Hey all you track and field nuts out there!
NJ MileSplit knows how many of you love to dive into all the times, marks, and info on all the county championship meets around the state. But we also know how digging through all the result pages from all the different meets can sometimes be a little time consuming, so we figured you'd like to have one place to go to get everything you need.
We aim to please, so we have put together a breakdown of all the county championships throughout the state with recaps and links to the full results of every meet, and more.
What better way to spend a day than pouring over all the incredible results around the state as you begin scouting out your competition for the state sectionals next week and putting together your mock scoring.
There were so many remarkable individual performances, great team battles, and team sweeps that took place at the county meets as the Road to The Meet of Champions heated up with several amazing moments on the track and in the field.
Let's get to it already with our County Championship Rewind!!
The county meets below are listed alphabetically.
Boys: Triple-winner Ahmad Brock sparked Egg Harbor to its sixth straight title at Buena High School. Brock won the 100 in a NJ#2 10.74, the 200, and the triple jump to help the Eagles outscore runner-up Oakcrest, 178-71. Egg Harbor also received great performances from Malachi Wesley (first in both hurdles), James Mahana (first in the shot put), the 4x800 squad, first in 8:53.70), and 1,600 champ Nico Valdivieso.
Girls: Lauren Princz of Egg Harbor was a quadruple winner, Mainland, behind its strong group of underclassmen, captured its third title in the past four county meets.
The Penn State-bound Princz, who won Meet of Champions titles in the 200 (outdoors in 2019) and 55 dash (2020), ran a state leading and PR of 11.76 to win the 100m, captured the 200 in a NJ#4 24.62, and ran on the winning the 4x100 and 4x400.
But despite Princz's remarkable performance and a big NJ#1 discus throw of 130-2 from her teammate, senior, Michaela Pomatto, it wasn't enough to overcome the great all-round team performance by Mainland, who outscored Egg Harbor, 162-125.
Freshman Claudia Booth won the 1,600 and led a 1-2-3 finish for the Mustangs in the 3200, and junior Eva Morrison captured the pole vault and high jump. Mainland also picked up victories from its 4x800 relay and from Paige Bonzeck ?in the LJ.
Boys: Max Zuckerman of Pascack Hills broke the Bergen County pole vault record, Donavan Anderson pulled of an amazing quad, and Ridgewood (A), Demarest (B), Cresskill (C), Emerson (D), and Bergen Catholic (E) captured the team titles.
Zuckerman, a junior, cleared 15-8 in the C Division competition to break the county record of 15-7.50 that was set in 2018 when his former teammate, Liam Landau, cleared that height to win the 2018 State Group 2 title. Zuckerman's 15-8 is also the No. 1 jump in the state this season.
Anderson, a senior at Bergenfield, had a spectacular meet in the Division B competition. He soared an NJ#1 24-0 to win the LJ, won the 200(22.05), finished first in the 400 (50.07), and captured the TJ with a 46-2.
Girls: Isabella Sing won four events, and Ridgewood (A), Demarest (B), Hasbrouck Heights (C), Emerson (D), and IHA (E) finished first in the team standings.
Sing, a senior at Rutherford, recorded personal bests in all four of her victories. She captured the long jump in the C Division with a leap of 18-3.50, No. 7 in the state this season, and also finished first in the 400 hurdles (66.60), the HH (15.76), and the 200 (26.48).
Boys: Rancocas Valley relied on its depth and superior balance on the way to its sixth straight title, 135-86 over Cherokee, and Malachi James of Willingboro recorded the fastest 100/200 double ever for a freshman.
James, who won the freshman national 60m dash title this past winter, won the 100 in 10.81 and the 200 in 21.82, becoming the first boy in meet history to pull off that double.
In the team competition, senior Jalen Blango led the charge for RV by winning the LJ, placing second in HJ and TJ, and finishing fourth in the 110 hurdles for a total of 30 points. Other winners for RV were senior Kai Deery in the pole vault, senior Gabriel Wilson in the TJ, and the 4x100 relay team.
