Sat. S.J. boys and girls: Three local boats row to national championships

Posted: May 25, 2014

Three South Jersey varsity teams won national titles at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America Championships on Saturday on Mercer Lake in Princeton Junction.

The Holy Spirit boys' lightweight eight took gold, winning in 4 minutes, 39.39 seconds. Lawrenceville came in two seconds later.

Holy Spirit's lightweight girls' eight also won, crossing in 5:09.92. Mount St. Joseph (Pa.) placed second in 5:12.45.

The Holy Cross girls' double took first when it crossed the finish line in 5:44.84.

That time was nearly 10 seconds ahead of second-place Woodbridge and 14 seconds ahead of third-place Academy of Notre Dame (Pa.).

S.J. Group 4 Boys' Lacrosse Championship

Dylan Jinks scored with three minutes remaining in overtime to give host Southern Regional an 11-10 victory over Lenape.

Andrew Streilein had three goals and one assist for Lenape, and Anthony Brunetti added two goals and one assist. Manny D'Alesio made 11 saves.

S.J. Group 2 Boys' Lacrosse Championship

Tyler Butler and Zach Aho scored two goals each, but visiting Somerville ended Seneca's season for the fourth straight year, 11-5.

S.J. Group 3 Baseball Quarterfinals

Kyle Stinson struck out eight in a five-hitter to lift No. 5 Highland to a 3-2 win at No. 4 Toms River South. Tyler Jernegan drove in the winning run with an RBI single in the 5th.

S.J. Non-Public B Boys' Track

Holy Cross' Chris Mirabelli broke the sectional record in the javelin by throwing 211 feet, 2 inches at Monsignor Donovan.

The previous mark was set in 2011, by Delbarton Prep's Dean Sullivan.

Mirabelli, a Rutgers recruit, had four throws that beat the old mark (205-7, 205-8, 211-2, 210-8). He managed those numbers despite a sandy and wet runway.

"It was like throwing in the long-jump pit," said his throwing coach and father, Mark Mirabelli.

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