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High school track and field: Kingston’s Troy Hajba and Daniella Johnson win in final meet before state qualifiers

WARWICK, N.Y. — Kingston High’s Troy Hajba and Daniella Johnson each earned gold medals at the 29th annual Fast Times Relays on Tuesday, May 28, at Warwick High.

Hajba, a senior, had his second-best throw of 46 feet, six inches to earn a tie for first with Monroe-Woodbury’s Jared Durland in the boys shot put. Junior Jared Nerone of Kingston was fourth with a toss of 45-1.

Hajba is currently ranked second in Section 9 in the shot put, only one inch away from the longest throw of the season.

Johnson, a junior, had a season’s best throw of 40-1 1/2 to win the girls shot put. She also achieved the Super Standard. That guarantees her a spot at the New York State Track and Field Championships as long as she competes in the event in the upcoming state qualifiers.

Kingston High School's Daniella Johnson reacts after winning the girls shot put Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the Fast Times Relays in Warwick, N.Y. (Photo Provided)
Kingston High School’s Daniella Johnson reacts after winning the girls shot put Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the Fast Times Relays in Warwick, N.Y. (Photo Provided)

Johnson currently ranks fourth in the girls shot put in New York.

Kingston junior Logan Manor earned a silver medal in the long jump at 20-7.25.

Kingston High School's Logan Manor is photographed after finishing second in the long jump at the Fast Times Relays on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Warwick, N.Y. (Photo Provided)
Kingston High School’s Logan Manor is photographed after finishing second in the long jump at the Fast Times Relays on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Warwick, N.Y. (Photo Provided)

Both Kingston sprint medley relay teams ran the second-fastest times in school history at the Warwick meet.

The girls team of Olivia Coffey, Ava Curnell, Hazel Lewis and Maia Rich finished in third place with a season’s best time of 4 minutes, 12.73 seconds. The quartet qualified for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Pennsylvania on Friday, June 14.

The Tigers boys sprint medley relay team of Marcode Campbell, Odale Green, Andrew Lee and Isaiah Thomas earned a fourth-place medal with a time of 3:36.23.

A total of 56 teams competed in the event and Kingston achieved two season’s best times.

Kingston travels to New Paltz on Thursday, May 30, and Goshen on Friday, May 31. to compete in two state meet qualifiers.

 

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