Girls: Rancocas Valley picked up seven gold medals en route to a 131-50-101 victory over Cherokee. It's the third straight title for RV.
Junior Annabella Chin swept the hurdles for RV, freshman Leah Howe ran a PR of 59.39 to win the 400, junior Ravin Hood won the shot put, and senior Rachel Satchell won the TJ with a PR of 35-3.75. Rancocas Valley also picked up wins in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, and finished second in the 4x800.
Whitaker scored 34 points when he ran a personal-best 54.85 to win the 400 IH, went 46-9.25 to win the triple jump, cleared 6-2 to place second in the high jump, and was third in the HH in a PR of 15.43.
In the Small Schools competition, double winners Tyler Wilson and William Lindemuth fueled Audubon's run to the championship.
Wilson won the 100 and 400, and Lindemuth captured the 200 and the javelin. Derrick Bryant (TJ) and Jeff Jordan (shot put) also picked up wins for Audubon.
Girls: Winslow (Large Schools) and Haddonfield (Small Schools) finished first in the team standings, and Jailya Ash of Eastern recorded a fast triple.
Haddonfield's distance crew did its usual damage as the Dawgs rolled to a 141.50-93.50 victory over Audubon.
The biggest highlights for Haddonfield came from Lindsay Colflesh, first in the 800 in a personal-best 2:13.72 with teammate Olivia Stoner second in 2:15.44, and from the 1-2 finish by Sarah Naticchia (4:57.12) and Allison Colflesh in the 1600.
In the Large School competition, Winslow received huge performances from Janelle Marshall and Shevell Diggs on the way to a 117-111 victory over Timber Creek.
Marshall won the 400, the 400 hurdles, and ran on the winning 4x400. Diggs racked up 32 points by winning the LJ and TJ, placing second in the HH, and fourth in the HJ.
The UConn-bound Ash, a two-time Meet of Champions winner, won the 100 dash in 12.23, the 200 in 25.45, and the 100 HH in 14.39. Ash, the state leader in the low hurdles with a 14.28, won the 55 dash at the 2019 M of C and the 55 hurdles at the 2020 M of C.
CAPE MAY COUNTY
Boys: Double individual winners Brad Jamison and Dan Givens ignited Ocean City's run to the team title as the Red Raiders rolled to a 193-60 victory over Middle Township.
Jamison won the shot put and javelin, and Givens captured first in the long jump and triple jump. Ocean City's other winners were Elijah Cochran (HH), Tyler Greene (1600), Nasir kelly (HJ), and the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
Girls: Nine different athletes struck gold for Ocean City, which scored a mind-blowing 215 points to runaway with the team title.
Alexa Palmierei led the charge for Ocean City, winning the 1600 and 3,200. The other eight individual winners for Ocean City, which also won the 4x100 and 4x400, were Nya Gilchrist (100 dash), Alia Troxel (200), Erin Hanlon (400), Morgan Krier (HH), Stephanie Carey (HJ), Birdie Stewart (PV), Elaine Styer (TJ), and Joni Dice (discus).
Boys: Millville, which received a throwing triple from Michael Parmer and a hurdle sweep from Treshan Stevenson, steamrolled its way to the team title, 159-65 over runner-up Bridgeton.
Parmer won the discus (100-0), the shot put (39-2), and the javelin (162-0). Stevenson captured the HH and the 400 hurdles, and Millville also picked up wins from Travis Gandy (pole vault), Elias Rivera (HJ), and Calem Bowman (TJ).
Girls: Leah Ellis put together an electrifying performance to spark Millville to its 14th straight team title.
Boys: Seton Hall Prep completed the county triple crown by running away with the team championship, and Newark Tech senior Sincere Robinson continued his remarkable rookie campaign.
Girls: Montclair won another great battle over West Orange, edging the Mountaineers, 92-85. It's the third championship clash of the season between the two Essex County powers, and Montclair now leads the season series, 2-1.
