place consolation game.
Highland Tournament. Traveling to its sister school, Triton captured the championship with wins over the host Tartans, 3-1, and Audubon, 6-5.
Burlington County. Jasmine James homered and drove in five runs to power Westampton Tech to a 15-4 victory at Willingboro.
Nonleague. Jamie Moir fired a one-hitter but was hurt by four walks as St. Hubert (Pa.) squeezed out a 1-0 victory at Lenape. Moir surrendered a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning for the game's lone run. Laura Spinks had two of Lenape's six hits.
Melissa Mehrer and Chelsey Kehr each blasted home runs during Florence's 11-0 victory at Sterling. Mehrer handcuffed the Silver Knights on one hit and rang up 12 strikeouts. She took a no-hit bid into the sixth before Sammi Giambri collected a one-out single.
Sophomore Michelle Tumolo scored five goals, including the milestone 100th of her career, as
continued its playoff push with a 15-5 win at
Melissa Cavanaugh tallied a hat trick and Kim Johnson added a pair of goals for the Pioneers, who need a victory against Winslow Township tomorrow to qualify for the postseason. Game time against the Eagles will be 6:30.
West Deptford clinched its first-ever playoff berth with a 15-5 victory over Middle Township. Kristi Tamasitis netted four goals, Rachel Mehaffey had a hat trick and Amy Mortimer scored her first two varsity goals for the Eagles.