PHILADELPHIA – Here are the highlights for Central Jersey’s high school track & field competitors at this weekend’s Penn Relays.
O’Sullivan 2nd in pole vault
Hillsborough’s Brian O’Sullivan wasn’t at the top of his game in the boys pole vault, but he was still good enough to place second with a height of 15-8.25.
The Rutgers-bound senior, whose personal best is 16-6, cleared 15-8.25 on the third attempt before missing three times at 16-0. Kentucky’s Wyatt Stewart placed first with a sky-high height of 16-8.
Westfield 4th in distance medley
In the boys distance medley Championship of America, Westfield placed fourth in 10:17.40 with Liam Maurillo (3:07), Joseph Pierro (49.5), Jonathon Scalia (1:56.9) and Avery Keith (4:23.2) carrying the baton.
In the boys mile, Edison senior Akshay Vadul placed fourth in 4:15.36, earning a medal. Brian DiCola of Pennsylvania won in 4:11.23.
In the boys high jump, Linden’s Rabae Smith placed fourth with a height of 6-4. He also split 48.5 on the Tigers’ 4×400.
Piscataway advances in 4×100
It’s always a big deal to stick around an extra day at the Penn Relays. That means you accomplished something. Piscataway’s boys 4×100 did just that.
The Chiefs qualified for the 4×100 Northeast final with an impressive time of 42.97 in Thursday’s trials. DeShaun Stephens, Dallas Jones, Xavien Dukes, Noah Grant comprised the quartet, which was the second-fastest New Jersey entrant in the race. Only Bergen Catholic (42.86) ran faster from the Garden State.
Top local times
Top boys 4×100 times: Piscataway 42.97; East Brunswick 43.23; Voorhees 43.44; Linden 43.54; Immaculata 43.86.
Top girls 4×100 times: Union Catholic 47.48; Scotch Plains-Fanwood 49.52; Rahway 50.03; Franklin 50.27; Montgomery 50.61.
Top boys 4×400 times: Union Catholic 3:20.15; Linden 3:21.70; South Brunswick 3:22.10; East Brunswick 3:24.57; Old Bridge 3:24.73.
Top boys 4×800 times: Ridge 8:05.83; Metuchen 8:20.79.
Top girls 4×800 times: Union Catholic 9:11.26; Hillsborough 9:54.99.
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