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May 22 & 23, 2009
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North I
Group 1 - Boonton boys win first title, Westwood girls also win
Group 2 -Indian Hills boys and Mahwah girls 
Group 3 -Morris Hills boys and Teaneck girls capture the crowns
Group 4 - Bloomfield boys beat West Orange and Randolph girls win

North II
Group 1 - Whippany Park boys and Verona girls win
Group 2 -Madison girls end Hanover Park's run of seven straight;  Gov. Livingston boys win
Group 3 -Rahway boys and Voorhees girls come out on top
Group 4 -Ridge girls shock Columbia, 100-95 1/2; Plainfield boys roll

Group 1 - Dunellen boys end Metuchen's 16-year winning streak; New Providence girls win
Group 2 - Matawan boys end Somerville's 8 year winning streak;  Cranford girls win on final event;
Group 3 - Hopewell Valley girls win fifth straight;  West Windsor North boys take title
Group 4  Freehold Twp. boys and South Brunswick girls are victorious 

Group 1 - Glassboro boys blow away the field; Haddon Heights girls prevail
Group 2 -Camden sweeps
Group 3 - Seneca girls over Delsea and Timber Creek boys romp
Group 4 - Southern takes both titles

North 1 Highlights - Day 1 Boys Group 2 & 3  Photos - Day 1 Girls Group 2 & 3 Photos

North 2 Highlights
  • Ugonna Ndu of Union runs NJ #8 all time 59.61 to win Group 4 400 hurdles and takes the LJ
  • Isaiah Gill of Plainfield doubles with wins in the Group 4 400 IH in 54.00 and the 400 in 47.57 to give Plainfield a big first day lead, 49-29 over North Hunterdon.
  • Troy Eastman's meet record throw of 184-9 in the javelin helps Rahway boys take first day lead in Group 3, 45-39 over defending champion Morristown.
  • Clayton Gravesande of Franklin is second to Gill in 400 in 47.94, a huge P.R.
  • Lanie Thompson of Voorhees edges Ariann Neutts of Roxbury in a thrilling Group 3 1,600, 4:52.27 to 4:52.64. Voorhees leads Group 3 team race by 17 over Morristown
  • Azudei DuBois of Irvington wins Group 3 400 H (1:03.79) and the LJ (16-11 1/2)
  • Maanek Kumar of Piscataway uses big kick to catch Dominic Tasco of Bridgewater-Raritan right at the line in the boys Group 4 1,600, 4:22.30 to 4:22.31.
  • Abbas Tapal of Millburn wins Group 3 400 in 48. 77
  • Tyler Udland runs 58.9 final 400 to rally for the win in Group 3 1,600 in 4:20.55.
  • Josh Suttmeier of North Hunterdon takes first in the Group 4 discus (146-1) and javelin (181-3
  • Wilverson Baptiste of Irvington wins Group 3 100 in 10.99. Tapal second in 11.01.
  • Nick Vena of Morristown wins Group 3 discus with a 168-6.
  • David Cariello of Morristown wins Group 3 PV with a 14-3
  • Columbia girls get wins from TyVonna Johnson in the 400 (56.88) and Kayaan Richards in the 100 (12.35), but trail Ridge, 50-44 1/2 in Group 4.
  •  Dana Guglielmo wins 1,600 (5:08) and Rhea Phipps (37-7) the shot put for Ridge girls.
Central Highlights

  • In one of the classiest moves by a high school track athlete in recent memory, Robby Andrews of Manalapan took the starting line for today’s Central Jersey, Group 4 800 race in Hillsborough with the number 2 on his hip, despite the fact that he was the No. 1 seed.

    Andrews decided that the No. 1 hip number should not be worn by anyone as a tribute to the memory of  the late Jason Walton of Hillsborough.

    Walton, who was second and Andrews third behind Monroe Kearns of Jackson in the Central Jersey, Group 4 800 last year, died tragically last summer when he was struck by a train.

    Walton won the 800 at the Meet of Champions last year as a junior and was one of the top half milers in the nation.

  • ``This is where he went (to school) and I’ve been thinking a lot about him lately,’’ said Andrews, who won the race in 1:56.21. ``I don’t want people to ever forget him, so that’s why I decided to not wear the number 1. That’s Jason’s number.’’

South Highlights