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Sampson wins at Country Meet


Mitra Sampson (track and field) . . . Sampson won a gold medal in shot put at the Atlantic County Championships on May 19. THG/Dan Russoman. To purchase photos in The Gazette, call (609) 704-1940.

GALLOWAY—Mitra Sampson won the shot put title at the Atlantic County Championships on May 19 at Stockton University, highlighting a strong day for Hammonton High School’s girls track and field team.


Sampson’s throw of 36-feet, 6.25-inches won the shot put and capped an outstanding meet for the Blue Devils’ throwers.


Angelina Catania (26-4) and Alyssa Orsino (21-3) also competed in shot put for Hammonton. In javelin, Juliana Dogostino earned a bronze medal, taking third place with her mark of 101-feet, 6-inches. Brooklyn Ravenstahl (75-5) and Orsino (63-10) also threw for Hammonton.

In discus, Catania was fifth with her throw of 83-feet, 10-inches. Also competing were Orsino (75-8) and Sampson (70-5).


Jenna Thibault turned in a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, posting a time of 17.66 seconds, her best time of the season. Also posting a season-best time was Hailee Keubler at 17.83 seconds, good for sixth in the event finals. Jessica Shinske had a time of 19.27 seconds in the preliminaries.


In the 400 hurdles, Hannah Salita was 10th in 1:17.95 and Shinske was 11th in 1:18.21.


Hammonton’s distance runner produced two fifth place medals. Kaylie Ranere was fifth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:31.61, and Natalie Clauhs was fifth in the 3,200-meter run in 12:39.65. Emma Longo ran the 1,600 in 6:38.44 and Angelina Cortellessa finished the 3,200in 14:13.48.


In sprints, Lasyah Johnson was eighth in the 100-meter dash (13.17 seconds) and Thibault (13.70) and Ilianna DeJesus (13.86) also competed.


Johnson ran the 200 meters in 29.33 seconds while Sadie Smith finished in 30.08. In the 400-meter dash, Journe Lucas had a time of 1:09.35, Ariadna Martinez-Lopez finished in 1:10.23 and Angelina Coppola had a time of 1:10.78.


Catherine Warren ran the 800 meters in 3:08.64.


Kiley Kozlowski was fifth in the long jump with a mark of 16-feet, 5.75-inches. Skye Weisbecker (14-5.5) and DeJesus (13-6) also competed. In triple jump, Dogostino had a mark of 26-feet, 5.25-inches.


Kozlowski was seventh in high jump, clearing 4-feet, 6-inches, while Dogostino was ninth with her mark of 4-feet, 4-inches.


Salita and Danielle Drialo each cleared 7-feet to place eighth in pole vault.


In relays, Hammonton’s 4x100 team of Johnson, DeJesus, Keubler and Thibault was seventh in 55.42 seconds, while the 4x800 team was fourth, as Longo, Cortellessa, Warren and Ilema Sinon finished in 12:48.04.


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