2012 Meet of Champions - Live From Old Bridge

Meet of Champions Redux


In case any of you missed it, the NJSIAA 2012 Outdoor T&F Meet of Champions (MOC) was suspended on Thursday evening due to thunderstorms that moved through the Old Bridge area shortly after the meet started. It will resume this evening (Mon. 6/11) at 5pm at Lombardi Stadium, Old Bridge.

NJRunners will be back on site to cover the action as it happens.


Back to our regularly scheduled programming;

Subsequent to the decision to suspend the MOC on Thursday and reschedule it for Friday, the NJSIAA decided to re-reschedule the event for Monday (tomorrow 6/11). The meet will  resume at 5:00 at the point that action was called laast Thursday.


To clarify some questions regarding the restart, Don Danser sent the following to NJR earlier this evening;

"Any event that started was suspended and will continue where they left off. No new athletes can be added. Those in the event who haven’t thrown yet can scratch. Only events that have not started can athletes decide to enter tomorrow any event they qualified for on track or field even if they had not entered on Thursday."


Now, lets talk some Championship T&F

Ajee Wilson to square off with Olivia Baker in the Girls 400m on Monday (Rich Bevensee reports)


Monday 6/11 @ Old Bridge

It  is overcast with high clouds and a fair breeze here at Lombardi Stadium in Old Bridge. With a bout 90 minutes until the resumption of  action at the Meet of Champions, the busses are arriving and the athletes are warming up for the Grand Finale of the 2012 New Jersey Outdood T&F season. We will be updating as much as possible.

The meet will re start on the track with the Boys 400m Hurdles (52.35) over Jonathan Petit-Holme


Jermaine Collier recovers from a rough first half to win the 400H in 52.35 


47.63wins the 4x100xm for Newark Tech


Oakcrest with a 41.9 (un) wins the Boys 4x100 Relay


The seeded section of the Girls is on the track. Kaylene Cochrane leads thru the 400 Ann is step for step with Natalia Ocasio at 800m. Elizabeth Lansing, the super from Randolph is the 1600m champ in 4:51.05


Dash and Hurdle trials are now underway.


After the Hurdle trials the Boys 1600m will be on the track


 Dominic D'Agostino runs 4:13.xx in unseeded section of the 1600m





The seeded heat is at 2:06.x at 800m / 3:07.7 

and Chris Marco holds off Stephen Lewandowski in 4:07.31


Fabian Santiago roars to the win the 100m in 10.59


Annie Johnson wins the Girls Dash in 11.82

Jermaine Collier picks up his second gold, winning the 110H  in 13.67over Issac Williams of Willingboro


Ben Malone, fresh off his 4:07 on Sat runs 1:50.high


In the race of the day, Olivia Baker outruns Ajee Wilson to win  the 400m  in 53.48


Previously on NJRunners.com;

The curtain comes down on another steller Outdoor Track & Field season in New Jersey this evening. The NJSIAA Meet of Champions wili crown 36 champions today at Vince Lombardi Stadium in Old Bridge. The action starts at 3:30.

NJRunners will be on hand to bring you coverage of the action. Visit our Meet Page to get information and later on, results, photo & video galleries and more.


Meet of Champions Information Page


The MOC is up and running with Helena Leyrer of Delsea winnig the 400H over Alex Cimino of Westwood in just around 60 flat

1. Helana Leyer (Buena Reg.)1:00.26

2. Alex Cimino (Westwood) 1:00.87

3. Jen Silvestri (Sparta) 1:01.09

4. Nichole Candeleria (Newark Tech) 1:01.44

5. Breaisha Morton (Passaic Co. V/T) 1:02.13 (Breaisha is the sister of 2 time MOC 400H champ Amber Allen)



I spoke too soon...

Just as the first section of the 1st section of the Boys is about to go off, the meet has been suspended for a minimum of 30 minutes to to weather. Stay tuned.

It is pouring ran right now. With the meet suspended due to lightning there is a mandatory 30 min. delay in place. Put the rain on top and we're looking a a possible looonngg delay

The MOC has officially been postponed until 5pm tomorrow, Friday.(End of Thursdays reportage)



Cover Photo: Helena Leyrer was the 1st and only champion crowned in the rain shortened MOC on Thursday 6/7.

Image by: MaroonNews for NJRunners.com