Live Updates and Results from the Girls NJSIAA Meet of Champions


Day two of the Meet of Champions, today the best girls in the state go head to head. You'll find the event updates below as well as some related links including our full Group Championships coverage.

We plan on interviewing every event winner this weekend, so please if you strike gold at the Meet of Champions pay NJ MileSplit a visit at the media table. 

Live Updates

4x800 Meter Relay Showcase - Full ResultsState Rankings

The ladies from Ridge pulled away early and won this race handily, running a new NJ #1 and US #2 9:14.47 That time is also a new facility record. Coming up to take second place was the team from Seneca in 9:33.35 followed by Pope John XXIII in third in 9:35.04.

  1 Ridge HS  'A'                                     9:14.47   
     1) 1129 Convery, Meghan 11         2) 1131 Fazio, Brooke 12          
     3) 1132 Giuseffi, Catherine 12     4) 1138 Van Baalen, Kaitlyn 11    
  2 Seneca  HS  'A'                                   9:33.35   
     1) 1177 Heinemann, Grayce 11       2) 1178 Martin, Kayla 12          
     3) 1183 Tool, Carley 11            4) 1184 Warner, Sydny 11          
  3 Pope John Xxiii HS  'A'                           9:35.04   
     1) 1063 Campbell, Grace 11         2) 1068 Post, Abigail 12          
     3) 1069 Valiante, Emma 11          4) 1067 Myer, Emma 10             
  4 Toms River South HS  'A'                          9:36.06   
     1) 1262 Revaitis, Laura 10         2) 1263 Roncin, Taylor 12         
     3) 1264 Tomkowich, Stephanie 10    4) 1261 Pollioni, Adria 10        
  5 West Windsor Plainsboro South  'A'                9:37.22   
     1) 1326 Saade, Tia 10              2) 1323 Miller, Sam 10            
     3) 1327 Tummalapalli, Kavya 10     4) 1325 Rich, Haley 12            
  6 Shawnee HS  'A'                                   9:37.54   
     1) 1188 Hauser, Claire 9           2) 1187 Dirscherl, Taylor 12      
     3) 1186 Bonner, Kara 12            4) 1189 Kearns, Grace 10          
  7 Sterling HS  'A'                                  9:37.64   
     1) 1240 Jewell, Leyna 10           2) 1238 Coppolino, Sydney 11      
     3) 1237 Coppolino, Madison 11      4) 1239 Gonzalez, Saraly 11       
  8 Lenape Reg. HS  'A'                               9:38.74   
     1) 908 Quimby, Megan 12            2) 913 Woltjen, Alexa 11          
     3) 904 Hartman, Talia 11           4) 906 Lambert, Shannon 12        

400 Meter Dash - Full Results /  State Rankings

2016 US Olympian and NJ Legend Sydney McLaughlin of Union Catholic wins her third straight Indoor MOC 400m crown, running 53.17. That time is a US #1, NJ #1, and a new meet and facility record. Taking second was Aliyah Taylor of Rancocas Valley in 56.24.

  1  McLaughlin, Sydney  12 Union Cathol           53.17  
  2  Taylor, Aliyah      11 Rancocas Val           56.24    
  3  Young-Bey, Nyjah    10 Montclair HS           57.41    
  4  Richards, Reanda    11 West Essex             57.71    
  5  Brown, Kaira        10 Kent Place S           57.80    
  6  Jones, Portia       10 Watchung Hills         58.02    
  7  DiFrancesco, Katie  12 St. John Via           58.06    
  8  Reid, Jenna         12 Middletown N           58.08   

1600 Meter Run - Full ResultsState Rankings

A photo finish! What an incredible race we just had between Briana Gess of Haddonfield and Elena DiMarcello of North Hunterdon. Gess led for much of the race with DiMarcello just a step behind. They then engaged in an epic battle during the last lap, with DiMarcello making a strong move and taking the lead with about 150m to go. She held her one-step lead coming into the final 50m, but a final surge by Gess in the closing steps gave her the narrow victory. Gess only reclaimed the lead just before the finish line, resulting in a crazy photo finish in which Gess only won by .01! Gess ran 4:59.04 to DiMarcello's 4:59.05. Their times are NJ #1 and NJ #2 respectively.

  1  Gess, Briana        12 Haddonfield          4:59.04    
  2  DiMarcello, Elena   10 North Hunter         4:59.05    
  3  Loveys, Abby        10 Randolph             5:00.95    
  4  Brand, Madison      11 Middletown South     5:02.98    
  5  Vick, Rachel        12 Kingsway HS          5:03.13    
  6  Lufrano, Jerika     10 Union Cathol         5:05.68    
  7  Condell, Alyssa     12 Timber Creek         5:05.72    
  8  Stone, Amanda       10 Monmouth Regional    5:10.79   

800 Meter Run - Full Results / State Rankings

Taking the lead with 400m to go and holding off the field to take the win in 2:13.63 is freshman Victoria Vanriele of Governor Livingston. She held off 2016 800m Outdoor MOC winner Lexi Del Gizzo of Tenafly to get the win. Del Gizzo ran 2:14.74 for second place.

