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7 Morris-Area Track Athletes Headed for National Competition

Teammates dominate handful of events in Northeast event to gain spot in final competition.

Matias Pellegrino. Photo Courtesy Sandra Cooper.
Matias Pellegrino. Photo Courtesy Sandra Cooper.

A season of hard work is paying off, as seven of Morris County’s best young athletes are heading to the USATF National Youth Indoor Track and Field Championships in Landover, Maryland this weekend.

The top-6 finishers in each event at the Northeast Zone Championships, which took place in Toms River on Feb. 22 and 23, advanced to the national competition.

Among them, from the Morris County Track Club, is Denville’s Matias Pellegrino, who won first place in the boys long jump (age 13-14), with a leap of 5.5 meters. Pellegrino also took first in the triple jump for the same age group with a mark of 10.9 meters.

Mendham’s Aidan Kamp also took first place in the long jump in the age category of 11-12, flying 4.68 meters.                                                                        

Morristown’s Bayliss Simon took third place in the girls 9-10 age group, making a jump of 3.74 meters.

Two Parsippany athletes are part of the group as well. Nana Agyemang came in third in the boys long jump in the 11-12 category. His final jump was 4.67 meters. Agyemang also came in fourth in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.93 seconds.

Rawle Workman, of Parsippany, came in fifth in the 11-12 long jump with a leap of 4.11 meters.

Hopatcong’s Noah Cooper qualified in the boys eight-and-under category by coming in sixth in the long jump with a mark of 2.74 meters. Hackettstown’s Jayner Gorospe took fourth in the boys 15-16 category of 55-meter dash with a time of 6.92 seconds.

Coach Horacio Pellegrino said in a statement, “We are very excited to once again send so many athletes to compete on the national stage. These results prove that we provide our athletes with the coaching and training that allows them to succeed to the best of their abilities.”

The national competition is set for March 8 and 9 in Maryland. 

Coach Workman March 03, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Morris County Track Club "We Focus On Your Preparation, Not team Points" SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS: COMPETITIVE YOUTH TRACK PROGRAM YOUTH FITNESS & CONDITIONING PROGRAM http://www.mctrackclub.org/mctc-spring--summer-2014.html
Coach Lou March 06, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Congratulations to Nana and Rawle!!! These are two great kids, two great examples of both athleticism and sportsmanship. I have had the pleasure of coaching both of these kids in football, and they are wicked FAST. Furthermore they are great kids and great representatives of student athletes in Parsippany. Congrats to both and thank you Coach Workman for keeping our football players uncatchable on the football field
Coach Workman March 20, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Thanks Coach Lou! We pride ourselves with preparing your RedHawks and other athletes from all over Morris County for their up and coming football season. NJ AAU Spring (only) Football Fitness program starts on April 2nd @ Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ. Hope to see plenty of Parsippany's PAL Redhawks there!
Coach Workman March 20, 2014 at 05:44 PM
FYI - AAU NJ Spring Football Fitness Programs "ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL" 8 WEEK PROGRAM (22 - 2 hour sessions) ( 1st session in April, 2nd in May or do both "progression" = April & May ) Click Link For More Information:http://www.mctcfootballcamp.org/football_fitness_program.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2014 Spring & Summer Track Program. "We Focus On Your Preparation, Not team Points" 6 MONTH PROGRAM ( 45 days / 90 hours of practice time ) Click Link For More Information:http://www.mctrackclub.org/mctc-spring--summer-2014.html

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