MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School girls track and field team tied for second overall at the Essex County Relays May 3 at Livingston HS.
The Cougars and Montclair HS each had 65 points in the team standings. West Orange had 92 points to win the girls team title for the second straight year.
It marked the second straight year that Columbia finished second at the County Relays.
CHS won the 4×800-meter relay (9:59.23) and 4×1,600-meter relay (22:38.89). Kirah Tianga, Kate Beemer, Darcy Wollard and Svea Wickengren comprised the 4×800 relay. Tianga, Beemer, Violet Gordon and Darcy Perlman comprised the 4x,1,600 relay.
Megan Mosteiro and Angel Ezeokoli combined to win the pole vault team event. Mosterio was first overall in the individual standings at 10 feet and Ezeokoli was seventh at 7-6.
Kamille Sabio and Cynthia Agu combined to win the triple jump team event. Sabio was first overall at 34-6 and Agu was third at 33-6.
Lillian William, Nia William, Ruth Pasteur, and Madison Davis took third place in the 4×100 relay in 50.03.
Lillian Williams, Madison Davis, Sabrina McCrear, and Pasteur placed fourth in the 4×200 relay in 1:47.68.
Kate Beemer, Darcy Wollard, Juli Rufolo, and Darcy Perlman took fourth place in the distance medley relay in 13:39.19.
Cynthia Agu, Sabrina McCrear, and Kamille Sabio teamed to finish in fourth place in the ; 400-meter team intermediate hurdles in 3:35.05.
Shayla Keegan and Sydney Mannion combined to finish in fourth place in the discus team event at a combined 167-1.
Lillian Williams and Kamille Sabio combined to place fifth in the high jump team event at 8-6. Lillian Williams, Madison Davis, Svea Wickengren, and Cynthia Agu took fifth place in the sprint medley relay in 4:28.03.
Sabrina McCrear, Nia Williams, Ruth Pasteur, and Angel Ezeokoli took sixth place in the 4×400 relay in 4:22.22.
On the boys’ side, Columbia finished 11th in the team standings with 10 points.
Callum Howald and Matt McBride combined to win the pole vault team event. Howald was first in the individual standings at 13 feet and McBride tied for sixth at 9-6.
St. Benedict’s Prep won the boys team title.
The Cougars will gear up for the Super Essex Conference Championships May 11 at Schools Stadium in Newark.