CHEERS AGAIN FOR SHORE AC ATHLETES, BOTH OUR ALUMNI GREATS AND CURRENT SHORE AC VARSITY STARS, AS WELL AS OUR H.S. AND COLLEGIATE FRIENDS AND MEMBERS, FOR THEIR MANY OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES AT USA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FEB. 22-24 2019 AT OCEAN BREEZE, STATEN ISLAND, NY. AND AN ARRAY OF OTHER MEETS THIS HUGE WEEKEND.
AT USA INDOOR NATIONALS:
WOMEN'S 1000 - Ms. Ajee' Wilson wins the 9th USA National Title of her brilliant career in 2:34.71, time that is meet record, personal best, and 2019 world leader !! Truly tremendous !!! 6th Place: Allie Wilson, Monmouth University, 2:41.76 PR after 2:42.51 PR in qualifying round !! Also: Brianna Stratz (Monmouth) 2:45.44 7th in trial.
SHORE AC VARSITY TEAM ATHLETES EXCELLED AS FOLLOWS: MEN'S PV - Scott Houston, 18-4 3/4, 2nd place. MEN'S HJ - Kris Kornegay-Gober, 7-1 1/2, 3rd place. WOMEN'S HJ - Amina Smith, 6-2, 3rd place. MEN'S 3000M Racewalk - Rich Luettchau, 13:18.49, 5th place. WOMEN'S 3000M Racewalk - Chelsea Conway, 14:26.74 PR, 5th place. Also: Darien Johnson, 7th in his 60m dash trial, 6.88. Je'von Hutchison, 5th in his 600m trial, 1:19.71. Kristin Andrews, 5th in her 600m trial, 1:34.13. Jill Marois, pole vault, missed her opening height of 13-11 3/4.
MEN'S MASTERS 60M DASH - Shore AC's Michael Kish 4th in 8.28.
MEN'S 1000 - Alumni great Robby Andrews 9th in 2:22.53 after 2:22:01 trial. RBC graduate Rob Napolitano 4th in 2:21.47 PR.
MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY MEN EXCELLED AS FOLLOWS: Bryan Sosoo 5th in 60m dash semi in 6.79 after 6.76 trial. Corey Murphy 11th in shot put at 59-0. Monmouth alumnus Dylan Capwell 5th in 1000 final in 2:21.55.
OTHER NEW JERSEYANS CROWNED
AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS WERE: Ms. Athing Mu - age 16 of Trenton Track Club, women's 600m in 1:23.57, meet record (old record: Ajee' Wilson in 1:23.84, 2017) world and American junior record, 2019 world leader and number two all-time. Many cheers for Ms. Mu !! Ms. Keturah Orji - triple jump of 47-9, meet record, number two all-time mark !
ON THIS HUGE WEEKEND THAT ALSO SAW MANY OTHER MAJOR MEETS, WE SALUTE THESE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS, TOO: NJSIAA MEET OF CHAMPIONS, Toms River. Boys 3200M - 1. Liam Murphy, Allentown, 8:54.22; 2. Devin Hart, Pt. Pleasant Boro, 8:54.65. A race for the ages !!! Boys Shot Put - 1. Brendan Loftus, Red Bank Regional, 56-7. AND MANY MORE BIG PERFORMANCES AT "THE BUBBLE."
HEPS/ IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HARVARD Marvin Morgan of Penn (Neptune HS graduate) wins men's 60m dash in 6.78, 4th in 200 dash 21.86. C.J. Licata, Princeton freshman, wins SP at 59-11 1/4/ (with CBA grads Dan Mead 5th 54- 4 3/4 and Will Lutkewitte 9th 52-1 1/4 both for Cornell.) women's SP: Emma Vasen of Yale (Ocean Twp HS graduate) 4th at 48-3 1/2
and THESE GREAT PERFORMANCES BY CBA ALUMNI: BLAISE FERRO WINS 3000m Final in 8:28:90, leads Northern Arizona University to Big Sky Conference team title in Bozeman, Montana and is named Big Sky Meet MVP !! ANDREW LISKOWITZ of host team Michigan wins Big 10 SP Title at 64-6 1/2 (with St. Rose graduate Luke Grodeska of Penn State 13th at 55-5 and 9th in weight throw at 64-10 3/4.) PLUS THESE TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES BY RUTGERS AT BIG 10 MEET: Izaiah Brown wins Big 10 Indoor 400 for 4th straight year, 45.82, then anchors 3:08.94 4h place 4x400 relay. Rutgers teammates A'Nan Bridgett 3rd LJ at 23-10 1/4 and Perry Christie 4th HJ 6-11 3/4.
