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Stroudsburg High School Track & Field had a successful season

Georgie English
Kamoni Smith-Johnson, 12, competing in high jump.

Stroudsburg High School Track and Field had an extremely successful regular season. Both the boys and girls went undefeated (eight wins and zero losses) en route to another Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) North Division Championship.

Many of the athletes have broken and tied school records so far. The regular season ended in a victory for the Stroudsburg Mountaineers on Tuesday, April 30 in a home meet against the Pleasant Valley Bears. 

All of the Stroudsburg Track and Field athletes have had a successful season, there are a few stand-out athletes that have had an especially stand-out performance this year. 

Those athletes are Lindsey Pelaez, 12, Julia Grant, 10, and Alena Murray, 11, for the girls. Kamoni Smith-Johnson, 12, and Kevin Polonia, 12, stood out for the boys. 

Peleaz has placed in almost every meet she has competed in this season. She has been a stand-out competitor for her hurdling and jumping events. 

Grant and Murray both compete as sprinters. Murray also competes in the high jump. Grant and Murray both have broken records for Stroudsburg High School. 

Grant has broken two records so far in her career. She broke one for the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.2 seconds and broke another for the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.41 seconds. 

Murray has broken the record for the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.19 seconds. The female athletes had consistently great performances this season and will continue that work for EPC’s.

I feel really fortunate as a head coach to have the talent that we have here at Stroudsburg.”

— Coach Youngken

Smith-Johnson and Polonia had stand-out performances with their accomplishments this track season. 

Polonia competes in a variety of jumping and running events. He jumped a record-breaking 47 feet and 1 inch in the triple jump, and in the long jump, he jumped 22 feet and 10.5 inches. 

Smith-Johnson has a high jump personal record of 6 feet and 7 inches and he jumped 22 feet and 4.5 inches for the long jump. Smith-Johnson tied the school record for the high jump and hopes to break the record by the end of the season.

Polonia made it to states for track last season and plans to do the same this year. He also won Athlete of the Week for Pocono Record Sports Monroe County from April 8 to April 12. 

Smith-Johnson was nominated as well and won the Pocono Record Sports Monroe County Athlete of the Week  for April 22 to April 26. 

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