Christian Brothers Academy Athletics


Colts Notch 25th Outdoor State Title


CBA Athletics | 6/12/2023

CBA Outdoor Track & Field saved its best showing for the most important meet of the season.

The Colts won the 2023 Non-Public A State Championship on June 10, a state-record 25th outdoor title in team history.

CBA bested defending champion Union Catholic by 37 points, returning to the top spot on the podium for the sixth time in seven years.

Senior Nicholas Sullivan provided an early highlight for the Colts, winning the 3200 race and setting a new state record time. With a last lap time of 1:01.25, his 9:02.50 overall time broke the 35-year-old record of 9:05.57. Sophomore Joe Barrett was third in that same race.

Sullivan was also a part of the 4x800 relay team that took the win. Along with Sullivan and Barrett, Conor Clifford and Alex Mastroy recorded a 8:03.40 time to outpace Union Catholic in second.

Christian Brothers also captured first and second in the javelin, with senior Jack Ostrowsky launching a 177-09 to top the standings. Senior Code Abutel finished second with a 160-06.

Junior Tristan McFarlane rounded out the individual winners, topping the high jump at 6-04.

Additional second place finishes, which automatically qualifies an athlete for the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, included Clifford in the 1600 meter run and senior Kam Coleman in the triple jump.

Barrett and Sullivan were also third and fourth in the 1600 meter run.

After finishing second in the indoor state championship, head coach Karl Torchia told that he knew that the outdoor squad wanted this one badly.

“We focus on winning state championships, that’s what we want to do as a team and indoors we won the relays and then lost to Seton Hall, so we wanted to come back out and win the outdoor title and it was definitely important to all the boys.”

CBA's Meet of Champions qualifiers will compete on June 14 at Franklin High School.