NJSIAA Relay Championships - Group 4 2023


Group 4 Distance Medley Relay Finals Section 1 - Highlights Jan 20, 2023

Highlights from the Group 4 Championship showdown that produced the top two US DMR times this season, full race can be watched here.Full Results | Photos | Videos | RecapDuring the NJSIAA Group 4 State Relay Championships on Saturday at the Toms River 'Bubble' the Toms River North HS and Cherokee HS girls kicked off the meet with a dramatic finish and national leading performances in the Distance Medley Relay.Cherokee came in as the top seed leading most of the race but a kick to the finish by Jessica Abbott anchored Toms River North to the upset win clocked at 12:25.91 US No. 1, Cherokee's second place time of 12:26.09 ranks US No. 2 this season. MORE: NJSIAA State Relays Coverage HubToms River North's US No. 1 winning squad consisted of teammates Olivia Nickelsen, Jed Juliano, Rebecca Russalesi, and Jessica Abbott. Cherokee's US No. 2 DMR saw Kelsey Niglio, Megan Niglio, Kerry O'day, and Madison Van Haren take to the track.The victory in the meet's opening event sparked the 50 point run for Toms River North that would win the team's Group 4 State Relay Championship, they led second ranked Eastern Regional by 14.5 points.There are 11 New Jersey squads ranked among the top 21 girls Distance Medley teams in the US this season. Joining Toms River North, US No. 1, and Cherokee, US No. 2, are Kent Place School at US No. 7 with their 12:42.45 from winning Union County Relays and Rumson-Fair Haven at US No. 8 thanks to their Group 2 State Relays winning time of 12:42.58. Watch Rumson-Fair Haven's performance from Group 2 here.Group 4 Girls Distance Medley Top 6 - Full Results1Toms River North HS12:25.9122Cherokee HS12:26.0923Washington Twp HS12:52.2224Hillsborough HS12:55.0725Morristown HS13:06.2426Monroe Twp. HS13:07.502Related Content:RECAP: TRNorth & Washington Twp Win Group 4 State RelaysHUB: NJSIAA State Relays CoverageRANKINGS: New Jersey Girls Distance Medley

Brian O'Sullivan Pole Vault Group 4 Relays Jan 16, 2023

Results | Videos | PhotosBrian O'Sullivan's full series in the pole vault during Group 4 State Relay Championships including his attempts at the New Jersey state record of 17-0! The Hillsborough HS senior is heading to Rutgers University next fall.Hillsborough won the Pole Vault Relay at Group 4 State Relays, which combines heights of two person teams, with a total of 25-06. O'Sullivan clearing 16-6 and his teammate Daniel Tobia 9-0.O'Sullivan is US No. 4 this season and ranks third all-time indoors for the New Jersey high school pole vault. His season best of 16-06.25 which came during the Skyland Conference Indoor Championships on January 8th.New Jersey only seen two high school vaulters clear higher bars indoors than O'Sullivan. Bradley Jelmert is second all-time with his 16-10 in 2020 and Bill Lange has held the state record of 17-0 since 1980. Brian O'Sullivan's Vault Series at NJSIAA Group 4 State RelaysHeightFirst AttemptSecond AttemptThird Attempt15-0Cleared--15-6Cleared--16-0Cleared--16-6MissCleared-17-0MissMissMissBoys Pole Vault Results NJSIAA Group 4 Relays- Watch the Full Pole Vault Competition Here -PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTH#1Brian O'Sullivan12Hillsborough HS16-06.0012Vlad Marchenko12West Windsor Plainsboro South HS12-00.0013Joe Alves12Elizabeth HS11-06.0014Zachary Hendershott12Millville HS11-06.0015Travis Gandy12Millville HS11-00.0116Pablo Guillen12Elizabeth HS11-00.0017Matthew Ho12Livingston HS11-00.0018Nathan Mathias11North Brunswick HS11-00.0019Manish Vankadhara11North Brunswick HS11-00.00110Noah Perez12Westfield HS10-00.01111Jack Luehrs10Cherry Hill East HS10-00.00112Daniel Shih11East Brunswick HS10-00.00113Peter Tzimoulis12Washington Twp HS10-00.00114Jayden Sansary Ramirez10Cherry Hill East HS9-00.05115Nicholas Siao10Livingston HS9-00.02116Arjun Kapadia11East Brunswick HS9-00.00117Rowan McMahill11Westfield HS9-00.00118Vladimyr Rehl12West Windsor Plainsboro South HS9-00.00119Daniel Tobia9Hillsborough HS9-00.00120Chris Walker12Central Reg HS9-00.00121Anthony Armestar12Bloomfield HS8-00.00122Nico DiGiacomo10Washington Twp HS8-00.00123Donovan McMath11Kingsway HS8-00.00124Luca Riley11Kingsway HS8-00.00125Matt Robertson11Egg Harbor Twp HS8-00.00126Jaycee Santoriello12Central Reg HS8-00.00127Ryan Warner11Toms River North HS8-00.001- New Jersey Boys Pole Vault Rankings -

Samantha Strydesky Clearing 5-08 High Jump Jan 16, 2023

Samantha Strydesky clears the 5-8 bar at Group 4 Relays, full high jump competition can be watched here.NJSIAA State Relays Coverage HubHowell HS senior Samantha Strydesky cleared the 5-08 bar for the first time indoors during Saturday's high jump competition at NJSIAA Group 4 State Relay Championships. With that height she took over sole possession of the New Jersey state lead and tied for US No. 6 on the season. This also helped lead her two-person relay team to a Group 4 state title in the event totaling 10-8 thanks to the addition of Kaitlyn Inzerillo's 5-0 jump. They currently lead all high jump tandems in New Jersey this season by six inches totaling 10-10, Inzerillo cleared 5-2 earlier this season, and the entire country by 1 inch. Webster Schroeder (NY) is currently second in the US with a height of 10-9 featuring US No. 1 ranked Camryn Cole at 5-11 and Angela Teoharev at 4-10. The national team rankings based on recorded bests this indoor season while competing for high school teams.While Strydesky's previous best indoors was 5-06, which she had cleared number of times, she did clear 5-08 twice outdoors. Both instances coming last spring while winning the Group 4 State Championship and NJSIAA Meet of Champions as a junior.The performance was also New Jersey's first time over the 5-08 bar indoors since the 2020 season when Jenna Rogers, 5-9, Tierra Hooker, 5-8, and Madison Cappuccio, 5-8, led the state in the girls high jump.Strydesky will be heading to University of Pennsylvania next fall.Related Content:HUB: NJSIAA State Relays Coverage & ResultsRANKINGS: New Jersey Girls High JumpStrydesky clearing 5-4 back in December to win the Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival.