Cinnaminson grad Ryan Addlesberger of Manhattan wins shot at Terrier Classic and demolishes his PR!!!!!

Huge shot put PR for Cinnaminson graduate Ryan Addlesberger Saturday in Boston!

Addlesberger, a senior at Manhattan, won the shot at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic with a 57-3 1/2.

That’s nearly a foot beyond his previous PR of 56-5 1/2, which he achieved twice — indoors at the 2017 Metro Atlantic Championships at the Armory in New York and again this past spring at the NCAA East Prelims in Tampa.

Addlesberger opened with a 53-10 1/4 and followed that with the 57-3 1/2 winner. He added a 54-11 3/4 to close out the trials, then went 55-4 1/2 and a 56-5 1/2 that matched his previous PR.

Another Cinnaminson alum was ninth in the same competition.

Kamron Kobolak, a freshman at Rutgers, was ninth with a 50-4 throw. He has a PR of 51-2 with the 16-pound ball from a meet at The College of New Jersey last month.

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Mainland’s Kevin Antczak negative splits massive NJ#1 two-mile PR at Ocean Breeze Invite!!!!!

Holy Greg Hughes!

Mainland junior Kevin Antczak destroyed his PR Saturday and moved into the N.J. No. 1 spot in the 3,200 with a negative-split breakthrough 9:20.96 for a full two miles at the Ocean Breeze Invitational in Staten Island, N.Y.

That converts to a 9:17.71 for 3,200 meters, fastest in New Jersey this year and tied for No. 14 in South Jersey history.

Antczak opened in 4:42.94 and came back in 4:38.02, closing in 2:16, 64.4 and 30.1.

Just for the sake of comparison, Antczak’s indoor 1,600 PR is 4:34.78, so factoring in the conversion from he ran about one second off his 1,600 PR in the second half of his two-mile run!

Antczak finished second and nearly caught Owen Johnson of Calvert Hall in Towson, Md., who ran 9:20.93. Johnson led by about 25 meters with 800 meters to go and 20 meters with 600 meters to go before Antczak began closing rapidly.

Antczak’s strong finish left him just inches short of Johnson at the finish line but did give him the fastest time by a South Jersey two-miler indoors since Aaron Groff of Cherry Hill East ran 9:16.09 in 2016.

Antczak’s converted time is very close to the Atlantic County record of 9:17.52, set in 2014 by Hammonton’s Lou Corgliano at the Meet of Champions.

Hughes is the Mainland indoor school record holder at 9:17.55 from the 2004 Meet of Champions.

Antczak’s previous indoor PR was 9:57.62 at last year’s Meet of Champions. His outdoor PR is 9:34.31 from states last year.

Here’s all the sub 9:18 indoor 3,200 times I could find:

  • 8:58.81 ….. Jonathan Vitez [Haddonfield], 2010
  • 9:11.1y ..… Mike Butynes [Sterling], 1970
  • 9:11.2y ..… Mike Elder [Haddon Twp.], 1974
  • 9:11.86y … Marc Pelerin [Cherokee], 2002
  • 9:11.9y ….. Johnny Englehardt [Willingboro], 1976
  • 9:13.33 ….. Michael Rankin [Paul VI], 2010
  • 9:13.93 ….. Paul Szulewski [Williamstown], 2011
  • 9:14.31 ….. Jimmy Daniels [Sterling], 2013
  • 9:15.8y ….. Mike Mantini [Gateway], 1978
  • 9:15.82y … Kevin Pumphrey [Highland], 1986
  • 9:16.09 ….. Aaron Groff [Cherry Hill East], 2016
  • 9:15.55 … Greg Hughes [Mainland Reg.], 2004
  • 9:17.52 … Lou Corgliano [Hammonton], 2014
  • 9:17.71 … Dave Forward [Shawnee], 2009
  • 9:17.71y … Kevin Antczak [Mainland Reg.], 2019

Pleasantville’s Moronta and Bundy lead seven half-milers under 2:02 in hot SJTCA 800!!!!!

Pleasantville’s Gabriel Moronta and Quentin Bundy led a deep, fast boys 800 Saturday at the South Jersey Track Coaches Association meet at the Bennett Center.

