Record-setting weekend for Middle Township discus specialist Mooers!!!

Nothing like a 15-foot PR to make your weekend.

That’s what Middle Township senior John Mooers pulled off at the South Jersey Group 2 meet at Central Regional.

Mooers extended his discus PR from 170-11 to 185-11, No. 6 in South Jersey history, a meet record and a Cape May County record.

The previous meet record was a 185-0 set by Bridgeton’s legendary Braheme Days Jr. at the 2013 meet.

Mooers’ PR coming into his senior year was 163-3 from last year’s sectional meet, where he placed second. He extended it to 170-11 when he won the Woodbury Relays.

The only other throwers in New Jersey over 180 feet this year are Sean Brennan of Union Catholic, who threw 182-2 at the Parochial A North meet this weekend, and Kevin Benson of Toms River North, who threw 180-2 at the South Jersey Group 4 sectionals.

Mooers is the No. 1 seed in the Group 2 state meet by more than 20 feet. The next-best Group 2 throw at the various sectional meets was a 164-3 by sophomore Jordan West of Rahway at the North 1 Group 2 meet.

The Cape-Atlantic League has always been a hotbed for throwing, and not surprisingly four of the top six discus throwers in South Jersey history are from the Cape-Atlantic.

Mooers is No. 6 in South Jersey history. Here’s the full list of 180-foot throwers:

  • 216-11 Ron Dayne (Overbrook), 1996
  • 199-6 Braheme Days Jr. (Bridgeton), 2013
  • 197-0 James Plummer (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2013
  • 192-5 Josh Awotunde (Delsea), 2013
  • 189-7 Ray Wilks (Bridgeton), 1995
  • 185-11 John Mooers (Middle Twp.), 2015
  • 185-10 Russ Willett (Penns Grove), 1985
  • 185-7 Matthew Huckabe (Timber Creek), 2010
  • 185-5 Ken Manahan (Deptford), 1976
  • 181-10 Jason Winrow (Cumberland Reg.), 1989
  • 180-3 Howard Clark (Pennsauken), 1998
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