Pleasantville junior Quentin Bundy records FASSSSSST 400IH and 800 double at Cape-Atlantic Championships!!!!!!

Pleasantville junior Quentin Bundy ran 55.84 to win the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and 1:56.25 to win the 800 at the Cape-Atlantic League Championships this weekend at Bridgeton.

Bundy is the first Cape-Atlantic athlete to run sub-56 for the intermediates and sub-1:57 for the 800 since Oakcrest’s Ishmael Muhammad, now at Villanova, back in 2014.

Bundy PR’d in the intermediates, breaking his previous PR of 56.38 just a week earlier in the Atlantic County meet. He ran very close to his 800 PR of 1:56.10, also from the county meet.

The 800 time is No. 2 in South Jersey this year, behind a 1:55.13 turned in by Haddonfield’s Derek Gess at the South Jersey Invitational. The 400IH time is also No. 2 in South Jersey behind county and conference rival Sincere Rhea of St. Augustine, who edged Bundy in the Atlantic County meet with a PR 55.63.

Bundy will race this weekend in the South Jersey Group 2 championships at Delsea.


Brielle Smith does it again!!!!! Oakcrest senior uncorks #8 javelin throw in New Jersey history!!!!!

Oakcrest senior Brielle Smith PR’d again in the javelin, this time with a massive 151-3 bomb to win the Cape Atlantic Championships at Bridgeton.

It’s the top throw by a New Jersey thrower in six years and No. 6 in the U.S., according to the Milesplit database. It’s also No. 4 in South Jersey history and No. 8 in state history with the current implement, which went into use in 2002.

Smith’s previous PR was a 150-7 at the Woodbury Relays in April, but she also had a 150-3 last weekend at the Atlantic County championships.

By surpassing 46 meters — 150-11 — Smith qualified for the USATF Junior Championships next month in Bloomington, Ind.

160-  8 … Maria Jimenez (Vineland), 2012
152-  9 … Katherine Johnston (Haddonfield), 2012
152-  4 … Jill Shaner (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2009
151-  3 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), 2018
148-  8 … Caitlin Cielo (Eastern), 2002
146-  7 … Victoria Imbesi (Our Lady of Mercy), 2008
141-  6 … Lindsay Minch (Pennsville), 2010
141-  5 … Kelly Yanucil (Bordentown), 2013
141-  1 … Tumelo Nwanma (Vineland), 2016
141-  0 … Jocelyn McRae (Millville), 2006
140-  1 … Caitlin Ciello (Eastern), 2002
140-  0 … Melissa Lake (Cherokee), 2011

160-  8 … Maria Jimenez (Vineland), 2012
155-  8 … Daina Pucurs (Demarest), 2004
155-  0 … Jamie Klein (Paramus Catholic), 2011
154-11 … Nia Barnes (West Orange), 2011
152-  9 … Katherine Johnston (Haddonfield), 2012
152-  4 … Jill Shaner (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2009
152-  3 … Shauntierah Douglas (Garfield), 2012
151-  3 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), 2018

Cherokee grad Kaila Carter of TCNJ moves into NCAA Division 3 Top 10 in high hurdles!!!!!

Cherokee graduate Kaila Carter, a sophomore at The College of New Jersey, ran a massive PR of 14.29 in the 100-meter hurdles this week at the All-Atlantic Regional Track and Field Championships in Brockport, N.Y.

Carter lowered her PR from 14.63, which she ran placing third in the NJAC meet on her home track earlier this month.

Her time was wind-aided but ranks No. 7 in NCAA Division 3 going into the NCAA Championships.

Carter finished second to Rowan sophomore Darielle Cross, who ran a personal-best 14.24, No. 4 in NCAA Division 3.

Carter’s high school PR in the highs was 15.51 for fifth at South Jersey Group 4 sectionals in 2016.

Kingsway’s Stone Caraccio runs fastest 1,600 by a S.J. soph in NINE YEARS! And look what a bunch of other S.J. milers did!!!!!!!!!!!

Stone Caraccio wasn’t in the fast race. Until he made it the fast race.

Caraccio, a Kingsway sophomore, didn’t qualify for the seeded boys 1,600 Friday evening at the 11th annual Holmdel Twilight Series Royal Rumble because his PR was only 4:22.80 from just a week ago, when he won the Gloucester County meet at Delsea.

That’s fast. And very fast for a sophomore. But not quite fast enough to get him into the field of 15 for the elite race Friday night at Bob Roggy Stadium.

So Caraccio settled for the 21st and fastest section of the open 1,600 and proceeded to win it in a ridiculous six-second PR of 4:16.11 — fast enough to place sixth in the seeded race!

The time makes Caraccio the No. 12 sophomore in the U.S. and No. 1 in New Jersey. It’s fastest by a South Jersey sophomore since Ben Potts of Haddonfield ran 4:14.14 at the 2009 Meet of Champions. The last Gloucester County sophomore to run faster was Xavier Fraction of Washington Township, who went 4:15.66 at the 2010 Meet of Champions.

