Vote for the HS Athlete of the Week [5/2]
Here are this week’s outstanding athletes:
Girls track – Olivia Baker, Sr., Columbia
For the second straight year, the Stanford-bound Baker earned High School Girls Athlete of the Meet honors at the prestigious Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Baker ran a meet-record split of 2:02.55 on the anchor leg in the 4×800-meter relay to help Columbia set a New Jersey record in 8:45.37, which is the second-fastest time in U.S. history. She also helped Columbia finish fifth overall and first among American teams with a 54.10-second anchor leg in the 4×400 Championship of America race to help Columbia finish with a time of 3:45.27. She is the sixth girl in the 120-year history of the Penn Relays to win two straight High School Girls Athlete of the Meet awards.
Boys track – Morgan Murray, Sr., South Brunswick
Murray, who will continue his track career at Rutgers, ran an anchor leg of 1:51.78 to help South Brunswick beat its own Middlesex County record with a time of 7:43.56 in the 4×800-meter Championship of America race at the prestigious Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. South Brunswick qualified for the finals in the 4×800 for the first time in school history.
Girls golf – Katie Edulblut, Sr., Princeton Day
Edulblut, who will play collegiately at William & Mary, won the individual title at the Mercer County Tournament with a three-over-par 75 at Mountain View Golf Course in Ewing to unseat defending county champion Sarah Kokotajlo of Ewing by two strokes.
Baseball – Willie Krajnik, Sr., P/DH, St. Mary’s-Rutherford
Despite not being able to pitch because of shoulder issues, Krajnik has been a major contributor with the bat as the Gaels’ designated hitter. He went 8-for-11 last week, including going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI when St. Mary’s stunned Gloucester Catholic, a top-five team in the state, with an 8-6 victory. St. Mary’s enters the week on a six-game winning streak and Krajnik is hitting .560 with 18 RBI and nine stolen bases so far this season.
Boys tennis – Jeff Zucker, Fr., Pingry
Zucker defeated Montgomery senior Chris D’Agostino 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to become the first freshman to win the Somerset County Tournament first-singles title in 13 years.
Now it’s time to vote for your favorite: