New Jersey Leaders at Eastern States | Great Performances All Around!

Photo of Haddonfield's NJ#1 US#2 DMR team thanks to Coach Prusso via twitter

Full Results | National Elites

New Jersey went to Eastern States and came away with seven gold medals on both the girls and boys side, 14 total. All of the New Jersey leading performances can be found below in the table, each event links to NJ only lists from the meet. We'll also quickly highlight some of the best performances out there on Tuesday.

We start with Alyssa Wilson of Donovan Catholic who destroyed her own state record in the shot put with a new US#1 throw of 54-11!! That improves upon her previous record of 54-05 which she set way back on December 19th. This was a great way to come back off her first loss of the season at the NJ Meet of Champions to Nickolette Dunbar who finished second at this meet with 51-08. New Jersey took the top five in this event. Watch her winning throw below submitted by her father Jamie Wilson.

Another New Jersey great Sydney McLaughlin kept her season rolling with a NJ#1 US#9 time in the 200 meter preliminaries running 24.00. Despite not participating in the finals she led the meet with that time by .60. She would return to run the 4x200 meter with a second place NJ#1 US#4 Union Catholic squad who posted a time of 1:39.29. This was after battling with Paul Robeson of NY who won with a time of 1:38.40. 

Caroline O'Sullivan of Northern Valley - Old Tappan won the 800 meter with a time of 2:13.84 for NJ#1 and top 20 in the nation. In the girls pole vault Michelle Rubinetti of Northern Valley - Demarest extended her NJ#1 height to 12-06, a PR by 2.5 inches. Southern Regional took over NJ#1 US#6 in the DMR with a second place time of 12:08.62. Kelsey Vieira of Hillsborough leaped to improve her NJ#1 with a 38-10.75 in the Triple Jump. 

Those are just a handful of the great performances that took over state leads, take a look at the full list of NJ leading performances at Easterns below. 

55m7.08 2018
400m57.42 2017
800m2:13.84 2018
55mH8.14 2018
High Jump5-6 2016
Pole Vault12-6 2017
Shot Put54-11 2017
200m24.00 2017
1 Mile4:55.98 2016
2 Mile11:12.27 2017
Long Jump19-0.5 2016
Triple Jump38-10.75 2016

Now onto the boys, the Hayek brothers from Wayne Hills made some noise running NJ#1 in the 400 and 200 meter dashes. Hunter Hayek won the 200 meter with a time of 22.05 while Tyler Hayek took 2nd in the 400 meter running 49.11. 

In the 4x200 meter New Jersey rewrote eight of the top ten spots in the state so far led by Franklin Twp's first place time of 1:28.81 NJ#1 US#6.

Haddonfield viewed in the photo at the top of the article posted a NJ#1 US#2 time of 10:14.31 in the Distance Medley Relay, taking second behind US#1 Fordham Prep of NY who ran 10:10.23.

The Christian Brothers Academy 4x800 meter relay squad ran a time of 7:50.44 NJ#1 US#5 to hold off River Dell who is now NJ#2 US#6 at 7:52.26. 

And Justes Nance of Blair Academy jumped to 24-0.25 in the long jump ranking him NJ#1 and US#8 this season. 

Again that is just a highlight of NJ#1 performances, take a look at the rest of the winners and New Jersey leading performances below. The state did some great work!

55m6.48 2016
400m49.11 2017
800m1:55.27 2016
55mH7.37 2016
High Jump6-6 2017
Pole Vault14-6 2016
Shot Put63-2.75 2017
200m22.05 2017
1 Mile4:19.88 2016
2 Mile9:25.56 2017
Triple Jump47-11 2017
Long Jump24-0.25 2017