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Brown, Motter, Zosulis celebrated at CB East

DAVID CAMPBELL



CB East track and field standouts Matt Brown (Gettysburg), left, Jake Zosulis (Monmouth), center, and Marc Motter (Chicago) pose at a signing ceremony last Thursday morning at the high school.

Last Thursday might as well have been Track and Field Day at Central Bucks East.

Three Patriot seniors, Matt Brown, Marc Motter and Jake Zosulis, all track and field standouts, took part in a signing ceremony that morning.

Brown, who throws the javelin and is interested in becoming a decathlete at the next level, will attend Gettysburg College, where he’d like to major in history.

“It fit me academically and it’s going to let me compete at the collegiate level,” said Brown, who also considered Penn State and Temple. “It had everything that I wanted. I was looking for a smaller school and it was that. They have good campus food, and they’re close to a ski resort – I just got into snowboarding.”

As a sophomore, Brown said, he started to throw the javelin a good distance.

“Ever since then,” Brown said, “it (continuing in college) was always on my mind. I was always going to schools, talking to coaches and then I found Gettysburg and I really thought of it as my future home.”

Motter fell in love with the University of Chicago, his pick over Colgate and Washington and Lee. He’ll also run cross country for the Maroons.

“It gave me a good opportunity to compete in a good conference with a developing team,” said Motter, mainly an 800 and 1,500 runner. “Academically, it had a lot of upside. It has a great program for the major that I want to [pursue], which is economics. It was a really good fit for me, I think.

“I was always interested in it. Sophomore, junior years, I realized that I had the potential to compete at the collegiate level,” Motter added. “I feel like it opened a lot of doors for me – and it’s something I love.”

Zosulis will take his running shoes to Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., where he will most likely major in business.

“I really liked their program,” said Zosulis, who also looked at St. Joseph’s and West Chester. “I thought it was awesome. And the school academic-wise was a very good fit for me. I also loved where it was, right on the beach. Can’t really beat that.”

Zosulis is a long sprinter and will go out for the 200 and the 400 for the Hawks.

“When I was younger, I always played soccer,” Zosulis said. “As a freshman, I ran track and I realized that it was the right fit for me. It wasn’t until last year, last spring that I had a decent amount of success [in track] and I thought that I might want to [continue with it] in the future.

“I’ve always wanted to run in college,” Zosulis added.

CB East head coach Chris Pierangeli is a big fan, praising Brown, Motter and Zosulis for their hard work and reliability over the years.

“These three guys have been leaders in their own different way,” Pierangeli said. “It’s been neat to watch and see them grow and really help a lot of the younger guys the whole time.”

dcampbell@buckscountyherald.com

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