Get ur Union batons on!!!
The NJ Track and Field Express is making a stop at one of the oldest county relay meets in the state today when the two-day Union County Relays will celebrate its 75th anniversary at Gary Kehler Stadium in Westfield.
The two-day meet begins today at 4 p.m. and contiues tomorrow (Friday) at 4 p.m.
I will add some videos later, and Ruben Rivera will be doing a huge photo gallery, so keep checking back to NJ MileSplit for the latest coverage.
Highlights will be down below.
WILL THE TIMES TODAY BE AS HOT AS THE WEATHER???
GET UR SUN SCREEN ON!!!
4:04 pm. Summit boys grab the lead after a 3:10.8 1,200 from soph. Jacob Pantoya.
4:07 p.m. Summit still leads at the last handoff with Rahway and UC just a few strides behind.
4:11 p.m. Scotch Plains comes from behind to win the boys DMR in an NJ #18 10:41.20. Huge anchor leg for SPF's Brandon Garcia. Splits coming
4:12 P.M. SPF SPLITS
Ben Fleischer-3:17.2 PR
Scott Kaiser-2:04.0 PR
Brandon Garcia-4:25.2 PR
4:16 p.m. Girls DMR is off.
4:20 p.m. Westfield has the lead after the 1,200 leg in girls DMR.
4:21 p.m. Westfield and UC are together after the 2nd leg. Ashleigh Patterson dropped a 59.1 for UC to make up a lot of ground.
4:23 p.m. UC has the lead heading into the anchor leg. The meet record of 12:27.81 by New Providence in 2016 is going down. How low will UC go??
4:29 p.m. UC GOES 12:17.53!!!! GET UR MEET RECORD ON!!! That's tied for NJ #2 with Ridgewood. North Hunterdon is NJ #1 with the 12:01.17.
The UC girls now own 8 of the meet records on the track. Which one are they missing? The team 400 hurdles.
Westfield was second in a NJ #5 and school record 12:25.77. GET UR RISING STAR ON-Freshman Katie Hamilton split 5:14.9 for Westfield.
4:34 p.m. UC SPLITS-
Alexandra Borik-3:47.9 - a 14 second PR!
Ashleigh Paterson-59.1 PR
4:35 P.M. The boys 4x100 is next.
4:46 p.m. RAHWAY just went a NJ #142.37 for the win!!!!
4:59 p.m. Girls 4x100. Can UC break another record?
5:01 p.m. YES THEY CAN!!! UC goes 47.51 to take down the meet record of47.72 that UC set last year.
5:05 p.m. Boys 400 hurdles are next
5:24 p.m. Ugonna Ike of Linden edges Jerrish Halsey of Rahway, 55.77 to 55.94 in the final heat. Those were the 2 fastest times of the meet. Rahway won the event with a combined 2:53.67.
5:26 p.m. Girls 400 hurdles are up 44.
5:33 p.m. Kyle Lipscomb of Linden with the best shot put mark of 53-8. Union Catholic wins the event with a combined 146-8.
5:36 p.m. UC girls win the 400 hurdles with a combined 3:20.44. Zamira Ysaac of UC ran a meet best 1:04.37.
5:38 p.m. Boys SMR is on deck.
5:54 p.m. Spencer Weigand goes 1:57.2 on the anchor carry to come from behind and bring Westfield across first 3:32.01 in the boys SMR. Get ur Jake Saltzer on!!! He dropped a PR of 48.6 for Westfield on the 400
5:55 p.m. Three heats of the girls SMR is coming up. Last track event of the day. The meet will resume tomorrow at 4 p.m. right here at Kehler Stadium.
6:01 p.m. Kailah Turner throws a meet best 100-11 to lead Rahway to the team discus title.
6:06 p.m. Jenna Wiese cleared a meet best 5-2 to spark Johnson to the girls HJ title with a combined 5-2.
6:12 p.m. UC girls win the SMR in a NJ #1 4:07.45 to give the Vikings a sweep of all 4 track races today. Khamil Evans blasted a 56.1 400 leg and Leena Morant anchored in 2:19.0 for UC.
6:14 p.m. UC soph Conor Reilly cleared 14-0 and teammate Obadare Animashaun made 11-0 to combine to win the boys PV.
6:15 p.m. TEAM SCORE ALERT- The UC girls, going for their 4th title in a row, lead Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 50-28. The UC boys, the defending champs, lead Rahway 50-38.
6:16 p.m. WHAT A MEET!!! GET UR HOT TIMES IN THE HOT WEATHER ON!!!!
TWO MEET RECORDS BY THE UC GIRLS. NJ NO. 1 TIME BY RAHWAY BOYS IN THE 4x100 AND LOTS OF NJ TOP 10 TIMES!!!!
THAT'S ALL FROM BLUE DEVIL NATION HERE IN WESTFIELD!!!
DAY 2 IS TOMORROW AT 4 P.M. RIGHT BACK HERE.
DON'T FORGET- LOTS OF VIDEOS WILL BE POSTED UP LATER, SO CHECK BACK.
IN THE MEANTIME, GET UR NJ TRACK AND FIELD ON!!!!