Four FHS Student Athletes Honored At Winter/Spring Signing Celebration

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Christina Abiola, left, will run for Long Island University next year.

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Joshua Lockhart will be a decathlete at the University of Connecticut next year.

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Michael Fagg-Daves will wrestle for Rider University next year.

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Danielle Delgado will run for Syracuse University next year.

Three members of the Franklin High School boys’ and girls’ track teams and a high school wrestler were honored June 2 at the FHS Winter/Spring National Signing DayCelebration.

Girls’ track team members Christina Abiola, who will attend LongIsland University; Danielle Delgado, who will attend Syracuse University and boys’ track team member Joshua Lockhart, headed to the University of Connecticut, as well as wrestler Michael Fagg-Daves, who is Rider University bound, were feted at the event.

The student athletes each won scholarships to college for their respective sports.

Gathered with the athletes for the afternoon event were family, friends and team members.

“Right now, we say thank you and congratulations and good luck,” Kim Kenny, the school’s athletic director, told the students. “We never say god-bye, we say come back and see us.”

“We are really proud of all of you,” she said.

Dan Dicolo, Fagg-Daves’ coach, said the championship wrestler was “one of the shyest kids I think I’ve ever been around in a long time.”

This past year, DiColo, said, Fagg-Daves was “able to put his best season yet together.” DiColo noted that the wrestler placed 5th in the statute championships.

“He is one of the most athletic and best wrestlers I’ve been around,” DiColo said.

Track coach Jamon Dunn said that “right from the beginning,” he knew that Delgado “was going to be a special athlete.”

“I wish her the best of luck at Syracuse,” he said.

Speaking of Abiola, Dunn said, “She’s worked above and beyond. She was driven to get to this point.”

Boys’ head track coach Dashaun Gourdine said Lockhart will be a decathlete at Connecticut.

“He is the perfect candidate” for those events, he said.

Gourdine said Lockhart would have competed in 10 events in high school, but NJSIAA rules limit athletes to four.

“It’s ben a pleasure to work with you this year,” Gourdine said.

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