  1  Vanriele, Victoria   9 Governor Livings     2:13.63    
  2  Del Gizzo, Lexi     12 Tenafly              2:14.74    
  3  Coppolino, Sydney   11 Sterling HS          2:16.73    
  4  Hickson, Kami Joi    9 Washington           2:16.91    
  5  Baker, Essence      11 South Brunswick      2:17.03    
  6  Forker, Karly       11 Roxbury              2:17.36    
  7  Morant, Leena        9 Union Cathol         2:17.37    
  8  Jordan, Catherine   11 Columbia HS          2:17.39   

200 Meter Dash Showcase - Full Results / State Rankings

Taking the win and dipping under the 25-second barrier is Aliyah Taylor of Rancocas Valley. Her time of 24.94 is also a new meet record and a new facility record! Taylor also placed second the 400m earlier.

  1  Taylor, Aliyah      11 Rancocas Val           24.94   
  2  Gerstenbacher, Cec  12 Delsea Reg.            25.16    
  3  Jackson, Kayla      12 Northern Bur           25.71    
  4  Nkulume, Chidumga    9 Union HS               25.80    
  5  Piron, Claudia      12 Summit HS              25.96    
  6  Hofferber, Grace    12 Rumson-Fair            25.99    
  7  Young-Bey, Nyjah    10 Montclair HS           26.13    
  8  Lewis, Dahria       12 Columbia HS            26.22   

55 Meter Hurdles - Full Results / State Rankings

Running away to a commanding victory is Lenaami Morton of Camden. Morton's time of 7.94 is an NJ #1 and a US #4.

  1  Morton, Lenaami     12 Camden                  7.94  
  2  Chadwick, Amaya     11 Union Cathol            8.07  
  3  Kirton, Simone      12 Chatham                 8.22  
  4  Smith, Claudine     10 Atlantic City           8.39  
  5  Jones, Sarah        12 Bishop Eusta            8.46  
  6  Davis-Hines, Janiy  12 Timber Creek            8.61  
  7  Robertson, Ominay   11 Franklin                8.64  
  8  Collier, Mijah      11 Lawrence HS             9.08  

55 Meter Dash - Fulls Results / State Rankings

Taking the win in 6.99 seconds is Bria Mack of Williamstown. Mack was the only athlete to dip under the 7-second barrier. She was followed closely by Iyanla Kollock of Our Lady of Mercy in 7.00.

  1  Mack, Bria          12 Williamstown            6.99  
  2  Kollock, Iyanla     11 Our Lady of             7.00  
  3  Hawkins, Sydney     10 Phillipsburg            7.07  
  4  Starnes, Adia       12 Timber Creek            7.28  
  5  Upshaw, Donjai      12 Highland Reg            7.30  
  6  Fosam, Bonvie       12 Robbinsville            7.33  
  7  Ahiarakwe, Flora    11 Winslow Twp             7.34  
  8  Collins, Abby       12 Red Bank Cat            7.85   

3200 Meter Run - Full Results / State Rankings

Taking the lead midway in and never looking back on her way to victory is senior Niamh Hayes of Howell. Hayes pulled away Mainland's Alyssa Aldridge over the final mile to secure the victory. Hayes' time of 10:31.98 is a US #6 and NJ #1. Hayes' time is also the third best in meet history. Aldridge, the 2015 and 2016 Cross Country MOC winner, settled for second in 10:40.70.

  1  Hayes, Niamh        12 Howell              10:31.98    
  2  Aldridge, Alyssa    11 Mainland            10:40.70    
  3  Coppolino, Madison  11 Sterling HS         10:49.12    
  4  Campbell, Anna      12 Pope John XX        10:50.40    
  5  Olson, Brooke       11 Randolph            10:57.66    
  6  Hoernlein, Devon    11 Allentown           10:58.07    
  7  Barney, Corinne      9 Indian Hills        11:02.53   
  8  Weber, Alexa        11 Ocean City          11:05.49   

4x400 Meter Relay - Full Results / State Rankings

Powered by an incredible anchor leg from the one and only Sydney McLaughlin, the team from Union Catholic wins their third straight Indoor 4x400m MOC title. McLaughlin brought her team back from ~30-50m deficit on the anchor leg to give her team the victory. McLaughlin turned on the jets the final 100m to pass the team from Winslow, who had led much of the race. Union Catholic ran 3:50.82 followed closely by Winslow in 3:51.49. Union Catholic's time is an NJ #1 and US #7. Winslow's time is an NJ #2 and US #10. McLauglin had an unofficial split of 51.98 on the anchor leg.

