On Friday and Saturday (5/29-5/30), hundreds of Track & Field Athletes will gather at Egg Harbor and South Plainfield to compete for the coveted titles of NJ State Group Champion. The Public School Groups 1,2 and 3 championships will take place at South Plainfield and the Public School Group 4 and Non-Public Groups “A” and “B” meet will be run at Egg Harbor Township. NJRunners.com starts its coverage with the performance lists for each Group; Seeds for Groups 1,2 & 3 Seeds for Group 4 The Non-Public Groups do not hold Sectional Championships, so we have updated the rankings for each of them; Rankings for N-P "A" Girls Rankings for N-P "A" Boys Rankings for N-P "B" Girls Rankings for N-P "B" Boys Additionally, to whet your appetite for this weekend’s action NJRunners webmaster, Matt Shatkus has gone into the vault and posted 40 videos from last year’s action. Just go HERE to relive the excitement from the 2008 Group Meet at Egg Harbor Twp. Directions to Venues Extended Weather Forecast - Egg Harbor Twp. Extended Weather Forecast - So. Plainfield News & Notes * 2008 Gr 3 and MOC 1600m Champ Brett Johnson of Ocean City will not defend his titles and has chosen to end his HS career due to ongoing ankle injuries. Johnson, who according to reports, was in great pain after his 4:18.51 victory at the SJ Sectional. Johnson originally incurred the injury during the latter part of the 2008 XC season and was hampered by it at the Foot Locker National Championships. Brett will not race again as a prep, and will run for the University of Virginia in the Fall. Keep coming back as we update and keep you in the loop.
So. Plainfield - The second day of competiton will start here at 10am, while, at Egg Harbor, the meet will continue where it was stopped yesterday due to severe weather conditions. NJRunners is on site at both venues to bring you coverage of the State Group Championships. Highlights * Liam Tansey (1:52.06 MR) wins G3 800m. Lucas Clyne 2nd (1:52.54), for 18 Morris Hills points. * Hayden Duffy (Emerson) edges Keith Griffith (Florence) in G1 800m. * Ajee Wison of Neptune (2:09.66) comes from behind to take the G3 800m in a close one from Lanie Thompson (Voorhees). Wilsons mark is new NJ Frosh Record. * Marielle Hall (Haddonfield) picks up her 2nd win with a 2:09.89) in the G2 800m * Jim Rosa pulls away at 1800m and buries the field with a 9:02.38 MR in the G3 3200m. Splits = 4:39 / 4:23 * Michelle Brown speeds to 24.17 win in G3 200 Click on Headline to View Winners List
South Plainfield - With the threat of rain and possible severe weather this afternoon and evening, the NJSIAA Group Meet for Groups 1,2 and 3 will get underway at 4pm today. NJRunners will be onsite to bring you the action, including winners lists, highlights and more. Highlights * B G2 Jav - Mahwah's Kevin Steimle heaves the spear 209' 5" for a new State Record for the new implement. * B G3 1600m - Moving to the front at the bell, Liam Tansey motored home to the win in 4:14.66. Tyler Corkdale (WW-P No) takes 2nd (4:16.28) as 8 runners go under 4:20 * G G3 1600m - Going through 122m at approx 3:43, Lanie Thompson (Voorhees) breaks away to score a 4:50.40 win over frosh Ajee Wison of Neptune (4:52.03) and Ariann Nuetts of Roxbury (4:52.93). *B G3 Discus - Nick Vena throws 180-11 to outdistance Matt Huckabee of Timber Creek (161-10) *B G2 1600m - Colin Baker (Haddonfield) runs 4:15,07 and leads teammates Jonathan Vitez(4:15.92) and Ben Potts (4:17:58) to a Bulldog sweep. 5 runners dip under 4:20. * G G2 1600m - Marielle Hall breaks the MR of Haddonfield alum Erin Donahue as she dominates in 4:52.99 Coming up: MaroonNews Photo Galleries Click on Headline to See Complete So. Plfld Winners List Notes From EHT: *Severe weather has forced the postponement of the balance of the meet until Saturday at 10am. The meet was interupted by lightning strikes during a heat of the Non-Public "B" Girls 1600m. Ugonna Ndu runs 59.36 to improve on her US #1 Tim Carey (Wash. Twp.) goes 52.10 in G4 400IH Clayton Parros motors 10.63 in 100m Trials Robby Andrews DNS in 1600m
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