New Jersey Had a Field Day at Bishop Loughlin, Taylor #5 All-Time


Interview with Robert Enck of Lawrenceville School who won the 1,000m. 

Full Results | Elite Performances of the Week

Excuse the pun but New Jersey really did have a great weekend at the Bishop Loughlin Games especially in the field events. Here are the meet leaders as well as some major highlights. 

Boys NJ Meet Leaders

Girls NJ Meet Leaders

Field Day for NJ

In the boys shot put C.J. Licata of Gill St. Bernard's School threw a US#1 mark of 60-9.5. That is his best ever indoors and a great sign of things to come this winter. He also placed fifth in the weight throw with a 53-5.5, fellow NJ thrower Paul Brennan of Princeton was third in that event at 55-8.75. 

Caroline Dannenbaum of Pingry School cleared 12-0 for the first time in her career on Saturday to win the Girls Pole Vault by six inches. That is tied for NJ#1 US#9 right now.

Montclair senior Shelby Bigsby hit a big time early season mark in the girls shot put throw with 41-5.25. She's gone over 44 feet indoors before but never over 38 in December, she is ranked NJ#1 US#6. 

Freehold Township's Zach Glasser won the high jump competition clearing 6-4 NJ#2. Tionna Tobias of Winslow Township struck gold in the long jump with her 17-8.75 leap.


RV's Taylor Opens Season 5th All-Time 

Aliyah Taylor of Rancocas Valley finished second overall in the 300m running 39.42 US#4 while winning her heat, that is fifth all-time in state history. Only Cameron Hinton of Franklin HS in Maryland was ahead of her at the meet with 39.40. Flora Ahiarakwe of Winslow also finishing strong was sixth with a 40.78. See the top five all-time listed below.

State 800m champion Victoria Vanriele of Governor Livingston opened her season with a 1:37.10 US#5 in the 600m to finish third. 

Reanda Richards of West Essex earning a second place finish in the 55m hurdles and leading the state with a time of 8.36. Her career best is 8.29 at last season's Sectional Championships. 

Freshman Ryan Davi of the Pingry School won the girls 1000m with a a time of 2:06.61. She was second at Prep State Championships this past fall in cross country and finished 32nd at the Non-Public A Group State Championship. 

Top Five All-Time Girls Indoor 300 Meter

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
136.822017
238.732014
338.791984
439.282012
539.422018

NJ Boys Making Names on the Track

Atharv Kulkarni of West Windsor Plainsboro North finished fourth in the 600 meter running 1:24.02 US#7. He won his heat by over a second and that was his first recorded 600 meter dash. Kulkarni was eighth at last year's indoor Meet of Champions where he ran his best winter 800 meter time of 1:57.74. 

West Windsor Plainsboro North also won the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 8:11.77.

In the 1,000 meter Robert Enck of The Lawrenceville School won the meet out of heat 2 with his time of 2:34.69 US#8, his interview is located at the top of the article. 

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