West Orange won the county relay title, 108-80, and Montclair came back to win the American Division crown at the SEC meet last week by one point in a wild one, 152-151.
Greater Middlesex Conference
Boys: South Brunswick outscored runner-up East Brunswick, 158-95, to win for the third straight time and have now captured eight of the last nine titles, Kaelen Mitchell won four golds, and three meet records were set.
The SB boys have now captured nine GMC titles, tied for second in county history with St. Joseph (Met.). Old Bridge owns the country record with 12 championships.
Serrao blasted his way over the barriers in 14.12 to break the meet record of 14.23 in the 110 hurdles that was set in 2019 by Alan Broussard of J.P. Stevens. Serrao's time places him No. 5 on Middlesex County's All-Time list and is the fastest time in the state this season.
The third record that fell came when the UPenn-bound Polam won the 3,200 in 9:20.53. Polam broke the record of 9:21.81 set in 2004 by Ryan Williams of East Brunswick.
Girls: South Brunswick stretched their amazing winning streak to 15 straight championships with a 100.50-58 victory over runner-up Metuchen, and the Vikings raised its county record total to 18 overall titles.
South Brunswick has always been just too deep and balanced for any team in the GMC to handle over their 15 year reign of supremacy, and that was the case once again.
While the Vikings scored their share of points on the track, highlighted by a victory in the 4x800 in 10:21.80, their work in the field events was once again a huge key to the victory. All three individual wins by South Brunswick came in the field. Khushi Gupta won the HJ (5-4), Renee Nartey captured the LJ (16-5.50), and Ava Hutchison won the the javelin (109-10).
The girls competition also featured two double winners, some big breakthrough victories, and of course the remarkable total team effort by South Brunswick.
Princeton-bound Adelaide Asante of North Brunswick won the 400 hurdles in 62.59, and captured the 100 hurdles in a NJ #3 14.87. Asante, the state leader in the 400 hurdles with a 61.13, pulled off the same feat as a sophomore in 2019.
Kaleia Arrington, a senior at Piscataway, opened lots of eyes with her hot sprint double. She won the 100 on Monday in a NJ#5 12.21, and then edged Asante to capture the the 200 in a NJ#11 25.54.
Boys: St. Peter's Prep owned this meet, racking up 11 victories on the way to a convincing 189-75 victory over runner-up Snyder. Joe Morrone and Fitzroy Ledgister were each triple winners and Edwin Klanke smashed a county record and two meets records to lead the Marauders to its fourth straight title.
Ledgister, a junior, whol eads the state in the 100 (10.60), won the 100 (10.94), the 200 (21.59), and the long jump. Morrone captured the 400 (48.90), the 110 hurdles (14.94), and the 400 hurdles (54.93). Klanke ran a county record and NJ#3 4:10.56, and won the 800 in a NJ#1 1:51.74. Landers Green (TJ), Rodolfo Sanchez (3200), and Erik Perez (discus) also struck gold for St. Peter's Prep.
Girls: Alejandra Bartutis had a sensational performance to lead North Bergen to the team title, and Faith Bethea continued her remarkable rookie season for Snyder.
Bartutis won the HJ (5-2), LJ (17-4), and the javelin, and placed second in the TJ to help North Bergen outscore runner-up Snyder, 132-105. Also starring for North Bergen were Kiomy Luperon and Kaysia Dusajn. Luperon won the 100, was second in the 200, and third in the 400. Dusajn captured the HH, was second in te LJ, and third in the TJ.
Bethea, the amazing junior at Snyder, soared a NJ#1 39-9.50 to win the triple jump, won the 200, placed second in the HH, and was third in the shot put.
Boys: North Hunterdon, led by the Pedretti twins and sprinter Kente Edwards, edged rival Hunterdon Central , 110.50-104.
