Indoor Track Competes in State Relay Championships

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This past week, the Oratory Indoor Track Varsity squad competed at the NJSIAA State Relay championships in the Non-Public A division. While we are a small squad, especially compared to behemoths of teams such as Union Catholic, we certainly made a name for ourselves once again. 

First off was the 4X200m relay of Sam Demarinis, Evan O’Dowd, Anthony Milan, Sebastion Murray, and Jack Stickler. To say that the sprint squad stepped up to the plate at this heavily anticipated meet is an understatement. ALL runners from OP ran a personal best and showed that Oratory, while it may be small, is certainly speedy. 

Next was the Sprint Medley Relay, an event that has become a team favorite as the season has progressed since it complements the exact varsity capable depth our squad has. In it was Aidan Philbrick taking the 400m leg, Sam Demarinis and Evan O’Dowd running another 200m leg of the evening, and myself in the 800m anchor leg. Special shoutout to Philbrick for flawlessly running the 400m event for the FIRST ever time at such a hyped-up meet. Fortunately for Oratory, we ran a time of 4:16 in the Sprint Medley Relay, a 5-second improvement from when we last competed in this event. 

Oratory’s success expanded beyond the track, and the throwers had equally ideal performances. On the two-man Varsity throwing squad for this meet was Matthew Enderly and Sean McTernan, with Enderly throwing a 29-09.50 and McTernan throwing a 29-02.00. 

It is no doubt that the Non-Public A section of New Jersey has some serious competition, and the OP track squad showed their capabilities. 

For a list of full results, please refer to https://nj.milesplit.com/meets/375357/results/684683/formatted#.Xi9-oRdKhQI