Possibly a microcosm of the overall team battle for the girls Monmouth County Relay Championship title the Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven girls had it out during the very first event, the 4x800m relay, on Friday night. RBC took the win with a state leading 9:40.19 US#5 and Rumson-Fair Haven wasn't too far behind at 9:42.94 for NJ#2 US#10.
In the final team scores RBC would win the meet, their second straight title, with 54.2 points to Rumson's 49.2 total. You can watch their entertaining showdown of a race in the 4x800m above, the final 4x400m event that sealed the team win will be available soon as well on the meet page.
Rumson had a high ranking win of their own though, in the SMR where they returned the favor to RBC winning another close one 4:18.99 NJ#3 to RBC's 4:19.16 NJ#4. Both cracked the top 15 Nationally in that event as well.
That 4x800m wasn't the only state leading race that night however, in the DMR the Colts Neck girls took a commanding lead and went on to win running 12:40.81 US#8.
In the girls pole vault relay the Matawan girls cleared a total height of 21-06 setting a new meet record. The old height was 20-06 by Holmdel in 2014. That Matawan team included senior Mue Carroll at 11-00 NJ#2 and Dayna Moyer 10-06 NJ#6.
Another field relay meet record was destroyed in the girls shot put where Howell's Bryanna Wilson and Hanna Rosenmertz totaled 75-02. The old record was held by Asbury Park since 1990 at 69-10! Wilson led the meet throwing 38-02 and Rosenmertz second overall at 37-10.
Christian Brothers Academy won the boys team title and did so earning gold in the 4x200m, 4x800m, DMR, SMR, and shot put relay. Their 4x800m moves them to NJ#3 at 8:11.56 and their SMR win of 3:38.74 is NJ#5. Their shot put team consisted of Nicholas Morse with his meet leading mark of 50-07.5 and Bruce Martin's eighth overall 41-04.75.
This is CBA's ninth straight Monmouth County Relays team title and 25th overall since 1981.
The boys shuttle saw Freehold Township take the win running a NJ#3 time of 31.23.
(Note that race videos from this meet will be uploading all night through to Saturday morning, we recorded every track event except the JV 4x800m. You can find the race videos on the meet page.)
Girls Elite Performances
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:10.07||Relay Team||Red Bank Catholic HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||33.03||Relay Team||Middletown North HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||33.06||Relay Team||Rumson-Fair Haven HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:40.19||Relay Team||Red Bank Catholic HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:42.94||Relay Team||Rumson-Fair Haven HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:52.11||Relay Team||Colts Neck HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||12:40.81||Relay Team||Colts Neck HS|
|Pole Vault Finals||11-0||Mue Carroll||Matawan Reg. HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:18.99||Relay Team||Rumson-Fair Haven HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:19.16||Relay Team||Red Bank Catholic HS|
Boys Elite Performances
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:33.76||Relay Team||Christian Brothers Academy|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:29.77||Relay Team||Matawan Reg. HS|
|4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||31.23||Relay Team||Freehold Township HS|
|4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||31.77||Relay Team||Christian Brothers Academy|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:11.56||Relay Team||Christian Brothers Academy|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:17.93||Relay Team||Matawan Reg. HS|
|High Jump Finals||6-6||Mark Anselmi||Middletown South HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||3:38.74||Relay Team||Christian Brothers Academy|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||3:39.98||Relay Team||Freehold Township HS|