At the Monmouth County Relays on Sunday junior David Alston of Matawan cleared 6-8.. and then the bar fell off as he rose on the mat. He went back to setup for another run, this time with even more of a crowd which gathered after hearing the first roar from the just miss. He ran toward the mat again, nailed his jump, the crowd froze for a moment before erupting again as Alston enjoyed clear sailing for a perfect clearance over the bar. That gave him the state lead and tied the US#3 height.
He came close to clearing 6-10 after that but settled for his new personal record of 3 inches. Watch the interview above for his goals this season and his view on his early season accomplishments.
- Meet Page - Full Results
- Meet's Top Finishers - Highlights
- Here are the NJ state high jump rankings.
- Over 1,400 Photos from Monmouth County Relays by Mae Kellert
- Monmouth County Relays All-Time Lists at the Bennett Complex (from 2007)
Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.
|4x800 Meter Relay||9:58.55||Rumson-Fair Haven HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay||9:59.32||Red Bank Catholic HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay||4:19.28||Matawan Reg. HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay||4:22.94||Red Bank Catholic HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay||1:34.12||Christian Brothers Academy|
|4x400 Meter Relay||3:29.69||Christian Brothers Academy|
|Distance Medley Relay||10:43.98||Christian Brothers Academy|
|High Jump||6-8||Dave Alston||Matawan Reg. HS|
|Shot Put||54-2||Will Lutkewitte||Christian Brothers Academy|
|Sprint Medley Relay||3:42.89||Christian Brothers Academy|