5/27/2015 Trenton Catholic earns another Mercer County CYO track and field crown
Focused on the finish • Trenton Catholic Academy athletes Melvin Rivera, left, and Aidan Farrior compete at the 54th annual Mercer County CYO track and field meet May 17 at Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville. TCA won 28 events to earn a first-place finish for the eighth-consecutive year. Joe Moore photo
Trenton Catholic Academy’s Amy Aririguzoh had a banner day May 17 during the 54th annual Mercer County CYO track and field meet at Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville.
Aririguzoh is the new owner of two solo county CYO sprint records. Her performance helped TCA earn 164 points and its eighth consecutive Mercer County CYO title, almost 50 points ahead of second-place finisher St. Ann, Lawrenceville (115 points).
Rounding out the meet were St. Raphael-Holy Angels, Hamilton (62 points); Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, Mercerville (61 points); St. Paul, Princeton (44 points); and St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Square (31 points).
Aririguzoh ran the 200-meter dash in 29 seconds, breaking the previous girls’ varsity record by a half-second, and clocked a 1:06.2 in the 400-meter run, 0.6-seconds better than the previous record.
And she wasn’t the only record-breaker for TCA.
Colton Estilow ran the boys’ junior varsity 1,600-meter run in 6:11.2, downing the previous mark of 6:18; Natanael Casiano-Agosto went 2:32.9 in the boys’ varsity 800-meter run, better than the former best 2:34.1; and the TCA girls’ varsity sprint medley relay (two 100-meter legs, followed by splits of 200 meters and 400 meters) went 2:10.5, demolishing the bar previously set at 2:18.2.
A St. Ann distance runner also caught a piece of record-setting glory. Gianna D’Souza ran the girls’ junior varsity 1,600 in 6:44.2, almost 7 seconds faster than the previous record (6:51.1).
In all, TCA placed first in 28 events: the girls’ junior varsity shot put; the boys’ junior varsity 50-meter dash, 75-meter dash, 100-meter dash; 200-meter dash, 400-meter run, 400-meter relay, 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run, shot put, football throw, baseball throw, soccer kick and long jump; the girls’ varsity 50-meter dash, 75-meter dash, 100-meter dash; 200-meter dash, 400-meter run, 400-meter relay, sprint medley, shot put and soccer kick; and the boys’ varsity 100-meter dash, 400-meter run, 800-meter run, shot put, soccer kick and long jump.
St. Ann placed first in 12 events: the girls’ junior varsity 75-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter run, 400-meter relay, 800-meter run, 1,600 meter run, 4 x 50 shuttle relay, soccer kick and long jump; the girls’ varsity 800-meter run and 1,600-meter run; and the boys’ varsity 200-meter dash.
St. Raphael-Holy Angels placed first in six events: the girls’ junior varsity 50-meter dash, softball throw, jump rope; girls’ varsity jump rope; and boys’ varsity 50-meter dash and sprint medley relay.
Our Lady of Sorrows-Holy Angels made it to the top of the podium in four events: the girls’ junior varsity 100-meter dash; and the boys’ varsity 400-meter relay, 1,600-meter run and the football throw.
St. Paul earned a first-place finish in the boys’ junior varsity 4 x 50 shuttle relay, and St. Gregory the Great won the girls’ varsity long jump and boys’ varsity baseball throw.