The first day of New Balance Nationals Indoor has come and gone and New Jersey had some solid performances to start the weekend of competition. Here is the day 1 recap.
We'll begin with one of the later events of the evening, the distance medley relay, where Union Catholic and Randolph ran to All-American status and top ten all-time state performances! Union Catholic finished fifth at 11:53.31 and Randolph sixth 11:53.55, the seventh and ninth fastest times in indoor state history.
Randolph's Abby Loveys absolutely went off on her anchor leg running 4:48.02 over the final 1600m!! They had a great start from Meredith Finley at 3:38.24 over 1200m, then Meghan O'Malley 59.25, and Maya Wilkins 2:28.04.
In the 5000m championship girls race Samantha Ragenklint of Monmouth Regional ran seventh at 17:56.13. She did so out of the first of two heats, finished second in heat 1 breaking into the top finishers after the seeded final completed and results were compiled. At 1600m she split 5:29 and hit the 3200m at 11:18.
Emerging Elite Events
Keeping it to the top eight finishers. If I missed anyone let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll update the article. Note that Day 2 and 3 will have separate articles.
- Paul VI finished fourth in the 4x200m running 1:43.15, Ramapo broke the Bergen County record again running 1:43.32 in fifth.
- Mujeeb Ali of Elizabeth threw 58-05.75 to win the shot put! NJ#2 on the season! Red Bank Catholic's Anthony Zamarra fourth at 54-08.
- Zachariah Murray of Haddonfield finished fourth in the 400m running 49.24 NJ#2.
- Bergen Catholic seventh in the boys 4x800m 8:06.31.
- Meet of Champs 55m dash winner Louis Akpadago of Hamilton North Nottingham sprinted to third in the 60m dash finals running 6.88. Javon Porter of Hamilton West eighth at 7.00.
- We had three finalists in the 60m hurdles led by Naseem Smith of Deptford in fourth at 8.05, Alix Oge sixth 8.10, and Urijah Williams eighth 8.25.
- Luke Rapley finished seventh in the long jump clearing 22-02.
- Conor Reilly over 14-10 for sixth in the pole vault.
- Rahway ran to third in the boys SMR with a 3:36.93.
- Amori Fiyin of Barringer leapt 46-02.75 in the triple jump for second overall.
- Dennisha Page of Woodrow Wilson, 24.42, and Shauntae Nelson of Piscataway, 24.72, ran to second and fifth in the 200m dash.
- Lily Orr of Rumson-Fair Haven ran 56.80 in the 400m for seventh.
- In the 4x400m Winslow finished fourth at 3:55.40, Red Bank Catholic fifth 3:56.05, and Timer Creek seventh 4:02.12.
- River Dell eighth in the girls 4x800m 9:33.14.