Raiders News · Raiders Advance Six in Four Events to Group 3 Championships


The Nutley Raider Indoor Track and Field Express made the long journey down the Garden State Parkway to compete at the NJSIAA North 2 Group 3 State Sectional held at the Bennett Center in Toms River.  The Raiders opened the meet with solid performances in the Girl’s high jump.  Freshman Allie Huelbig(4-8) and Abby Groeling(4-10) just missed matching their PRs.  Huelbig finished 10th overall, while Groeling finished in a tie for 2d place. Groeling will move on to the Group 3 Championships next Saturday.

On the track, the Raiders had Anna Contini continue her fast times, clocking a 7.75 in the prelims of the 55 dash.  That qualified her for the finals, where she shaved .02 seconds off her previous time and finish in 5th place to earn a spot in the Group Meet.  Junior Nick Duca got out fast in the 800 meters coming though the 400 in 57 seconds in first place. However a small pack caught up to him and he became boxed in, causing him to drop back to 5th place.  His time of 2:02.13 and place, earned him a berth in the Group 3 Meet. In the Girl’s 4 x 400 meter relay, the team of Kate Contini, Kaitlyn Gavidia, Ava Tucker and Anna Contini clocked a 4:20.35 to finish 5th and qualify for the Group Meet.  As a team the Girl’s finished 8th overall with 11 points.

In total, thirteen Raiders raced to PRs or seasonal bests.  Complete results for the Raiders are listed below:

55 METER DASH
7.73 Anna Contini
7.75 Anna Contini
8.5 SB Mia Eltzholtz
8.54 SB Maddy Seckler
400 METER DASH
01:02.9 Anna Contini
01:04.4 Kate Contini
01:05.2 SB Ava Tucker
800 METER RUN
02:48.0 SB Samantha Gabriele
1600 METER RUN
05:49.9 SB Tiffany Miruelo
06:19.8 SB Emily McIntyre
06:54.4 Alyssa Mielnicki
3200 METER RUN
13:17.9 SB Isabel Lopez
14:37.0 Isabella Bernardo
55 METER HURDLES
10.31 Shannon Granelli
10.72 Sabrina Kuo
11.38 Jillian Garner
4X400 METER RELAY
04:20.3 Relay Team
HIGH JUMP
4–10 Abby Groeling
4–8 Allie Huelbig
BOYS ATHLETE
55 METER DASH
7.09 Anthony Gola
7.29 Dom Raffaelli
400 METER DASH
56.91 SB Charles Contini
01:02.7 Kyle Schoch
800 METER RUN
02:02.1 Nick Duca
02:10.1 SB Luca Vespa
1600 METER RUN
05:12.6 Vinny Marinaro
05:19.2 Tyler Chang
05:21.0 SB Abhishek Dixit
3200 METER RUN
10:38.6 SB Sean Bernardo
10:53.3 SB Anish Kumar
11:31.4 SB Brian McCormack
55 METER HURDLES
10.15 Zach Cagiao