Coverage

Sydney McLaughlin Closes Historic Chapter Jun 11, 2017

Interview  by Jim LambertFull ResultsSydney McLaughlin Career Stats Sydney McLaughlin Closes Historic Chapter at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions. After her last high school meet on New Jersey soil, she finishes with 11 total Meet of Champions titles tying Olivia Baker's state record. #NJMOCs @milesplit @GoSydGo Sydney McLaughlin runs her final HS 400H on NJ soil, finished well ahead with a 56.97. https://t.co/C8kmOVyPVh pic.twitter.com/EsxibkZGVn-- NJ MileSplit (@NJMileSplit) June 10, 2017

Rachel Vick Wins 1600m at the Line After Late Surge Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS 1,600 METER RUN FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Rachel Vick12Kingsway HS4:52.6922Elena DiMarcello10North Hunterdon HS4:52.6923Abby Loveys10Randolph HS4:58.9024Anna DiMarcello12North Hunterdon HS5:00.3925Destiny Stanford12Kingsway HS5:01.7826Madison Brand11Middletown South HS5:02.0127Alexa Woltjen11Lenape Reg. HS5:02.4928Emma Myer10Pope John XXIII HS5:04.612

Sophomore Devin Hart Takes MOCs 3200 By Storm Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert BOYS 3,200 METER RUN FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Devin Hart10Pt. Pleasant Boro HS9:05.4922Matt Grossman12Millburn HS9:11.9323Matthew Santamaria11West Windsor-Plainsboro North HS9:12.8424Chris Corcoran12Indian Hills HS9:15.8925Matthew Schaefer11Colts Neck HS9:16.3026Brian Hill11Christian Brothers Academy9:21.9827Jonathan Torres11Hamilton North - Nottingham9:23.8118Alex Roth12Princeton HS9:24.412

Corey Poole Wins THREE Gold Medals Jun 11, 2017

Interview and Write-up by Jim LambertFull ResultsCory Poole got the triple he just missed last year when the East Orange star turned in one of the greatest performance in meet history at Saturday's 49th NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington High School in Columbus. Poole, headed to the University of Florida, won the 400 hurdles for the second straight year in a meet record 50.72, captured his second straight 110 hurdle title in 14.04, and split 46.5 on the winning 4x400 that ran a NJ #1 3:12.89, No. 6 in meet history.Poole is just the fourth boy in state history to win three gold medals at the outdoor M of C. Reuben McCoy of Winslow (2004), and Jermaine Collier of Trenton (2012) and Fabian Santiago of Oakcrest (2012) are the only other three to pull off the M of C hat trick. Poole is also just the second boy in meet history to win both the HH and IH in back-to-back years. Craig Morris of Monmouth did it in 1989 and 1990. "After just missing this triple last year when we were second in the 4x400, it really feels good to get it this time and put my name up there with some of the best guys ever from New Jersey ,'' said Poole. "It guess it puts me right up there with them.''

Cade Antonucci Wins Second Straight Javelin Title Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Robert Kellert BOYS JAVELIN FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Cade Antonucci12Holy Spirit HS220-11.0012Alexander Georgiou12Timber Creek Reg. HS212-02.0013Steven Jernee12Ocean City HS209-04.0014Joshua Moore12Middle Twp. HS195-11.0015Austin Parsons11Pingry School193-05.0016Dajon Chappell12Morris Hills HS193-05.0017Jake Sheehan12Middletown North HS191-01.0018Sawyer Moe11Cedar Grove HS183-04.001

Leah Saifi Ties Meet Record in Pole Vault Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS POLE VAULT FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Leah Saifi12Governor Livingston HS12-06.0012Michelle Rubinetti12Northern Valley HS - Demarest12-06.0013Jessica Ippolito12Fair Lawn HS12-06.0014Melissa Purcell11Pascack Valley HS12-06.0015Francesca Porambo11Bernards HS12-00.0016Julia Dannenbaum12Pingry School12-00.0017Haley Horvath11Notre Dame HS12-00.0018Caroline McGann11Academy Of The Holy Angels11-06.001

Ja'Sir Taylor Wins Long Jump MOCs Title Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Andrew Stranieri BOYS LONG JUMP FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Ja'Sir Taylor12Brick Twp HS23-08.5012Omar Anderson12Boonton HS23-06.0013Matias Pellegrino11Morris Knolls HS23-03.0014Marcus Chambers12Clayton HS23-00.0015Myles Toppin12Bloomfield HS22-11.5016Nils Wildberg10Princeton HS22-09.5017Deshai Smith12South Plainfield HS22-09.0018Isaac Eason III12Union Catholic Reg. HS22-08.001

Nyamekye Opoku-Agyemang Wins the Long Jump With a Huge PR Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS LONG JUMP FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Nyamekye Opoku-Agyemang12Union HS19-10.5012Tionna Tobias10Winslow Twp HS19-07.5013Promise Fadahunsi12Monroe Twp. HS19-01.5014Aniyah Russell11Jackson Liberty HS19-01.2515Tiffany Bautista10Paramus Catholic HS18-11.0016Gabby Sanchez11Highland Pk. HS18-11.0017Rebecca Ochan9Highland Pk. HS18-10.5018Lainie Seijas12Mountain Lakes HS18-02.001

Jason Mezhibovsky Wins Pole Vault in First MOCs Appearance Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Robert Kellert BOYS POLE VAULT FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Jason Mezhibovsky12Northern Valley HS - Demarest14-06.0012Cooper Bertoldo12Phillipsburg HS14-06.0013Mitchell Casey12Shawnee HS14-06.0014Seth Kricheff11Northern Valley HS - Old Tappan14-06.0015Brian Rubenstein12Governor Livingston HS14-06.0016Brandon Kong12Bridgewater-Raritan HS14-00.0017Cheney Price10New Providence HS14-00.0018David Bausmith11Hunterdon Central HS14-00.001

Elliot Gindi Kicks to 1600m Title 4:09.14 Jun 11, 2017

Interview and Write-up by Jim LambertFull Results Elliot Gindi of Ocean Township knew what was coming, so he did what he does best. He patiently waited for the right time to pull the trigger on his lethal kick. With about 75 meters to go in Saturday's boys 1,600-meter run at the 49th Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington, it was time as Gindi cranked it up and passed a very game Drew Maher of Shore Regional and hammered his way across the finish line first, stopping the clock with a PR and NJ #1 4:09.14, the 8th fastest time in meet history. Maher, a junior, finished second in 4:09.92, a personal best by nearly seven seconds.   The victory was especially sweet for Gindi after he finished second to CBA's Drake Anzano last year. Gindi wasn't going to let the same thing happen again as he ran a strategically perfect race to get the win.Chris Romero of Voorhees took it out fast as expected, hitting the 400 in 59.4 and the 800 in 2:03.6. Gindi sat back in fifth at 800, and moved to third at the bell. Maher then took the lead with 225 to go and Gindi stayed right on his heels before he summoned his killer kick to put the race away as he finished off a 59.1 final 400.   BOYS 1,600 METER RUN FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Elliot Gindi12Ocean Twp. HS4:09.1422Drew Maher11Shore Reg. HS4:09.9223Billy Massey12Montclair Kimberley Academy4:12.5024Billy Hill12Franklin Twp. HS4:13.7425Noah Yuro12Christian Brothers Academy4:14.5126Malual Mu11Trenton Central HS4:15.3327Chris Romero11Voorhees HS4:16.0428Teddy Meredith11Hopewell Valley HS4:16.162

Franklin Twp Win 4x100 With NJ#1 41.49 Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert BOYS 4X100 METER RELAY FINALSPLACETEAMRESULTH#1Franklin Twp. HS41.4952Pennsauken HS41.5753Deptford HS41.7454Perth Amboy HS41.9255Salem HS42.2656St. Peter's Prep42.2737East Brunswick HS42.4058Neptune HS42.405

Rey Rivera Makes it Three Straight MOC 800 Titles Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert BOYS 800 METER RUN FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Rey Rivera12Old Bridge HS1:49.9632Haig Rickerby12McNair Academic HS1:52.6133Sean Dolan10Hopewell Valley HS1:53.1334Kevin Fox12Moorestown HS1:53.1935Damien Dilcher11Brick Twp HS1:53.3326Jonathan Mobisa11Union HS1:54.1737Charles Beyer12Rumson-Fair Haven HS1:54.2428Charles Maree12Marlboro HS1:54.832

Soph Alexa Westley Surprise Winner in MOCs 3200m Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS 3,200 METER RUN FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Alexa Westley10Warren Hills HS10:35.4122Monica Hebner11Northern Highlands Reg. HS10:50.8423Niamh Hayes12Howell HS10:51.8324Kiera Nealon11Manalapan HS10:53.5425Devon Hoernlein11Allentown HS10:55.2226Alyssa Aldridge11Mainland Reg.HS10:56.2027Corinne Barney9Indian Hills HS10:57.1828Anna Campbell12Pope John XXIII HS10:58.612