Seven boys ran 2:01-point or faster, and five of them PR’d. You know we’re getting into the heart of the track season when someone runs 2:01 and doesn’t even place in the top six.

Moronta, a junior, lowered his indoor PR from 2:00.06 to 1:59.48 with the win. Bundy, a senior, was second in 1:59.90, a season best but just off his indoor PR of 1:58.60 set when he was 10th at last year’s Meet of Champions.

Absegami junior Keishaun Joga was next in 2:00.24, a 4 1/2-second PR! Joga’s previous 800 PR was a 2:04.80 just a couple weeks ago on the same track.

Cinnaminson junior Austin Gabay finished fourth in 2:00.68, which is an indoor PR since he’s never run an 800 indoors before. Gabay, more of a 1,600-3,200 runner, does have an outdoor 1:58.32 to his credit.

Camden’s versatile junior Dontae Guest was next across the line in 2:01.32. Guest, who runs everything from the 400 to the high hurdles to cross country, had a previous 800 PR of 2:03.48 from last year’s sectionals outdoors. He hadn’t run one indoors.

Pitman junior Sebastien Reed took fifth in 2:01.83. Like Gabay, he’s more of a 1,600-3,200 guy, and the 2:01 was a five-second PR. His indoor PR was a 2:06.38 from a couple weeks ago. He’s got a 2:05.94 from last spring.

Absegami senior Oratile Moeng was 2-100ths of a second back of Reed with a 2:01.85, which took down his indoor PR of 2:02.71 from last year and is within a second of his overall 800 PR of 2:00.83 from the Cape Atlantic Meet last spring.

All seven are now ranked among the top 12 in South Jersey this year, ranging from Moronta at No. 4 to Moeng at No. 12.

Absegami grad Mariah Hubbard nears Monmouth school record in triple jump at Penn State National!!!!!

Mariah Hubbard, a Monmouth junior from Absegami, sailed 39-3 1/4 in the triple jump Friday at the Penn State National Invitational.

Hubbard came within 3/4 of an inch of her lifetime PR of 39-4, set when she won the 2017 Metro Atlantic Conference Championships two years ago at the Armory.

Hubbard ranks No. 2 spot on the all-time Monmouth indoor performance list, behind only current Monmouth senior Ashley McKinnon, who jumped 40-4 3/4 last year. McKinnon jumped 38-2 1/2 at Penn State on Friday.

Hubbard’s jump is bet in the MAC this winter. She moved ahead of Dominyka Leskauskaite of Manhattan, who jumped 38-7 at Yale last month.

At Absegami, Hubbard was a sectional champ in the high jump, a conference medalist in the hurdles and long jump and third-place finisher in the triple jump at the Meet of Champions.

Raelynne Miller, Bryanna Craig lead Millville girls to dominating performance and G4 team title at state relays!!!!!

Senior Raelynne Miller and freshman Bryanna Craig ran on two first-place relay teams and the Millville girls placed in the top three in six of nine events Wednesday to win their first state relays title.

Millville outscored second-place Ridge by 20 points!!! — 48-28 — to win the Group 4 title at the Bennett Center in Toms River.

The Thunderbolts became the first South Jersey school to win the Group 4 state relays title since Lenape in 2012. Lenape also won in 2008 and 2011. The last South Jersey school other than Lenape to win the G4 relays title was Washington Township in 1999.

No Cumberland County girls program had ever won a state relays title.

Miller, Craig senior Brionah Patterson and Zaniah Bowman ran on the winning 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 4:05.49, and Miller and Craig were joined by junior Ciara Bowman and senior Malea Broome on the winning sprint medley, which ran 4:17.37.

Millville’s shuttle hurdles team ran the fourth-fastest time in South Jersey history and set a Cumberland County record in finishing second to Eastern. You can read about that race here. Broome, Craig, Patterson and Ellis ran the shuttles.

Broome, Ellis and Zaniah and Ciera Bowman ran on the third-place 800-meter relay team, which clocked 1:45.91 and finished just 7-100ths out of first place in a crazy 1-2-3 finish.

In the high jump relay, junior Kenny’a Dunns and Craig each cleared 5-0 for a combined 10 feet and second place. Dunns tied her PR.

