NJ Athletes Performed Well Around the Nation Week 2 Round Up

Here we go! Week 2 of New Jersey's outdoor track and field season and despite the weather scare we have a solid slate of meets still going around the state. We'll link all of our results and coverage for viewing as they roll in below. After the completion of the weekend make sure to stop by again as we fill this article with highlights from the meets. 

Results and Coverage From Week 2

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Friday 4/6: Fred McClain Throwers Invitational (Demarest, NJ)

State leaders alert! Connor Scaglione of NV Demarest threw a big PR of 57-05 NJ#1 in the shot put to win the meet and take over the state lead, he was also second in the discus at 149-07. This is the first time he's gone over 50 for the shot put during the month of April, his previous best a 54-08.75 at the Meet of Champions last spring.

Sophomore Karina Roze of Glen Rock also took over the state lead in the javelin throwing 136-07, a PR by over 10 feet! That wasn't all she won the discus throwing 119-03 NJ#2 just an inch off the state lead. 

Austin Albericci of NV Demarest won the boys javelin at 169-02 NJ#5, Hackensack's Jack Stuart won the discus at 151-08 NJ#8. The girls shot put went to Jada Sewell of NV Demarest 37-07.25. 

Friday 4/6: WCU Golden Ram High School Invitational (West Chester, PA)

Solid day in the field for Delsea. Khaliel Burnett took over the state lead in both the boys long jump, a PR of 23-0.5, and triple jump, 48-02. Sophomore Nico Morales carried over his strong momentum from indoor and set a new PR of 14-04 NJ#1 in the pole vault. Ashley Preston, who also had a breakout winter for the pole vault clearing 12-07, improved her outdoor PR to 11-04 at this meet for NJ#2.  

Friday 4/6: Jim Camburn Buena Relays (Buena, NJ)

Good meet for the throws. The New Balance Nationals Indoor shot put champion Zyra Thomas opened her season at this meet winning the shot put with a throw of 43-02 NJ#2 and placing fourth in the discus at 96-03. Kobe Roberts of Mainland Regional is now NJ#2 in the javelin with his huge PR of  197-01. Other notables in the field include Tyler Anzisi of Egg Harbor Twp 156-02 NJ#4 in the discus and Kamron Kobolak of Cinnaminson 55-02 NJ#4 in the shot put. 

On the track in the 400m hurdles Abdolahe Diawara of Toms River North is the first to break 56 seconds ranking NJ#1 at 55.52. Mainland Regional girls shuttle posted a 1:08.10 rankings NJ#3 through week 2. Millville and Audubon both crack the top five in the girls SMR running 4:22.31 and 4:23.78.

Friday 4/6: Sam Howell Memorial Invitational (Princeton, NJ)

Princeton HS's long jumpers both cleared 22 feet and now rank NJ#2 and #3, Varun Narayan 22-09.25 and Nils Wildberg 22-08. 

Fri-Sat 4/6-7: Mobile Challenge of Champions (Mobile, AL)

Christian Brothers Academy took a trip down to Alabama for this meet. Dan Mead had a solid day winning the shot put with a mark of 56-11.5 NJ#2 and finishing fifth in the discus at 152-08 NJ#3. Both of those were Mead's best ever in the month of April. Teammate Nick Morse was fifth in the shot throwing 50-10.5. 

Fri-Sat 4/6-7: Arcadia Invitational (Arcadia, CA)

Passaic's Luis Peralta had a great opener with a 4:16.62 mile run. Ridgewood went off in the relays securing four NJ#1 times including 1:04.53 in the girls shuttle, 9:25.26 for the girls 4x800m, and 12:17.53 for the girls DMR as well as a 3:34.25 in the boys SMR. CBA's Tim McInerney and others from NJ also had  a great meet, check the full recap for more details.

