Hey everyone, ready for some more track???
The NJ Track & Field express is zipping back over to Franklin High for Day 2 of the State Groups 1,4 and A Championships.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate and six state champs (unless there are co-champs) will be crowned here in Warrior Country.
You know how this works-highlights will be down below. Results, videos and more will come later.
Check out all the coverage from both State Group sites in the links at the top of this page.
Good luck to everyone competing.
GET UR PR'S ON!!!!
GET UR M OF C QUALIFYING ON!!!
I'm here trackside here in Warrior Country.
It's warm with a slight breeze.
HH trials are first today.
10:50 a.m. Meet starts 10 minutes early.
11:15 a.m. Hurdle trials are still going.
11:16 a.m. 800's are on deck.
Reminder- The races are being run in this order- A, 1 and 4
11:23 a.m. I am being told by meet management that every attempt will be made to get this meet done today. There is a chance of thundestorms this afternoon. Each time there is a lightning strike, there is an automatic 30 minute delay.
11:24 a.m. 800's are up now.
11:27 a.m. Leena Morant of Union Catholic win the girls A 800 in a PR of 2:11.33, which is NJ #3 for the moment
11:35 a.m. Freshman Amirah Sharpe of Paulsboro wins the Group 1 800 in a school record 2:15.05. Yes, she is the daughter of the legendary Fred Sharpe!!!!!
11:42 a.m. Essence Baker of South Brunswick wins the girls G4 800 in 2:13.81
11:45 a.m. McInerney goes 1:54.17 for the win in A.
11:49 a.m. Maher takes Group 1 by a big gap in 1:53.28.
11:52 a,m. Here comes Peralta. Will he finally get that elusive sub 1:50???
11:54 a.m. Peralta just misses it-1:50.41!!!! That's NJ #1. Peralta's former PR was 1:50.62.
11:57 a.m. - Boys HH finals are up.
12:00 p.m. A - Sincere Rhea of St. Augustine completes the hurdle double by winning in 14.03. Rhea, the indoor M of C 55 HH winner, won the IH on Friday.
12:04 p.m. Sam Aviles of Palmyra wins G1 HH in 14.74.
Girls HH finals
Amaya Chadwick of Union Catholic WINS A in an NJ 2 14.04!!
Arianna Smith of Pennsville wins G1 in 15.25.
Claudine Smith of Atlantic City wins in G4 in 14.29!
12:15 p.m. Tiffany Bautista of Paramus Catholic just broke the Non Public A TJ record with a 40-0 3/4!! Bautista is already NJ #1 with a 40-6 3/4.
Girls 3,200's are next
Here comes Abby Loveys!!!! NJ #2 10:39.57 to win Group 4! What a double!!! She won the Group 4 1,600 on Friday in a NJ #1 4:50.53!!!
Jerika Lufrano of Union Catholic wins the A 3,200 in 10:55.15
Elizabeth O'Connell of Glen Ridge wins G1 with a PR 11:34.58. O'Connell also won the 1,600 on Friday with a PR of 5:07.44. What a huge double for "Fiz''. And she went to the prom between races!!!!!! How awesome is her weekend!!!! Congrats!
Some field event results
Boys G 1 TJ-Emanuel Harris of Riverside - 45-8 1/2
Boys LJ G1-Tyler Costeira of St. Joseph's-21-10
Boys A PV- Conor Reilly of Union Catholic-13-6
Girls G1 PV-Adrianna Gobin, Emerson, 10-6
Boys G 1 SP-Matt Semon, Middlesex, 52-0
Boys G 4 PV-David Bausmith, Hunt. Central-15-0
1:05 p.m. The 4x100's are up now.
1:10 p.m. The heat and humidy are a factor here. Lots of distance runners with ice packs all over themselves after running the 3,200.
1:35 p.m. 4x100's still going. Haven't gotten any 4x100 results yet. When I get them, you will get them ASAP.
4x100 Girls winners-
A-Union Catholic-meet record 47.50
Boys 4x100 winners
G4 - East Orange-NJ #1 42.19!
