NJ at the 2013 Penn Relays


If you want full results from the event, click the red event headers in the article, otherwise I've sifted all NJ performances unless otherwise stated from each event here. Enjoy.


Boys 4x800 Meter Relay Championship

Jacob Clark anchored in 1:49.17 to bring home the "Wheel" to Pleasantville. (Photo by Don Rich)

Team                                                     Time
1 NJ-Pleasantville A                         7:40.71

THE PLEASANTVILLE BOYS TAKE HOME THE CHAMPIONSHIP! "Pleasantville (NJ) won a thrilling race with a time of 7:40.71, with the Clark brothers running the 2nd and 4th legs in sub-1:50! Splits were Dagoberto Arias, 1:58.17, Isaac Clark, 1:49.57, Radcliffe Narinensingh, 2:03.82, and Jacob Clark, 1:49.17.  Westfield (NJ) was just back in 2nd with a time of 7:41.84." - Aaron Rich MileSplit US 

Boys 4x400 Meter Relay Championship

Team                                                     Time
5 NJ-Union Catholic A                        3:16.06

Union Catholic boys compete in the Championship, they take 5th with a 3:16.06 after running a 3:14.00 in the trials. 1st American team however! Great work boys, sign of great things this season. 

Tri-State Boys 4x100 Meter Relay

Team                                                     Time
2 NJ-Winslow A                                 47.18
5 NJ-Union A                                     48.09

An event only open to the Tri-State area, Winslow takes 2nd with a 47.18 and Union 5th with 48.09.

Boys Long Jump

Athlete                                 Team                               Mark
7 Antwan Dickerson         NJ-Pennsauken         22-10.75
11 Emmanuel Atilola       NJ-Rahway                  21-11.00

Pennsauken's Antwan Dickerson leaps for a 22-10.75 which moves him up to a NJ#3 for this season. Emmanuel Atilola of Rahway takes 11th place with a 21-11, he already has a 22-0.75 on the season a NJ#5.

Boys Triple Jump

Athlete                                 Team                               Mark
8 Dominique Irons          NJ-Haddon Heights       46-05.50

The talented New Jersey jumper Dominique Irons takes 8th in the Triple Jump with a 46-05.5. He has a 47-8.5 mark so far this season which is a NJ#1. I am so excited to see where his talent takes him as we head into championship season.

Boys Pole Vault

Athlete                                 Team                               Mark
3 Jordan Pacheco           NJ-Morris Hills           15-01.00
6 Craig Hunter                 NJ-Robbinsville          14-09.00
9 Erik Adamcik                 NJ-North Hunterdon  14-03.25
11 Peter Fagan                NJ-Westfield                14-03.25
12 Eric Geider                  NJ-Northern Valley R 13-09.25


Jordan Pacheco of Morris Hills goes over the bar at 15-01 for 3rd place, NJ#2! The dude leading NJ in Pole Vault placed 6th with a 14-09 that's Craig Hunter who holds the NJ#1 spot with a 16-0.75 that he vaulted on April 5th at the Arcadia Invite. 

Boys High Jump

Athlete                                 Team                                Mark
4 Zach Davis                      NJ-Sparta                        6-07.75
10 Jeffery-Jon Tucker       NJ-Eastern Regional    6-05.00

Zach Davis the leading jumper in NJ with large meet height of 6-8, and who has cleared 6-10.25 in a dual meet took 4th with a 6-07.75. Jeff Tucker of Eastern Reg takes 10th with a 6-05!

Boys 4x400 Meter Relay Trials

Top 8 NJ teams of 140 NJ teams. 537 teams in event total.
Team                                                     Time
5 NJ-Union Catholic A                        3:14.00
11 NJ-Timber Creek A                       3:16.65
19 NJ-Old Bridge A                             3:18.79
21 NJ-Hunterdon Central A               3:18.87
31 NJ-Columbia A                              3:21.35
32 NJ-St. Benedict's Prep A              3:21.40
44 NJ-West Morris Mendham A       3:22.41
51 NJ-Pope John XXIII A                    3:22.76

Union Catholic rips a 3:14.00 for a school record! They finish 5th and qualify for the Championship later today. Timber Creek boys also pump out a fantastic time of 3:16.65 in 11th.



Boys 400 Meter Hurdles

Name                             Team                        Time
17 Jeph Olali               NJ-Union               1:16.46

Jeph Olali of Union has a season best of of 55.78 which is a NJ#5, a career best of 52.73, he didn't run that time at Penn on Saturday. He took a few spills got up and finished the race gingerly before recieving medical treatment. What a tough showing of determination. I hope you're okay and don't miss too much time.




