Get ur Ocean Breeze on!!!!
Get ur NJ Meet of Champions on!!!!!
I just rolled in here with my old partner in crime, Rich Bevensee!!! Batman and Robin ride again!!!!
Are you as jacked as I am for the first NJ state meet in NY???
This meet should be lit!!!!!
The first time ever this meet is on a banked track + 1/4 inch spikes=red hot times, records, and PR"S!!!!!
And hey, there are bathrooms here!!! And they are inside!!!! How great is that????
If you are new to this format, live updates will be below. And the better the performance is, the more excited I get, and when I really excited I type in BOLD ALL CAPS with lots exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See what I mean??
First event is the girls 4x800 at 10 a.m, so be sure to check back here for the latest info!!!!
4:30 pm GET UR NJ TRACK AND FIELD ON!!! WHAT A STATE!!!!! ALL OF YOU ATHLETES THAT COMPETED ARE JUST AWESOME!!!!
4:15 p.m. WHAT. A MEET!!!!! RECAPS, VIDEO INTERVIEWS, RACE VIDEOS, AND PHOTOS ALL WILL BE COMING YOUR WAY, SO BE SURE TO CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR THE LATEST!!!!
4:00 p.m. Caroline Dannenbaum of Pingry just broke the meet record by clearing 12-7 to win for the seocnd straight year!!!!
2:30 p.m. Bryanna Craig of Millville captured the girls HJ on misses at 5-6.
3:00 p.m. Teja Brown of Pope John wins the TJ with a 38-2!!!
2:45 p.m. The girls pole vault is the final event being contested. 4 girls left.
2:26 p.m. Jamier Wright-Collins of JFK - Paterson clears a NJ#1 and PR of 6-10 to win the boys high jump!
2:25 p.m. THE UNION CATHOLIC BOYS AND GIRLS SWEPT THE 4X400. THE GIRLS RAN a US #7 3:51.68!!!! THE UC BOYS RAN A US#2 AND FACILITY RECORD 3:18.78.
2:15 FLOYD WHITAKER OF HIGHLAND REGIONAL WINS THE BOYS LJ AND TJ!!!
2:12 p.m. Union Catholic junior A'Liyah Thomas goes 18-7 1/4 to wn the girls LJ
2:07 p.m. MEET RECORD ALERT-BRADLEY JELMERT OF WATCHING HILLS CLEARS 16-0 1/4 TO WIN THE BOYS POLE VAULT!!
1:54 p.m. WOWWWWWWW!!!!!! GET UR INSTANT CLASSIC ON!!!!!!! FUTURE VILLANOVA TEAMMATES MURPHY AND JENNINGS BATTLE RIGHT TO THE LINE!!!!!!!! AND IT'S MURPHY WINNNG IN 8:58.16. JENNINGS 2ND IN 8:58.19!!!!!!! 9:00.27 for AUSTIN GABAY!!!!!
HOLY SMOKES!!!! MY STOPWATCH IS SHAKING!!!!!
ONE OF THE GREATEST RACES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EPIC DOUBLE BY MURPHY!!!!!!
1:25 p.m. The boys 3,200 is up next!!! Murphy is back to run after that debacle in the 1,600!!!! Jack Jennings of Mendham, Austin Gabay, Ethan Wechsler, Jackson Braddock of Southernm, and Oliver Adler all in this!!! THIS WILL BE FAST!!!!!!! SUB 9 COULD HAPPEN!!!!
1:22 p.m. LOOK OUT FOR ANGELINA PEREZ!!!!!! The Lakeland star wins the girls 3,200 in 10:36.48.
1:10 pm. GET UR HAMILTON NORTH SWEEP ON!!!! Soph. Shamali Whittle breaks the meet record in the 200 with a 21.68 to lead a 1-2-3 for Hamilton North!!!
12:55 p.m. Mariah Fede of Paramus Catholic wins the girls 200 in a meet record 24.34!!!
