The Millville girls rolled to its first title ever, and South Brunswick came up with a clutch fourth-place finish in the 4x400 to edge defending champion East Orange for the boys championship at the NJSIAA Group 4 Relays on Wednesday night at the Bennett Center in Toms River.
Millville, which received a sensational performance from freshman star Bryanna Craig, put together a great all round meet, scoring in six of the nine events, and striking gold in the sprint medley in 4:17.37 (out of the first heat) and the 4x400 in 4:05.49 on its way to 48-28 victory over runner-up Ridge.
In addition to its wins in the 4x400 and SMR, Millville also took second in the shuttles in a NJ#2 31.93, second in the high jump, third in the shot put, and third in the 4x200m.
Craig ran on the SMR, 4x400, shuttles, and was on the high jump team.
One of the biggest highlights of the meet came in the shuttles when Eastern lowered its state lead down to 31.58, which broke the Group 4 meet record of 31.6 set way back in 1986 by Plainfield.
In other girls highlights, freshman Caroline Mehlhorn split 5:02 and change and came from way back on the anchor leg to give Montgomery the victory in the DMR in a NJ#3 12:27.51. was Ridge second in a NJ#4 12:29.71.
Piscataway's Shauntae Nelson split 25.2 on the anchor to give the Chiefs the win right at the line in a great three-way battle. Piscataway won in a NJ#9 1:45.84. Rancocas was 2nd in 1:45.87, and Millville third in 1:45.91.
In the boys competition, it all came down to the meet-concluding 4x400 as South Brunswick held a 28-22 over East Orange with Elizabeth third with 20.
Christian Davis went 49.8 on the anchor.
Piscataway's victory gave South Brunswick the title outright with 32 points. EO, second in the 4x400, finished second with 30. If EO won the 4x400, it would have captured a share of the team title.
South Brunswick, which has now won three state Group 4 titles (it also won in 2013 and 2014, picked up victories in the shuttle hurdles with a Middlesex County record tying 30.94, and the sprint medley, and was second in the high jump.
In the SMR, South Brunswick received a 1:57.2 anchor leg from senior Miles Liggins, who brought the Vikings across first in 3:36.92
In other boys highlights, Elizabeth's anchor caught East Orange to give the Minutemen the win in the 4x200m in Group 4 record 1:31.33. Elizabeth broke its own record of 1:31.49 that they ran last year.
North Hunterdon won the 4x800m in a NJ#6 8:07.98.
Girls National Elite Performances
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:45.84||Relay Team||Piscataway Twp HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:45.87||Relay Team||Rancocas Valley Reg HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:45.91||Relay Team||Millville HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:46.95||Relay Team||Egg Harbor Twp HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:47.45||Relay Team||West Orange HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:47.52||Relay Team||Eastern Regional HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:48.09||Relay Team||Montclair HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:49.19||Relay Team||South Brunswick HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:05.49||Relay Team||Millville HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:06.43||Relay Team||Southern Regional HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:06.62||Relay Team||Ridge HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:07.00||Relay Team||Piscataway Twp HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:07.24||Relay Team||West Orange HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:08.13||Relay Team||Lenape Regional HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:09.56||Relay Team||Elizabeth HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||31.58||Relay Team||Eastern Regional HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||31.93||Relay Team||Millville HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||33.07||Relay Team||West Orange HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||33.29||Relay Team||Rancocas Valley Reg HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||33.36||Relay Team||Montgomery HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||33.43||Relay Team||Hunterdon Central HS|
|4x51.5m Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||34.17||Relay Team||South Brunswick HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:36.31||Relay Team||Ridge HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:49.58||Relay Team||West Windsor Plainsboro South HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:51.31||Relay Team||Lenape Regional HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:52.19||Relay Team||Southern Regional HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:53.59||Relay Team||Kingsway HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:59.53||Relay Team||Cherokee HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||10:00.81||Relay Team||Edison HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||12:27.51||Relay Team||Montgomery HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||12:29.71||Relay Team||Ridge HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||12:37.90||Relay Team||South Brunswick HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||12:45.86||Relay Team||Cherokee HS|
|High Jump Finals||5-4||Izabel Fronc||Freehold Township HS|
|High Jump Finals||5-6||Abrianna Barrett||Montgomery HS|
|Pole Vault Finals||11-0||Sabrina Ray||South Brunswick HS|
|Shot Put Finals||39-2.5||Symone Marsh||Hillsborough HS|
|Shot Put Finals||39-11.25||Bryanna Wilson||Howell HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:17.37||Relay Team||Millville HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:17.70||Relay Team||South Brunswick HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:19.95||Relay Team||Montclair HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:22.38||Relay Team||Montgomery HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:22.55||Relay Team||Eastern Regional HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:23.11||Relay Team||Egg Harbor Twp HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||4:23.65||Relay Team||West Orange HS|
Boys National Elite Performances
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:31.33||Relay Team||Elizabeth HS|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:32.61||Relay Team||East Orange Campus|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:34.27||Relay Team||Hunterdon Central HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:26.92||Relay Team||Piscataway Twp HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:28.54||Relay Team||East Orange Campus|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:30.04||Relay Team||Elizabeth HS|
|4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||30.94||Relay Team||South Brunswick HS|
|4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||31.36||Relay Team||Rancocas Valley Reg HS|
|4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||31.63||Relay Team||Toms River North HS|
|4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||31.79||Relay Team||Elizabeth HS|
|4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||31.99||Relay Team||Vineland HS|
|4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals||32.03||Relay Team||Egg Harbor Twp HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:07.98||Relay Team||North Hunterdon HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:08.42||Relay Team||Rancocas Valley Reg HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:10.35||Relay Team||Ridge HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:13.00||Relay Team||Kingsway HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||10:36.79||Relay Team||Memorial HS WNY|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||10:37.06||Relay Team||Cherokee HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||10:38.53||Relay Team||Kingsway HS|
|High Jump Finals||6-6||Christian O'Neal||Trenton Central HS|
|Pole Vault Finals||14-6||Jake Stocki||East Brunswick HS|
|Shot Put Finals||54-10||Kyle Lipscomb||Linden HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||3:36.92||Relay Team||South Brunswick HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||3:38.77||Relay Team||Toms River North HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||3:40.56||Relay Team||Washington Twp HS|
|Sprint Medley Relay Finals||3:42.74||Relay Team||East Orange Campus|