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Watchung Hills Regional High School


Winter Track

Sports Registration Directions and Checklist-Please read to ensure athletes are cleared in time to participate in their sport.  Paperwork is required for each season/sport.  If you are interested in participating in more than one season, paperwork must be submitted by the due date for that season.  

Thank you for taking the time to read the directions!

The winter track interest meeting will take place on Tuesday, 10/17/17 and Wednesday 10/18/17 at 10:30 in room 111. The meeting will only take 10 minutes so please be as prompt as possible so we can send everyone lunch in a timely manner. You only have to come to one of the meetings. We are running two to avoid conflicts with lunch labs. If for some reason you miss the meeting, please come to room 111 during lunch as soon as possible so we can give you the information and get you signed into our google classroom.

Team Rules & Regulations

Winter Track Team Rules and Regulations

Practice is held daily Monday through Friday from 2:30 -4:45. If practice is going to be canceled there will be an announcement made on google classroom.

Weight room is part of practice. The coaches will be taking attendance while in the weight room. Skipping the weight room will count as an unexcused absence.

If you are not in school you need to email us before 2:00 to inform us that you are sick and not in school. If you do not e-mail Coach Benitez ( or Coach Finelle ( it will be considered an unexcused absence. If you are a sprinter please cc Coach in the e-mail as well (

If you are going to extra help you need to come and check in with your head coach FIRST then go to extra help and return to practice with a pass.

Schedule doctor, dentist and driving appointments after practice.


Attendance is mandatory. If you have an unexcused absence the week of a meet you will not be going to the meet.

If you have more than two unexcused absences you will be asked to leave the team.

If you are absent from school or leave school early please email your head coach so they know ahead of time and we can avoid possible misunderstandings.

If you are in school you must be at practice. Being injured is not a reason to not be at practice. You will not be physically practicing, but you will be doing the activities the trainer or doctor prescribed during that time and assisting your event coach.

"Students must be in attendance for four hours under New Jersey Department of Education regulations in order to be marked present in the attendance register." You must sign in to school before 10:05 am to be eligible to compete in that day's meet.

Track takes preference over other activities! You owe it to your coaches and most importantly, your teammates!

Athletes must ride the bus to and from all away meets. The correct form must be submitted to the Athletic Director's office a day in advance before an athlete can go home with his or her parents. (There is an electronic form available on the Athletic Director's website.)

In order to earn a varsity letter you must:

run, jump or throw the varsity standard listed on the website OR score points for the team in a conference, county or state meet. This includes relay teams.


Girls Winter Track Records

  • Varsity Records

  • Event

  • Athlete(s)

  • Time/Distance/Height

  • Year Set

  • 55m

  • Monica Rodriguez
  • Emily Shulan

  • 7.3h

  • 2006
  • 2007

  • 55 Hurldes

  • Stephanie Hanson

  • 8.5h

  • 2009

  • 200m

  • Portia Jones

  • 26.5

  • 2016

  • 300y

  • Monica Rodriguez

  • 38.5h

  • 2005

  • 300m

  • Portia Jones

  • 41.76

  • 2017

  • 400m

  • Portia Jones

  • 58.02

  • 2017

  • 600y

  • Adele Banks

  • 1:35h

  • 2006

  • 600m

  • Adele Banks

  • 1:48h

  • 2006

  • 800m

  • Adele Banks

  • 2:23.6h

  • 2006

  • 1000y

  • Teresa Mascia

  • 3:04h

  • 2005

  • 1600m

  • Lizzie Buckley

  • 5:24

  • 2016

  • 3200m

  • Lizzie Buckley

  • 11:14.98

  • 2016

  • Long Jump

  • Amanda Rissmeyer

  • 16'4"

  • 2009

  • Triple Jump

  • Davielle Brown

  • 33'1.5"

  • 2009

  • High Jump

  • Ryan Olexson

  • 5'4"

  • 2007

  • Shot Put

  • Lorraine Smith

  • 40'5.5"

  • 1994

  • Pole Vault

  • Lauren Chun

  • 11'

  • 2005

  • 4x200m

  • Emily Shulan
  • Sarah O'Meara
  • Lea Umansky
  • Davielle Brown

  • 1:50.7h

  • 2007

  • 4x400m

  • Monica Rodriguez
  • Adele Banks
  • Sarah O'Meara
  • Caitlin Lashley

  • 4:07.9h

  • 2006

  • Sprint Medley

  • Monica Rodriguez
  • Emily Shulan
  • Sarah O'Mera
  • Adele Banks

  • 4:17.5h

  • 2006

  • Distance Medley

  • Maria Calazans
  • Stephanie Wong
  • Emmie Sheitelman
  • Sarah Decker

  • 13:17.9h

  • 2011

  • 4x800m

  • Maria Calazans
  • Amy Regan
  • Emmie Sheitelman
  • Sarah Decker

  • 10:20h

  • 2012

  • Shuttle Hurdles

  • Amanda Rissmeyer
  • Davielle Brown
  • Stephanie Hansen
  • Erin Caffrey

  • 34.9h

  • 2009

  • Shot Put Relay

  • Liz Gilbert
  • Krystina Laucik

  • 62'8.25"

  • 2006

  • High Jump Relay

  • Nina Horowitz
Ryan Olexson



Pole Vault Relay

Maddie Ballon
Davielle Brown




Year Set


Varsity Letter Standards

In order to earn a varsity letter in winter track you need to run the following times, jump the following heights or throw the following distances IN A MEET!

Event Girls Boys
55m 8.07.2







Shot Put25'30'

High Jump4'6"5'4"

Pole Vault7'6"9'6"

Long Jump14'17'

Triple Jump31'37'

Boys Winter Track Records

Coaching Staff

Girls Head Coach - Rustin Finelle

Boys Head Coach - Dominic Tasco

Assistant Coach -

Girls Head Coach - Rustin Finelle

Boys Head Coach - Estiven Benitez