Edwards, a sophomore, broke the meet record in the 100 dash when he crossed first in 10.90, and also placed second in the 200. Senior Brian Pedretti won the 1600m in 4:29.18, and his twin, Dan, captured the 3,200 in 9:50.80, and junior Hunter Paulter led a 1-2 finish in the javelin for the Lions with a big PR of PR of 174-8.
The Bucknell-bound Loew racked up four gold medals on the track, and Lacombe won three events
Loew won the 100 in her career debut in the event in 12.65, the 200 with a PR of 25.42, the 400 in 58.93, and anchored the winning 4x400.
Lacombe, the co-state leader in the pole vault at 12-0, cleared 11-6 win the PV, ran a PR of 15.46 to win the HH, cleared a PR of 5-5 to win the HJ, and unloaded a 103-9 to place third in the discus.
Villanova-bound Emma McGill of Voorhees ran 4:57.05 to take down the 1600m meet record of 4:59.48 set by Lauren Wagner of Voorhees in 2018 2019, and won the 3200 in 11:12.54.
COLONIAL VALLEY CONFERNECE
Meet will conclude this Tuesday
Carasia, a senior at Ocean Township, took down a 26 year-old meet record when he soared 23-6 to win the the long jump, breaking the mark of 23-4.50 set by Ron Lewis of Asbury Park in 1995. Carasia also won the TJ.
Bogdan, a senior at Colts Neck, became the sixth boy to win the 800 (1:55.62), the 1,600 (4:16.89) and the 3,200 (9:22.23) at the same county meet. Tucker, also a senior at Colts Neck launched the shot 65-4.75, and was one of a staggering 10 guys to throw beyond 50 feet, including five from CBA!
CBA's 126-83 victory over Rumson featured 52 points in the throwing events as the Colts extended its record to 26 overall county titles.
Senior Liam Miksic pulled of a unique double by placing second for CBA in the javelin (183-10), and second in the pole vault (12-0). There are many athletes in the state who have ever combined those two events.
On the track, Pete Jaworski led the way for CBA, placing second in both hurdles, and senior Chris DeSousa ran 4:19.49 to placed second in the 1,600.
Girls: Middletown North, led by Hailey Guerrieri and Rett Schnoor, outscored Colts Neck, 84-68, to capture its second title ever (the other came in 2017), and Colts Neck's Lilly Shapiro broke the meet record by running the fastest time in the state this season.
Schnoor, a senior, won the 100 dash in 12.55, won the LJ (17-10), and was second in the 200 in a school record 25.58. Guerrieri, a junior, led a 1-2-3 finish in the HH for the Lions by winning in 15.53, and also finished first in the triple jump (33-8), and was second in the LJ. Olivia Kelty was second and Kathleen Mayhew third in the hurdles for Middletown North.
Shapiro, a junior, broke the meet record in the 800 by winning the two-lapper in a NJ#1 2:08.82, erasing the record of 2:09.88 set in 2016 by Ciara Roche of Freehold Township. Less then a week later, Shapiro ran the fastest 1600 in state history when she went 4:40.15 at the Holmdel Twilight meet.
Boys: Delbarton, behind the Boler twins and Jef Cianfrocca, outscored Morris Hills, 75-64.33, to take the team title, and Domenick Wallace and Joshua Babe of Morris Hills lit the track up with multiple red hot performances.
Cianfrocca picked up Delbarton's only victory when he cleared 6-2 to win the high jump, and he also added a third place in the TJ. Collin and Brian Boler led the charge for Delbarton on the track as they combined for 34 points. Collin was second in the 800, and the 1,600, and placed fourth in the 3200. Brian was second in the 3200 and third in the 1600.
Wallace, a senior, and Babe, a junior, put on sizzling show for Morris Hills.
Wallace and Babe both ran on the meet record-breaking 4x400 that ran a NJ#2 3:20.02, which smashed the meet mark of 3:21.19 set by Randolph in 2014. Morris Hills has a great shot at breaking the Morris County 4x400 record of 3:18.07 set by Mendham in 2014.
That's not all.
