Munson, Daly, Heredia, Allen, Elizabeth, Ramapo Star


The fast times just keep on coming.

For the second day in a row, some of NJ's best lit up the track at Ocean Breeze Facility during Tuesday's Coach Glynn Holiday Carnival.

Connor Munson of Westwood was a triple winner, Conor Daly of Westfield was a double winner, and Fitzroy Ledgister, Jacob Heredia, , Kylie Prendergast, and Grace Kennedy all produced NJ#1 times.

The Elizabeth boys and Ramapo girls also threw down some hot performances in the relays.   

Munson, one of the top multi-event stars in the country, won the boys 55m hurdles in 7.89 (PR of 7.84 in the trials), finished first in the pole vault (14-6), and won the high jump (6-0). Munson finished fifth in the decathlon at the National Championships last spring with 6,563 points, which is No. 3 in state history.    

Daly, a senior, won the boys 1,000m in a NJ#1/US#10 2:34.80, and split 1:58.95 leading off the winning 4x800 that ran a NJ#1 8:13.74. 

Ledgister, a senior at St. Peter's Prep, notched his second NJ#1 time of the season by winning the one-lapper in a US#5 22.02. Ledgister also sits atop the state leaderboard in the 55m dash with the US#5 6.38 he ran earlier this month. 

Clifton's Heredia, coming off an All-State season in XC, took over the state lead in the boys 3,200 by winning that race in 9:39.75.

The Elizabeth boys, always one of the state's top spring squads, generated lots of smoke by winning the 4x200 in 1:32.37, and the 4x400 in 3:31.45. Both times are No. 2 in the state.  

In the boys shot put, senior Robert Manse III of CBA unloaded a PR and NJ#4 56-11 to finish first. CBA has an incredible 1-2 punch in the shot put with Manse and senior Tyler Mayerhoff, who is the state leader with a US#6 59-1. Can both guys hit 60 this season? I wouldn't bet against it!!

In a battle between two of the state's best, Christina Allen, who won the 3,200 at the Meet of Champions as a freshman at River Dell last spring, edged Clifton junior
Remy Dubac, 11:23.11 to 11:29.50, in the girls 3,200. Those times are NJ#3 and NJ#5, respectively.

Prendergast, a senior at Livingston, took over the state lead in the girls 600 by winning the three-lapper in 1:41.95.

Kennedy, a senior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood, also moved into the NJ#1 spot in the 400m with her winning time of 58.10.

The Ramapo girls moved into the top spot in the state in the 4x400 by winning that race in 4:13.10, and they won the 4x800 in a NJ#2 10:06.84.