IT IS FINALLY MEET OF CHAMPIONS! I'm so excited for the NJ Showcase! We have live updates below, the meet information central article can be found here, and there are three photographers capturing the meet so we'll have photos from the track, jumps, AND throws!!!
Champion / Taylor McLaughlin - Union Catholic - 49.36
Second / Christian Kildal-Brandt - West Morris Mendham - 49.60
Third / Deshawne Bunion - Rahway - 49.95
Note - Zyair Clemes the meet record holder in the event went down in turn one of the second lap. The crowd just closed up didn't look like it was anyone's fault. Clemes showed class standing up and finishing the race.
Meet Record / Zyaire Clemes - Trenton Central - 48.26 - 2013
Photo by Robert Kellert for MileSplit
Champion / Mike McClemens - Christian Brothers Academy - 4:14.20 NJ#1
Second / Tom Rooney - Christian Brothers Academy - 4:14.79 NJ#2
Third / Michael Higgins - Don Bosco - 4:16.09 NJ#3
Meet Record / Ben Malone - Pascack Valley - 4:11.66 - 2012
Champion / Obafemi Animashaun - Union Catholic - 7.44 US#7 NJ#1
Second / Kevin Hagamin - Timber Creek - 7.45 US#8 NJ#2
Third / Shaun Abubakar - Sayreville - 7.60 NJ#5
Meet Record / Jermaine Collier - Trenton Central - 7.19 - 2012
Joe White wins out of the slowest heat! / Photo by Pat Montferrat for MileSplit
Champion / Joe White - DePaul - 1:53.95 (Already NJ#2 at 1:53.76)
Second / Morgan Murray - South Brunswick - 1:54.61 NJ#3
Third / James Buser - Mahwah - 1:54.70 NJ#4
Note - Joe White says forget the seeds! He wins out of the first and slowest heat!!
Meet Record / Isaac Clark - Pleasantville - 1:51.72 - 2013
Champion / Kashif Miller - Haddon Heights - 6.46 NJ#1
Second / Jordan Jimerson - Union Catholic - 6.49 T-NJ#2
Third / Ryquell Armstead - Millville - 6.52 T-NJ#8
Meet Record / Mike Parker - Salem - 6.3 - 1981 HT
Meet Record / Dennis Mitchell - Edgewood - 6.3 - 1983 HT
Meet Record / Damier Johnson - Long Branch - 6.38 - 2008
Meet Record / James Brown - Glassboro - 6.38 - 2009
Photo by Pat Montferrat for MileSplit
Champion / Blaise Ferro - Christian Brothers Academy - 9:12.70 NJ#3 US#12
Second / Tom O'Neill - Middletown North - 9:17.92
Third / Kyle Levermore - Don Bosco - 9:18.83
Note - The race started out like an ameba of distance runners for most of the first mile. Then the leaders broke out as if they became bored, Tom O'Neill led the way. Heading into the bell lap Blaise Ferro took over first and it wasn't a question after that point. Ferro would finish first with a NJ#3 and US#12.
Meet Record / Jon Vitez - Haddonfield - 8:58.81 - 2010
Photo by Pat Montferrat for MileSplit
Champion / Union Catholic - 3:19.70 MEET RECORD!
Second / Old Bridge - 3:20.54
Third / Franklin Twp - 3:23.52
PREVIOUS Meet Record / Oakcrest - 3:20.53 - 2012
(Fabian Santiago, Justin Veltri, Darnell Charles, Akmed Muhammad)
Champion / Nick Pulli - West Deptford - 61-03
Second / Jason Bryan - Rumson Fair Haven - 60-02
Third / Andrew Tummino - River Dell - 56-02
Meet Record / Nicholas Vena - Morristown - 69-05.5 - 2010
Ian Kirk clears 6-07 at MOCs to win gold and end the State season on a clear! / Photo by SJPixShooter
Champion / Ian Kirk - Howell - 6-07 (Holds the NJ#1 spot at 6-08)
Second / Kenny Clarke - Ramapo - 6-06
Third / Chris Jordan - Christian Brothers Academy - 6-04
Note - There was a jump off between Clarke and Kirk that went to 6-08, both missed and the bar was lowered to 6-07 where Ian Kirk cleared for the win!
Meet Record / Mike Morrison - Willingboro - 7-01 - 2002
Champion / Mike Benz - Delbarton - 15-00
Second / Luke Annichiarico - Old Tappan - 15-00
Second / Abe Gertler - Madison - 15-00
Note- Dylan Altland of Kingsway and Trevor Knowles of North Hunterdon also made 15-00!
Meet Record / Craig Hunter - Robbinsville - 16-00 - 2013