Boys Shot Put

Name                                   Team                               Mark
1 Braheme Days Jr.         NJ-Bridgeton                   67-08.25
5 Chris Cook                     NJ-Lawrenceville Sch   59-0.25
6 Spencer Ross               NJ-Mahwah                      58-11.25
14 Nick Pulli                      NJ-West Deptford            55-03.75
15 Kofi Yamoh                  NJ-Egg Harbor Townsh  55-03.50
16 Andrew Trumbetti       NJ-Northern Valley R       54-05.50
18 Grant Sanchez            NJ-Morris Hills                   52-07.25
19 Mark Ramsey              NJ-John F. Kennedy         52-05.50
20 Curtis Fitzpatrick         NJ-Egg Harbor Townsh   50-05.25

Braheme Days Jr can just LAUNCH heavy metal objects. Today he hit a US#2 mark of 67-08.25!!! That was for the championship, second was all the way back at 63-01.25! The second best performance of the day by NJ was given by The Lawrenceville School's Chris Cook with a 59-0.25 in 5th and he was followed by Mahwah's Spencer Ross in 6th with a 58-11.25. 

Braheme Days Jr launching a metal object for 1st at Penn Relays Friday. - Photo by Patty Morgan Photography

Boys 1 Mile Run

Ben Malone of Pascack Valley took 2nd in the Mile at Penn Relays Friday. - Photo thanks to Patty Morgan Photography

Name                                 Team                          Time
2 Ben Malone               NJ-Pascack Valley      4:05.59

Ben Malone was the only New Jersey athlete in the HS Boys 1 mile, and he took on that role well. With a blazing 4:05.59 he took second only behind the fantastic 4:04.47 by Sean McGorty of Chantilly (VA). That's a NJ#1 and US#2 for Malone!!! Congrats man what an amazing time. CRAZY.

Boys 3000 Meter Run

Name                                 Team                               Time
4 Jack Boyle                    NJ-Christian Brother     8:26.74
5 Thomas O'Neill           NJ-Middletown North    8:27.66
6 Kyle Levermore           NJ-Don Bosco Prep      8:27.80
10 Liam Mullett               NJ-Pingry                        8:31.08
13 James Daniels         NJ-Sterling                      8:32.59
16 Dylan Tarpey             NJ-Freehold Township 8:35.24
19 Jack Baisley              NJ-Holmdel                     8:39.49
24 Rob Napolitano        NJ-Red Bank Catholic   8:43.10
25 Louis Corgliano       NJ-Hammonton               8:44.04

New Jersey goes 4, 5, and 6! In the 3000m thanks to Jack Boyle (8.26.74), Tom O'Neill (8:27.66), and Kyle Levermore (8:27.80). We were pretty strong in this event taking 4 of the Top 10!

Boys Distance Medley Relay

Boys DMR at Penn Relays Friday. - Photo thanks to Patty Morgan Photography

Team                                                       Time
3 NJ-Christian Brothers A                   10:05.75
6 NJ-Pope John XXIII A                        10:10.56
9 NJ-St. Benedict's Prep A                  10:14.79
11 NJ-Toms River South A                 10:15.96
12 NJ-W.W. Plainsboro South A        10:20.58
13 NJ-Old Bridge A                               10:24.79

The Christian Brothers lined up for the DMR Championship for the 28th time in it's history. They took 3rd behind NY's Northport 10:05.47 and La Salle College of PA with a 10:04.93. What a close race indeed. Great job NJ, Pope John XXIII also cracked the top six with a time of 10:10.56. In 9th Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep splits a 4:05.1 to bring his team home!!

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay Championship

Photo courtesy of MileSplit US twitter.

Team                                                     Time
1 NJ-Columbia A                                 8:56.37
3 NJ-Freehold Township A                9:06.12


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! COLUMBIA GIRLS WIN THE 4x800 Championship of America! With a time of 8:56.37 a US#1! Crazy comeback and first NJ team in 30 years to win this event.

Boys 4x800 Meter Relay Trials

Team                                                     Time
3 NJ-Pleasantville A                            7:47.85
18 NJ-Kingsway Regional A              7:56.91
19 NJ-Union Catholic A                      7:57.26
27 NJ-Ridgewood A                            8:00.23
28 NJ-Westfield A                                8:00.71
29 NJ-Don Bosco Prep A                   8:01.00
40 NJ-Metuchen A                               8:04.17
42 NJ-Morristown-Beard A                 8:05.28
47 NJ-Hunterdon Central A                8:06.55
55 NJ-Haddon Township A                8:11.43
56 NJ-Haddonfield Memorial A         8:12.01
58 NJ-Rahway A                                   8:12.25
61 NJ-Morris Hills A                             8:14.36
64 NJ-Voorhees A                                8:17.04
65 NJ-Hopewell Valley A                     8:17.24
69 NJ-Bishop Eustace Prep A           8:22.12
70 NJ-Ocean Township A                   8:22.20

The Pleasantville boys work magic and hit a 7:45.85! That's a new NJ#1, as well as a potential US Top 10!



Girls 4x400 Meter Relay

Team                                                       Time
4 NJ-Columbia A                              3:42.49

The Columbia girls rocked Penn Relays. 4th place in the 4x400m championship with a 3:42.49, just a little faster than their prelim time heading into the finals. Great job girls!

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay Trials

Top 8 NJ times, MAAAANNNNYYY more can be found by clicking the above title for full results.
Team                                                     Time
13 NJ-Timber Creek A                            42.31
28 NJ-Egg Harbor Township A                     42.91
29 NJ-Newark Central A                          42.92
32 NJ-Seton Hall Prep A                         42.95
39 NJ-West Orange A                             43.08
42 NJ-Ewing A                                   43.14
56 NJ-Irvington A                               43.43
57 NJ-Columbia A                                43.47

Timber Creek leads NJ with a 42.31 which is a new NJ#1!! They knock off Trenton Central from that spot who ran a 42.84 at Mercer County Relays. Congrats to everyone who qualified for the next round.

Boys Discus Throw

Name                                   Team                                    Mark
5 Joshua Awotunde          NJ-Delsea Regional          184-03
8 James Plummer            NJ-Egg Harbor Townsh    175-04
12 Will Cioffi                       NJ-Pitman                            158-11
13 Jong-Min Youn             NJ-Northn Valley Old          158-05

In 5th Joshua Awotunde of Delsea hits a 184-03 that's a new NJ#1!! He overtake's the season high mark of Jame Plummer who came in 8th at this meet with a 175-04. Plummer's season best of 181-11 that has now been bumped to a NJ#1 came from the Buena Relays on April 6th.

Boys Javelin Throw

Name                                   Team                                    Mark
5 Curtis Thompson          NJ-Florence Township    200-00
13 Anthony Seidel            NJ-Hasbrouck Heights    177-00

Curtis Thompson of Florence Twp who currently holds the NJ#1 spot in Jav from a 214-7 throw in early April, hits a 200-00 for 5th place, next up for NJ was Anthony Seidel of Hasbrouck Heights with a 177-00 for 13th place.

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay Large School Finals

Large Schools    
School                                                Time    

1 NJ-Winslow A                                 47.54

Winslow girls take first in the Large School 4x100!!! With a time of 47.54.




Girls 400 Meter Hurdles

    Name                               Team                               Time       H#
4 Alexandra Cimino         NJ-Westwood                1:00.94    1 
14 Morgan Harvey            NJ-North Hunterdon     1:03.63    3
19 Breaisha Morton         NJ-Passaic Vo-Tech     1:04.81   2
20 Christine Oguledo      NJ-Winslow                     1:05.10   2
21 Olivia Blaber                NJ-Haddonfield Memor  1:05.69  2

Alexandra Cimino of West Wood leads NJ in the 400m Hurdles with a 60.94!! That refreshed her NJ#1 spot that was head with her 62.58 time ran at the Kings Relays on April 6th! That is also a TOP US TIME so far this season!

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay Trials

Thanks to Coach Todd Briggs for the picture!

Large Schools

 Team                                                Time          H#
4 NJ-Freehold Township A            9:16.75     1
5 NJ-Columbia A                              9:17.23     2
15 NJ-Randolph A                            9:29.91     2
17 NJ-Middletown South A              9:31.24    1
19 NJ-Mount Olive A                         9:35.13    1
21 NJ-Hunterdon Central A             9:36.87    1
23 NJ-North Hunterdon A                 9:37.10    2
31 NJ-Ridge A                                     9:41.68   1

Small Scools

Team                                                   Time
15 NJ-Ramapo A                                9:37.14
17 NJ-Summit A                                  9:39.21
19 NJ -Rumson-Fair Haven A          9:42.29
20 NJ-Red Bank Catholic A              9:42.48
23 NJ-Pope John XXIII A                    9:47.52
25 NJ-River Dell Regional A             9:50.87
27 NJ-Metuchen A                              9:51.37
31 NJ-Holmdel A                              10:11.15

FREEHOLD TWP GIRLS GO 9:16.75! Out running Columbia in the NJ battle at least finishing 4th in the Large Schools, Columbia did not run the 800 machine Olivia Baker. That strengthens their hold on NJ#2 behind Columbia's 9:13.79 ran at the Cougar Classic on April 13th, and that'll be a Top 10 time in the US rankings! Columbia finishes in a different heat with a 9:17.23, they still hold the NJ#1 time with that 9:13.79 ran earlier in the season.