1 Union Catholic Reg. HS  'A'                         3:50.82   
     1) 1284 Morant, Leena 9            2) 1286 Quainoo, Felicia 9        
     3) 1279 Lamadieu, Cassandra 12     4) 1283 McLaughlin, Sydney 12    
2 Winslow Twp HS  'A'                                 3:51.49   
     1) 2505 Williams, Iyianna 12       2) 1346 Ahiarakwe, Flora 11       
     3) 1348 Hammond, Janeya 9          4) 1347 Dancy, Shakira 11         
  3 Rancocas Valley Reg HS  'A'                       3:56.92   
     1) 1106 Taylor, Aliyah 11          2) 1101 Minus-Vincent, Darynn 10  
     3) 1102 Nance, Sydne 12            4) 1103 Nuss, Shauna 10           
  4 West Essex  'A'                                   4:00.29   
     1) 1314 Blum, Hailey 12            2) 1319 Richards, Reanda 11       
     3) 1317 Karch, Gabriela 11         4) 1318 Perez, Alexia 11          
  5 Rumson-Fair Haven HS  'A'                         4:01.38    
     1) 1166 Orr, Lily 9                2) 1163 MacGillis, Kaitlyn 11     
     3) 1160 Devlin, Campbell 10        4) 1162 Hofferber, Grace 12       
  6 Northern Highlands Reg. HS  'A'                   4:01.75   
     1) 1000 Florio, Olivia 12          2) 1001 Healy, Elizabeth 10       
     3) 1007 Smiechowski, Grace 9       4) 1004 Krawczyk, Kyla 9          
  7 Lenape Reg. HS  'A'                               4:01.91   
     1) 903 Duffield, Dana 12           2) 906 Lambert, Shannon 12        
     3) 910 Whetstone, Shelby 10        4) 908 Quimby, Megan 12           
  8 Timber Creek  'A'                                 4:02.01   
     1) 1254 Starnes, Adia 12           2) 1251 Hooker, Tierra 9          
     3) 1255 Starnes, Kai 12            4) 1253 Sovae-Beattie, Cheyenne 12

Pole Vault - Full Results State Rankings

Taking the win via jump-off at 12-00.00 is Julia Dannenbaum of Pingry. Dannenbaum won in a jump-off over Jessica Ippolito of Fair Lawn. Dannenbaum placed second in this event at this meet a year ago.

  1  Dannenbaum, Julia   12 Pingry Schoo        12-00.00  
  2  Ippolito, Jessica   12 Fair Lawn           J12-00.00  
  3  Rubinetti, Michell  12 Demarest            J12-00.00  
  4  Saifi, Leah         12 Governor Livings    11-06.00  
  5  Porambo, Francesca  11 Bernards            J11-06.00  
  6  Dannnenbaum, Carol   9 Pingry Schoo        11-00.00  
  7  Young, Cristina     11 Bridgewater-Rari    J11-00.00  
  8  Raffo, Brittney     12 Seneca  HS          J11-00.00  

High Jump - Full Results / State Rankings

Winning via jump-off at 5-06.00 and defending her title from a year ago is senior Courtene Campbell of South Brunswick. That jump ties her with a number of other athletes for the top jump in the state this season.

  1  Campbell, Courtene  12 South Brunswick      5-06.00     
  2  Barrett, Abrianna   10 Montgomery           J5-06.00      
  3  Creedon, Jessica    12 Ridge HS             5-04.00       
  4  Hooker, Tierra       9 Timber Creek         J5-04.00       
  5  Mulryne, Kassidy    11 Allentown            J5-04.00      
  6  Bautista, Tiffany   10 Paramus Cath         5-02.00    
  6  Voltaire, Tamika    12 Eastern Regional     5-02.00    
  8  Tobias, Tionna      10 Winslow Twp          J5-02.00   
  8  Starnes, Kai        12 Timber Creek         J5-02.00    
  8  O'Malley, Meghan    10 Randolph             J5-02.00    

Shot Put - Full Results / State Rankings

Taking home the gold is the one and only Alyssa Wilson of Donovan Catholic. Her throw of 55-02 is a new meet record. This is Wilson's first ever Indoor MOC title.

  1  Wilson, Alyssa      12 Donovan Cath        55-02.00   
  2  Notarfrancesco, Da  12 Jackson Liberty     47-02.75       
  3  Bigsby, Shelby      11 Montclair HS        42-09.50       
  4  Thomas, Zyra        11 Schalick            40-08.25       
  5  Macon, Tiaunna      11 Red Bank Regiona    40-04.25       
  6  Singleton, Najeaya  11 Vineland            39-07.25       
  7  Vasen, Emma         11 Ocean Township      39-04.25       
  8  Akinsanmi, Christi  11 Howell              39-04.00     
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