Oakcrest boys, EHT girls win county track titles

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pvilletrack Jen Marra/Pleasantville runners Jamiera McCormick (front) and Hadiyah Aabid helped the Greyhounds to a third-place finish at the Atlantic County Girls Track and Field Championships. The Oakcrest boys, Egg Harbor Township girls, and versatile Cedar Creek athlete Gary Melton were the big winners at the Atlantic County High School Track and Field Championships, held Thursday, May 9, at Buena Regional High School.

Oakcrest won its fourth straight boys title, edging second-place EHT 102.5-101. LaDarrell Dixon clinched the victory for the Falcons, finishing ahead of the EHT runner on the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay. Dixon also won the triple jump, while teammate Chase Oliver won the 110 hurdles, and Daniel Jefferson won the high jump.

Melton won three events: the 100 dash, 200 dash, and long jump. EHT weight standout James Plummer won both the shot put and discus, barely beating out teammate Kofi Yamoah in the shot put.

Pleasantville’s senior standout Isaac Clark won both the 400-meter dash and 800 run, while his twin brother, Jacob, won the 1,600 and finished second in t he 800. The Clark brothers – along with Pleasantville teammates Noah Prevard and Nicolas McBean – also won the 4x400 relay.

The Absegami boys placed third overall, with individual winners Salman Khalid (3,200) and Nick DellaVecchia (400 hurdles).

On the girls side, EHT won its third straight county title, beating host Buena 156-107. Individual winners for the Eagles were Abigail Shafer in both the 1,600 and 3,200, Julianna Catania in the 800, and Lola Agabalogun in the shot put. The Eagles also won the 4x400 relay with the team of Cassidy Treanor, Zahara James, Catania, and Juliann Brand.

Atlantic City’s Mone’t Gist won three events at the meet, the 100-meter dash, triple jump and long jump.

Pleasantville finished third in the team scoring behind javelin winner Shatina Squair, and the 4x100 relay team of Hadiyah Aabid, Leah Evans, April Prevard and Jamiera McCormick.

Mainland’s Christina Donall won the discus with a throw of 112-03.


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