Irvington HS indoor track & field teams seek successful season

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IRVINGTON, NJ – The Irvington High School indoor track & field teams, under head coach Marvin Hawkins, hope to achieve a successful season this winter.

The top returning athletes for the boys’ team are junior Dwight Henry, senior Desmond Marfo, and sophomore Devin Seward.

Henry currently is ranked No. 1 in the 55-meters and No. 2 in the 55-meter hurdles for North Jersey Section 2, Group 3.

Marfo is ranked No. 5 in the 800 meters and Seward is ranked No. 2 in the 400 meters.

“Great expectations best describes the Blue Knights this indoor season!” Hawkins said.

The Blue Knights have a talented supporting cast. They include:


  • Jared Manifold, sprints and middle distance


  • Cordell Litus, hurdles and  middle distance
  • Adnon Kpodo, middle distance.
  • Wilfrantz Therzy, middle distance
  • Steve Corneille, jumps


  • Matthias Litus,  hurdles, sprints, jumps, and middle distance.

On the girls’ side, Irvington will be led by by senior Andrea Jackson, currently ranked No. 3 in North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 in the 55 hurdles;  Taliyah Hayes, who is ranked No. 12 in the 400m, and rising star Ariana Ruiz in the 800 and 1,600.