Schalick grad Chris Mesiano runs #3 NCAA Division 3 400IH time for Rowan!!!!!

Rowan senior Chris Mesiano, a Schalick graduate, moved into the No. 3 spot on the NCAA Division 3 intermediate hurdles list Saturday with a 52.96 win at the Widener Invitational in Chester, Pa.

Mesiano led four Rowan hurdlers under 55.3 seconds, with Kervens Mezilus of Cherry Hill East third in 54.75, Ty Garland of Deptford fourth in 54.81 and John Owens of West Windsor-Plainsboro North fifth in 55.29.

Mesiano’s time trails only two Ohio runners – Otterbein junior Cwinn Febus, who ran 52.61 at the all-Ohio Championships at Ohio Wesleyan’s Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio (my alma mater!), and Kenny Beucler of Heidelberg, who ran 52.90 in a meet at Tiffin earlier this month.

Mesiano, a two-time NCAA All-America running on Rowan 1,600-meter relay teams, just missed his PR of 52.89, which he ran last May at Swarthmore.

Garland has run 54.09 this spring, but the 54.75 is a PR for Mezilus, and the 55.29 is a PR for Owens, who has also long jumped 22-11 3/4 this spring.

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Deptford, Paul VI run two-fastest South Jersey 4-by-200’s this year at Woodbury!!!!!

Deptford and Paul VI hooked up in a titanic 800-meter relay showdown at Woodbury Saturday, with both running sub-1:30 and posting the top-two times by South Jersey teams so far this year.

Deptford ran 1:29.42 with the team of seniors Khion Smith, Tyrece Brown and Javon Sanders and junior Donovan Clement. PVI ran 1:29.92 with freshmen Matthew and Michael Mazero, senior Brian Brown and junior Matt Martino.

Pennsauken made it three schools under 1:32 with a 1:31.72 for third place.

Deptford’s previous fastest time this spring was a 1:31.22 at the Rebel Relays two weeks ago. Paul VI had a 1:30.76 in a meet in Delaware last weekend.

The only faster school in the state this year is Nottingham of Hamilton Township, which ran 1:29.12 at the Moorestown Invitational last weekend.

This is the fifth straight year Deptford has run sub-1:30. The Spartans set the school record of 1:28.57 on the fast track at Woodbury in 2017. They also ran 1:28.96 in 2015 at Woodbury, 1:29.57 in 2016 at the Willingboro Relays and 1:29.84 at Woodbury last year.

Paul VI has been under 1:30 three of the last four years, including a 1:27.38 in 2016. PVI also ran 1:28.38 last year and 1:29.90 in 2015.

Oakcrest’s Brielle Smith demolishes state javelin record, moves into all-time U.S. top-15!!!!!

Brielle Smith destroyed her the New Jersey state javelin record Saturday with a 168-6 at the Woodbury Relays.

Smith, a senior at Oakcrest, broke her own Atlantic County, South Jersey and state mark of 163-8, which she threw last year at the Meet of Champions.

Her mark is No. 1 in the nation this year according to the MileSplit database and it appears to be No. 12 all-time, although it’s difficult to tell for sure because of incorrect marks in the database.

Smith now has a nearly eight-foot lead over any other thrower in New Jersey history with the new javelin implement (since 2002). Maria Jimenez of Vineland threw 160-8 at the 2012 Cape-Atlantic Championships.

Jimenez also held the previous meet record of 153-6, also set in 2012.

According to the IAAF tables, Smith’s mark makes her the No. 4 18-and-under athlete in the world this year and the No. 1 U.S. junior and No. 15 U.S. woman.

ALL-TIME S.J. JAVELIN 140-FOOT LIST
163-  8 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), 2018
160-  8 … Maria Jimenez (Vineland), 2012
152-  9 … Katherine Johnston (Haddonfield), 2012
152-  4 … Jill Shaner (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2009
148-  8 … Caitlin Cielo (Eastern), 2002
146-  7 … Victoria Imbesi (Our Lady of Mercy), 2008
143-11 … Ayana Culhane (Absegami), 2016
142-  6 … Kaela Schrier (Cherokee), 2016
142-  1 … Alexa Gardner (Hammonton), 2018
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-  8 … Julia Foering (Rancocas Valley), 2017
140-  1 … Caitlin Ciello (Eastern), 2002
140-  0 … Melissa Lake (Cherokee), 2011

