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Princeton's Wildberg paces strong effort at national track meet

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The Princeton High School track and field teams competed at the New Balance National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, last weekend, with the Little Tigers posting some incredible results to finish their season.

Senior Nils Wildberg capped an outstanding season with a fifth-place finish in the Championship Long Jump, earning the coveted status of All-America. Wildberg jumped a monster personal best of 24-feet, 3.5-inches, which was good enough for a school and Mercer County all-time record.

The girls' sprint medley relay team of Colleen Linko, Raina Williamson, Kendall Williamson and Siena Moran shattered the school record by nearly three seconds, running 4:08.42 to finish 16th. Later in the weekend, Linko achieved a year-long goal, breaking 57 seconds in the 400 meters. Linko anchored the girls' Championship Super Sprint Medley Relay in a time of 56.65.

In individual events, Siena Moran broke a 40-year-old school record for the full mile, running 5:07.77. Jackson McCarthy ran 1:54.95 in the Championship 800, his second fastest time ever.

One other weekend highlight was the first ever Mixed 4x400 relay for Princeton High School, with two boys and two girls competing in the same race. Linko, McCarthy, Raina Williamson and Matt Perello made up the relay, which finished in 16th place.


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