Fri-Sat 4/6-7: Beach Run Invitational (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Donovan Catholic traveled down to this South Carolina meet. Alexandra Marko ran 2:21.73 to now lead the state in the 800m and Riley Underwood is now tied for NJ#6 in the high jump clearing 5-0, check out their full team performance here

Saturday 4/7: Crimson Tide Invitational (Washington, DC)

Benedictine Academy was the only NJ team in attendance, see their team results here

Saturday 4/7: Passaic County Relays (Little Falls, NJ)

Passaic Tech (Team Breakdown) and Lakeland Reg (Team Breakdown) both sweep the large and small school divisions at this County battle. Clifton had a highlight performance in the girls SMR running 4:27.62 NJ#8 as well as the boys discus where Luis Zorrilla broke into the NJ top ten at 150-01 NJ#9. That was Zorrilla's first time over 150 and a major PR. 

Saturday 4/7: Rocket Relays (Hazlet, NJ)

While they didn't lower their state leading time of 1:01.69, from week 1's Rebel Relays, the Holmdel boys shuttle squad still put on a show leaving the rest of the competition behind at Rocket Relays with a 1:02.36. That was 12 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. 

Marlboro's Gianna Gomez leapt to a 17-06 NJ#2 mark in the long jump, four inches ahead of what she jumped at this meet a year ago.  

While it was recorded as a hand time the Hunterdon Central girls ran strong in the 4x100m shuttle as well with a 1:08.14h. If we look at the rankings including hand times they are listed seventh in the state. 

Saturday 4/7: The Comet Relays (Hackensack, NJ)

Paramus Catholic girls showing that their shuttle team isn't anything to overlook here. They won the shuttle hurdles running 1:06.24h. If you switch to the hand time state rankings they already had a 1:01.94h from the Season Opener Invitational on March 31st. Ramapo and Pascack Hills had quality runs in the SMR both team cracking the top 10 in the state this season, Ramapo 4:25.70 NJ#7 and Pascack Hills 4:30.00 NJ#10. 

Saturday 4/7: The Metuchen Relays (Metuchen, NJ)

This meet was a state leading performance machine. The 5K provided some great times right off the bat with Fahd Nasser of McNair Academic, 15:28.29, and Jerika Lufrano of Union Catholic, 17:45.79, both winning their events and Lufrano setting the meet record. Union Catholic also excelled in the girls SMR winning with a time of 4:15.64 NJ#2. 

Plenty of state leading performances here. Voorhees boys ripped a NJ#1 US#13 DMR time of 10:21.52 and definitely feel like they can lower that even more, Romero a 4:16 anchor split. The list just keeps going: East Brunswick boys ran a NJ#1 time for the 4x800m with their 8:10.28... Rahway NJ#1 in the 800m SMR at 1:33.84 and their junior hurdler Ola Akande NJ#1 in the 110mH at 14.75... Christian Brothers Academy's Andrew Canale 49.37 NJ#1 for the 400m... Union Catholic's Brianna Ewing 14.87 in the 100mH and Zamira Ysaac 1:06.00 for the 400mH both NJ#1s, they also won a close battle in the 4x200m to run 1:44.60 NJ#1...  Union HS ran 1:49.71 NJ#1 for the girls 800m SMR... and Piscataway's girls 4x100m team 50.11 NJ#1! Highlight recommend checking out the full results for this talent loaded meet

Saturday 4/7: University HS Classic (Newark, NJ)

Science Park led NJ at this meet in four events and Malcom X Shabazz six total. Check out team by team breakdowns here.  

Saturday 4/7: Pirate Relays (Pearl River, NY)

Glen Rock had a good meet here. The boys finished second in the 4x800m running 8:15.47 NJ#2. The girls won the 3x100m shuttle hurdles with a 52.62. Rachel McMahon had the best long jump mark of the meet at 16-0.75. For their full team performance see hereParamus HS ran 3:41.60 to win the sprint medley and rank NJ#5 through two weeks.

Saturday 4/7: Hill Relays (Pottstown, PA)

No results.

Saturday 4/7: Diamond State Relays (Middletown, DE)

Dennisha Page of Woodrow Wilson won the 200m running 26.15, she is already NJ#1 with a 25.06 a week earlier. She also finished second in the 100m with a time of 12.75, already NJ#1 with a 12.57 from week 1. Highland Reg boys won the distance medley relay with a time of 10:58.91, that is NJ#9 through week 2.