Demarest Invitational Live Updates

Demarest Invitational

We are here at the Demarest Invitational in Toms River, NJ for some live updates interviews and photos. If you win an event at the meet please come over to the announcement area for a MileSplit interview.


3:28 pm - And that's a wrap. The boys 4x400 meter goes to Hamilton North with their 3:30.48 run. Trenton Central takes the team win with 51 points out lasting Matawan who took second with 50. 

3:17 pm - Southern Regional closes out the day with a win in the girls 4x400 meter running 4:13.88! This sets their final score at 55.50 winning the Demarest team title. 

3:09 pm - The boys shot put was won by Nate Raphan of Rumson-Fair Haven at 51-01. This is his first indoor season, he had a nice run outdoors in 2016 making it all the way to the Meet of Champions.

2:59 pm - In the boys 1000m Mulual Mu of Trenton Central posted a 2:39.27 to take the win in his first race of the season. 

2:56 pm - Cassie Hoxit of Lenape Regional takes the pole vault win with a 10-00 vault. She placed second last night at the Olympic Conference meet with the same height. Has a PR of 10-06.

2:31 pm - Semaj Willis of Trenton Central gets over the 6-06 bar to win the Demarest meet for the third straight season. He is a Group 4 state champ and placed third at MOCs last winter. 

2:30 pm - Jada Covington of Howell cleared 5-02 in the high jump to take the win. This is her first indoor season, she has a PR of 5-2 outdoors. 

2:18 pm - Taylor Mulch of Southern Regional won the 1000 meter running 3:08.12. This is a PR in the event for her, last year placing third at this meet with a 3:09.30. 

1:54 pm - Jacob Labinger of Matawan won the pole vault at 11-06, that is a full foot of an indoor PR for him. Douglas Young of Rumson-Fair Haven and Daniel Orozco of Elizabeth also cleared the height. 

1:47 pm - Thomas Kalieta Jr of Matawan won the 300 meter dash with a time of 36.15, that is over a two second PR for him in this event. Kalieta is the defending outdoor 400 meter Meet of Champions winner, he posted a 47.83 this past spring to win the event. 

1:27 pm - Iyanla Thomas wins her second event of the day now in the 300 meter dash running 42.98. 

1:07 pm - The top returner in the state Marvin Morgan of Neptune wins the boys 55 meter dash with a 6.67, his third straight year winning this meet. He has a career best of 6.46 from last year's Meet of Champions prelims. 

12:50 pm - Iyanla Kollock of Our Lady of Mercy Academy takes the win in the girls 55 dash running 7.26. 

12:48 pm - Zyra Thomas of A P Schalick wins the girls shot put with a mark of 41-05.75. That is a career best for her and his first time over 40 feet indoors. This past spring she placed sixth at the Meet of Champions with a 43-3.5

12:15 pm - Kenley Souffrant of Hamilton North won the boys 600 meter with a time of 1:25.21, this is his second straight victory at this meet improving upon last year when he clocked 1:26.73. 

11:48 am - Sam Anderson of Matawan wins the girls 600 meter with a time of 1:39.49. She won this meet in 2014 as well with a 1:38.68, her best in the 600 meter event came during the 2016 Coach Glynn Holiday Carnival when she placed first running 1:35.79.

11:28 am - Kishaun Carter of Brick Memorial wins the 55 hurdles with a time of 7.80 to open up his season. He was second at last year's Meet of Champions with a PR of 7.58. 

11:18 am - JoJo Johnson of Absegami takes the 55 Hurdles win with an 8.57, three Absegami girls in the top four! 

11:00 am - The hurdle prelims are over and leading the way into the finals for the girls is Absegami's Joshonda Johnson with an 8.90 and for the boys Boaz Madeus with a 7.98. More to come when finals are over. 

10:41 am - The meet is underway and so is our first coverage of the season from the Toms River Bubble.