Delsea’s Marco Morales and Nico Morales cleared 15-3 and 14-9 Saturday at the Vault Factory’s 4th of July Bash at Basking Ridge High School in Somerset County.
The pole vault-only event was the first competition for the Morales twins since the indoor Meet of Champions at Ocean Breeze, where Marco placed 2nd at 15-6 and Nico was 3rd at 15-6.
Watching Hills senior Bradley Jelmert, who won the Meet of Champions at 16-0 1/4, won Saturday at 16-3, an outdoor PR. He cleared 16-10 indoors. Brian Sweeney of East Brunswick cleared a PR 15-9 for second.
Marco is the South Jersey indoor record holder at 16-0 from a meet at the Bennett Center in February. Nico has an indoor PR of 15-6, also from a SJTCA meet at the Bennett Center.
Competing in the women’s open division, Stockton University graduate Kaitlyn Derman of Millville, the NJAC outdoor champion two years ago, cleared 11-9. She has a PR of 12-7 1/2 from 2017 NCAAs.