Southern Regional Athletes Victorious in Ocean County Track and Field Championships

May 17, 2017

The Southern Regional boys and girls track and field squads had several winners emerge during this past weekend’s Ocean County Championships, while a bunch of Southern, Barnegat and Pinelands Regional athletes of both sexes finished among the top three in their respective events.

For the boys, Southern thrower Joe Guglielmo swiped the top spot in the javelin with a throw of 173 feet, while teammate Jackson Donahower won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 9¾ inches. For the girls, Southern freshman Karagan Bulger had a big meet, winning both the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.36 and the 800-meter run in 2:20.77, as well as helping teammates Caitlin Hambor, Morgan Koeppen and Abby Malandro capture the county title in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:04.07.

Meanwhile, Southern’s Joe Miele took second in the discus with a throw of 166 feet, while teammate Paul Keyes placed second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:26.55 and the Rams’ David Springstead cleared 12 feet in the least number of attempts to take second in the pole vault.

Barnegat’s Nico Adorno had a fantastic county meet, placing second in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes with times of 21.91 and 49.98 seconds, respectively, and third in the 100-meter dash in 11.36 seconds. Teammates Gunnar Pearson took second in the 800 at 1:59.37 and the 1,600 at 4:28.01, and Sean Morris placed third in the javelin with a throw of 157 feet, 5 inches.

For Pinelands, junior Carly Jannsch finished second in the javelin with a throw of 120 feet, 2 inches, while sophomore Teresa Jaeckel placed third in the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 8 inches in the fewest attempts. Southern’s Taylor Mulch – who back in March was thought to be out for the season due to injury – has returned to the track and placed second in the 1,600 with a time of 5:16.83, while senior Sabrina Woodlee took third in both the 400 hurdles (1:05.78) and 400-meter dash (59.95 seconds) and junior Jenna Kulinski grabbed third in the javelin with a throw of 109 feet, 11 inches.

David Biggy

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