ALL-TIME N.J. JAVELIN TOP-10 LIST
163-  8 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), 2018
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
149-10 … Lisa Desink-Clee (Academy of the Holy Angels), 2013
149- 4 … Kelly Robinson (Raritan), 2003

ALL-TIME U.S. JAVELIN TOP-10 LIST
185-8 … Madison Wiltrout (Connellsville, Pa.), 2015
181-2 … Haley Crouser (Gresham, Ore.), 2012
180-10 … Dana Baker (Olathe, Kans.), 2018
180-4 … Sophia Rivera (Brentwood, Mo.), 2016
177-0 … Skylar Ciccolini (Mifflin County, Pa.), 2018
176-8 … Avionne Allgood (North Las Vegas, Nev.), 2010
176-5 … Rachel Yurkovich (Newborn, Ore.), 2005
173-7 … Hannah Carson (Chandler, Az.), 2007
171-1 … Katelyn Gochenour (Marian, Neb.), 2016
170-5 … Anna Jelmini (Shafter, Calif.), 2008
170-3 … Roxanne Grizzle (Tonganoxie, Kans.), 2008
168-6 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest, N.J.), 2019

Oakcrest’s Brielle Smith demolishes state javelin record, moves into all-time U.S. top-15!!!!!

Brielle Smith destroyed her the New Jersey state javelin record Saturday with a 168-6 at the Woodbury Relays.

Smith, a senior at Oakcrest, broke her own Atlantic County, South Jersey and state mark of 163-8, which she threw last year at the Meet of Champions.

Her mark is No. 1 in the nation this year according to the MileSplit database and No. 11 all-time.

Smith now has a nearly eight-foot lead over any other thrower in New Jersey history with the new javelin implement (since 2002). Maria Jimenez of Vineland threw 160-8 at the 2012 Cape-Atlantic Championships.

Jimenez also held the previous meet record of 153-6, also set in 2012.

ALL-TIME S.J. JAVELIN 140-FOOT LIST

163-  8 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), 2018

160-  8 … Maria Jimenez (Vineland), 2012

152-  9 … Katherine Johnston (Haddonfield), 2012

152-  4 … Jill Shaner (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2009

148-  8 … Caitlin Cielo (Eastern), 2002

146-  7 … Victoria Imbesi (Our Lady of Mercy), 2008

143-11 … Ayana Culhane (Absegami), 2016

142-  6 … Kaela Schrier (Cherokee), 2016

142-  1 … Alexa Gardner (Hammonton), 2018

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-  8 … Julia Foering (Rancocas Valley), 2017

140-  1 … Caitlin Ciello (Eastern), 2002

140-  0 … Melissa Lake (Cherokee), 2011

ALL-TIME N.J. JAVELIN TOP-10 LIST

163-  8 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), 2018

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

149-10 … Lisa Desink-Clee (Academy of the Holy Angels), 2013

149- 4 … Kelly Robinson (Raritan), 2003

ALL-TIME U.S. JAVELIN TOP-10 LIST

185-8 … Madison Wiltrout (Connellsville, Pa.), 2015

181-2 … Haley Crouser (Gresham, Ore.), 2012

180-10 … Dana Baker (Olathe, Kans.), 2018

180-4 … Sophia Rivera (Brentwood, Mo.), 2016

177-0 … Skylar Ciccolini (Mifflin County, Pa.), 2018

176-5 … Rachel Yurkovich (Newborn, Ore.), 2005

173-7 … Hannah Carson (Chandler, Az.), 2007

171-1 … Katelyn Gochenour (Marian, Neb.), 2016

170-5 … Anna Jelmini (Shafter, Calif.), 2008

170-3 … Roxanne Grizzle (Tonganoxie, Kans.), 2008

168-6 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest, N.J.), 2019

Riddell, Wechsler run N.J. #1 and #2 and lead 15 runners under 9:45 at Cherokee Night of 3200s!!!!!

Martin Riddell and Ethan Wechsler ran the two-fastest 3,200’s by New Jersey runners this year Thursday night at Cherokee’s initial Night of 3200s in Marlton.

Riddell, a Haddonfield junior, ran 9:12.43, and Wechsler finished just behind in 9:16.66.

Riddell’s previous PR was a 9:18.81 for fifth at the indoor Meet of Champions this past February. His outdoor PR was a 9:33.38 from last year’s Camden County Championships.