Tom Cooke set the Kingsway 1,600 record of 4:11.84 at the 2012 Meet of Champions. Caraccio is the fastest Kingsway miler since Noah Culbreath ran 4:16.01 at 2014 sectionals..

With Cooke, Culbreath and Caraccio, Kingsway has now had three runners whose last name starts with “C” go 4:16.11 or faster in the last seven years.

The various races at Holmdel Friday night produced the six-fastest 1,600 times in South Jersey this year, and all six runners recorded outdoor PRs.

In addition to Caraccio,

—> Bishop Eustace junior Connor Melko PR’d with a 4:16.20 for sixth in the elite race (his previous PR was 4:17.99 at last year’s Parochial A states;

—> Cherokee senior Justin Kelly ran 4:19.93 in the seeded race, an outdoor PR, although he has run faster (4:18.48) indoors;

—> Cherokee sophomore Christopher Spisak ran 4:20.96 in the seeded race, a nine-second PR from his previous PR of 4:29.76 set this past winter at the Bennett Center;

—> Kingsway senior Jonathan Connor ran 4:21.91 for sixth in the open race and a five-second PR;

—> Eustace junior Andrew Massaro ran 4:22.24, a five-second PR, and placed seventh in the open race.


—> Cherokee soph Ethan Wechsler ran 4:22.70 for a 12-second PR and a 24-second outdoor PR and was ninth in the open race;

—> Kingsway senior Joe Grandizio ran 4:23.04 in the elite race, missing his 1,600 PR of 4:22.68 by less than half a second.

West Deptford graduate Shai Mumford, a Rowan junior, runs NCAA #10 200-meter dash!!!!!

Rowan junior Shai Mumford, a West Deptford graduate, ran a season-best 21.40 to win the 200-meter dash Thursday at the All-Atlantic Regional Track and Field Championships at Brockport, N.Y.

Mumford ran within 8-100ths of a second of his PR of 21.32, which he ran last year at another upstate New York meet — in Oneonta, N.Y.

Mumford out-sprinted Hamilton senior Eli Saucier of Hamilton (N.Y.), who was second in 21.47, with junior Alex Kainer of Stevens Institute another step behind in 21.53.

Mumford’s best time previously this spring was a 21.53 last month in a meet in Bethlehem, Pa.

The 21.40 ranks No. 10 in NCAA Division 3 this year. The times were PRs for Saucier and Kainer.

Mumford’s high school PR was a 21.72 to win the 2014 South Jersey Group 2 sectionals at Buena.

Rowan’s Bobby Cooks runs NCAA Division 3 #1 time in hot 110 hurdles race at All-Atlantic Championships!!!!!

Rowan senior Bobby Cooks ran a personal best and the fastest 110-meter hurdles time this year in NCAA Division 3 Thursday with a 14.05 to win the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Championships at Brockport, N.Y.

Cooks edged top-ranked Peter Girardi of St. John Fisher, who entered the day ranked No. 1 in Division 3 at 14.21 to Cooks’ 14.24.

Cooks, from McArthur High School in Pembroke Pines, Fla., broke his personal best of 14.09, set last spring at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier in Naperville, Ill., as a junior at Aurora College in Illinois.

Cooks was the Division 3 runner-up indoors, finishing 4-100ths of a second behind Mount Union’s Mason Plant. He is ranked sixth in D-3 this spring at 14.33.

The race Thursday at SUNY Brockport produced the three-fastest times in NCAA Division 3 this year.

Behind Cooks, Girardi ran 14.08 and Storm Malone of SUNY Cortland of 14.12.

Rowan soph Francis Terry, a Rowan soph, destroys his 400 PR and runs NCAA Division 3 #6 time at Swarthmore!!!

Rowan sophomore Francis Terry, a Sterling High School graduate, ran another 400 PR Monday night, clocking 47.55 for second at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier Meet.

Terry finished second to Thomas Kalieta Jr., of Wesley College in Newark, Del., who won the race in 47.01.

Terry’s time is No. 6 in NCAA Division 3 and breaks his indoor PR of 48.22, set last month at the Widener Invitational. His previous overall PR of 47.99 was set  indoors when he won the NJAC title at the Ocean Breeze facility in Staten Island, N.Y.

It’s fastest by a Rowan quarter-miler since at least 2005, as far as available records go, and probably longer than that.

Terry’s PR at Sterling was 49.37, when he placed second to Luke Colehower at the 2016 Camden County meet at Haddon Township. He competed last year for Neumann University in Aston, Pa., but focused on other events and finished his freshman year with a season-best of 50.45.

He ran nearly three seconds faster than that Monday night against a loaded field on a perfect night at the Walter T. Skallerup Jr. track.

In all, four Rowan 400 runners broke 50 seconds, Terry in the first heat, freshman Hunter Barbieri of Egg Harbor Township High (PR 49.16) and freshman Justin Bishop from Mainland Regional (49.29) in the second heat and freshman Vincent Delle of Old Bridge in the third heat (49.70).

All four are in their first year in the Rowan program.

Including senior Jamil Jackson of Highland, who has run 49.27, Rowan now has five under 50 seconds (actually at 49.65 or faster).