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NJSIAA State Group Relays

Alleman tops Vena again; great Smith triple

Friday-Sunday, January 11-13, 2008 - Jersey City Armory, Jersey City NJ

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Results: Group 1 - Group 2 - Group 3 - Group 4 - Non Public

Grp 4 Highlights
  • Southern Regional jr Jillian Smith had reported splits of 4:50/ 2:15/2:17 as her team won the DMR (12:29.11), and sprint medley (4:12.87) and was 3rd in the 4x8,
  • Lenape sr Lindsey Walsh took the HJ with 5-6 and her team tied the meet record
  • Toms River North sr Maureen Laffen claimed the shot with 42-05.75
  • Lenape scored in the top 5 in every event and won easily, 54-31, over Southern Regional
  • Trenton Central, with standout Devon Hill, took down the 4x200 meet record with a 1:32.47, and blasted a 30.28 shuttle hurdle relay, just missing the standard by .01.  They also won the 4x400 and the meet with 32 points
  • Union sr Afolabi Omole won the high jump at 6-6.
Grp 3 Highlights
  • In the much-anticipated rematch of Jersey's senior veteran and freshman sensation shot putters, Scotch Plains-Fanwell sr Mike Alleman stayed on top with a 59-04.25, as Morristown's Nike Vena threw 56-06, his improvement curve finally coming to a temporarily halt.  It was the first meeting between the two since Vena joined the 61-foot club with his US freshman record.  Morristown did get the relay win in that event, however.
  • In the Grp 3 4x400, Camden just missed the meet record with a 3:27.53-3:28.01 win over Winslow Township.
  • Foot Locker Finalist Brian Leung anchored West Windsor-Plainsboro South's 10:42.90 Grp 3 DMR winner.  Another foursome took down the meet 4x800 record with an 8:12.60
  • Winslow Twp, however, won the 4x200 and took the team title, 32-24 over Camden
  • Brick Township sr DeAnne Hahn (45-08) and jr Lisa Stuto (40-10.75) went 1-2 and destroyed the meet relay record
  • Camden used 4x2 and 4x4 wins to counter Roxbury's 4x8 and DMR triumphs and won the girls team title, 27-26.
Grp 2 Highlights
  • Morris Hills took the DMR, SMR, and 4x800 to score 35 and win the boys title
  • West Deptford sr Daniel Batdorf soared over 15-00 to win the PV, just missing the meet record
  • Melanie Thompson and Voorhees lowed the DMR and 4x800 meet standards to 12:34.64 and 9:46.63 with their wins
  • Hopewell Valley's 33.10 shuttle hurdle relay was just .03 off the MR; they also won the 4x200 and SMR
  • Hopewell Valley got yet another win from Emily Kianka in the HJ at 5-6 and rolled to the team title with 59.
  • West Morris Mendham's Sarah Bella hurled the shot 43-07.25 for the triumph
Grp 1 Highlights
  • Madison won the DMR and scored in several other events to win the girls title with 43
  • For the boys, Pleasantville had the most wins, but Metuchen's depth was better and they won, 52-50
Non-Public Highlights
  • Christian Brothers scored four firsts and won by 20 on the boys side with 59 points
  • Pope John XXIII took the girls title with 50 points

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