SHORE AC MEMBERS STAR FOR ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY AT BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ASPIRE INSTITUTE IN GENEVA, OHIO: SP: 1, Amarys Berry 14.57 , 6. Sam Morillo 13.57, 8th Bernadette MacGowan 9th Ashley Walsh. Wt Throw: 2. Jen Odoemene 17.85 5. Ashley Walsh 16.44, 7. Sam Morillo 16.17.
High-level achievers and major-meet medalists in all categories highlight the Honors List of awardees who will be saluted at the annual Shore Athletic Club Awards Banquet scheduled for March 10 at The English Manor catering facility, Ocean Township, NJ.
Michael Kish, double medalist in the M65-division sprints at the World Masters Championships in Malaga, Spain, has been named winner of the Johnny Hayes Memorial Award as the club's athlete of the year.
Newest members of the Shore AC Hall of Fame will be Tony Plaster, John Soucheck, Larry Scheid and Mike Geraltowski.
The complete list of honorees:
SHORE AC 2018 JOHNNY HAYES MEMORIAL AWARD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR MICHAEL KISH SHORE AC 2018 MEN’S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NATIONAL INDOOR POLE VAULT CHAMPION SCOTT HOUSTON SHORE AC 2018 WOMEN’S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR KRISTIN ANDREWS SHORE AC 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MR. TONY PLASTER SHORE AC 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MR. JOHN SOUCHECK SHORE AC 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MR. LARRY SCHEID SHORE AC 2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE MR. MIKE GERALTOWSKI SHORE AC 2018 WISNE R BROTHERS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE SPORT OF TRACK AND FIELD MR. FRED DWYER SHORE AC 2018 MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR LARRY RAMIREZ SHORE AC 2018 WOMEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR PARIIS GARCIA SHORE AC 2018 IRWIN BERNSTEIN MEMORIAL AWARD MASTERS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR RENO STIRRAT SHORE AC 2018 BOB ROGGY MEMORIAL AWARD FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR MIKE BRAZZEL SHORE AC 2018 BOB ROGGY MEMORIAL AWARD FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ONEITHEA “NENI” LEWIS SHORE AC 2018 DR. GEORGE SHEEHAN MEMORIAL AWARD MEN’S DISTANCE RUNNER OF THE YEAR JUSTIN SCHEID SHORE AC 2018 MARY CONRY MEMORIAL AWARD WOMEN’S DISTANCE RUNNER OF THE YEAR KELLEE McEWEN SHORE AC 2018 CHRIS MALONE MEMORIAL AWARD MASTERS DISTANCE RUNNER OF THE YEAR BOB SKORUPSKI SHORE AC 2018 RODNEY CRAIG MEMORIAL AWARD YOUTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR JESSICA ABBOTT SHORE AC 2018 RODNEY CRAIG MEMORIAL AWARD YOUTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR KAI’LEEL JEFFERSON SHORE AC 2018 COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ALLIE WILSON SHORE AC 2018 COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR DYLAN CAPWELL SHORE AC 2018 HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR DEVIN HART SHORE AC 2018 HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR JARED CONTE SHORE AC 2018 HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR EMMA VASEN SHORE AC 2018 WILLIAM FUNKHOUSER MEMORIAL AWARD MEN’S RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR ANTHONY J. GRUTTADAURO SHORE AC 2018 WOMEN’S RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR CHELSEA CONWAY SHORE AC 2018 MATTHEW STUPER MEMORIAL AWARD YOUTH RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR SAM ALLEN SHORE AC 2018 MATTHEW STUPER MEMORIAL AWARD YOUTH RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR GRACE ENDY SHORE AC 2018 DON JOHNSON MEMORIAL AWARD MASTERS RACEWALKER OF THE YEAR ERIN TAYLOR-TALCOTT SHORE AC 2018 ELLIOTT DENMAN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OVER THE YEARS MR. PHIL HINCK SHORE AC 2018 TOM AND PHYLLIS FYFE AWARD TO THE FAMILY OF THE YEAR THE HILL FAMILY SHORE AC 2018 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR TIMOTHY McQUEEN SHORE AC 2018 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR DR. IVAN BLACK SHORE AC 2018 “GET UP AND GO” AWARD MR. JOSEPH RENZELLA SHORE AC 2018 COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD MR. SCOTT LINNELL SHORE AC 2018 TEAM SPIRIT AWARD DAN CAMPBELL SHORE AC 2018 TEAM SPIRIT AWARD SUSAN STIRRAT SHORE AC 2018 TEAM SPIRIT AWARD NICHOLAS REID SHORE AC 2018 TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD PENN RELAYS SHUTTLE HURDLES CHAMPIONS FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR ! SHORE AC 2018 TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD MILLROSE GAMES WOMEN’S DISTANCE MEDLEY CHAMPIONS SHORE AC 2018 MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE AWARD DESMOND HOWELL SHORE AC 2018 PRESIDENT’S AWARD MR. LESTER WRIGHT, JR. SHORE AC 2018 KEN WILLIAMSON AWARD OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR MR. THOMAS HASSARD SHORE AC 2018 COURAGE AWARD MR. THOMAS ZARRA SHORE AC 2018 JOURNALISM AWARD MR. PAUL MULSHINE SHORE AC 2018 SERVICE AWARD ERIN O’NEILL SHORE AC 2018 SERVICE AWARD DAWN WILCOX SHORE AC 2018 DEPUTY’S AWARD DAVID GARRIDO
The USA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, SPONSORED BY TOYOTA, RETURN EAST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS AND IT WILL BE TERRIFIC SEEING OUR GREAT CLUB WELL REPRESENTED IN THIS MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEET. ACTION IS SCHEDULED FOR THE OUTSTANDING OCEAN BREEZE FACILITY ON FATHER CAPPODANO BOULEVARD WITHIN SIGHT OF THE VERRAZZANO NARROWS BRIDGE, STATEN ISLAND, NYC, FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY, FEB 22-23-24, 2019..
MANY OF US COMPETED AT THIS GREAT LOCATION SUNDAY, FEB. 10TH, IN THE NEW JERSEY-NEW YORK USATF ASSOCIATION OPEN AND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS AND WE ALL DID FINE THINGS IN OUR RESPECTIVE AGE CATEGORIES. WE SEEMED TO BE REPRESENTED IN NEARLY EVERY EVENT and NUMEROUS AGE BRACKETS AND MAY HAVE ROLLED UP A ZILLION TEAM POINTS. WE ARE AWAITING FINAL TABULATIONS ON THIS. THIS WAS ONE DAY AFTER DOING VERY GOOD THINGS AT THE MILLROSE GAMES, AT THE ARMORY, AND THE DAVID HEMERY CLASSIC AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY.
THE USA INDOOR NATIONALS WERE LAST HELD IN THE NORTHEAST, AT BOSTON IN 2015. THEY WERE LAST HELD IN NYC, AT THE ARMORY IN 2002. PRIOR TO THAT, THEY WERE A TRADITIONAL FIXTURE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 1970 TO 1993, AND BEFORE THAT AT THE GARDEN, 1927 TO 1965.
NOW LOOKING AHEAD, AS OF MONDAY NIGHT, FEB. 11, THESE ARE OUR SHORE AC ENTRIES IN USA NATIONALS FEB. 22-24:
»Kristin E. Andrews women's 600. »Chelsea L. Conway, women's 3000m racewalk »Michael J. Cyphers, men's pole vault »Scott J. Houston, defending champion in men's pole vault. »Craig T. Hunter. men's pole vault »Je'von J. Hutchison, men's 300 »Kristopher P. Kornegay-Gober, men's high jump »Richard J. Luettchau, II, men's 3000m racewalk »Jill J. Marois, women's pole vault »Amina C. Smith, women's high jump
We hope all of our teammates are officially accepted into the meet and await final decisions by the USATF games committee.
If a non-scoring men's sprint medley event is included on the Friday program, we may be represented in that event, also. It remains a possibility.
And, of course/of course/of course. we will be rooting for our distinguished Shore AC Alumni athletes;;;;
We'll be cheering for these Monmouth University athletes, too: Allie Wilson, women's 1000. Brianna Stratz, women's 1000. Corey Murphy, men's shot put.
And our many/many/many friends from around the track and field universe. Several of us will be there officiating, too.
THIS WILL BE A GREAT MEET TO WATCH, TOO. WE ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO COME ON OUT TO THE MEET TO CHEER ON OUR TEAMMATES AS WELL AS THE NATION'S BEST. FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AS WELL AS TICKET INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY GOING TO WWW.USATF.ORG AND CLICKING ON TO TOYOTA USA INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.