Delahanty fifth in 10,000 meter race

NEWTON. Three graduates of local high schools compete in track and field for Monmouth University.

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| 22 Jul 2023 | 12:19

Several local student athletes made their mark in collegiate sports during the spring.

• McKenzie Delahanty, a graduate of Lenape Valley Regional High School, and Madison Latimer and Jade Luciani, both Newton High School graduates were members of the track and field team at Monmouth University in West Long Branch.

Delahanty, a redshirt distance runner, placed fifth in the 10,000 meter at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

Latimer, a sophomore competitor in sprints and middle distance events, was part of 4 by 400 meter relay team that placed in the top 10 at the Princeton Elite Invitational.

Luciani was a redshirt competitor in throwing events.

The Hawks placed eighth in the team scoring at the CAA Outdoor Championships.

Luciani is listed as a criminal justice major, Latimer as intending to major in sociology and Delahanty as an English major.

• Christian Shotwell and Tim Knutelsky, both graduates of Kittatinny Regional High School, were members of the Montclair State University men’s lacrosse team.

Shotwell, a sophomore long stick midfielder, played in 16 games and won 30 ground balls. Knutelsky, a senior defender, started in one game.

The Red Hawks finished with an overall record of 10-8, with a mark of 5-4 at home. They had two victories in the Coastal Lacrosse Conference (CLC).

MSU advanced to the CLC Tournament, where the team went 1-1, with a victory over the University of Mary Washington and a loss to Salisbury University.

Both are listed as psychology majors.

• Shirley Chen (Lenape Valley) was a sophomore defender for the lacrosse squad at Kean University in Union. She started in all 16 games and won six ground balls.

The Cougars won four games: two at home and two in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). They advanced to the NJAC Tournament, where they were defeated by The College of New Jersey in a contest in Ewing.

• Anthony Dvorsky (Newton High School) was a sophomore distance runner for the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

He is listed as a computer science major.