Individually, Wallace equaled the meet record in the 800 with his NJ#5 time of 1:53.34, matching the record that Jason Apwah of Roxbury ran in 2007. Babe finished first in the 200 (21.96) and the 400 (48.85). Babe is the state leader in the 400 with a 48.33 and is NJ#5 in the 200 (21.69).
Girls: Mendham won the meet-concluding 4x400 relay to edge Chatham, 55-52, in a thrilling battle for the team championship. Chatham, leading by three points heading into the relay, finished fourth in the relay.
Mendham was led by Melisaa Aymil, Ava Curry, and Julianna Marran.
Aymil won the shot put and was third in the discus, Curry was fourth in both the 400 and 800, and ran on the victorious 4x400, and Marran finished second in the 400 hurdles, fifth in the 400, and ran on the relay.
Boys: Southern Regional, behind Jackson Braddock's epic triple, captured the team the team title, and James Bivins of Donovan Catholic put together an electrifying performance on his way to becoming just the second boy in meet history to win four individual events.
The Virginia-bound Braddock, who had a bout with COVID just two months ago, produced a performance for the ages.
On Day One, Braddock won the 1,600 in an Ocean County record and NJ#8 all-time 4:06.25, and ran on the runner-up 4x800. The next day he captured the 3,200m title in 9:22.03, and the 800m in a PR and NJ#4 1:53.69.
Led by Braddock, Southern outscored runner-up Toms River South 114-95, to win its first team title since 2009, and its third overall.
The Rutgers-bound Bivins won the 100-meter dash in 10.99, the 400 in 50.03, and the long jump with a leap of 22-11 on the opening day of competition. The next day, Bivins finished off the quad by winning the 200m dash in 22.06 to join Emanuel Mayers of Lakewood as the only boys in meet history to win four events at the same meet.
At the 2007 Ocean County Championships, Mayers, inducted into the Shore Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2019, won the triple jump on Day One, and then captured both hurdles and the long jump on Day 2.
Girls: Manchester, under first-year coach Chris Rash, finished third in the meet-concluding 4x400 relay in 4:16.45 to emerge with a thrilling victory in a great three-way battle, edging runner-up Toms River South, 80-78.33. Southern placed third with 75 points.
Triple-winner Jada Ellis led Manchester Township was her usual spectacular self, winning the 100m dash in 12.29, the 200 in 25.35, and running on the winning 4x100 (50.11). Manchester also picked up huge points with a 1-2 finish in the javelin. Senior Samantha Gravatt unloaded a school record and a NJ No. 2 throw of 130-9 to finish first, and Sheridan Martinez placed second with a throw of 109-11.
In other highlights, Monmouth-bound Bryanna Wilson of Donovan Catholic unloaded a clutch throw on her final attempt to rally to win the discus (120-0), and she also captured the shot put (38-10.50).TRS sophomore Lily Oliver won the 800m in 2:17.97, and finished first in the 1,600 in 5:09.99.
Boys: Passaic Tech, behind Jordan Ricketts and Keshon Holt, racked up 93 points on the track en route to a 135.50-96 victory over Passaic Valley.
Ricketts, a senior, led a 1-2-3 finish for Passaic Tech in the 400, won the 400 hurdles, was second in the 200, and ran on the winning 4x400 to account for 38 points. Holt scored 38 points on his own by winning the 100, 200, and the long jump, and placing second in the 400. Passaic Tech also captured the 4x800.
Girls: Double-winner Taniya Giles and the Dubac sisters led Clifton to a 117-96 victory over Passaic Tech.
Giles, a junior, won the shot put (33-2) and the discus (98-8). On the track, Mia and Remy Dubac combined for 42 points by placing 2-3 in the 800, 1,600, and 3,200. Mia, a senior was second, and Remy, a sophomore, was third in those three races.
Lakeland junior Angelina Perez turned in a sparkling distance double, winning both the 1600 in 5:08.46, and the 3200 in 10:38.29.
