College Commitments Rolling In! Stoner, Sapone, DeVito, Suss, Zupko, Molina!

College commitments have been rolling in, here are some of the recent big names to decide!

Austin Stoner - Haddonfield Memorial - XC / Mid-Distance

Austin Stoner has chosen Yale University to continue his studies as well as his cross country and middle distance career. He had it narrowed down to Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale before making his final decision. Stoner has a career best of 1:54.63 in the 800m which he ran for third place at the Group 2 Championships last spring. He also holds a PR of 4:19.66 in the 1600m and a Holmdel best of 16:40.

Jessica Molina - Westwood - Throws

Jessica Molina has given a verbal commitment to Wake Forest to continue her promising throwing career. She has been a major part of the best group of throwing girls the state has seen in a while. With multiple Bergen County and Bergen County MOC titles and a victory at the Eastern State Championships she holds PRs of 139-5 in the discus, 159-10 in the Hammer, 122-9 in the Javelin, and 46-9 for the shot put outdoor 48-10 indoor. She was also third at the USA World Youth Trials in the 3k Shot Put with a mark of 54-10.25!

Rachel Suss - Metuchen - XC / Distance

We now have two New Jersey distance stars heading to Yale, Rachel Suss made a verbal commitment to the Connecticut based university this past week. She holds SIX Group 1 distance running state titles between cross country and track and holds personal bests of 2:18.97 in the 800m, 4:57.05 in the 1600m, 10:42.94 in the 3200m, and a Holmdel best of 18:35.

Lauren Sapone - Red Bank Regional - XC / Distance

Lauren Sapone is heading to Dartmouth College next fall! She holds personal bests of 2:12.59 in the 800m, 4:52.60 in the mile, and 18:44 at Holmdel. Last outdoor she was 10th at the Meet of Champions in the 800m running 2:15.47, that's just one of multiple top 15 finishes she's had at the state MOC meet.

Mike Zupko - Christian Brothers Academy - Sprints

The CBA sprinter is heading to Princeton University! He has been an important part of successful state champion CBA relay teams. Zupko also holds multiple Monmouth County and Shore Conference individual titles between the 200m and 400m. Last year he won the Non-Public A South Sectional title in the 100m running 11.06 and has PRs of 22.74 in the 200m and 48.30 in the 400m.

Gabby Devito - Monmouth Regional - XC / Distance

This Monmouth Regional senior distance runner has chosen Iona College to continue her studies and running career. She holds bests of 5:28.23 in the 1600m and 11:28.38 in the 3200m, and was fourth at her Sectional meet last indoor in the 3200m.

Check here for the most up to date list.


Molina, Jessica

Westwood HS

Wake ForestOct 20Throws

Stoner, Austin

Haddonfield Mem. HS

Yale UniversityOct 20XC / Mid-Distance

Suss, Rachel

Metuchen HS

Yale UniversityOct 15XC / Distance

Sapone, Lauren

Red Bank Reg. HS

Dartmouth CollegeOct 15XC / Distance

DeVito, Gabby

Monmouth Reg. HS

Iona CollegeOct 13XC / Distance

Zupko, Mike

Christian Brothers Academy

Princeton UniversityOct 13Sprints

Pelose, Greg

Haddonfield Mem. HS

Boston UniversityOct 2XC / Distance

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Daly, Colin

River Dell HS

University of PennsylvaniaOct 1XC / Distance

Daly, William

River Dell HS

University of PennsylvaniaOct 1XC / Distance

Tubby, Brandon

Hillsborough HS

Northeastern UniversitySep 29Mid-Distance

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Knepple, Paul

Christian Brothers Academy

University of RichmondSep 29XC / Distance

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Dwyer, Grace

Hamilton North - Nottingham

Furman UniversitySep 23XC , Distance

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If you are a New Jersey athlete and choose your college send it into Please include your name, high school, college chosen, and your discipline (XC, Distance, Mid-Distance, Throws, Jumps, Sprints, and so on). This way we can add you to the commitment list and your profile will carry over when college stats are added!