Irvington HS indoor track and field athletes give good efforts at Meet of Champions

Photo courtesy by Barnes Reid. Tosca Blandford Bynoe, left, head track oach at Willingboro High School, poses with IHS senior Andrea Jackson at the Meet of Champions. Blandford Bynoe is a 1982 IHS graduate and the first IHS female athlete to win at the Meet of Champions. She won in the hurdles. Jackson also competed in the hurdles.
Photo by Felicia Laguerre Owens.
IHS principal Mary Mary Michailidis, right, shows support for IHS senior Andrea Jackson at the Meet of Champions, and IHS head coach Marvin Hawkins, middle.
Photo by Felicia Laguerre Owens.
IHS senior Desmond Marfo contemplates right before his 800-run at the Meet of Champions.

IRVINGTON, NJ – Desmond Marfo, Dwight Henry and Andrea Jackson gave good efforts at the NJSIAA indoor track and field State Meet of Champions at the Bennett Center in Toms River. The boys meet  took place Saturday Feb. 23 and the girls meet took place Feb. 24.

Marfo, a senior, took 15th in the boys 800-meter run finals in 2:01.01. Henry, a junior, was 27th in the boys 55-meter hurdles preliminaries in 8.04.

Jackson, a senior, was 15th in the girls 55 hurdles preliminaries in 8.67.

Marfo and Jackson will continue their track and field careers at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania in the fall.

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