12:50 p.m. Gabe Moranta of Pleasantville runs huge last 200 to rally to win the boys 800 in a Facility Record and NJ#1/US#4 1:52.46!!!! FOUR OF THE TOP 10 TIMES IN THE NATION WERE RUN IN THIS RACE!!!
Moronta used a 28.1 last 200 to edge Nicholas Medeiros of Old Bridge, second in a US#7 1:52.76. Kyle Reers of Delaware Valley was third in a US#8 1:52.81, and defending champ Elijah Brown of Union Catholic finished fourth in a US#10 1:53.26.
12:40 GET UR 4-PEAT ON!!!!!! Victoria Vanriele of GL WINS #4 IN A ROW IN THE 800 IN 2:09.73!!!
12:30 p.m. OMG!!!!! You won't believe what just happened in the boys seeded 1600. First of all, the clock started before the race started! Not sure how?? Then the bell rang a lap too early and everyone stopped runing after crossing the line after the 7th lap. Liam Murphy was first and Shaw Powell 2nd.!!
After coache and the crowd yelled to the runners that there was a lap to go, Murphy and the rest of the field stared running again. What a mess!!! Murphy's still won the race in 4:17.35, but he was at 3:10 and change at 1,200. So he and Powell were probably headed for close to 4:10!!!
This race probably won't count. Maybe re-run on another day?? I'm waiting for the official decision???
STORY ON THE BOYS 1,600 AND WHEN A RULING WILL BE MADE
12:20 p.m. Boys seeded 1,600 is up
12:10 pm Katie Hamilton of Westfield wins the 1,600 in 4:57.15!
12:03 p.m. Patrick Passalacqua of Old Tappan win the boys shot with 61-4 1/2.
12:02 p.m. Girls 1,600 is next
11:58 a.m. Louis Akpadago of Hamilton North wins the boys 55 dash for the 2nd straight year in 6.34!!
11:55 a.m. GET UR LAUREN PRINCZ ON!!! She just went a NJ#1 6.98 to win the dash!!!
11:45 a.m. Jailya Ash, the dash winner last year, wins the girls HH in a NJ#2 8.03!!!! NJ#1 Mariah Fede (8.02) of PC was 2nd in 8.12.
11:42 a,m. Anthony Vazquez of Egg Harbor win the boys HH in 7.31. Dwight Henry is 2nd in 7.34. Terrel Williams of Columnia false started.
11:40 am. Time for the HH finals!!!
11:43 a.m. HOLY SMOKES!!!!! CHECK THIS OUT. GET UR SURPRISE WINNER ON!-South Brunswick Jr. Adam Gorka, fourth in Group 4 and the No. 9 seed, wins the boys 400 out of the next to last heat in 48.66!!!!!!! Almost a one seocnd PR!!!!!
11:34 a.m. Time for the boys 400.
11:32 am Nylah Perry of Winslow win the 400 in 56.19, beating the time of 56.50 run in the previous heat by Chi Chi Nkulume of Union Catholic, who wound up second.
11:23 a.m 400 girls are next
11:20 Lauren Princz of Eastern (7.07) and Louis Akpadago (6.35) are the fastest dash qualifiers for the finals!
11:10 a.m. Essex County rivals Terrel Williams of Columbia and Dwight Henry of Irvington run the top boys HH trial time as both ran 7.45. Sparks should be flying in the final!!!
11 a.m. Kirsten Schechter of Hillsborough and Mariah Fede of Paramus Catholic lead HH qualifiers as each run 8.30.
10:42 a.m. Hurdle trials are up.
10:39 a.m. GET UR KINGSWAY ON!!!!!! GET UR STONE CARRACIO ON!!!! Carracio just dropped a 1:52.84 anchor to bring Kingsway across first in the 4x800 in a US#1 and meet record 7:47.50!!!!!!! Ridge gets 2nd in an US#3 7:49.51!
Sr Ethan Bentley-1:59.87
Soph. Jeff Heineman -1:58.61
Soph. Kyle Rakitis-1:56.16 PR
Sr. Stone Carracio 1:52.84 PR
Stone just told me he will be back in the 1,600!!!