Interview with Robert Enck of Lawrenceville School who won the 1,000m.
Excuse the pun but New Jersey really did have a great weekend at the Bishop Loughlin Games especially in the field events. Here are the meet leaders as well as some major highlights.
Field Day for NJ
In the boys shot put C.J. Licata of Gill St. Bernard's School threw a US#1 mark of 60-9.5. That is his best ever indoors and a great sign of things to come this winter. He also placed fifth in the weight throw with a 53-5.5, fellow NJ thrower Paul Brennan of Princeton was third in that event at 55-8.75.
Montclair senior Shelby Bigsby hit a big time early season mark in the girls shot put throw with 41-5.25. She's gone over 44 feet indoors before but never over 38 in December, she is ranked NJ#1 US#6.
RV's Taylor Opens Season 5th All-Time
Aliyah Taylor of Rancocas Valley finished second overall in the 300m running 39.42 US#4 while winning her heat, that is fifth all-time in state history. Only Cameron Hinton of Franklin HS in Maryland was ahead of her at the meet with 39.40. Flora Ahiarakwe of Winslow also finishing strong was sixth with a 40.78. See the top five all-time listed below.
Freshman Ryan Davi of the Pingry School won the girls 1000m with a a time of 2:06.61. She was second at Prep State Championships this past fall in cross country and finished 32nd at the Non-Public A Group State Championship.
Top Five All-Time Girls Indoor 300 Meter
NJ Boys Making Names on the Track
Atharv Kulkarni of West Windsor Plainsboro North finished fourth in the 600 meter running 1:24.02 US#7. He won his heat by over a second and that was his first recorded 600 meter dash. Kulkarni was eighth at last year's indoor Meet of Champions where he ran his best winter 800 meter time of 1:57.74.
West Windsor Plainsboro North also won the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 8:11.77.