Brown Breaks Record, Ridge, Cherokee Rock DMR's At Easterns

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Yashahya Brown and the Ridge and Cherokee DMR's ignited a flurry of sensational performances by New Jersey athletes and relay teams at the 88th Eastern States Championships on Tuesday night at the New York Armory.

Brown, a senior at Washington who is the US leader in the 55 hurdles with his NJ record 7.06, didn't quite break his state mark, but he did take down the meet record with his winning time of 7.10. That broke the mark of 7.14 set by Nate Rayan of Scotch Plains-Fanwood.

In the relays, the Ridge boys got things going by blasting a NJ No. 3 and US No. 3 time of 10:10.72 to win the boys DMR! The Cherokee girls followed with a NJ No. 1 and US No. 8 time of 12:16.72 to finish first in the girls DMR!

The splits for Ridge were 3:09.39 for senior Dev Patel, which is a 4 second PR, 51.04 for senior Owen Mays NJ, 1:57.36 for senior Edward Condolon, and 4:12.93 by junior Brenden McMahon

NJ now has the four fastest boys DMR teams in the country this season - Westfield (10:06.49), CBA (10:09.82), Ridge (10:10.72), and Ridgewood (10:16.28).

In the girls DMR, Cherokee's splits were 3:49.10 for junior Megan Niglio, 59.29 for senior Madison Van Haren, 2:25.33 for sophomore Madeline Meder, and 5:03.01 for senior Kerry O'Day.


Three Morris County records went down!!

Mount Olive seniors Morgan Ryerson and Natasha Redmond, and Morristown senior Aaliyah Murphy all broke Morris County records!

Ryerson broke the Morris County record by winning the girls 55 hurdles in 8.02, which places her NJ No. 2 this season. That erased the county record of 8.03 set by Roxbury's Amber Williams at the 2001 Hispanic Games at the NY Armory. 

Redmond shattered the Morris County 200 record when she ran a NJ No. 6 24.55 in the trials. She came back to place third in the final in 24.91. The former Morris County 200 record of 24.72 was set by Ogechi Nwaneri of Chatham at the 2008 Nike National Championships at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Md.    

Murphy, who won the 400 hurdles at the Meet of Champions last June, won the 400 in 56.93 to smash the Morris County record of 57.13 that Sarah Gillespie of Mendham ran to place third at the 2012 Easterns.  

Damere Lassiter of Glassboro unloaded a massive PR on his final throw to rally to win the boys shot put with a 60-1, the No. 2 throw in the state this season. Junior Jonathan Harris of Delsea was second with a 59-11. Lassiter's previous PR (indoors and outdoors combined) was 58-3, which he threw last month,    

Jaden Marchan, a senior at Leonia, the state leader in the 400 a 47.64, won the 200 with a PR and NJ No. 2 time of 21.55. Senior Julian Conigliaro of Delsea was second with a NJ No. 5 time and school record 21.71. It was his first time ever under 22.00.

Senior Ryan Johnson of Delbarton won the boys 55 dash in 6.39, which matches his PR

Delaney Farley, a sophomore at Scotch Plains-Fanwood, finished first in the girls 55 dash in 7.09, just off her PR of 7.04. 

The Colts Neck boys (7:57.17) and Oak Knoll girls (9:28.17) both ran NJ No. 3 times to win the 4x4800 relays. 

East Orange Campus captured the boys 4x200 in a NJ No. 4 1:29.66. Toms River North ran 1:28.62 in the trials, which is NJ No. 3 this season, but didn't run in the final.

Willingboro dropped a NJ No. 2 time of 1:41.70 to win the girls 4x200 and finished the meet by winning the 4x400 in 4:05.50. 

Corbin Raston, a sophomore at West Orange, won the girls 200 in 24.73 after running a PR of 24.66 in the trials.

Junior Rebecca Hoover of Haddonfield cleared 11-6 to win the girls pole vault. Hoover won the Group 2 pole vault with a PR of 12-0 this past Saturday.  

Senior Lauren Fadairo of Rancocas Valley soared to a big PR and school record of 38-1.50, which is NJ No. 4 this season, to capture the girls triple jump. That also surpasses Rancocas Valley's outdoor TJ record. Fadairo's previous best was 37-4.50.

Alanna Woolfolk of Clayton cleared 5-6 to win the girls high jump for the second straight year. The Rutgers-bound Woolfolk is the state co-leader at 5-8.  

Saniyah Evans of Rahway finished first in the girls ling jump with an 18-3. 

Junior Julia Santos of Toms River South threw 39-3.50 to win the girls shot put.

Christina Allen, a senior at River Dell, won the girls mile in 5:01.68.

Junior Shakur Taylor of East Orange Campus won the boys in 49.01, which reset his NJ No. 2 time. 

Franklin senior Daniel Arana took over the state lead in the boys triple jump with a winning mark of 46-10.50. 

Junior Alex Pelov of Montville ran 4:16.45 to win the boys mile over Alexander Valencia of Westfield, second in 4:18.67. 

Addison McGoey, a senior at Kent Place, won the girls 2-mile in 11:15.18.