SJTCA Elite Meet Brought The Fire! Multiple State Leaders

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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.

Naylah Jones of Timber Creek had a wind legal 12.18 (0.5) in the 100m dash prelims, she followed that up with a 12.25 to win the final.

Clayton's Amirah Sharpe improved the NJ No. 1 times for the 200m, 24.51, and 400m Hurdles, 1:01.07. That 400m hurdles run ranks Sharpe US No. 3 on the season.

Alanna Woolfolk of Clayton and Jenovia Logan of Sterling both cleared 5-06 in the high jump competition and are in a four-way tie for the state lead.

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.

A deep field led by Haddonfield senior Seth Clevenger crossing the line at 4:12.92 now NJ No. 2 only behind Jackson Barna of Ridge who ran a 4:08.07 back in April.

Jacob Cobb of West Deptford, 4:16.52, Tyler Schill of Cinnaminson, 4:17.41, and Peyton Shute of Woodbury, 4:17.46, making up the rest of the top four finishers.

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.

Justin Penny of Lenape Regional, 1:54.60, led Billy Clewell of Camden Catholic, 1:54.88, and Patrick Ditmars of Cherokee, 1:55.01, in a tight 800m race to move up to NJ No. 2 through No. 4. 

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.

Eastern Regional's Brooks won with a 14.55 while holding off Bryce Tucker, 14.57 NJ No. 3, and Malachi Wesley, 14.59 NJ No. 4.

Washington Twp teammates Yashahya Brown, 14.64, and Kanye Mills, 14.69, also running NJ top ten this season in the high hurdles.

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. 

Austin Hudak led the javelin with a mark of 180-0. The Hammonton HS senior already ranks NJ No. 2 this season off his 193-10 at Woodbury Relays.

The boys 100m saw four go under 11 seconds against a head wind in the finals. DJ Germann of Egg Harbor Twp won with a NJ No. 4 10.85 (-1.0).

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!

Pennsauken's Premier Wynn led the 400m dash with a season best 49.32 NJ No. 6. 

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

Cherokee's Nikki Clifford clocked a 2:12.13 in the 800m moving up to NJ No. 3 on the season. 

We saw a NJ No. 2 time win the 100m hurdles, Anabella Chin of Rancocas Valley leading the way at 14.79. 

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.

NJ No. 4 ranked Ciara Demarest of Williamstown threw 128-5 to lead the discus and improved her season best in the shot put with a winning 40-0.75 now NJ No. 6. 

Millville junior Leah Howard took over NJ No. 4 with her winning javelin mark of 134-10. 

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.

In the 1600m Paul VI's Shaelan McNally broke into the NJ top ten running 5:02.06.

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.