Winter Athletic Season Finishes with Many Accomplishments
3/6/2019 8:33 PM


Arthur L. Johnson High School had many accolades andindividual milestones reached this past 2018-2019 winter athletic season.Crusader athletes Tyler Mekovitch, Sebastian Iakouchevitch, Carly Tarentino and Brandon Hund all had stellar years full ofmany wonderful accomplishments.


TylerMekovetz, a senior captain, was a two time First team all Kelly Divisionselection  who led the entire division inpoints and goals this season scoring a career high 45 goals to go along with 13assists this year. Tyler reached the 100 career point total this season alongwith scoring 100 career goals. Tyler sits fourth all time with career goals with108 goals and finished his career with 108 goals 41 assists for 149 careerpoints. Tyler’s coach, Bryan Klimchak, had this to say about his standoutplayer: “Tyler brings a new definition to the term 'game speed' on the ice. Hisability to create separation is unreal; he has a knack for finding the back ofthe net."


Senior Sebastian Iakoucheveitch is the 5th Arthur L. Johnson High school wrestlerin school history to reach 100 career wins and ended his career with 117 wins.Sebastian won both the Edison Classic tournament and Rahway Holiday tournamentand was named most outstanding wrestler in both tournaments. Sebastian captureda 1st Place in the Union County tournament, 1st place in District 13,and 2nd place in Region 4. He finished the year a top 24wrestler in NJSIAA individual state tournament that is held in AtlanticCity.


Sophomore Carly Tarentino wasable to cement herself in ALJ greatness with her accomplishments

this past season. With a cleansweep during the entire winter season Carly was able to capture the following: Countyand State Relay High Jump Championships, Union County High Jump Champion, StateSectional High Jump Champion and Central Jersey Group 1 High Jump Champion.

Carly finished 6thoverall in the entire state of New Jersey in the high jump at the NJSIAA Meetof Champions. This was one of the finest seasons ever navigated by a CrusaderHigh Jumper.


Arthur L. Johnson HighSchool senior Brandon Hund capped off his high school basketball career with amajor accomplishment in the second to last regular season game. Hund secured his1,000th career varsity point with a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter ofa 61-55 loss to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. “The thing about Brandon isthat as good a lacrosse player and a basketball player as he is, he’s aDivision 1 player going to Towson, a 1,000-point scorer in basketball. As goodas his accolades are in those sports, he’s a much better human being,” Johnsonathletic director Gus Kalikas said.  “We’re proud of him, not only becauseof his sports and athletic abilities, but also of the way he handles himselfand carries himself in our school and in our community.”


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