Victoria Vanriele, pictured above, is having a great start to the 2018 indoor season.
If you haven't already seen the MileSplit National team has started a MileSplit50 series where the top 50 athletes across all indoor track and field events are ranked. In the latest update to the list New Jersey has three girls and two boys ranked among the best in the nation.
Akeem Lindo went from not being ranked all the way up to #7 on the boys list. He's got top five times in the nation for multiple events and has been a staple among East Orange's two US#1 relay squads. Most recently at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic Lindo ran the NJ#7 all-time fastest 300m with his 34.05 victory.
Governor Livingston sophomore Victoria Vanriele has won two races so far this season including a US#10 1600m time of 5:04.00 from the Spiked Shoe Festival in mid-December. As the defending NJSIAA Meet of Champions winner he recently opened her 800 meter season running 2:12.18 for a second place finish at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic which ranked US#3. The day before that she hit a US#2 1:33.70 in the 600 meter at the Coach Glynn Holiday Relays.
Kishaun Richardson is the second East Orange athlete on this list, he has also been a big part of their US#1 relay times in the SMR and 4x200m. This junior ranks US#2 at 500 meters at 1:05.15 and US#10 for the 400 meter with 49.66.
#25 Aliyah Taylor - Rancocas Valley
Senior Aliyah Taylor of Rancocas Valley was touted as one of the very best returning athletes this season. She didn't disappoint when she opened with a 300 meter time of 39.42 at the Bishop Loughlin Games. That performance ranks fifth in New Jersey indoor history.
#35 Athing Mu - Trenton TC
She is top three in the nation for both the 800 and 400 meter events. She ran a blistering early season 2:11.00 for the 800 and 55.79 for the 400 to gather two wins at the Armory Youth Games. She is only a sophomore.