Boys: Salem, behind senior Bobby Arnold's huge triple, rolled to a 126-70 victory over Woodstown.
Arnold won the 400 with a PR of 50.33, the triple jump with a PR of 43-7 1/4, and led 1-2-3 sweep for Salem in the 400 IH with a winning time and PR of 58.10.
Three wins and three PR's for Arnold!!!
Salem also picked up victories from sophomore Amare Smith in the 100, senior Lester Coleman in the long jump, junior Jayden Wright in the shot put, and senior Trevor Buzby led a 1-2-3 finish for Salem in the high jump.
Girls: Schalick, behind double winners Julia Smith and Tia Furbush, defeated Woodstown in a great battle, 107.75-95.50. Smith, a senior, won the 1,600 (5:29.26) and 3,200 (12:28.10), Furbush, also a senior, won the LJ and TJ.
Boys: The Ridge distance squad piled up a staggering 58 points and Luke Roberts scored 28 to spark the Red Devils to 131-67.33 victory over Watching Hills.
Girls: Ridge rolled up a mind-blowing 98 points in the field on its way to a close win over Hillsborough, 145-139.
Senior Jennifer Hodges won the high jump (5-0) and triple jump (34-3.75) for Ridge. Junior Carly Cambria scored 26 for the Red Devils by winning the discus (115-9), with a 115-9 and placing taking second in the javelin (102-6) and the shot put (34-11.50). Senior Lily Lorio won the javelin with a 103-9. On the track, junior Maura Medenilla won the 800 in 2:19.20, and Ridge won the 4x400 (4:03.82).
Hillsborough's Kirstyn Schechter had another big day, scoring 28 points for the Raiders. She won the 400 (60.12), the 400 hurdles (64.43), and was second in the 200 (26.79).
Rodriguez won both hurdles races with PR's of 55.72 and 15.05, and won the pole vault by clearing 14-0. Rodriguez has cleared a PR of 14-6 in the pole vault this season.
Boys: Juniors Nick Givan (32 points), Myles Plummer (26 points), and Shane Brosnan (20 points) combined for 78 points to lead Union Catholic to an 86-78 win over Elizabeth. The victory by UC ended Elizabeth's streak of three straight titles, and is the first title for UC since 2015. Givan swept the hurdles, was 4th in the 400, and ran 49.2 on the runner-up 4x400, Plummer won the 800, was second in the 1,600, and ran on the relay. Brosnan won the 1,600 and 3,200.
Greg McQueen blew up the track for Elizabeth with one of the greatest performances in meet history.
Girls: Union Catholic steamrolled the competition to win its sixth straight title, Julia Jackson struck gold three times, rising star Celine-Jada Brown continued her breakout season with a remarkable performance and Lindsay Hausman and Carly Tarentino shined
Union Catholic scored 164 points, 100 more than runner-up Scotch Plains-Fanwood.
The individual star of the meet was Jackson, a junior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood.
After placing third in the 100 in 12.08 and winning the 400 in 55.23 on day one, Jackson came back the next day to win the 200 in 24.43, and then split 54.5 to bring her team across the line first in the 4x400 in meet record and NJ#1 3:47.91. SPF took down the meet record of 3:49.27 that was set in 2015 by a Union Catholic team that featured 2016 Olympian Sydney McLaughlin.
Brown, a junior at Plainfield, won the 400 hurdles with a PR of 1:05.71 and soared a NJ#1 19-5 in the long jump. Hausman, a sophomore, used a strong finishing kick to win the 3,200 in 11:00. and the 1,600 in 5:02.61
UC's march to the title was marked by a great display of balance as the Vikings scored 83 points in the field and 81 on the track!
In the field, junior Jada Mia Puryear had another huge meet in the throws, winning the discus with a NJ#1 127-8, and the shot put with a 39-2.25, Autumn Barge won the javelin with a PR of 102-4, Alexandra Bonn won the triple jump (36-10), and Daniela Peralta cleared a huge PR of 9-6 to win the pole vault.