Winter Track Recap


Patrick Moore, Staff Writer

The Delbarton Indoor Track team had a very successful2022-2023 season. With many personal bests, school records, an MOC champion, and a great team culture, the team will forever have a revered place in Delbarton history.  

Delbarton started the season with meets at Drew University, where runners were able to race different events that are not available outdoors (such as the 55, 300, 600, and the 1000 meter distances). The early meets also gave an opportunity for sprinters to chase new Personal Records after months away from the track. The Drew meets culminated in the Morris County Relays, where Delbarton finished a very respectable second place. 

At the Morris County Relays, the Delbarton Track and Field team had some spectacular relay performances. Delbarton won the Sprint Medal Relay, the 4 x 800 relay (with a county relay record time of 8:18), the Pole Vault Relay, and finished fourth in the 4 x 55 Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals, fifth in the   4 x 400, and sixth in the Shot Put relay. Controversially, Delbarton was in a strong second place in the Distance Medley Relay before being disqualified in the event due to the officials lining up the Delbarton anchor leg too early, costing Delbarton a potential first or second place finish. 

Delbarton also had a strong performance at the County championships and “Groups,” where Delbarton competes against the top Non Public A schools in New Jersey. To start with, the Delbarton Freshman and Sophomores won the Frosh Soph County Championships, with a pair of incredible performances from Sophomore Sean Dooley who won the 1000m and 1600m events. At the fast Ocean Breeze Track in Staten Island, New York, Delbarton had a county champion in the 600m, the 1000m, and the 3200m: Collin Boler. Bolstered by Collin’s triple victory, Delbarton again finished second in the Morris County Championship. In addition, Adrian Pierre finished fourth in the shot put, Paul Quense finished fourth in the Pole Vault, and Everett Jania finished fifth in the 1000m. 

 Although twin brother and fellow Princeton University commit Brian Boler unfortunately did not compete in the County Championships due to an injury, he rebounded with a strong performance at Groups. Brian Boler won the 3200m Non Public A state title and finished in second place in the 1600 as brother Collin won the 800m. Paul Quense won the Pole Vault, Adrian Pierre finished third in the shot put, and Peter Donini placed fifth in the shot put. With a top three finish at Groups, Collin and Brian Boler, Paul Quense, and Adrian Pierre qualified for the prestigious Meet of Champions. Overall, the Delbarton Indoor Track team finished in third place overall, only behind Seton Hall Prep and Christian Brothers Academy. 

At the Meet of Champions, Collin Boler ran a 1:50.9 800m to set new school and meet records en route to a resounding Meet of Champions Victory. Brian Boler also ran a very impressive “double” by coming in second place in the 1600m and fifth place in the 3200m around an hour after his 1600m race. 

Members of the Delbarton Indoor Track achieved many personal bests in other races throughout the season and also enjoyed the opportunity to compete in regional and national championship races. Collin Boler became the second Delbarton runner to win the High School Mile at the Millrose Games held at the Armory and ran a 4:04.05 full mile at the BU “Last Chance” Invitational held in Boston, good for the second fastest indoor mile ever run by a New Jersey high school athlete. Collin again ran the mile at New Balance Nationals, where he ran a 4:06 mile en route to a fifth place finish against the best runners in the country. Brian also had an  impressive postseason, qualifying for and running a 4:17 mile at the Millrose Games and leading off the Delbarton DMR, consisting of Collin Boler, Brian Boler, Everett Jania, and Sebastian Viegas, that finished 2nd place at New Balance Nationals. In addition, Patrick Moore ran a 9:50.5 full 2 mile at the Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational.

Led by Coach Sherwood, Coach Frost, Coach O’Reilly, Coach McSorely, and Coach Rose, The Delbarton Indoor Track team had a specular 2022-2023 season. Members of the team look to build off of the strong winter season and compete for County, State, and National titles in the spring. 


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