Two boys from New Providence placed in New Jersey High School Indoor Track and Field Group 1 State Championship in Toms River on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Michael Closs is the Group 1 NJ State Champion, placing 1st in Pole Vault. Chris Aresco placed 5th in the New Jersey Indoor Track and Field Group 1 State Championship in the 800-meter run.
POLE VAULT: 1-Michael Closs, New Providence, 13-0. 2-Randy Shih, Bernards, 12-0. 3-Zachary Zachowsi, Cedar Creek, 12-0. 4-Luke Pease, Haddonfield, 11-6. 5-William Horner, Woodstown, 11-6. 6-Austin Tolbert, Madison, 11-6.
800-METER RUN: 1-Jacob Clark, Pleasantville, 1:55.25, meet record; former record, 1:56.06, Ranjan Sinha, Bernards, 1985. 2-Isaac Clark, Pleasantville, 1:55.47. 3-Jonathon Jackson, Roselle, 1:59.64. 4-Dagoberto Arias, Pleasantville, 2:00.74. 5-Chris Aresco, New Providence, 2:01.62. 6-Nick Garifalos, Spotswood, 2:02.14.
Editor's note: This information was submitted to New Providence-Berkeley Heights Patch by Michael Closs.