Sarena Dixon of Red Bank was named Red Bank Regional High School’s Outstanding Female Athlete for her record of accomplishment in track and field. The honor student and star athlete will be attending Monmouth University in the fall, and will play for the Monmouth Hawks.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
After graduating from Red Bank Regional High School on June 19, track and field star, discus and shot put thrower Sarena Dixon continued to represent her school in the New Balance Outdoor National Track and Field Championship that weekend — and beginning with the new academic year, the Red Bank resident will be attending Monmouth University on scholarship; competing in track and field for the Monmouth U Hawks.
Sarena was honored as RBR’s Outstanding Female Athlete for her track and field accomplishments, which included setting the record for Shot Put Throw (at 43 feet, 6.5 inches) in the Monmouth County Championship Meet.
Her other accolades include being named to 1st Team in All-County Outdoor Track; 1st Team for Shot Put in the Central Jersey Group 3 Championship, and Third Central Jersey Group 3 Championship in Discus. She also made 2nd Team Group II, and qualified for the Meet of Champions in addition to the aforementioned New Balance National Championship.
Off the field, Sarena was a member of RBR’s Math and Science Academy. She gained admittance to the National Math Honor Society and tutored her peers in her favorite subject during lunch and study periods. She has decided on pursuing a business degree at Monmouth with a major in Accounting. Sarena accomplished all this while sustaining a heartbreaking personal tragedy just two years ago, when her beloved older brother and RBR basketball star Albert Martin died from a heart ailment.
“Sarena will be going to Monmouth University this fall to compete for one of the top field teams on the East Coast, under Coach Abe Flores,” observes RBR Girls’ Track and Field Coach Brendan McGoldrick. “Her presence in the throwing circle and on the team will be sorely missed next year, but we are all excited for her making the commitment to Monmouth University and the sport of track and field.”
Her direct event coach Jeff Mauro states of his star athlete, “Sarena Dixon has been a joy to coach throughout her four years here at RBR. I knew from the minute she stepped in the shot put circle her freshman year that she was going to be something special. She is leaving RBR as one of the most storied throwers in RBRHS Track and Field history.”