Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Alumni News

With all the alumni Woodbury Jr.-Sr. High School from over the many years of graduates, we could really have an entire blog focused on accomplishments and various WHS alumni "in the news." (Some of our younger readers will likely be thinking that it should be a Facebook page -- or, more likely, something else that I don't even know about yet!)

In this spirit, Mr. Shivers, our Athletic Director, sent the following information to me about one of our recent graduates (see blue text):

Riverdale, N.Y.- Monmouth University’s track & field team wrapped up its second weekend of competition with a pair of meets in NYC, traveling to the Fordham Christmas Classic on Friday and to Manhattan College on Saturday night.

In Friday’s Fordham Christmas Classic, junior Aracelis Lantigua (Elizabeth, N.J./Elizabeth) won the 800m, leading wire to wire and crossing the line with a time of 2:26.20. A trio of freshmen in Vin Improta (Staten Island, N.Y./Staten Island Tech), David Balzer (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph’s) and Ryan Lundy (Laurence Harbor, N.J./Mater Dei) took third, sixth and seventh in the 1000m. The same three teamed up with sophomore Michael Slater (Belford, N.J./CBA) in the 4x400, crossing the tape in fifth place.

At the Jasper Invitational on Saturday night, the Hawks brought home a trio of first place finishes paced by the men’s and women’s triple jumpers. Sophomore Marykate Walsh’s (Woodbury, N.J./Woodbury) leap of 17' 2 3/4" was the top mark of the meet, while junior Alex Bowers’ (Bayville, N.J./Central Regional) distance of 22' 2 1/4" won the event on the men’s side. Walsh also tallied a second place finish in the triple jump with her distance of 36' 4 1/4" meters.

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