Sports Round-Up March 19

Former Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene, and current St. John’s University, Jamaica, men’s basketball standout Julian Champagnie passed fellow Loughlin Lion Mark Jackson for 25th on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Champagnie was also recently named a finalist for the Julius Erving Award and named to the All-Big East First Team. His teammate, point guard Posh Alexander, was an honorable mention selection to the All-Big East Team.

The St. Francis College, Brooklyn, women’s basketball team racked up the most regular season conference wins in program history this season with 13 to earn the No. 2 seed in the Northeast Conference Tournament.

The following teams captured CHSAA boys’ basketball titles this season:

Varsity ‘AA’ Brooklyn-Queens Champions: St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows

Varsity ‘B’ City Champions: Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst

Freshman ‘AA’ City Champions: Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge

The Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, girls’ track team had an impressive showing at the winter season GCHSAA intersectional championships, placing second overall.

Senior Abigail Jefferies was the Catholic state champion in the shot put while breaking the school record at 39 feet, 3 inches. She also finished second in the 55-meter high hurdles and long jump.

The 4×800-meter relay team – made up of sophomore Eva Gonzalez, sophomore Brianna Rucker, junior Grace Murphy, and freshman Brianna Poliseno – won the Catholic state championship. Gonzalez also took home the title in the 600-meter race, only 0.5 seconds behind Molloy’s school record.