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Feb 06, 2023

Athletes Accumulate State Rankings at Monmouth County Boys’ Indoor Track and Field Relays Championship

By Tim Morris

Christian Brothers Academy overcame a determined Rumson-Fair Haven effort to hold onto its Monmouth County Boys’ Indoor Track and Field Relays Championship.

The Colts won four of the six relays on the track and scored points in every event they entered in besting the Bulldogs, 72-62, at the Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River. This was CBA’S 39th county relays championship.

Cross country standouts Zach Shroba, Lucas Ward, Alex Matroly and Kevin Allen won the 4×800 relay for CBA in 8:16.89 to get things started.

CBA’s sprinters won the day in both the 4×200 and 4×400 relays. Aidan MacManus, Kam Coleman, Sean Lawson and Matt Herman bested RFH by just .02 and took home gold in the 4×200 relay (1:35.60). Herman, Lawson, MacManus and Aidan Cale took the 4×400 in 3:32.80 for the Colts.

Nicholas Sullivan, Jake Zappala, Jack Falkowski and Joe Barrett rolled to victory by more than 20 seconds in CBA’s forte, the Distance Medley, clocking 10:47.72.

CBA received a big boost in the shot put relay where Nick Williams (48-11) and Everett Kaeli (44-4) finished second and picked up eight points while Rumson did not score a point in the event. That eight-point gain sealed the meet for the Colts. Middletown South’s James Letts (47-9 ½) finished third individually in shot put competition. His throw ranks among the 25 best in the state this year along with Williams. The shot put winner, Matawan’s Nikolaus Winzer, uncorked a 54-8 toss that ranks in the top 25 nationally.

Middletown North’s Trevor Reid tied for the best jump in the high jump (5-10) with RFH’s Cole Herman and John Connors, but the Lions were second to RFH’s duo. Matthew Rufo (5-8) was Reid’s teammate in the relay.

Red Bank Regional’s Tyler Lisko soared 12-0 in the pole, tying Rumson’s Gabe Stypul for second. His vault is one of the top 25 in the state.