Victoria Vanriele Second Frosh to Win MOC 800 Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS 800 METER RUN FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Victoria Vanriele9Governor Livingston HS2:08.1832Lexi Del Gizzo12Tenafly HS2:09.3733Kyra Velock12Mountain Lakes HS2:10.0634Brooke Fazio12Ridge HS2:11.2335Sydney Coppolino11Sterling HS2:11.4536Leena Morant9Union Catholic Reg. HS2:11.7437Kami Joi Hickson9Washington Twp HS2:12.0438Essence Baker11South Brunswick HS2:13.863

Martin Booker Jr Completes Father - Son MOC Titles Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert BOYS 200 METER DASH FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Martin Booker Jr12Pennsauken HS21.57-2.552Taj Burgess12Carteret HS21.75-2.333Antonio Tarantino11Paul VI HS21.81-2.554Tysean Cousar12Ewing HS22.03-3.145Semaj Willis12Trenton Central HS22.13-2.336Marvin Morgan12Neptune HS22.17-2.557Harmodio Cruz12South Brunswick HS22.18-2.558Amir Brock12Egg Harbor Twp HS22.20-2.55

Ridge Boys and Girls Sweep 4x800 Titles! Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert BOYS 4X800 METER RELAY FINALSPLACETEAMRESULTH#1Ridge HS7:50.2032Hopewell Valley HS7:52.9433Hillsborough HS7:53.2134Rancocas Valley Reg HS7:53.9535Old Bridge HS7:53.9736Highland Reg HS7:54.7827Union Catholic Reg. HS7:55.3628Ocean City HS7:56.363 GIRLS 4X800 METER RELAY FINALSPLACETEAMRESULTH#1Ridge HS9:11.8132Mountain Lakes HS9:14.0433Southern Reg. HS9:15.1934Seneca HS9:16.8235North Hunterdon HS9:18.1336Hunterdon Central HS9:18.1737Academy Of The Holy Angels9:25.5738Kingsway HS9:31.543

Summit Girls Win 4x100 47.07 Set Union County Record Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS 4X100 METER RELAY FINALSPLACETEAMRESULTH#1Summit HS47.0752Delsea Reg. HS47.2753East Brunswick HS47.4554Rancocas Valley Reg HS47.4955Union Catholic Reg. HS47.5456Piscataway Twp HS48.1557Paramus Catholic HS48.2638Cherry Hill East HS48.285

Jordan West Completes Winning Throwing Double Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert BOYS DISCUS FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Jordan West12Rahway HS189-09.0012Adam Hunt12Collingswood HS184-04.0013Justin Gurth11Parsippany Hills HS164-07.0014Matthew Semon11Middlesex HS164-06.0015Connor Scaglione11Northern Valley HS - Demarest163-07.0016Kyle Patel11Glen Rock HS160-05.0017Paul Brennan10Princeton HS160-04.0018Giovanni Gutierrez12Saddle Brook HS159-10.001 BOYS SHOT PUT FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Jordan West12Rahway HS67-04.2512C.j. Licata11Gill-St. Bernard's School60-00.7513Andrew Huisman12St. Rose HS59-09.0014Giovanni Gutierrez12Saddle Brook HS59-06.7515Todd Stueber12Toms River South HS59-04.0016Joshua Lezin11Lakewood HS58-06.7517Dan Mead11Christian Brothers Academy56-05.5018Cade Antonucci12Holy Spirit HS55-09.001

Alyssa Wilson Wins Discus and Shot at MOCs Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS DISCUS FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Alyssa Wilson12Donovan Catholic HS168-01.0012Najeaya Singleton11Vineland HS143-02.0013Tomara Carmichael12Palmyra HS134-10.0014Prisca Blamon12Cinnaminson HS130-03.0015Kasi Oguonu11Bordentown Reg. HS124-05.0016Danielle Line12Pope John XXIII HS124-03.0017Karina Roze9Glen Rock HS120-11.0018Lexi Uzoaru11Ridgewood HS120-05.001 GIRLS SHOT PUT FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Alyssa Wilson12Donovan Catholic HS54-00.2512Danielle Notarfrancesco12Jackson Liberty HS47-03.7513Shelby Bigsby11Montclair HS45-00.2514Najeaya Singleton11Vineland HS44-09.7515Zyra Thomas11A P Schalick HS43-07.2516Kate Matrisciano12Whippany Park HS42-02.7517Stephanie Nwankwo9Jefferson Twp. HS41-07.0018Tiaunna Macon11Red Bank Reg. HS40-11.751

