Track and Field ALJ Meet

Isabelle Hunt

The Cranford High School Shotput team attended a meet at ALJ on Tuesday, January 28th. The team competed against students from other local schools in their same grade level. Each athlete got to throw 3 times and their highest throw was entered in the competition. The top thrower for each grade received a trophy and the top 6 in each grade received medals.

11 out of the 14 members of the team set new personal records for themselves, including Sam Romito, who increased her PR by 2 feet up to 26 feet and 7 inches. Senior Ryan Azklar took first place overall with a throw of 49 feet and 11 3/4 inches, followed in second place by Jack Bowers, who threw 47 feet and 10 3/4 inches . Amanda Newport, a Junior, and Ariel Hsu, a Sophomore, both earned medals in their respective competitions. Amanda Newport threw 30 feet and 10 inches,  and Ariel Hsu threw 26 feet and 11 1/2 inches. Overall, the team was proud of their performance and they hope to defend their titles when they return to ALJ next year.