More Big Stars Jump Into Loaded Holmdel Twilight 3200m

It just keeps getting bigger and bigger and faster and faster!!!!

Ever since news broke last week that many of the best distance runners in the state were flocking to Holmdel to clash in an epic 3,200-meter race at the Twilight meet on May 3, more and more studs from around the state have contacted Meet Director Damon Godfrey to grab a spot on the star-studded starting line.

Godfrey said the most recent additions include New Balance National one-mile champion Sean Dolan of Hopewell Valley, and Alexa Westley of Warren Hills, the two-time outdoor Meet of Champions 3,200 winner!!!

The boys race is just plain off the hook!! There will be lots of sub 9:30 guys in the unseeded heat.   

Godfrey said entries are now closed for the meet, which NJ MileSplit will be on-site to record.

Here are the latest additions on the boys side-

In case you missed it last week, here are the big names who had already committed to run in the boys race 

  • Liam Murphy of Allentown - the junior ran 8:54.22 to win the NJ indoor Meet of Champions title last month and was a finalist at Foot Locker XC Nationals.
  • Jack Stanley of Mendham - the Princeton University bound Stanley won the Foot Locker Notheast Regional XC title last November and was the only runner in the country to earn All-American at both the Nike and Foot Locker XC Nationals in December. He owns PR's of 9:12.54/4:12.64 and is a mutiple state Group 3 champ. 
  • Connor Nisbet of Wilmington Friends - the Princeton University bound star has a 3,200 PR of 9:00.75 and has run 4:12.21 for 1,600. A FL XC finalist this past December,  Nisbet is chasing the Delaware state record of 9:00.61, set in 2012 by Sam Parsons of Tatnall at the Arcadia Invite.
  • Jack Jennings of Mendham - he ran a PR of 9:16.15 as a sophomore last spring to place fifth at the Meet of Champions and has a 1,600 PR of 4:18.79 and went 15:52 at Holmdel Park.
  • The Christian Brothers quartet of Tim McInerneyShaw PowellTroy Hill and Luke Reid,  Martin Riddell and Greg Eisenhower of Haddonfield,  Ethan Wechsler of CherokeeVedang Lad and Luke Johnson of West Windsor-Plainsboro North, are all committed as well.
  • Lad ran 9:11.68 when he was fourth in the 3,200 at the Meet of Champions last spring.
  • Johnson ran 9:30.12 for 3,200 as a sophomore last year at the Holmdel Twilight meet
  • Wechsler won the State Group 4 XC title last November and ran a 3,200 PR of 9:21.02 to place 6th at the Meet of Champions last month.
  • McInerney, who is headed to Georgetown, has a 3,200 PR of 9:20.91, ran 4:10.37 when he was second at the Meet of Champions last June, and has won multiple state Non-Public A titles. 
  • Powell  won the state Non-Public A XC title this past November, and ran 8:39.06 for 3,000 and 9:20.95 for 3,200 as a sophomore last spring.
  • Hill has run 9:22.67 for 3,200 and 4:21.74 for 1,600
  • Reid has a 3,200 PR of 9:24.55   
  • Riddell owns a 9:18.81 3,200 PR from when he placed 5th at the Meet of Champions last month   
  • Eisenhower ran a 3,200 PR of 9:30.88 last spring and has run 16:10 at Holmdel

For the girls-

Like I've said before, if you really are a true fan of NJ track and field, you won't miss this meet!


GET UR 3,200 PR'S ON!!!