Shakira Dancy Has a Big Day for Winslow at MOCs Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS 200 METER DASH FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Shakira Dancy11Winslow Twp HS24.14-2.252Cecelia Gerstenbacher12Delsea Reg. HS24.68-2.253Sydney Hawkins10Phillipsburg HS24.97-2.644Katie DiFrancesco12St. John Vianney HS24.99-2.255Dennisha Page10Woodrow Wilson HS25.10-2.646Jaela Thomas11Brick Memorial HS25.11-2.647Aasiyah Alston12Old Bridge HS25.24-2.648Shanelle Colmon11East Brunswick HS25.28-2.25

Stephen Staklinski Hits a Big PR to Win HJ Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert BOYS HIGH JUMP FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Stephen Staklinski12Freehold Twp HS6-10.0012Jason Thobourne12J F Kennedy HS - Paterson6-08.0013James Bell10West Side HS6-06.0014Semaj Willis12Trenton Central HS6-06.0015Charles Hall12Delran HS6-04.0016Jahaud Lowber12Deptford HS6-04.0017Ronniel Johnson12J F Kennedy HS - Paterson6-04.0018Deshai Smith12South Plainfield HS6-04.001

Brandon Outlaw 47.05 to Win 400m at MOCs Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert BOYS 400 METER DASH FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Brandon Outlaw12Moorestown HS47.0552Taj Burgess12Carteret HS47.2253Thomas Kalieta Jr12Matawan Reg. HS47.5354Amir Brock12Egg Harbor Twp HS47.5755Alexander (A.J.) Moore12J F Kennedy HS - Iselin47.8356Harmodio Cruz12South Brunswick HS47.9557Alex Dessoye12Egg Harbor Twp HS48.3748Kenneth Karcher12Maple Shade HS48.484

Abrianna Barrett Leads Youth Movement in HJ at MOCs Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Robert Kellert GIRLS HIGH JUMP FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Abrianna Barrett10Montgomery HS5-10.0012Tierra Hooker9Timber Creek Reg. HS5-10.0013Jenna Rogers9Rutherford HS5-08.0014Kassidy Mulryne11Allentown HS5-06.0015Courteney Campbell12South Brunswick HS5-06.0016Kenady Wilson10Willingboro HS5-06.0017Jessica Creedon12Ridge HS5-06.0018Angelique Williams10Union Catholic Reg. HS5-06.001

Rachel Kern Wins First MOC Title in Javelin Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS JAVELIN FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Rachel Kern12Howell HS145-04.0012Brielle Smith10Oakcrest HS141-02.0013Jessie Geller12Northern Valley HS - Demarest139-07.0014Julianne Foering12Rancocas Valley Reg HS136-04.0015Alexa Gardner11Hammonton HS135-03.0016Samantha Gioiosa12Bogota HS132-09.0017Danielle Steff12Rancocas Valley Reg HS132-07.0018Gennyka Liebenthal11Monroe Twp. HS130-08.001

Bria Mack Defends 100m MOCs Title Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS 100 METER DASH FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Bria Mack12Williamstown HS11.77-2.512Shakira Dancy11Winslow Twp HS12.16-2.513Sydney Hawkins10Phillipsburg HS12.33-2.514Dennisha Page10Woodrow Wilson HS12.36-2.515Katie DiFrancesco12St. John Vianney HS12.44-2.516Aliya Harrison11Sterling HS12.50-2.517Aasiyah Alston12Old Bridge HS12.62-2.518Promise Fadahunsi12Monroe Twp. HS12.84-2.51

Lenaami Morton Fights Hard for 100H Title 13.84 Jun 11, 2017

Interview by Jim Lambert GIRLS 100 METER HURDLES FINALSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Lenaami Morton12Camden HS13.84-3.012Amaya Chadwick11Union Catholic Reg. HS13.86-3.013Joshonda Johnson12Absegami HS14.25-3.014Isabelle Dely10Paramus Catholic HS14.44-3.015Simone Kirton12Chatham HS14.57-3.016Sarah Jones12Bishop Eustace Prep14.64-3.017Janiyah Davis-Hines12Timber Creek Reg. HS14.80-3.018Arianna Smith10Pennsville HS14.91-3.01 GIRLS 100 METER HURDLES PRELIMSPLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#1Lenaami Morton12Camden HS14.04-1.652Amaya Chadwick11Union Catholic Reg. HS14.20-1.653Joshonda Johnson12Absegami HS14.37-1.654Sarah Jones12Bishop Eustace Prep14.40-1.655Arianna Smith10Pennsville HS14.64-2.446Janiyah Davis-Hines12Timber Creek Reg. HS14.77-1.657Simone Kirton12Chatham HS14.82-1.658Isabelle Dely10Paramus Catholic HS14.94-2.44

Discussions