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This is the 5th major invitational championship meet to be held at Depken Field since the new facilities were installed. (The event used to be called the Twin-Borough Relays.)
Since all meets are now held on artificial surfaces, the Hasbrouck Heights Track Team had to travel. Depken Field installed a new field in 2007 at a cost of $1.2 million.
During opening ceremonies, at the "Wall of Fame Honorees," Sheena Schuler (2000), Alessia Cirilli (1998), John D'Amato (1974) and John Goehrig (1994) were recognized for their Track and Field accomplishments.
Track events started at 4 p.m. and finished at 8:30 p.m. They included: 6,400 meter relay, 400 meter relay, intermediate hurdle relay, 800 meter relay, 3,200 meter relay, sprint medley, shuttle hurdle relay, distance medley relay and 1,600 meter relay.
Field events started at 4 p.m. and concluded at 9 p.m. They included: pole vault, high jump, shot-put, discus, javelin, triple jump and long jump.
Participating in the All North Jersey NJSIAA Group 1 & 2 meet were 26 boys teams and 26 girls teams from: New Milford, Becton Regional, Benedictine Academy, Bogota, Cliffside Park, Cresskill, Dumont, Dwight Morrow, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Leonia, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Newton, North Arlington, Palisades Park, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Pascack Hills, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Rutherford, Saddle River Day, Science Park, Verona, Wallington, West Essex and Wood-Ridge,
The event was headed by Rob Brady who has been the HHHS Head Track Coordinator for 18 years (and associated with the track program for 23 years).
HHHS Director of Athletics Mike Scuilla helped organize this meet with officials, team entries, etc.
The 2012 HHHS coaching staff includes: Maria Abbatiello, Alyssa Connors, Jon DAmato, Kaitlin Gianni, Vinnie Marchese, Anthony Pomo, Mike Ryan, Ashley Scanlon, Jeff Seidel and John Valenti.
All proceeds from the meet went to the Hasbrouck Heights
Track Program. ###