Rancocas Valley senior Nick Mirabelli and Schalick senior Zyra Thomas will lead a large South Jersey contingent to the 123rd annual Penn Relays later this month at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus in West Philadelphia.
Mirabelli is the No. 2-ranked javelin thrower in the U.S at 220-10, and Thomas was the national shot put champion indoors with a 47-5 3/4.
High school acceptances in the 3,200-meter relay and distance medley won’t be announced until next week, but the Penn Relays announced the qualifiers for the individual high school events on Monday.
Athletes in the javelin, discus and 400-meter hurdles were able to use marks from last spring to qualify, since those events aren’t contested indoors. Athletes in all the other events could use marks from either the indoor season or the first few weeks of outdoors. The qualifying deadline was this past Sunday.
Here’s a look at the South Jersey athletes who will make the trip to Philadelphia for this year’s running of the oldest annual track meet in the world!
123rd Annual Penn Relays, Franklin Field
Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27
Saturday, April 28
400-meter hurdles, 9 a.m., Saturday
Kervens Mezilus, Cherry Hill East [53.28]
High Jump, 1:45 p.m., Friday
Kasso Peaks, Eastern [6-6]
Triple Jump, Noon, Saturday
Khaliel Burnett, Delsea [49-1]
Shot Put, 4:30 p.m., Friday
Kamron Kobolak, Cinnaminson [62-7 3/4]
Bill Goldsborough, Delsea [58-8 3/4]
Discus, 12:45 p.m., Friday
Tyler Anzisi, Egg Harbor Twp. [158-10]
Javelin, 2:45 p.m., Friday
Nick Mirabelli, Rancocas Valley [220-10]
400-meter hurdles, 10:20 a.m., Thursday
Jewel Ash, Eastern [1:02.11]
High jump, 2:30 p.m., Thursday
Tierra Hooker, Timber Creek [5-10]
Pole vault, 1:30 p.m., Thursday
Ashley Preston, Delsea [12-7]
Long jump, 1:45 p.m., Thursday
Tionna Tobias, Winslow Twp. [19-8 1/4]
Shot put, 3:30 p.m., Thursday
Zyra Thomas, Schalick [47-5 3/4]
Ciarra Johnson, Winslow Twp. [40-5]
Sydney Thomas, Haddon Heights [40-7 1/2]
Discus, 11:15 a.m., Thursday
Alexis Harrison, Millville [126-10]
Javelin, 4:45 p.m., Thursday
Brielle Smith, Oakcrest [145-0]
Alexa Gardner, Hammonton [142-1]