Ratkiis won the South Jersey, Group 4 race in 4:08.58, and Braddock, who crossed in 4:08.65, was disqualified for interference in an epic battle.
The junior recently threw a state season best 141-9 to win the javelin at the Big North Conference National Division Championships.
Some hot topics have come to the forefront ahead of the 2021 Outdoor NJSIAA Sectional meets.
There were lots of NJ#1 performances and dramatic team battles that took place at the county championship meets across the state this past month.
The remarkable Athing Mu leads a big group of NJ athletes into the NCAA T&F Championships, which will be held June 9-12 at Hayward Field in Oregon.
The senior at St. Peter's Prep recently smashed the Hudson County record in the 1600m and the meet record in the 800 at the Hudson County Championships
Jada Ellis, a senior at Manchester Township, sparked her team to its first Ocean County and Shore Conference Championships.
The Union Catholic girls won its 6th straight title, triple-winner Jackson anchored record-breaking 4x400, and Celine-Jada Brown soared in the long jump.
Elizabeth's Greg McQueen won four 4 gold medals, and Union Catholic's Nick Givan sparked his squad to the boys team championship at the Union County Meet.
Some of the fastest 1600 times in meet history were run, Greg McQueen doubled, and Celine-Jada Brown was a surprise winner at Hub Stine Field
Three meets records went down, Kaelen Mitchell won 4 golds, and South Brunswick kept its winning streaks alive at the GMC Championships on Tuesday
The meet is being held at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield.
There were lots of NJ No. 1 performances on the track and in the field this past week.
The two-day meet is being held at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield.
The 2-day GMC Championships are being held at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield.
West Side junior Paula Marie Brown soared a NJ#1 19-1 in the long jump.
It was the first team title ever for the Manchester Township girls, while the Southern boys captured its first championship since 2008.
The legendary track and field journalist passed away on May 4 at the age of 94
Ridge's Jackson Barna ran a school record 9:00.19 and Mia Dubac of Clifton won the girls race in a school record 10:58.30 to highlight a great night of racing.
The junior at Pascack Hills cleared a NJ No. 1 15-6 in the pole vault this Past Tuesday, which is tied for No. 2 in Bergen County outdoor history.
The senior at Southern Regional, who was sick with COVID in March, smashed the Ocean County record with a US No. 4 time of 4:06.25
The accident occurred during a track and field meet at Donovan Catholic High School in Toms River on May 11.
Westfield's duo of Katie Hamilton and Charlie Stock both dropped NJ. No. 1 times in the two-lapper on Thursday.
The third week of the outdoor track and field season brought several more great performances all across the state.
Old Bridge ran 3:29.73 on Monday at South Brunswick High School.
Ridge ran a NJ#1 10:12.77 and St. Peter's went a NJ#2 10:17.92 at the Midseason Relay Showdown in Basking Ridge.
The 25-year-old Awotunde, a 2013 graduate of Delsea High, unloaded a 71-1.50 on Sunday, No. in the World this year.
Langon ran the fastest boys 1600m time of the season, and Carlson dropped a NJ#2 girls time
Haddonfield's 9:04.72 is No. 14 in New Jersey history. Cherokee was second in a NJ #2 9:20.24.
The junior at Snyder leaped a NJ No. 1 18-8 at the Jersey City Championships