Millville’s shot put duo took third with a combined 69-9 1/2. Junior Tereana Parker demolished her PR with a 38-8. Her previous indoor PR was a 37-8 3/4 at a meet in North Jersey in December, and her outdoor PR is a 36-5.

Eastern, Millville girls break into all-time S.J. top-5 in shuttle hurdles at state relays!!!!!!!!!

The Eastern and Millville girls ran the third- and fourth-fastest shuttle hurdles times in South Jersey history Wednesday in a 1-2 finish in the Group 4 race at the state relays.

Eastern won the race in 31.58, and Millville was second in 31.93. Eastern ran under the Group 4 meet record of 31.6 hand-timed, set by Plainfield in 1986 and ran less than half a second off the overall state relays record of 30.74 set by Winslow in the Group 3 meet in 2014.

Juniors Noelle Scott and Abigail Brocco opened up for Eastern, followed by sophomore Jailya Ash and junior Jewel Ash.

For Millville, senior Malea Broome, freshman Bryanna Craig, senior Brionah Patterson and freshman Leah Ellis ran.

Eastern’s time is No. 17 in state history and Millville is No. 21. The times are also No. 1 and No. 2 on the MileSplit U.S. 2019 list, although very few states run the shuttle hurdles indoors before nationals.

Millville’s time broke the Cumberland County record of 32.05 set by Millville a few weeks ago at the Merli Invitational on the same track.

Millville won the Group 4 team title by 20 points — 48-28 over Ridge. It was Millville’s first state relays team title and the first ever by a Cumberland County school, although both Bridgeton (1994, 1997) and Vineland (2004) have won boys state relays titles.

More on Bridgeton’s title coming soon!

ALL-TIME S.J. GIRLS SHUTTLES LIST
30.74 … Winslow Twp., 2014
31.27 … Winslow Twp., 2013
31.58 … Eastern, 2019
31.93 … Millville, 2019
32.02 … Woodrow Wilson, 2006
32.05 … Millville, 2018
32.06 … Lenape, 2014
32.22 … Absegami, 2016
32.65 … Bishop Eustace, 2011
32.81 … Timber Creek, 2016
32.6h … Pleasantville, 1998
32.88 … Pennsauken, 2000
32.89 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2009
32.90 … Wilson, 2002
32.96 … Haddonfield, 2019
32.99 … Buena, 2012

ALL-TIME S.J. GIRLS SHUTTLES LIST
29.55 … Jackson, 2004
29.57 … Jackson, 2003
29.4h … Rahway, 1983
29.70 … Middletown South, 1998
29.6h … Neptune, 1983
29.6h … Neptune, 1994
29.7h … Vailsburg, 1984
29.8h … Trenton, 1983
29.8h … Vailsburg, 1986
29.8h … Plainfield, 1986
30.74 … Winslow Twp., 2014
30.98 … Union Catholic, 2015
31.27 … Winslow Twp., 2013
31.28 … Union Catholic, 2017
31.40 … Union catholic, 2016
31.3h … Franklin, 1986
31.58 … Eastern, 2019
31.64 … Notre Dame, 2014
31.76 … Essex County Vo-Tech, 2012
31.6h … Plainfield, 1984
31.93 … Notre Dame, 1998
31.93 … Millville, 2019
31.7h … Piscataway, 1996

Egg Harbor grad Eric Barnes runs indoor 800 PR for Rutgers at Ocean Breeze!!!

Rutgers sophomore Eric Barnes of Egg Harbor Township recorded an indoor 800 PR Saturday when he ran 1:55.83 at the Penn 8-Team Select meet at the Ocean Breeze track on Staten Island, N.Y.

Barnes placed seventh out of 40 Division 1 runners in the 800 but was less than 1 1/2 seconds behind winner Mason Gateway of Penn, who ran 1:54.49. He was fourth in his section.

Barnes’ previous indoor 800 PR was a 1:56.20 last February in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University. His overall PR is 1:54.55 from the Metro Championships in Piscataway in April.

At Egg Harbor, Barnes had PRs of 1:56.43 indoors from the 2017 Meet of Champions and 1:54.06 outdoors from 2016 outdoor Meet of Champions.