A-St. Peter's Prep -meet record 42.33
2:03 p.m. 200's are up.Girls first
Latest winners in the field
Boys A Jav-Austin Parsons, Pingry, 184-3
Girls G1 HJ-Kerry Perna, Point Pleasant, 5-2
Boys G1 Jav-Sawyer Moe, Cedar Grove, 188-6
Boys G4 SP-Corey Durden, Old Bridge, PR of 59-1!!!
Girls G4-Abrianna Barrett, Montgomery, 5-6
Girls A discus-Grace O'Mara, Pingry, 123-5
2:10 p.m. - GET UR THUNDER ROSA ON!!!!
MEET HAS BEEN DELAYED BECAUSE OF LIGHTNING!!!! 30 MINUTE DELAY!!
EVERYONE IS CLEARING OUT AND HEADING OT THE GYM AND THEIR CARS!!
2:12 pm. Another lightning strike-the 30 minute clock starts again.
2:30 p.m. 12 more minutes until the all clear, unless there is another lightning strike.
2:42 p.m. All clear. Everyone is heading back to track. That's enough of the bold type don't you think. lol
2:50 p.m. Boys 200' are up.
How low will Mario Heslop go???
3:22 p.m. Helsop win Group 4 in 21.55 to complete the sprint triple for the second straight year. What a stud!!
3:25 p.m. Boys 3,200 are next
3:26 p.m. Ira Daly of Delbarton wins the A 3,200 in 9:30.08.
3:40 p.m. I'm waiting on lots of results. Sorry for delay. As soon as I get them, you will have them! I promise.
3:48 p.m. Will Hare just won the G4 boys 3200 in an NJ #2 9:09.77!!!! What a meet for "Will The Thrill!!!'' A 9:09.77 after a 1:54.9 on yesterday's NJ #1 4x800!!! Yowzaa!!!!
3:51 p.m. - Nick Mirabelli of Rancocas Valley wins the Group 4 javelin with a meet record (all Groups combined) 218-11!
3:52 p.m. Lots of results just came pouring in. Here are lots of winners
Girls A 200-Mariah Fede, Paramus Catholic-24.53
Girls G1 200-Chealse Benoit, Butler, 24.05
Girls G4 200-Lauren Princz, Egg Harbor, 24.00
Boys A 200-Antonio Tarantino, Paul VI-21.32
Boys G1 200-Dante Artis, Shabazz, 22.13
Boys G1 LJ-Kason Barrett, Schalick, 21-11
Boys A SP-Dan Mead, CBA-59-3 1/4
Girls A HJ-Tiffany Bautista, Paramus Catholic, 5-10!!! Non-Public A record!!! What a meet for the great Bautista. She also won the TJ with a meet record 40-3 3/4, won the LJ and was on runner-up 4x100!!
BAUTISTA IS WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE BIGGEST STARS IN THE STATE THAT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT!!! IT'S TIME FOR THAT TO CHANGE!!!
Girls G4 SP-Shelby Bigsby, Montclair, 132-10. Also won the SP witn a meet record 49-0!!
UPDATED TEAM SCORING
Girls A-Union Catholic has this won
Girls 4-Watchung Hills 36-29 1/2 over Egg Harbor with just the 4x400 left
Girls 1-Schalick leads Highland Park, 42-41 with 2 events left
Boys A-CBA leads UC, 84-77 with just the 4x400 to go
Boys G4-Princeton leads East Orange, 67-66 with 2 events to go.
Boys G1-Shabazz leads Cresskill, 41-28 with 2 events to go
4:25 p.m. 4x400 are up now
Girls A-Union Catholic wins in a NJ #1 3:51.04
Group 1- Paulsboro -3:55.54
Boys 4-East Orange-3:16.32. Franklin 3:16.79 (Heslop 46.4) TR East-3:17.79.
Boys A-CBA 3:20.41
A girls-Union Catholic wins the team title with 153 points!!! 4 straight titles for the Vikings.
A boys-CBA wins 104-93 over Union Catholic. 3 straight for CBA and a state record 22nd overall!! CBA had shared the state record with 21 titles.
4:40 p.m. The Schalick girls just won its first ever state title!! Schalick wins Group 1 by a 52-49 score over defending champ Highland Park!!!