Wechsler’s previous PR was a 9:21.02, also from the indoor Meet of Champions this past winter. His outdoor PR was a 9:31.06 from the Holmdel Night of 3200s last May.

In all, 10 runners broke 9:40 and 30 broke 10 minutes. The race produced the 18-fastest times by South Jersey two-milers so far this spring and 18 of the top 23 state-wide.

Other South Jersey boys under 9:40:

—> Haddonfield senior Greg Eisenhower placed fourth in 9:27.29, breaking his PR of 9:30.88.

—> Cherry Hill East junior Oliver Adler was fifth in 9:29.62, lowering his PR from 9:34.97

—> Haddonfield senior Griffin Weiner took sixth in 9:32.16, a huge drop from his PR of 9:52.89.

—> Haddonfield senior Derek Gess moved up from the 800 and 1,600 to run 9:34.85, lowering his PR from 9:44.39

—> Haddonfield junior Stephen Kasko took ninth in 9:37.97, dropping nearly 16 seconds from his PR of 9:53.73

—> Cherokee junior Chase Miller ran 10th in 9:39.42, just off his PR of 9:31.31 from the Holmdel Night of 3200s last May.

—> Aidan Eyre, a Cherry Hill East sophomore, ran 9:41.41 for 12th, a massive breakthrough from his previous personal-best of 10:13.36 from a Bennett Center developmental meet back in January.

—> Andrew Gostovich, a junior at Haddonfield, ran 9:42.73 for 13th. He doesn’t run many 3200s but his previous PR was a 10:38.69 at this meet last April.

—> Junior Tyler Jackson was Cherokee’s third runner, taking 14th in 9:43.51. That’s a PR and the first big-meet 3,200 Jackson has ever run on the track.

—> Senior Ethan Spellmeyer gave Haddonfield seven at 9:45 or faster with a 9:45.43 for 15th place. His previous PR was a 9:54.00 at this meet a year ago.

What a sprint triple for Wilson’s Dennisha Page!!!!! GET YOUR DENNISHA PAGE ON!!!!!

Woodrow Wilson senior Dennisha Page put together an incredible sprint triple this weekend, winning the 100, 200 and 400 in a meet in Delaware with two N.J. No. 1 times along with a N.J. No. 2 time.

Page won the 100 in 12.02, the 200 in 24.17 and the 400 in 57.53 at the Caravel Academy Invitational in Glasgow, Del.

What a triple!!!!!

All three times are fastest this year by a South Jersey girl. The 100 and 200 are state-bests and the 400 is second-fastest, behind only indoor Meet of Champions winner Kaira Brown of Kent Place in Summit, who ran 55.38 in a meet in Potomac, Md., this past weekend.

Page has run slightly faster in the 100 and 200 but never this early in a season. Her short sprint PRs are 11.90 and 23.99, both from last year’s Meet of Champions.

The 57.53 is a big PR, breaking her previous personal-best of 59.46, which she ran indoors at the Bennett Center winning the Group 2 sectionals this past February. Her previous outdoor 400 PR was a 1:00.46 from another meet in Delaware, the DuPont High Invite last March in Greenville, Del.

Maybe her most impressive race was the 200. Just to put a 24.17 in perspective, only nine girls in South Jersey history have ever run faster (including herself). Page is one of only six who have run sub-24.

Rutgers freshman Iyanla Kollock of OLMA runs first sub-12, takes second in 100 at MET Championships for Rutgers!!!!

Big breakthrough race Saturday for Rutgers freshman Iyanla Kollock, who dipped under 12 seconds for the first time in the 100-meter dash.

Kollock, the former Our Lady of Mercy Academy sprinter, ran 11.93 for second at the Metropolitan Championships in Piscataway, finishing behind only Fairliegh Dickinson junior Kylia Smith, who ran 11.83. That was also a PR for Smith, a transfer from Butler Community College near Pittsburgh.

Kollock had a high school PR of 12.10, which she ran two years ago as a OLMA junior at the Rowan Invitational, where she placed second to Jewel Ash of Eastern. Kollock was a six-time state champ in high school.

But she PR’d twice Saturday, first with a 12.03 in the trials before her 11.93 in the final. Kollock also ran 25.35 for eighth in the 200, just off her PR of 25.32, which she ran at the 2016 Meet of Champions.

Kollock’s time makes her the No. 5 freshman in the Big 10