Week 1 was awesome and we are excited to see what Week 2 has brought the Garden State. What a huge Saturday schedule we have with around 18 meets lined up.
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Results and Coverage
Quick notes and highlights will be posted below as the weekend progresses, if a full recap comes out for a meet that will be linked as well. Article by Jim Lambert and Robert Kellert.
- Lily Orr of Rumson-Fair Haven won the 400m running 57.90 which holds on for NJ#4 through the Saturday results. Just four girls under 58 seconds two weeks into the season.
- Hannah Birdsall of Shore Regional posted a solid early season 800m as well running 2:18.66 for the win NJ#3. Three other girls from this meet made the top ten in the state with Antognoli, Rehder, and Swell NJ#7-9 in the 2:20 to 2:21 range.
- Len Huang of Holmdel threw 159-05 NJ#10 in the discus.
- Katherine McGrath of The Lawrenceville School threw 124-10 to place second in this cross-border battle. That ranks her NJ#4 this season.
- Girls Group Winners: A - Ridgewood, B - Demarest, C - Glen Rock, D - Waldwick, E - Paramus
- Boys Group Winners: A - Ridgewood, B - River Dell, C - Glen Rock, D - Emerson, E - Bergen Catholic
- NJ#1! Jason Santa Cruz of Old Tappan hit a 188-02 state leading mark in the javelin to win the Group A title.
- Bergen Catholic, out of the Group E, ran a very solid 18:15 in the 4x1600m, they lead the state by 25 seconds. They also ran a 10:43.8 DMR.
- Speaking of the SMR, the girls meet saw four squads under 4:19, they were led by Northern Highlands at 4:16.00.
- The boys spring medley relay was led by Ridgewood with a 3:33.50, they already lead the state with a 3:32.23 from Arcadia.
- Liam Landau of Pascack Hills won the award for outstanding field athlete of the meet, had a 14-00 vault (already ranked NJ#1 at 15-00), had a 17-06.5 long jump, and had a role in the Group C winning 4x100m relay and 4x110m shuttle hurdles.
- Connor Mathis of Don Bosco Prep threw a PR 167-04 to win the Group A discus and moves to NJ#2
- State leader alert! Marisa Digia of Old Tappan cleared the 11-06 bar to lead the entire meet and now the entire state.
- The javelin was led by Alianna Eucker of Bergen County Tech with a NJ#3 mark of 125-0.
- State leader alert! Isabelle Dely of Paramus Catholic jumped 18-04 to go NJ#1 in the long jump. Her teammate Tiffany Bautista led the meet in the triple jump with her 36-04 NJ#6.
- Paramus Catholic led both the boys and girls shuttle hurdles, the girls winning Group E with a 1:01.34h and the boys 1:02.40h.
- The girls 400H event was great, first the 4x400H relay saw a county record by Katherine Muccio, Victoria Purritano, and Virginia Morley of Ridgewood who added up to a 3:13 which took down their own record from last year. Individually Muccio hit a 1:01.44h, which when including hand times would be a state leading time by over a second. Grace O'Shea of Ramapo ran 1:03.44h and Mariah Fede of Paramus Catholic 1:03.74h.
Watch the girls seeded 4x800m from Holmdel Twilight, what a battle!
- VIDEOS Watch Every Race Here
- RECAP Gritty Racing & Impressive Kicks Highlight Holmdel Twilight
- The DMR's at this meet were fantastic with six boys teams under 10:40 led by a 10:25 and 10:26 for Kingsway and Camden Catholic, the girls saw West Morris Central, 12:20, Rumson-Fair Haven, 12:25, and Randolph 12:29 all run sub-12:30 as well.
- Possible kick of the week effort by Sydney Todd for Monmouth Reg in the 4x800m as well which brought them from fourth to first for a winning 9:38.17. Morris Hills boys hit 8:00.00 right on the mark in the 4x800m as well. And Rancocas Valley put on a show in the sprints, check the full recap and race videos.
- VIDEO Watch Nottingham set TWO school records in the 4x100m and 4x200m.
- The Nottingham boys had a day running NJ#1 in the 4x100m and 4x200m with times of 41.82 and 1:29.12. Louis Akpadago, Shamaili Whittle, Judeson Mirac, and Dana Ridley were on the 4x100m, and Javon Jenkins switched in for Whittle in that order for the 4x200m.
- Camden boys had a great run in the SMR with a time of 3:34.56 NJ#2.
- Lucciano Pizarro of Cherokee threw NJ#5 in the shot put hitting a PR of 55-02.
- Haddonfield had a big day here. Martin Riddell of Haddonfield won the 1,600 (4:276.55), and Derek Gess of Haddonfield placed second in the 800m in a NJ#2 1:55.13, and teammate Ethan Spellmeyer was third in a NJ#3 1:55.74
- Haddonfield also won the DMR (11:09.16) and 4x800 (8:24.32)
- True Robinson of St. Augustine finished first in the triple jump (41-6) and was second in the long jump (20-10)
- Burlington Township won the 4x100 (44.27) and Steven Mendez of Burlington Township captured the 3,200 in 9:59.89.
- The Pleasantville boys worked their way up to NJ#5 in the SMR with their 3:35.53 victory.
- Xavior Foster of Winslow cracked the top ten in the state with his 52-04.
- Recap & Videos Watch Sincere Rhea Run 13.81 US#3, NJ at Bullis Recap
- In a battle between two of top hurdlers in the nation, Sincere Rhea of St. Augustine, the New Balance National Indoor champ over 60m hurdles, finished second in a NJ#1/US#5 13.81. Rhea was edged by Andre Turay of Bullis (Md.), who ran a US#34 13.80. Last June, Turay was third and Rhea was fourth in the 110m HH at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.
- West Side's Jakai Coker, the top NJ returner from last spring in the 400m hurdles, won that event with a NJ#5 55.28
- Jarrett Gentles of West Side was second in the boys 300m hurdles in a NJ#1 39.59.
- Freshman Miranda Lorsbach of Kent Place won the girls 3,200 in a NJ#1 11:31.46, and teammate Kaira Brown placed fourth in the 400 in a NJ#1 55.38.
- Article: Mendham Rocks The DMR with NJ#1 US#10 10:19.08 At Dodgertown
- Mendham distance squad went off in the DMR and 4x800m with a 10:19.08 NJ#1 followed by their 8:06.06 NJ#8
- Congrats to the Livingston boys, one point winners over Summit, and to the Mendham girls on their team titles!
- South Brunswick defeated Sayreville, 78-66, for the girls title, and Elizabeth outscored Hamilton West, 82-65 1/2 for the boys title
- Rahway ripped a NJ#1 1:01.23 to win the boys shuttle hurdles. Rahway's four hurdlers were Ola Akande (14.2) Genaro Rojas (15.2), Jahmir Ferris (15.7) and Justin Coelho (15.6)
- Paul Brennan of Princeton had a great showing in the throws winning the discus and shot put with marks of 174-10 and 55-02.25. That discus throw is NJ#1 this season and his shot put mark moves to NJ#4.
- West Windsor Plainsboro North girls hit a NJ#1 in the 800m SMR with a winning time of 1:49.11. Their boys team NJ#6 with a 1:34.96.
- St. Peter's Prep boys with their fifth in a row and St. Dominic Academy girls take home the 2019 titles.
- Sophomore Alejandra Bartutis of North Bergen cleared 5-05 in the high jump to move to NJ#2!
- Xiomari Battle of Ferris hit a mark of 38-04.75 to win and move to NJ#10 this season.
- Snyder boys bring home the SMR title in a battle with Ferris 3:39.66 to 3:41.29. Snyder NJ#12.
- John O'Connor of Hopewell Valley took home the mile run with a 4:25.89, that is third in the state including 1600m conversions.
Nanuet Relays (NY)
- The Hunterdon Central boys and Hillsborough girls won the large school titles, and Somerville boys and Warren Hills girls captured the small school titles at Hunterdon Central.
- Mahogany Jenkins and Lauren Baeyens, who helped lead Watchung Hills to its first state Group 4 title last spring, each turned in NJ#1 performance. Jenkins went 18-1 in the long jump, and Baeyens ran 5:05.06 in the 1,600
- Bridgewater-Raritan's Marco Langon, the New Balance Indoor National freshman champion in the mile, ran a NJ#1 4:21.11.
- The Ridge boys ripped a NJ#2/US#14 10:22.60 in the DMR
- Steeplechase time! Delia Russo of Colts Neck won the 2000m Steeplechase with a 7:31.66, the boys race went to Jackson McCarthy of Princeton at 6:20.70.
- Isaiah Sanchez of St. Benedict's Prep took the state lead in the boys 200 by winning the half-lapper in 22.38
- The Rancocas Valley boys took over the state lead and were the first to break 8:00 in Spring 2019 for NJ with their 7:59.66! Will work on splits.
- Solid hurdle performances: Naseem Smith of Deptford moved up to NJ#2 with his 14.31 victory in the 110H. In the 400H Terris Burton of Steinert crossed the line with a 54.96 for NJ#2, he's just the second NJ boys under 55 seconds this season.
- State leader alert in the javelin thanks to Danielle Mills of Morris Catholic who threw a massive PR of 128-06!
- Kate McAndrew and Laura Green had a solid race in the mile with a 5:09.62 and 5:11.18 NJ#3 & NJ#4.
- James Lynch, who's already cleared 14-01 for NJ#2, got over the 14-00 bar in the pole vault once again for the win.
- Matawan, the host team, swept the Division 1 team titles, Christian Brothers Academy and the Westfield girls grabbed the Div. 1 championships.
- The Rumson girls blasted a pair of NJ#1 times in the SMR (4:10.43) and 4x100 (48.62).
- Bryanna Wilson of Howell had a great throwing double as the freshman unloaded a NJ#2 41-6 to win the shot put, and won the discus with a NJ#2 and PR of 127-7.