Shipley Paces Hillsborough to 2nd-Place Finish

Raiders place behind Franklin at the Somerset County Relays.

The boys track and field team finished second behind Franklin on Saturday at the 50th annual Somerset County Relays. The Raiders scored in all but two events, but it was not enough to overcome Franklin.  


The Raiders' only win of the day came in the last event of the meet, the 4x400-meter relay. The quartet of Sam Weinstein, Matt Leddy, Randy Gacek and Mike Shipley combined for a time of 3:28.3.

The Raider 4x100, 4x200, sprint medley, triple jump and javelin relay teams all placed second.


Mike Shipley—anchored the winning 4x400 (51.0), the second-place sprint medley relay (2:02.9), and the third-place 4x800 (1:58.9).


Rob Perez improved on his triple jump from last week setting a new personal best of 41-½.


“It was a very long day but I’m pretty happy with my splits. I was originally scheduled to also anchor the 4x200 by my legs were pretty dead after the two 800 meter legs so coach held me out to just anchor the 4x4.”—Mike Shipley talking about his long day at the track.

Up Next–Ridge and Philipsburg at home Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.


TEAMS: 1-Franklin 96. 2-Hillsborough 84. 3-Montgomery 71. 4-Bridgewater-Raritan 49. 5-Somerville 42. 6-North Plainfield 33. 7-Ridge 31. 8-Bound Brook 19. 9-Watchung Hills 15. 10-Bernards 14. 11-Manville 8. 12-Pingry and Gill St. Bernard's 2.

4x100: 1-Franklin 44.1. 2-Hillsborough 45.3; 4x200: 1-Franklin 1:31.9. 2-Hillsborough 1:33.9; 4x400: 1-Hillsborough 3:28.3; 4x800: 1-Franklin 8:04.0. 3-Hillsborough 8:10.4; Sprint Medley Relay: 1-Bridgewater-Raritan 3:39.9. 2-Hillsborough 3:41.1; Distance Medley Relay: 1-Ridge 10:40.7. 4-Hillsborough 11:00.9; Shuttle Hurdles: 1-Franklin 1:05.4. 4-Hillsborough 1:08.6; Team Intermediate Hurdles: 1-Franklin 2:57.6. 3- Hillsborough 3:05.5; Team High Jump: Tie 1-Bridgewater, Montgomery, North Planfield 11-8. 8. Hillsborough 10-4; Team Long Jump: 1-Bridgewater 39-2¼. 4-Hillsborough 37-8; Team Triple Jump: 1-Montgomery 81-11½. 2-Hillsborough 80-1½; Team Shot Put: 1-Franklin 129-11. 3-Hillsborough 118-6½; Team Discus: 1-Franklin 400-3. 4-Hillsborough 325-1; Team Javelin: 1-Somerville 402-10. 2-Hillsborough 381-1; Team Pole Vault: 1-Somerville 26-0. Hillsborough 19-6.


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