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Rising star Ochan pulls off only quad at the Group Championships Jun 4, 2017

Interview and Article by Jim LambertFull Results | Photos (Coming) | Videos There were lots of track and field stars that were triple winners at the NJSIAA Group Championships this weekend, but there was only one who pulled off the quad.Her name is Rebecca Ochan, a freshman at Highland Park who struck gold four times to lead the her team to its first state Group 1 title in 37 years.On Friday, Ochan won the 400 in a personal best 56.53, and then on Saturday she captured the 200 in a personal best 25.01, won the long jump with an 18-5 ¾, and anchored the winning 4x400 (3:56.73).When the dust settled at Silver Eagle Stadium in Egg Harbor, Highland Park racked up 57 points to defeat Park Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights, which tied for second with 34.

Ken Karcher Wins THREE Events at Groups Jun 4, 2017

Interview and Write-up by Jim Lambert Full Results | Photos | Videos Karcher becomes first boy to win three events in Group 1 in 18 yearsOne of the biggest stars of the NJSIAA Group Championships this weekend was Ken Karcher of Maple Shade.Check out what the Monmouth University-bound Karcher did in the Group 1 competition over the two days at Silver Eagle Stadium in Egg Harbor.On Friday, he won the 400 hurdles in a personal best 55.03 and the 400 in 48.75. Then on Saturday, he finished off a very rare triple by winning the 200 in 22.03.Karcher is the first boy to win three individual events at the State Group 1 meet since Brad Becker of Spotswood won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 in 1999.You can watch all three of his races here: 200m - 400m - 400m Hurdles

Mario Heslop Had a Major Weekend at Groups Jun 2, 2017

Interview and write-up by Jim Lambert Heslop throws down historic performance  Mario Heslop burned up the track at Silver Eagle Stadium in Egg Harbor at the NJSIAA Group 4 Championships, and when the smoke cleared the sophomore star at Franklin had produced one of the greatest performances in state history.Heslop smashed three state sophomore records when he swept the sprints, ran one of the fastest time in state history in the 100-meter dash, and ran one of the quickest 400 splits in state history to lead Franklin to its first state title since 1997.On Friday, Heslop won the 100 dash in 10.44, No. 6 in state history, and won the 400 in 46.84, tied for No.16 in state history. Then on Saturday, he won the 200 in 21.41, and threw down a jaw-dropping 45.5 anchor carry for the third place 4x400 team that ran 3:13.47 as Franklin edged East Orange for the team title,71-67.Heslop, who will turn 18 in October, will head into next Saturday's Meet of Champions with a chance to become the first boy in state history to win the 100 and 400 at the same M of C. Heslop owns the fastest times in N.J. this season in both the 100 and 400, and is No. 3 in the 200.

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