Last summer when I visited the RunningWorks camp, one of the first persons that I ran into was Ringo Adamson, the Head Womens XC / T&F Coach at Rowan U. As we ate breakfast, Ringo spent a great deal of time telling me about the Rowan U. High School Girls Open and about what a great event it was. I sheepishly admitted that I had never been and promised that I would make the trip to Glassboro. Along the way, everyone I have spoken to about the meet does nothing but rave about the event.
So now, tomorrow evening, NJRunners will head south to my wife's Alma Mater (used to be Glassboro College back then) to cover and take part in this great meet.
Along with coverage of the meet, NJRunners will presenting to the schoool of the 800 Meter Run Champion a $200 donation to the General Scholorship Fund. It should be a great night of Track & Field in New Jersey. Come on back and check!
With a little over an hour to go the stadium is already buzzing as the final preparation is underway. Ringo is all over the place, The music is on, and the athletes are warming up for what will be another terrific meet here at The Rowan U. HS Girls Open.
*The first event on the track was the 2000m Steeplechase, won by Hammonton's Christin Bettis witha time of 7:13.75 (NJ #1)
*The 100m Hurdles are up now, followed by the Pentathlon Hurdles
*Stey'ce McNeil, off of a fairly amazing Penn weekend is the fastest Q'er in the 100m Hurdles (14:01)
*After we finish up the 100m Dash trials, the 1500m will take the track
The top qualifier in the dash is Annie Johnson of Shawnee with a time of 12.31, just ahead of Teaneck's Kahlia Taylor (112.35 and Shailah (Pemberton who ran 12.38.
*Out in the Field, the Elite Javelin was won by Maria Jiminez of Vineland with a 154-11 MR (NJ #1 / US #4) hurl.
*Also from the throws, Cherokee's Jess Woodard wins the Shot Put with a toss of 42-11.75
*Kristen Traub (Eastern Christian) comes from second to outkick Megan Lacy of Cherokee in a US #8 time of 4:39.21. The time is also a Passaic County record. Lacey hit 4:39.89 which will most likely be a US #10
*Back out in the Field, Dana Ohlson of Southern Reg. wins the Elite Long Jump, going 18-02.25
The winner of the High Jump at 5-0 is Ala
* The finals of the 100m Hurdles are about to go off.
* Stey'ce McNeil runs a US #8 13.79 to win the 100m Hurdles by almost a full second. Her time is also #9 AT New Jersey
* The 400m was won by Faleesha Dowe of Penns Grove in 56.25
* The 2 Mile (seeded heat) is on the track now with Bernards star Dana Giordano headlining the field
Dana does not disappoint as she dominates in 10:44.52, a US #2 for the full duece
*12.13 gets Annie Johnson (Shawnee) the win and a NJ #1. Photo finish with Kahlia Taylor of Teaneck second in 12.14
*Now on the track, The NJRunners 800m Run.
Jess Wright of Cherokee wins in 2:16.19. Cherokee HS will be awarded $200 for the General Scholarship fund
* Annie Johnson completes the sprint double with a 24.98 win over 400m winner Faleesha Dowe.
* The 5000m is going on with Caroline Kellner holding a commanding lead with about 1600m to go.