The Burlington County Scholastic League Championships have been around for 62 years, and the Riverside boys had never won a team title.
Led by senior Alex Stockton’s 34 points, Riverside won the first conference championship in school history, outscoring Burlington City 136-111 to win the BCSL Freedom Division title Saturday at Carl Lewis Stadium in Willingboro.
Stockton won the javelin with a personal-best 163-5 — a 12-foot PR — and recorded second-place finishes in both hurdles and the triple jump to lead the Rams.
Stockton is the first Riverside boy to win a BCSL javelin title in 19 years, since Randy Holak in 2000.
Other Riverside winners:
—> Senior Anthony Moyer was first in the discus with a personal-best of 116-5.
—> Sophomore Khy’Jaron Moore jumped a personal-best 42-4 to win in the triple jump and also placed fourth in both the 200 and high hurdles.
—> Sophomore Caleb Esposito won the pole vault and also medaled in both the 1,600 and 3,200
Sophomore Louis Vasquez also had a big day for the Rams, taking third in both hurdles and fourth in the triple jump and running a leg on the second-place 4-by-400 team. And senior Daniel Hamlin took third in the intermediates and sixth in the highs and ran on the relay team.
And a freshman, Kaique Viera Clovis, took third in the pole vault and ran on the 4-by-400 team.
Other Rams medalists were senior Judson Souza (2nd in the 800), sophomore Fabion Ruffin (3rd in LJ), senior Jacob Fink (5th in SP) and junior Johnny DeLima (6th in disc).
The BCSL meet began in 1958 with just one division. It expanded to Liberty and Freedom in 1975. From 1992 through 2000, the BCSL meet was not held but it was scored out of the County Open. It resumed as a separate meet in 2001.