Two of the best returning sprinters in the state opened their seasons at the Demarest Invitational in Toms River, NJ on Saturday morning. This was the first high school meet here since the revamped track surface was put in over the summer.
Iyanla Kollock of Our Lady of Mercy won the 55 meter dash for the second straight year, this time running 7.29 in finals and 7.23 to lead prelims. She came back to run 43.07 basically alone in the 10th heat of the 300 meter dash to place third overall.
That 300 meter dash gold was won by another notable returning athlete Sydney Hawkins of Phillipsburg. The junior ran 41.19 to toast the first heat and lead the meet by .49. This was her first race at that distance.
Kollock and Hawkins are top returning sprinters for the 55 dash, they placed second and third in last year's Meet of Champions final. Both rank top ten on the Bubble facility all-time list with Kollock's 7.00 and Hawkins' 7.07 from last season.
An interesting note from the shot put circle where freshman Bryanna Wilson of Howell won throwing 35-2... A solid opener to her high school career, she is the sister of all-time great Alyssa Wilson who graduated last year from Donovan Catholic and now throws at UCLA.
In the girls 1,000 meter Taylor Mulch of Southern Regional won for the second straight year with a 3:06.02.
-This meet had 1,208 performances.
Girls Elite Performances - Full Results
|1,000 Meter Run Finals||3:06.02||Taylor Mulch||Southern Reg. HS|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||41.19||Sydney Hawkins||Phillipsburg HS|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||41.68||Lily Orr||Rumson-Fair Haven HS|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||43.07||Iyanla Kollock||Our Lady of Mercy Academy|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:10.57||Relay Team||Woodbridge HS|
|55 Meter Dash Prelims||7.23||Iyanla Kollock||Our Lady of Mercy Academy|
|55 Meter Dash Finals||7.29||Iyanla Kollock||Our Lady of Mercy Academy|
|55 Meter Dash Prelims||7.33||Shanelle Colmon||East Brunswick HS|
|55 Meter Dash Finals||7.34||Shanelle Colmon||East Brunswick HS|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:41.79||Cynthia Boryeskne||Edison HS|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:41.96||Briana Reckling||Columbia HS|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:42.95||Carly Friend||Red Bank Catholic HS|
Boys Elite Performances - Full Results