Sunday, May 24, 2015

UConn commit runs to glory

Wins were a little hard to come by on the football field in Tyraiq Beals' final high school season but all of that changed when the UConn incoming freshman turned his attention to the track.

Back in February Beals helped East Orange Campus win its first indoor track and field state title when East Orange won the NJSIAA Group 4 championship. Over the weekend Beals and his teammates were at it again.

Beals, one of the most productive high school receivers in New Jersey as a senior, finished fifth in the 400 hurdles in a time of 56.90 (1.4 seconds faster than his seeded time) and sixth in the 110 high hurdles in a time of 15.10 to provide some valuable points in a meet where every point proved to be valuable.

East Orange came into the final event of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 championships trailing Piscataway by 1.66 points and leading Columbia by 2.33 points. East Orange Campus' second-place finish proved to be just enough to win East Orange's first outdoor state title since 1985. Columbia won the race followed by East Orange and Piscataway. When the final numbers were tabulated, East Orange Campus finished with 66.33 points while Columbia and Piscataway finished tied with 66 points.



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