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay Trials

We'll post the Top 8 NJ teams, there are over 160 teams from our state alone!
Team                                                   Time

9 NJ-Winslow A                                 47.65
27 NJ-Union A                                    48.87
34 NJ-Pope John XXIII A                  49.16
42 NJ-South Brunswick A               49.28
50 NJ-Piscataway A                          49.52
52 NJ-Essex County VoTech A       49.57
58 NJ-Cherokee A                              49.70
63 NJ-Woodbridge A                          49.81


Winslow Twp takes 9th in Prelims out of 586 teams with a 47.65! That's a new NJ#1 taking down Columbia's time of 47.97 ran on April 13th at the Cougar Classic. Winslow was previously sitting at NJ#2 with a 47.99 ran at the Woodbury Relays this past weekend.

Girls Discus Throw

Jessica Woodard of Cherokee competing at Penn Relays. - Photo thanks to SJPixShooter

Name                  Team                      Mark
3 Jessica Woodard          NJ-Cherokee                     156-05
6 Michelle Bazile               NJ-Princeton                      139-03
9 Tara Daniels                  NJ-Kingsway Regional    131-10
10 Ashli Weems               NJ-Millville                          130-01
16 Stephanie Easse        NJ-Wayne Valley               116-03
17 Halia Rosemond        NJ-Morristown-Beard       112-06
18 Brianna Young            NJ-Barnegat                       107-04

JESSICA WOODARDDDDD!! Third overall and the first american in the Discus with a 156-05. NJ was all over this event taking 7 of the 18 spots. Jessica Woodard already has a throw of 161-1 which is a NJ#1 and US#4, she marked that throw two weekends ago at the West Deptford Relays, will be attending the University of Oklahoma next fall. In 6th Michelle Bazile of Princeton had an amazing Personal Best  with a 139-03.

Girls 3000 Meter Run

Megan Curham of Villa Walsh in the 3000m at Penn Relays. - Photo thanks to Pat Montferrat for MileSplit

Name                                 Team                           Time
6 Megan Curham             NJ-Villa Walsh         9:46.76
14 Grace Dwyer               NJ-Nottingham         9:56.50
16 Josette Norris            NJ-Tenafly                 10:04.14
21 Courtney Thompson NJ-St. John Vianney 10:15.65


Megan Curham of Villa Walsh represents NJ in the Top 6! With a time of 9:46.76, that takes NJ#1 away from the talented Josette Norris who hit a 10:06.40 back on April 6th at the Pirate Relays. 

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay Trials

Team                                                 Time
2 NJ-Columbia A                            3:42.75
12 NJ-Union A                                 3:51.25
16 NJ-Penns Grove A                    3:52.39
18 NJ-Cherokee A                          3:54.98
35 NJ-Pope John XXIII A                3:57.36
36 NJ-Woodbridge A                      3:57.44
42 NJ-Kingsway Regional A         3:57.95
45 NJ-Millville A                                3:58.34
46 NJ-Mount St. Dominic A            3:58.67
47 NJ-West Morris Mendham A    3:58.96

Columbia girls comes back in the 4x400m to take second in the Trials with a 3:42.75! The beef up their NJ#1 spot (ran 3:48.24 at the Woodbury Relays on April 20th) and A US#2!!!! They were the top american team running only losing to Holmwood Tech of Jamaica.


Girls Distance Medley Relay

Team                                                 Time
4 NJ-Bernards A                             11:57.96
7 NJ-West Morris Mendham A     12:07.02
8 NJ-Northern Highlands A          12:11.22
9 NJ-Lenape A                                12:14.61
10 NJ-Ridgewood A                       12:16.29
11 NJ-Toms River South A            12:23.08
14 NJ-Haddonfield Memorial A     12:31.80
15 NJ-Southern Regional A           12:34.14


Bernards girls rip an 11:57.96 for a NJ#1!! For fourth place out of 15 teams, 8 of those from the garden state.

