Holy Spirit’s Antonucci misses ridiculous insane throws triple by inches!!!

What a day for Holy Spirit junior Cade Antonucci, who nearly became the first athlete in 13 years to TRIPLE at the South Jersey Invitational.

Antonucci came within inches of a rare throws triple, recorded two personal bests and nearly a third and posted the top shot put mark in South Jersey this year during a busy run at the 24th annual South Jersey Invitational at Delsea.

Let’s take a detailed look at Antonucci’s historic day:

SHOT PUT: Extended his PR from 55-1 3/4 at the Woodbury Relays to 56-11, best by an Atlantic County athlete since James Plummer of Egg Harbor threw 58-0 at states three years ago. It’s also No. 1 in South Jersey this year and No. 6 in New Jersey, No. 2 by an underclassman. His throw is also No. 10 in meet history. Antonucci won by over a foot from Jaehlan Joyner of Burlington Township, whose 55-9 was a crazy five-foot PR of his own.

DISCUS: Threw 158-2, a season-best by more than 10 feet and a PR by over four feet from his 154-0 at this meet last year. Adam Hunt of Collingswood, another junior, threw 158-11 to win for a second straight year. Antonucci’s throw is No. 4 in South Jersey this year and No. 2 by a Parochial B thrower, behind only Andrew Huisman of St. Rose in Belmar, who threw 161-8 at the Big Blue Classic on Staten Island last month.

JAVELIN: Won by five inches over Robert Marks of Rancocas Valley  — 184-8 to 184-3. His PR is 187-9 from this year’s Bridgeton Relays, so he missed that by only three feet. He moved into the No. 12 spot in meet history. Marks (190-4 at Woodbury) rank No. 1 and 2 in South Jersey this year and No. 1 and 3 statewide. Antonucci’s 187-9 at Bridgeton is the best by an Atlantic County thrower in eight years, since Javier Garcia of Pleasantville threw 187-11 at Group 2 states in 2009.

The only athlete to record a triple in South Jersey Open history is legendary Mike Morrison of Willingboro. In 2003, he won the 200 in 21.8, the 400 in 48.4 and the high jump at 7-0. Of course he could have won the long jump if he wanted to.

The last athlete to win the javelin at the SJI and also win another event was Royce Reed some 21 years ago. The amazing Reed won the javelin in 1995 with a 207-1 and also the 400 at 48.4. He came within 2-100ths of a second of tripling, running 10.89 in the 100 behind a 10.87 by Jeremy Cooper of Kingsway.

Here’s a look at everybody who’s thrown 56 feet in meet history:

Shot Put
62-10 ¾ … Ron Dayne (Overbrook), 1996
61- 7 ¼ … Braheme Days Jr. (Bridgeton), 2011
61- 4 ….. Kofi Yamoah (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2013
61- 1 ¾ … Ray Wilks (Bridgeton), 1995
61- 1 ………. Dayne, 1995
59-10 ¾ … Jon Kalnas (Paulsboro), 1998
59- 3 ¼ … Matthew Huckabee (Timber Creek), 2010
58-10 ………. Wilks, 1994
58- 2 ….. Josh Awotunde (Delsea), 2013
57- 3 ½ … Dontaye Rivera (Pleasantville), 2012
57- 1 ¼ … Ell Ash (Willingboro), 2004
56-11 ….. Cade Antonucci (Holy Spirit), 2016
56-10 ….. Nick Pulli (Delsea), 2012
56- 7 ¼ … Ryan Addlesberger (Cinnaminson), 2015
56- 6 ….. Kofi Yamoah (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2012

And the 180-foot javelin list:

Javelin
216- 6 … Chris Mirabelli (Holy Cross), 2014
216- 5 … Curtis Thompson (Florence), 2014
207- 1 … Royce Reed (Bridgeton), 1995
194- 1 … Stephen Benigno (Cherry Hill East), 2014
190-11 … Jon Griffin (Bridgeton), 1993
189-11 … Ian Meneswisch (Highland), 2003
187-11 … Carnelius Cruz (Oakcrest), 1994
187-10 … Mark Peterson (Delsea), 1996
187- 2 … John Zimmatore (Bishop Eustace), 2007
187- 6 … Dan Frame (Triton), 2002
185- 1 … Brent Tyson (Highland), 2000
184- 8 … Cade Antonucci (Holy Spirit), 2016
184- 3 … Robert Marks (Rancocas Valley), 2016
183- 9 … Jason Cowden (Rancocas Valley), 1999
183- 7 … Brian Kennedy (Eastern), 1992
183- 5 … Jose Ramos (Vineland), 2008
183- 4 … Griffin (Bridgeton), 1992
183- 2 … Mike Harte (Bishop Eustace), 1997
182- 8 …….. Mirabelli (Holy Cross), 2012
182- 1 … Mike Roberts (Kingsway), 2001
181-11 …….. Reed, 1994
181-10 … Randy Sayers (Pennsville), 2000
181- 4 … Tony DeFeo (Oakcrest), 2004
181- 0 … Atkinson (Cinnaminson), 1992
180- 1 … Tony Butch (Maple Shade), 2002

Antonucci is a ways down on the all-time meet discus list, but, hey, we have it, so we’ll post it. It’s incredible to see somebody make the all-time top-25 in three events in one meet!

Discus
185- 7 … Matthew Huckabee (Timber Creek), 2010
185- 5 … Ron Dayne (Overbrook), 1996
182- 6 … Ray Wilks (Bridgeton), 1995
181- 0 … Josh Awotunde (Delsea), 2013
178-10 …….. Wilks, 1994
178-10 … Braheeme Days Jr. (Bridgeton), 2011
177- 5 … James Plummer (Egg Harbor Twp.) 2013
174- 4 … Dennis Norman (Cherokee), 1997
170- 7 …….. Awotunde, 2012
168- 0 …….. Plummer, 2012
166-11 … Nick Pulli (West Deptford), 2014
165-10 …….. Pulli, 2013
165-10 … Anthony Robertson (Penns Grove), 2014
164-10 … Ray Stinsman (Lenape), 2010
164- 7 …….. Huckabee, 2009
164- 4 … John Clark (Pennsville), 2007
164- 1 … Terrin Walker (Bridgeton), 1997
162- 8 …….. Wilks, 1993
162- 6 … Howard Clarke (Pennsauken), 1998
161- 0 … Alex Lewis (Delran), 2000
160- 0 …….. Dayne, 1995
159-11 … Russell Eaddy (Overbrook), 2001
159-10 …….. Wilks, 1992
159- 0 … Bryson (Highland), 1992
159- 0 … Will Cioffi (Pitman), 2013
158-11 … Adam Hunt (Collingswood), 2016
158- 8 …….. Hunt, 2015
158- 4 … Bodine (Bridgeton), 1994
158- 2 … Cade Antonucci (Holy Spirit), 2016
158- 1 … Anthony Witter (Bridgeton), 2002

 

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