Considering the meet is now 3,000 miles away, it’s not surprising the South Jersey contingent at National Scholastic Championships is so small.
But a handful of South Jersey athletes will be competing at Hayward Field in Eugene starting Wednesday and running through Saturday.
One of the more intriguing South Jersey entries is the Haddonfield girls, who are entered in both the 3,200-meter relay on Friday and the distance medley on Saturday. Allison and Lindsay Colflesh and Sarah Naticchia will be on both teams. Olivia Stoner will join them on the 4-by-8 and Peyton Weiner on the DMR.
Haddonfield is No. 2 nationally in the 4-by-8 with its South Jersey-record 9:04.72 from the Cherokee Relays in May. Top-ranked Niwot (Colo.), which ran 8:55.86 in May at the Pomona Invitational in Lakewood, Colo., is also entered.
Haddonfield is No. 7 nationally in the DMR with a 12:06.82 at the Blue Devil Classic in Westfield in early May. The South Jersey DMR record is Lenape’s 11:53.15 with Camille Franklin, Ana de las Heras, Emily McGee and Natalia Ocasio at Nationals in Greensboro in 2012.
The state records are Columbia’s 8:45.37 at the 2014 Penn Relays and Red Bank Catholic’s 11:32.29 at the 2011 Nationals in Greensboro.
Here’s a look at all the South Jersey entries this week in Eugene:
100-Meter Dash Trials, 9 a.m., Friday
Matt Mazero [Paul VI]
400-Meter Dash Trials, 5:15 p.m. Friday
Michael Mazero [Paul VI]
Mile, 6:45 p.m., Saturday
Kyle Rakitis [Kingsway]
5,000-Meter Run, 10:30 a.m., Saturday
Josh Forrest [Collingswood]
Aidan Groff [Cherry Hill East]
Brady Shute [Woodbury]
400-Meter Hurdles, 9:40 a.m., Friday
Treshan Stevenson [Millville]
3,000-Meter Racewalk, 10:50 a.m., Wednesday
Ryan Allen [Kingsway]
Long Jump, 6:30 p.m., Thursday
Greg Foster [Lumberton, Lawrenceville School]
Triple Jump, 1:30 p.m., Thursday
Floyd Whitaker [Highland]
400-Meter Relay, 11:35 a.m., Thursday
Paul VI [Matt Jenkins, Matt Mazero, Cameron Serafinelli, Michael Mazero]
800-Meter Relay, 1:35 p.m., Thursday
Paul VI [Cameron Serafinelli, Matthew Jenkins, Matt Mazero, Mike Mazero]
Four-Mile Relay, 11:20 a.m., Friday
Haddonfield [Tobias Janssen, Caleb Clevenger, John Hurly, Sean Eisenhower]
1,000-Meter Swedish Relay, 2:35 p.m., Wednesday
Paul VI [Matthew Jenkins, Cameron Serafinelli, Matt Mazero, Mike Mazero]
5,000-Meter Run, 9:30 a.m., Saturday
Sophie Steidle [Collingswood]
High Jump, 6 p.m., Thursday
Tatina Carr [Timber Creek]
Heptathlon, 2:50 p.m., Friday – 6 p.m. Saturday
Bryanna Craig [Millville / Lubbock Coronado], Heptathlon
3,200-Meter Relay, 12:30 p.m., Friday
Cherokee [Nicole Clifford, Meghan Carroll, Erin Jackson, Kelsey Niglio]
Haddonfield [Allison Colflesh, Lindsay Colflesh, Olivia Stoner, Sarah Naticchia]
Distance Medley, 11:30 a.m., Saturday
Haddonfield [Allison Colflesh, Payton Weiner, Lindsay Colflesh, Sarah Naticchia]