Christian Brothers Academy Athletics


Colts Win Their 33rd Monmouth County Title


CBA Athletics | 1/4/2016

Just as they have done 32 times before, the CBA Colts dominated the 2016 Monmouth County Relays to earn yet another title in the program's storied history.

CBA won by 32.5 points (70 total points) over second place Matawan (37.5 total points) on Sunday at the Bennett Center in Toms River, N.J. The Colts won all but two of the nine relay and field events at the meet.

In the relays, the 200 m. was won by Mike Zupko, Brendan Bodisch, Andrew Canale and Tim Jacoutot in 1:34.12. The same four runners, albeit in a different order, teamed up to win the 400 m. relay in 3:29.69.

In the 800 m. relay, Josh Martinez, Sean Martinek, Genaro Anzalone and Drake Anzano won in 8:26.93.

The Distance Medley Relay was dominated by the foursome of Noah Yuro, Martinez, Martinek and Paul Knepple in 10:43.98, just about 17 seconds faster than second place Colts Neck.

The Sprint Medley Relay was another 10-pointer, the number of points awarded for a win in the relay events, for the Colts. Colton Brooks, Christian Berger, JP Merkler and Drake Anzano won in 3:42.89.

On the field side of the event, CBA's shot put standout Will Lutkewitte won his event, while John Healy was victorious in the pole vault.

CBA also won the JV 800 m. relay and the JV shot put event, as well.

The Colts track and field program has been impressing at the County Relays for years. In fact, CBA holds nearly every meet record, including 200 m. (2015), 400 m. (2013), Sprint Medley (2012), Distance Medley (2014), Pole Vault (Mike Cresanti-Dankis, 2014) and Shot Put (Andrew Liskowitz, 2015).

The win at the County Relays comes less than a week after an impressive showing at the Marine Corps Classic in New York City. That meet included the CBA Distance Medley Relay team setting a new U.S. record with a time of 10:26.79. The record setting team included Martinek, Bodisch, Zupko and Anzano.

The CBA team now looks ahead to the Monmouth County Championships this upcoming Friday in Toms River.