Mark Anselmi Clears US#5 in High Jump, CBA and RBC Win Monmouth Relay Titles

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On Sunday in Toms River, NJ during the Monmouth County Relay Championships a few times and marks cracked the top ten nationally. 

Anselmi Breaks Through in the High Jump

Something that really caught our eye was the 6-08 high jump PR Mark Anselmi cleared to lead the meet and his relay team to victory. Last indoor season Anselmi had only cleared 6-00 once and his outdoor best was 6-04. That was a massive increase in height for this junior star and it moved him up to US#5, tied with four others, as well as the state lead. When looking at last year's indoor stats for the entire season Anselmi would have ranked third. 

His Middletown South teammate Jonathan Scamardella was fourth overall with his own PR of 6-00 bringing their total to 12-08 to win the combined relay event. In the interview above they stated a New Jersey track and field great and 1984 Olympian Milton Goode was working with them over the summer months. Goode still ranks second all-time indoors for the state at 7-02.25 in the high jump, he competed for Monmouth Regional. 

Christian Brothers Academy and Red Bank Catholic Capture Team Titles

CBA captured their eighth straight and 35th overall Monmouth County Relay team championship. They scored a whopping 94 points, a whole 61 ahead of the rest of the meet.  They earned gold in the shot put, 4x200, SMR, and DMR for their full team scoring report check here. 

Red Bank Catholic won their first team title since 2005, their fourth all-time. They won the 4x200, 4x400, SMR, and 4x800 en route to their overall victory of 58 points. Rumson-Fair Haven was second with a total of 46. For Red Bank Catholic's full team stat report check here

Other Notables

Emma Vasen of Ocean Twp moved up to NJ#2 US#10 in the girls shot put with her meet leading 41-1. Middletown South girls now rank NJ#2 US#10 in the DMR with their 12:44.13 win. 

The boys 4x800 meter brought us NJ#3 through NJ#5 with Ocean Twp winning at 8:13.90, Matawan Reg 8:14.53, and Middletown North 8:15.85. 

4x400 Meter Relay Finals4:10.79Relay TeamRed Bank Catholic HS
4x51.5 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Rela Finals34.10Relay TeamRumson-Fair Haven HS
Distance Medley Relay Finals12:44.13Relay TeamMiddletown South HS
Shot Put Finals42-1Emma VasenOcean Twp. HS
Sprint Medley Relay Finals4:24.20Relay TeamRed Bank Catholic HS
Sprint Medley Relay Finals4:24.40Relay TeamColts Neck HS
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:30.78Relay TeamMatawan Reg. HS
4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals31.17Relay TeamHolmdel HS
4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:13.90Relay TeamOcean Twp. HS
4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:14.53Relay TeamMatawan Reg. HS
4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:15.85Relay TeamMiddletown North HS
High Jump Finals6-8Mark AnselmiMiddletown South HS
Shot Put Finals53-11Dan MeadChristian Brothers Academy
Sprint Medley Relay Finals3:40.85Relay TeamChristian Brothers Academy