New Jersey's Penn Relays Notebook - Friday Events Recap

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Want a quick overview of New Jersey's performance during the 2023 Penn Relays Carnival Presented by Toyota? Well, we've got you covered!

Check out all the New Jersey interviews, features, and top results from the weekend in our day by day snap recaps.

New Jersey Feature Links & Headlines

Day 2 - Friday Highlights

This section will point out top performances in each event and added context for major times or marks.

Girls 4x800m Prelims


Read More: UC, Rumson-Fair Haven, Cherokee Advance in 4x800m

Performance in Merge : Full Result

Girls 4x100m Prelims

Read More: Union Catholic, Paramus Catholic, Willingboro Advance to Northeast Final

Top 10 NJ Finishers - Full Result

Boys 4x100m Northeast

Read More: Bergen Catholic Wins Northeast 4x100m

NJ Finishers - Results

Boys 4x400m Philadelphia Area

The Pennsauken squad of Karon Ali, Ladanian McGrath, Premier Wynn, and Bryce Tucker ran to second during the Philadelphia Area final clocking 3:21.01.

Premier Wynn threw down a 48.69 third leg and Bryce Tucker a 48.92 anchor. 

Boys 4x400m Championship of America

Seton Hall Prep had the lead for parts of the race and after losing the lead late made a strong last effort to close the gap before securing a second place finish and top American honors. They clocked a 3:16.06 second to Kingston College's (Jamaica) time of 3:15.62. 

The squad was made up pf Ryan Matulonis, Xavier Donaldson, Nick Devita, and Brandon Williams.

With Top American Honors they receive Penn Relays gold watches, the next best US based high school was Bullis School (MD) in sixth at 3:19.09. 

Girls Distance Medley Championship of America


NJ Finishers - Results

Girls Mile Run Championship

Freehold Twp senior Emma Zawatski earns a third place finish in the girls mile running 4:51.98! Breaks into the US top 20 with that performance.

NJ Finishers - Results

Girls 3000m Championship


NJ Finishers - Results

Boys Distance Medley Championship of America

New Jersey put THREE teams in the top four and five in the top ten by the end of the DMR Championship of America race! CBA led the way with a 10:13.68. More to come in a feature article.

Read More: CBA, Delbarton, Westfield Go 2-3-4 in DMR CoA

NJ Finishers - Results

  • 2nd - Christian Brothers 10:13.68
  • 3rd - Delbarton School 10:15.33
  • 4th - Westfield 10:17.40
  • 9th - Union Catholic 10:22.62
  • 10th - Cinnaminson 10:23.67
  • 16th - Rahway 10:40.34
  • New Jersey DMR Season Rankings

Boys Mile Run Championship


NJ Finishers - Results

Boys 3000m Run Championship


NJ Finishers - Results

  • 4th - Joe Barrett, Christian Brothers, 8:35.82
  • 6th - Peyton Shute, Woodbury, 8:36.75
  • 14th - Owen Horevay, Lakeland Regional, 8:43.73
  • 22nd - Luke Pash, Ridgewood, 9:01.90
  • 25th - Fabian Ramales, Southern Regional, 9:08.10 
  • New Jersey 3200m Season Rankings

Boys 4x800m Championship of America

CHATHAM!!!!! Wins the 4x800m in comeback fashion! 7:47.66 at the line to edge ahead of Jamaica's Kingston College at 7:47.68!

First American team since 2013 when another Jersey team won, Pleasantville. Feature article link to come.

NJ Finishers - Results

Girls Discus


NJ Finishers : Full Result

Girls Shot Put

Read More: Oji's Big Shot Earns Her Top American Finish

NJ Finishers : Full Result

Girls Long Jump

NJ Finishers - Full Result

Girls High Jump

Samantha Strydesky became the fourth winner from New Jersey all-time and the first since 1991! A close win at 5-7 which came down to a jump off.

Read More: Strydesky Wins High Jump, Gold Watch

NJ Finishers - Full Results

Girls Javelin

The New Jersey state leader Leah Howard thew a 148-7 for third overall and led all NJ athletes at Penn Relays on Friday. She came into the meet ranked NJ No. 1 US No. 2 with a mark of 163-1 from the Woodbury Relays on April 22nd.

Howard now ranks US No. 3 after the meet winner out of New York Julia Magliaro hit a US No. 2 mark of 164-7, which now stands as the New York state record.

NJ Finishers - Full Results

Girls Triple Jump

Read More: Clutch Jump Earns Curtis Top American in Triple

NJ Finishers - Full Result

Girls Pole Vault


NJ Finishers - Full Results