Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Area Athletes Jump into Track Action

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Area Athletes Jump into Track Action

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TIFFANY BAUTISTA, Paramus Catholic, junior jumper: Already one of the most versatile and talented jumpers in North Jersey history, she won last year's Non-Public A and Bergen high jump titles, tied for 6th in the State Meet of Champs and was 5th in the Eastern States. She already ranks in the top 10 indoors in the high and long jump and is 14th in the triple jump.

LILLY BROWN, Lakeland, senior pole vaulter: The two-time Passaic County indoor champion, she won the Big North Independence meet last winter, and was second in both the North 1 group 2 sectional and the Coach Glynn Holiday Carnival, the latter with a leap of 11-9, her personal best. She qualified for the State Meet of Champions.

LAUREN CHAMBERLIN, Ramsey, senior multi-events: The girl with the blue lips at track meets (ask her: it's a candy superstition) hopes her injuries are behind her. She won the Bergen County pentathlon, scoring 2,805 points and helped the Rams to the small schools Bergen relays titles with four medal performances, including two golds. She also won the 2016-17 girls State group 2 high jump title.

NICOLE LESTER, Ridgewood, senior pole vault: The two-time state Group 4 state champion just missed a medal at the State Meet of Champions, finishing 9th. She also won last year's Big North Freedom and state sectional meets and teamed with the now graduated Maxine Earl to set a Bergen County record in the two-girl pole vault that clinched the Bergen Relays large schools relays.

DAISY LILJEGREN, Northern Highlands, sophomore distance runner: Injuries and illness kept her from the cross-country season she wanted, but most forget she was the top distance runner last winter for the Highlanders, winning the Coach Glynn and sectional 3,200 races and taking second in the state group 3 and Big North freedom 3,200s, before finishing 12th in the SMOC 3,200.

ALENYS MORALES, Clifton, senior multi events: The talented sprinter/jumper/hurdler won the 200, long jump and 55 hurdles at the Big North Liberty and Passaic County championships among more than 15 medal winning performances. She also took second in the group 4 sectional high hurdles and figures to be one of the best hurdlers in the state this winter. …

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