By ELLIOTT DENMAN
THE SMILES SAY IT ALL - Flanking Coach Frank Harrison (left to right) at NJ Intrnational Meet are rising young Shore AC stars Liam O'Hara, Will Seijas, Ethan Ferraiola and Andrew Colbert. Liam is a sophomore at University of Pennsylvania. Will a sophomore at Villanova, Ethan a sophomore at Bryant University, and Andrew a junior at Penn. Best of all - they're all straight-A students. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Frank Harrison)
We want to say “thank you/thank you/thank you” to all who took part in the 34th annual New Jersey International Track and Field Meet, held Saturday, August 7, 2021 at The Peddie School Stadium in Hightstown, NJ, as athletes, coaches, sponsors, officials, volunteers and friends of a great event with a long, lustrous history.
The NJ International Meet, first staged by Shore Athletic Club as The Bob Roggy Memorial Meet in Holmdel, NJ in 1987, was back on the schedule after a year’s unfortunate delay necessitated by the ongoing Covid protocols. While the meet did not attract the numbers it had in previous years, as we regrouped from the effects of the pandemic, we did bring it back amid all the adversity and that was the main thing! The NJ International Meet was indeed back.!
All going well, we plan to stage a much bigger-faster-higher-stronger meet together with you in 2022. With your continued support, we’ll get it done !
MOST SINCERELY, MR. ELLIOTT DENMAN NJ NTL.MEET DIRECTOR EMERITUS
MR, DAVE FRIEDMAN, MEET DIRECTOR MR. TIM BRENNAN, SITE DIRECTOR
MR. JOE COMPAGNI, MEET COORDINATOR and ANNOUNCER
MR. MAURICE BELL, VIPER TIMING SERVICES
AND THE N.J. INTERNATIONAL GAMES COMMITTEE & SHORE AC TEAMMATES.
A Few Messages::::::
“I competed in the triple jump and thank you tremendously for a world-class run meet. Just sorry that I did not know about this meet sooner in my lifetime. Warmest Regards Nick Damal.”
“ Thank you for a great meet yesterday All of your hard work help make the meet just a great time. Thank you. Carol Harrison.“ (Head shot put official and Shore AC official of year honoree.)
“Once again, I’m very happy to support the New Jersey International Meet. Keep up the great work,” Joetta Clark Diggs, four-time USA Olympian, National Track and Field and NJ Hall of Fame inductee and NJ International Meet women’s 800 honoree.
“Just got back from Tokyo. Saw the results. Seems like a well-run meet, Warmly, Aliann Pompey.” Head coach St. John’s University, four-time Olympian and NJ International Meet women’s 400 honoree.
“The smiles say it all, Coach Frank Harrison.” (Smiling athletes Liam O’Hara, Will Seijas, Ethan Ferraiola and Andrew Colbert played starring Shore AC roles in their respective events.)
"Thank you very much for joining us at the 34th New Jersey International Meet , and congratulations on your performances!
"We wish you all the best for more success, and we hope to see you again at the 35th New Jersey International Meet. We are already making plans for a full-scale event next year, likely in June or July, 2022," Coach Joe Compagni.
OUR NEW JERSEY INTERNATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD MEET
CHAMPIONS CROWNED AUG.7, 2021 AT PEDDIE SCHOOL WERE:
Frank Budd Memorial Men’s 100 - James Bias, Jr. GSTC 10.66
Dr. Matt Brown Open/Masters 100 Luxon Glor, Next Level AC 10.83
Andy Stanfield Memorial Men’s 200 James Bias, Jr. GSTC 21.42
Larry James Memorial Men’s 400 Stefan Adams Zenith Velocity 48.74
Art Smith Men’s Open/Masters 400 Ethan Ferraiola Shore AC 49.99
Rich Kenah Men’s 800 Thomas Cooke Kingsway TC 1:53.83
John Kuhi Men’s Open/Masters 800 John Carroll Unattached 2:00.33
Harry Nolan/George Sheehan Men’s Open/Masters Mile
Gary Rosenberg Freedom/Garmin Runners 4:58.32
Elliott Denman Men’s 1-Mile Racewalk Christopher Renn NJ Striders 7:53.86
Herbert Douglas Jr. Men’s Long Jump Justin Kiefel, Pittsburgh 7.35
Norman Tate Men’s Triple Jump Justin Kiefel, Pittsburgh 14.87
Al Blozis Memorial Men’s Shot Put – Andrew Liskowitz, Middletown,NJ 18.99
Fred Thompson Memorial Women’s 100 Roxine Chambers, Baltimore 12.65
Andy Stanfield Memorial Women’s 200 Roxine Chambers,Baltimore. 25.85.
Aliann Pompey Women’s 400 Tyler Howard Schenectady,NY 59.97
Art Smith Open/Masters Women’s 400 Olivia Grace Unattached 1:01.40
Joetta Clark Diggs Women’s 800 Fawzia Kheir Zenith Velocity 2:19.04
John Kuhi Open/Masters Women ‘s 800 Christine Licata GSTC 2:20.61
Chrissy Alessandro Shaheen Memorial Women’s Mile/
Mary Conry Memorial Women’s Mile - Maria Paul Shore AC 10:37.22
Elliott Denman Women’s 1-Mile Racewalk - Maria Paul Shore AC 11:55.24
Herbert Douglas Jr. Women’s Long Jump Olivia Grace Unattached 5.19
Norman Tate Women’s Triple Jump Maya McDuffie Next Level AC 11.31
Al Blozis Memorial Women’s Shot Put Elizabeth Yodakis Unattached 11.38
TOP MEET PERFORMANCES (BASED ON W.A. INTERNATIONAL SCORING TABLES)
MEN Andrew Liskowitz 18.99 Shot Put 1061 Points
James Bias Jr. 21.42 200 1007 Points
Justin Kiefel 7.35 Long Jump 997 Points
WOMEN Roxine Chambers 12.65 100 867 Points.
Roxine Chambers 25.85 200 865 Points
Maya McDuffie 11.31 Triple Jump 845 Points
Tyler Howard 59.97 400 839 Points.