Southern Regional’s Gonzalez Wins Group IV Shot Put as Brown Swipes Second

THE Ideal: Southern Regional’s Fabian Gonzalez (left) and Jaiden Brown display off their hardware just after getting the top two places in the NJSIAA Team IV shot put on Feb. 26. (Courtesy Southern Athletics)
Following Southern Regional’s dynamic throwing duo noticed a separation of only an inch all through the NJSIAA South Jersey Team IV Championships on Feb. 11, the question of whether or not junior Fabian Gonzalez and senior Jaiden Brown would consider the top rated two spots in Team IV wasn’t as significantly the challenge as which one particular could possibly choose residence the 1st-position medal.
On Feb. 26, Gonzalez emerged as the best shot putter in Group IV with a major mark of 58 feet, 5 inches, while Brown finished 2nd with a significant mark of 56 feet, 3½ inches, sending them into this weekend’s Satisfy of Champions as two of the better seeds.
The only two forward of Gonzalez during team fulfills had been Non-Public B champion Joe Licata of Gill St. Bernard’s with a throw of 63-8 and Team II champ Jason Nwosu of Delsea with a mark of 62-½. Christian Brothers Academy’s Robert Manse III received Non-Community A with a throw of 57-10.
Still, Gonzalez and Brown will be the only Rams from Scott Baker’s boys workforce in the MOC, with all other persons or relays putting further than the top six or not qualifying as a wild card in any function.
The foursome of Kai Manzella, Jake Harrison, Luke Hart and Dominic Plesniarski positioned 15th in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:38.52, while junior Atul Sharma took 16th in the high jump with a leap of 5 toes, 8 inches, and Harrison managed to seize 20th in the 800-meter operate in 2:04.82. Sophomore Santino D’Amelio also placed 20th in the 3,200-meter operate with a time of 10:00.16.
For the Southern women, the 4×400-meter crew of Gabby Bates, Shannon Flaherty, Grace Fessler and Hailey Hochstrasser clocked a time of 4:05.47 to complete fourth guiding Rancocas Valley (4:01.38), Cherokee (4:01.77) and Ridgewood (4:03.85). Senior Kelly Enterline put ninth in the shot place with a prime throw of 35 ft, 6 inches. Both of those endeavours were very good plenty of to qualify as MOC wild playing cards.
In Group II, Barnegat senior Valencia Gosser ongoing to shine in the 55-meter sprint, clocking a time of 7.40 seconds to location third driving Hopewell Valley’s Lucia Garcia-Beltran (7.33) and Dumont’s Sanai Bryant (7.37). Gosser also put ninth in the higher leap with a major height of 4 ft, 8 inches. Bengals sophomore Yasmeen Muhammad concluded 14th in the high leap at 4-6. Meanwhile, Pinelands Regional sophomore Brenna Omert put 15th in the 400-meter sprint in 1:02.94.  —D.B.

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