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Del Piano, Carbone Medal at Meet of Champions

Seniors end high school careers among state's best.

The South Brunswick High School girls track team completed the competitive season in New Jersey with two medal winners at The Meet of Champions, held last Monday at Lombardi Field in Old Bridge.

Weather had pushed back the meet several days, but Cayla Del Piano and Lindsay Carbone were ready when the skies cleared, the ground dried and the whistle for action was blown.

Del Piano was fifth in the 1600 with a time of 4:54.13.

"She ran a strong race and was moving up well through the pack on the final lap," South Brunswick Coach Stefan Moorhead noted.

Lindsay Carbone placed fifth in the pole vault with a height of 11 feet. That tied a personal best for Carbone.

"It was a nice accomplishment for her to not only make her first Meet of Champions, but to earn a medal as well," Moorhead said. "Both girls are seniors, so it was a nice way for them to go out."

Del Piano had a very busy final meet. She also qualified to run in the 800 and as part of the 4x400 team. Del Piano was 10th in the 800 in a time of 2:17.08.

In the 4x400, Del Piano, Aspen McMillan, Rochelle McDonald and Alicia Osley combined to run a time of 3:57.79, good for 12th place.

Osley also qualified for the 400. She placed 10th with a season best time of 57.25.

Danielle Padovano, a junior, competed in the discus and shot put. She was 11th in the discus with a distance of 115' 5". She was 13th in the shot put with a distance of 37 4 1'2". The distance in the shot put was a personal record.

"She competed very well in her first Meet of Champions," Moorhead noted.

South Brunswick also had qualified the 4x100 team of McDonald, McMillan, Julia Lekht and Osley.

"Overall, we were able to get some nice experience at this level for our underclassmen, and our seniors ended their New Jersey careers on
high notes," Moorhead said.

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