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New Balance Nationals - Jersey Style


While I recover from the monster end of the New Jersey Outdoor season and start to prepare for, wait for it...XC, members of the MileSplit Network along with NJRunners's senior photographer are in Greensboro to bring you coverage of The New Balance Outdoor Nationals.  Also in attendance will be Rich Bevensee of The Star-Ledger. There are quite a few Jersers competing this weekend and we'll try to keep you updated as the meet progresses. 


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Rich Bevensee on site at Greensboro - Day One

Rich Bevensee - Day Two

Final Day Blog by Rich Bevensee


Friday was a banner day for New Jersey's top athletes as Garden Staters recorded some top performances on the second day of action at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro NC.





Dana Giordano runs 10:16.30 to take 3rd in the Championship 2 Mile run












Edward Cheserek takes the Boys 2 Mile title in 8:55.12












Union Catholic with a blazing 1:49 anchor by Allen Eke wiins the Championship 1600M SMR in 3:23.15 (US #1)










New Jersey swept the 4x800m Relays as Ridgewood started things off with the win on the Girls side, running 9:00.43 (#6 AT New Jersey)

*Micaela McPadden 2:18.05,

*Hanako Shigenobu 2:14.42,

Caroline Davidson 2:13.99

Catherine Pagano 2:13.97







Christian Brothers Academy blasted a 7:34.67 4x800m Boys Championship behind a very balanced set of splits

*Kevin Olsen (1:54.77)

*Clark Mangin (1:54.43)

*Tim Gorman (1:52.39)

*George Kelly (1:53.10)



Jersers Find Success in the Field on Day 3


* Garfield's Shauntierah Douglas wins the Championship Discus with a toss  of 148-7




* Penn bound Sam Mattis of East Brunswick closes out his HS career spinning 203-2 to take the Discus crown 








* Jess Woodard (Cherokee '13) wins the Championship Shot Put off of a heave of 45-4.5


Back on the Track


* Ridgewood finds the tape again taking the DMR, followed by Lenape






Photo Credits:

Dana Giordano - MaroonNews for MileSplit

Edward Cheserek - MaroonNews for MileSplit

Ridgewood 4x800m - MaroonNews for MileSplit

CBA 4x800m - MaroonNews for MileSplit

Union Catholic SMR - Jeff Adams for MileSplit