Another Wilson Spins Into the Circle, Kollock and Hawkins Win at Demarest

Howell freshman Bryanna Wilson opened her high school career Saturday with a win throwing 35-02, the younger sister of national shot put record holder Alyssa Wilson

Full Results | Photos (Field is up, Track still on the way)

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. 

Some boys highlights included the shot put where Justin Zhang of East Brunswick hit a great early season mark of 49-9.25. This senior is already well ahead of where he was at this point last year. 

In the 1,000 meter Chris Smith of Edison won an exciting duel with TJ Hillyer of Howell 2:37.33 to 2:37.84. 

The boys pole vault saw senior Dekker Buckley of Rumson Fair Haven vault over a 13-6 bar, an overall PR even counting outdoors. This was his first indoor high school meet.

-This meet had 1,208 performances.

Girls Elite Performances - Full Results

1,000 Meter Run Finals3:06.02Taylor MulchSouthern Reg. HS
300 Meter Dash Finals41.19Sydney HawkinsPhillipsburg HS
300 Meter Dash Finals41.68Lily OrrRumson-Fair Haven HS
300 Meter Dash Finals43.07Iyanla KollockOur Lady of Mercy Academy
4x400 Meter Relay Finals4:10.57Relay TeamWoodbridge HS
55 Meter Dash Prelims7.23Iyanla KollockOur Lady of Mercy Academy
55 Meter Dash Finals7.29Iyanla KollockOur Lady of Mercy Academy
55 Meter Dash Prelims7.33Shanelle ColmonEast Brunswick HS
55 Meter Dash Finals7.34Shanelle ColmonEast Brunswick HS
600 Meter Run Finals1:41.79Cynthia BoryeskneEdison HS
600 Meter Run Finals1:41.96Briana RecklingColumbia HS
600 Meter Run Finals1:42.95Carly FriendRed Bank Catholic HS

Boys Elite Performances - Full Results

1,000 Meter Run Finals2:37.33Chris SmithEdison HS
1,000 Meter Run Finals2:37.84TJ HillyerHowell HS