With a track & field program as storied as the one at Christian Brothers Academy, it is not hard to find the next great milestone.
On Sunday afternoon in Toms River, CBA Indoor Track & Field won their 50th indoor state title, which is comprised of the overall state championship and the state relay championship. CBA recorded their 27th state relay title back on January 18th.
Sunday's victory is the 23rd overall Non-Public A state championship and eight straight title for the indoor program.
Christian Brothers won the highly contested meet by 10 points over indoor rival Union Catholic. Delbarton was a distant third, 38 points behind the Colts.
CBA notched four event wins on the afternoon, two by junior Tim McInerney. One of the Colts' breakout stars this year, McInerney won both the 1600 meter run and the 800 meter dash to help pace CBA's title hunt.
The other two event wins came on the field side of things, with shotput standout Dan Mead winning his event and senior Corey Palazzolo taking the high jump.
The Colts had multiple other top finishes to push past Union Catholic in the team standings. Brothers Troy and Brian Hill finished third and fourth in the 3200 meter run, Andrew Canale was fourth in the 400 meter dash, and Charles Ciraolo finished as runner-up in the high jump. CBA also was second in the 4x400 relay.
The state championship also served as the 99th state title between the fall cross country, winter indoor, and spring outdoor seasons. CBA will have a chance to hit the century mark at the Non-Public A outdoor championship in the spring.
But for now, CBA has little time to rest, with the Eastern States meet on Tuesday at The Armory in New York City. They'll also send many athletes to face New Jersey's best individuals at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions next weekend in Toms River.
- INSIDE ATHLETICS