An elite field of South Jersey athletes ventured to Delsea Regional HS Thursday night for the aptly named SJTCA Elite T&F Meet and the results did not disappoint.
New State Leading Performances
Five state leading performances were recorded at Delsea on Thursday night.
The boys saw a state leader emerge as well as Jaden Johnson of Timber Creek, the defending indoor Meet of Champions triple jump champion, cleared 46-10 in the pit. Moving ahead of Joseph Oduro of South Plainfield who cleared 46-09 at Middlesex County Relays just a day before.
Johnson also won the high jump clearing 6-4. Johnson had the tie break to win over Enrico Barnett of Delsea and Dillon Page of Cherry Hill East who also cleared the 6-4 bar, all now within the top ten this season for New Jersey.
More Boys Highlights
The boys 1600m brought in six of the top 15 times of the season for New Jersey on the combined mile/1600m list.
George Andrus led the 3200m with a 9:17.46, already ranks NJ No. 2 thanks to his 9:12.32 at the Cherokee Night Racing meet in mid-April.
AJ Brooks almost eclipsed his own state leading time in the 110m hurdles during a final which saw a good portion of the top hurdlers in the state go head to head.
A showdown in the throws took place between Delsea teammates Jason Nwosu and Cade Beradelli. Beradelli getting the best of Nwosu this time round in the discus with a new PR of 174-11 for the win over Nwosu's 171-1.
Nwosu brought home the win in the shot put improving his season best to 60-11.5 and holding on to his NJ No. 2 position. He's just the second from New Jersey to break 60 feet this season in the shot put.
Nwosu is also ranks NJ No. 3 in the discus thanks to his 177-10 at the Red & Black Invitational in late April.
Germann had an impressive outing overall also winning the long jump with a NJ No. 8 ranked 22-02.5 (0.6) and 200m dash at 21.78 NJ No. 2!
The pole vault was won by Noah Kriesman of Cherry Hill East at 14-0. Kriesman already NJ No. 4 at 14-6 this season.
More Girls Highlights
Chloe Jones of Timber Creek HS won the 400m dash at 57.68.
Clearview Regional's Abigail Waddington moved to NJ No. 4 with her victory of 11:02.04 during the 3200m run.
Leah Ellis brought home gold in the long jump measured 17-10, just an inch off her NJ No. 4 performance at Woodbury Relays in April.
Jenovia Logan of Sterling is now NJ No. 7 in the triple jump with her winning 37-0 mark.
Junior Reese Gebhard of Delsea Regional and freshmen Hannah Byrd-Leitner of Moorestown vaulted 10-0 to finish first and second on attempts. They are two of just 21 girls to clear that height this season for New Jersey and currently sit tied for NJ No. 16.