Vote for the HS Athlete of the Week [5/2]
NJ101.5 is doing something very special this year to honor those special athletes who excel in any given week in their respective sport. YOU help determine the weekly winner. It’s time to cast your vote in this week’s NJ1015 High School Athlete of the Week.
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 4x800-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 4x400 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 4x800-meter Championship of America race at the prestigious Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. South Brunswick qualified for the finals in the 4x800 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: