Live Updates from Day 1 of the Union County Relays


Get ur Union County batons on!!! 

The NJ Track and Field Express is making a stop at one of the oldest county relay meets in the state today when the  two-day Union County Relays will celebrate its 76th anniversary at Hub Stine Field in Plainfield. T

So much history at Hub Stine. The greatest high school athlete in NJ history competed right here. I'm talking about MILT CAMPBELL!!!!

For those that don't know, Campbell won the a silver medal in the decathalon in the Olympics the summer before his senior year at Plainfield High.

Do yourself a favor, google Milt Campbell's name. What he did will blow your mind!!!

Back to the Union County Relays-   

The two-day meet begins today at 4 p.m. and continues tomorrow (Friday) at 4 p.m. 

This meet is usually held at Gary Kehler Stadium in Westfield, but that facility has been torn up as a new track, football field and more are being installed.  

Union Catholic has won 4 straight girls titles, and UC has won 2 straight boys titles.

Videos of every race will be available later thanks to the great camera work being done by the one and only Alex Garcia!!! So keep checking back to NJ MileSplit for the latest coverage. 

Highlights will be down below.


Don't forget about the LIVE RESULTS - courtesy of the almost famous Styler Timing Crew!!!. Those guys always come up big!!!  

6:45 p.m. I just finished filling up the ketchup bottles and mopping up the track. Time to turn out the lights and close down Hub Stine Field for the night. The second and final day of action kicks off tomorrow at 4 p.m. There is rain in the forecast for tommorow, but I know Klimas will build a dome overnight before he postpones!!!     

6:30 p.m. Here are some team scores after Day 1 


Union Catholic 39 1/2


Union Catholic-58
Westfield 30
Scotch Plains-Fanwood 22
Rahway 20
Union 18

6:25 p.m. Cielo Tumbokon leaped a meet best 17-5 1/2 to lead Cranford to the girls LJ title.

6:20 p.m. Boys javelin-Westfield wins with a total of 459-4. Westfield's Jeremy Kronheimer (161-9) and Griffin Rooney (158-6) had the top 2 throws of the meet. 

6:18 p.m. Elizabeth wins the boys discus with a total of 372-10 and Kyle Lipscomb of Linden had a meet best toss of 159-3.  

6:15 p.m. Rahway wins the boys HJ with a combined 16-10, 2 inches ahead of Westfield

6:05 p.m. Elizabeth wins the boys TJ with a combined 127-9. Schadrac Petit-Homme of Linden had the top jump with a NJ#3 45-7!!!! 

5:59 p.m. UC girls win the PV as Isabella Gray clears a PR of 10-3 for UC and teammate Hope Handlin cleared 9-6.  

5:50 p.m. Elijah Brown of UC, the Meet of Champions winner in the 800 indoors, goes 1:54.9 to rally UC for the win the boys SMR. UC runs a NJ# 3:32.72 

5:45 p.m. Boys SMR is up. Light rain starts to fall. 

5:33 p.m. Victoria Vanriele of GL, the 5 time M of C 800 winner (3 indoors and 2 outdoors), just split 2:12.1 to bring her team across 2nd in the SMR . 

5:32 p.m. Here comes UC again!!! The girls make it 4 for 4 on the track with a winning time of 4:07.72 in the SMR!!! That's NJ#2 behind Pingry's 4:07.66 and is US#19. Leena Morant anchored for UC in 2:16.0!

5:21 p.m. The first field event result is in. Rahway wins the girls shot for the third straight year with a combined 99-2 1/4. Rahway's Kailah Turner has the top throw of the day with a PR of 38-8 1/2. Turner has been a member of Rahway's winning shot put team for 3 years in a row!!!!    

5:14 p.m. Girls SMR is on deck

5:12 p.m. Roselle wins the 400 hurdles with a combined 2:56.36!! Senior Jaheem Hayles of Roselle runs the top time of the meet with an NJ#4  54.51. 

5:00 p.m. The UC girls win again, taking first in the 400 hurdles in 3:24.48. UC's Zamira Ysaac runs the top time of 64.74. Julia Csorba of Westfield is 2nd fastest in 66.70. 

4:42 p.m. 400 hurdles is next

4:40 p.m. Look out for Elizabeth!!!!  The Minutemen just went an NJ#3 42.65 to win the 4x100!!! UC 2nd in NJ#8 43.02 

ELIZABETH'S 4X100 CREW- Clarence Wilkins, Greg McQueen, Tre'Quan Lomax, and Gabriel Nash

4:37 p.m. Boys 4x100 is on the track

4:35 p.m.  Union Catholic girls win the 4x100 in 48.74. UC's foursome consisted of Sydney McDonald, Sydney Tucker, Chi Chi Nkulume, and Felicia Quainoo.

4:28 p.m. Girls 4x100 is up next. UC is NJ#1 with the 47.84 it ran at the Penn Relays.


Will Lusty-3:15.4

Ahmad Samuels-54.1

Luke Mauriello-2:04.1

Jacob Pantoya-4:26.0

4:24 p.m. Summit's Jacob Pantoya hammers out a 63.0 final quarter leg to bring the Hilltoppers across the line first in 10:41.31. Westfield 2nd in 10:43.94. SPF third in 10:45.13. 

4:20 p.m. Rahway gets a big 800 carry to grab the lead at the final exchange. UC, Westfield and Summit are right on his heels. SPF is 5th, about 20 meters behind.

4:18 p.m. UC leads by 5 seconds as the 800 legs take off. 

4:17 p.m. Freshman Myles Plummer with a strong 3:12.1 1,200 carry for Union Catholic 

4:14 p.m. Boys DMR is off. Meet record of 10:20.6 was set in 1981 by Westfield.

4:10 pm.

UC Girls DMR Splits-

Jenna Keith-3:50.1.

Ashleigh Patterson-60.1.

Morgan Williams-2:22.6

Jerika Lufrano-5:07.0

4:08 p.m. UC wins in an NJ#5 12:21.16!! 

4:03 p.m. UC gets a 2:22 800 carry from Morgan Williams as she hands to Jerika Lufrano with a big lead. Lufrano gets the baton with the clock at 7:14.

3:59 p.m. UC gets a 3:50.1 leadoff and a 60 point 400 leg to grab the lead in the girld DMR

3:56 p.m. Girls DMR is off.  

3:55 p.m. Girls DMR is on the line. Starting a litle early!!! I like it!

3:50 p.m. Girls DMR meet record of 12:17.53 was set last year by Union Catholic. Will UC break it again?

3:48 p.m. Girls DMR is up first followed by the boys. 

3:35 p.m. Let's get this track party started!!!!

3:30 p.m. .I just rolled into historic Hub Stine. Overcast and cool, but no rain yet.