Irvington HS track teams competing at Penn Relays

Rayna Smith, Taliyah Hayes, Vicki Molokwu, Andrea Jackson, and Cathiana Jean are all smiles at the Penn Relays. Photo courtesy of Marvin Hawkins/IHS head boys’ track coach.
From left: Obodai Annon, Michael Veltz, Wesvendji Jean-Charles, and Dwight Henry pose at the Penn Relays.
From left, Irvington High’s Obodai Annon, Desmond Marfo, Michael Veltz, Keano Fearon, and Devin Seward pose at the Penn Relays.

The Irvington High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams are competing at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa.

On the first day of the meet, April 26, Rayna Smith, Taliyah Hayes, Vicki Molokwu, Andrea Jackson, and Cathiana Jean took sixth place finish in the 4×400-meter relay and seventh-place finish in their4x100 heat.

On Friday, April 27, the IHS boys’ 4×100 relay took fourth in its heat in 45.06.

On Saturday, April 28, the final day of the meet, the boys’ 4×400 relay won its heat in  3:27.50. Michael Veltz split 51.52; Keano Fearon split 51.39; Desmond Marfo split 53.46 and Devin Seward split 51.15.

Earlier in the week, the IHS boys’ and girls’ teams swept a tri-meet with North 13th St. Tech and Hillside on April 24 at IHS.

Boys

Irvington 68, North 13th St. Tech 14

Irvington 62, Hillside 19

Hillside 42, North 13th St. Tech 35

Girls

Irvington 68, North 13th St. Tech 12

Irvington 56, Hillside 25

Hillside 59, North 13th St. Tech 22

Overall IHS winners

Boys

110-meter hurdles: Wesvendji Jean-Charles, 15.5.

Long jump: Jean-Charles, 18 feet-4 inch.

200-meters : Tavaughn Whyte, 23.1.

800-meters: Keano Fearon, 2:08.

100-meters: Dwight Henry, 10.9.

Javelin: Henry, 108 feet.

1,600-meters: Desmond Marfo, 5:00.

The Essex County Relays will be held Friday, May 4, at Livingston High School.

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