From their twitter feed, splits: "Splits. Zoe 3:37.5. Brooke 61.1. Sydney 2:21.2. Laura 4:57.6. WOW!!!!!!!!:




Girls 1 mile

Name                               Team                               Time
7 Marin Warner             NJ-Holmdel             4:59.74


Our only NJ participant Marin Warner hit a sub 5 minute mile to take 7th with a 4:59.74! School record!! Splits were 2:31 / 2:28! (Thanks to the Holmdel Twitter page)

Girls High Jump

Noel Jancewicz competing at Penn Relays Thursday. - Photo thanks to Patty Morgan Photography

Name                               Team                               Mark
6 Noel Jancewicz           NJ-Robbinsville              5-05.75
7 Alicia Terrell                 NJ-Timber Creek            5-05.75
11 Kate Gulbrandsen    NJ-Lawrenceville Sch   5-04.25
12 Brionna Singleton     NJ-Essex County VoTe 5-04.25
13 Melanie Macchiaverna NJ-Bernards                 5-02.50


Noel Jancewicz finishes 6th in the Girls High Jump with a 5-05.75 jump, right behind her for NJ Alicia Terrell with the same height in 7th! Alicia holds the top NJ height so far this season at 5-6 jumped at the Woodbury Relays on April 20th.

Alicia Terrell competing at Penn Relays Thursday. - Photo thanks to Patty Morgan Photography

Girls Javelin Throw

Name                               Team                                    Mark
3 Lisa Sesink-Clee         NJ-Holy Angels                138-05
9 Kelly Yanucil                  NJ-Bordentown               126-08
12 Jessica Helmstetter  NJ-Raritan                        123-11
16 Samantha Renfree    NJ-Scotch Plains-Fan    116-09
17 Meg Reardon              NJ-Red Bank Catholic    114-05
18 Emily Higbee              NJ-Holy Spirit                    107-10


Lisa Sesink-Clee of the Academy of the Holy Angels hit a mark of 138-05! That's now a NJ#1 ahead of Kelly Yanucil's 134-10 thrown at the Woodbury Relays. Yanucil placed 9th at this meet with a 126-08 throw.

Girls Shot Put

Name                               Team                                    Mark
6 Carrie Wasdyke           NJ-Oak Ridge                       42-11.75
10 Lola Agabalogun       NJ-Egg Harbor Townsh      41-01.50
16 Chandler Copeland  NJ-Manchester Townsh      38-02.75
19 Alysha Menzies          NJ-Garfield                             34-06.75
20 Essence Underwood NJ-Newark Central             34-04.25 

Carrie Wasdyke of Oak Ridge launches a 42-11.75 for 6th leading NJ in the event at this meet. That strengthens her NJ#2 which was originally at 41-4.25 from the Morris Hills Relays on April 20th.

Girls Triple Jump

Name                               Team                                    Mark
2 Keturah Orji             NJ-Mount Olive                   40-09.50
3 Iana Amsterdam    NJ-Essex County VoTe     40-09.50
9 Regine Hunter        NJ-Cranford                        39-05.00
10 Bryanna Grant       NJ-Cranford                       38-08.25
13 Shequell Higgs    NJ-Winslow                        36-07.50

Keturah Orji of Mount Olive and Iana Amsterdam of Essex County Vo Tech continue to wow and impress, they hit a 40-09.5. These are top US marks and they are now tied for the best mark of the NJ season so far. AMAZING jumpers from New Jersey in all the events.

Girls Pole Vault

Name                               Team                                    Height
7 Lyndsi Ross-Trevor      NJ-Montclair Kimberl   11-05.75
9 Katlyn Rymarzow          NJ-Pope John XXIII       11-05.75

Lyndsi Ross-Trevor and Katlyn Rymarzow hit the top NJ height of the pole vault season BY FAR here. The last top height was 11-0 by Nicole Macco of Matawan. Awesome work girls!

Girls Long Jump

Name                               Team                                    Height
5 Cidae'a Woods            NJ-Winslow                       19-06.00
11 Elisabeth Edokwe     NJ-Lawrenceville Sch     18-0.50
12 Tatiyanna Sanders    NJ-Paramus Catholic     18-0.25
15 Emily Carson             NJ-Haddonfield Memor  17-01.50
16 Patrycja Dziekonska  NJ-W.W. Plainsboro N   17-0.75

Cidae'a Woods of Winslow takes 5th in the Long Jump with a NJ#2 mark of 19-06. She is only behind Keturah Orji who hit a launched herself for a 20-2 at the Morris Hills Relays.