NEW YORK - Shore Athletic Club members, competing as guest athletes, descended on the USATF New York Association Open and Masters Track and Field Championships, held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, and marked the trip by scooping up heaps of gold, silver and bronze medals.
Top single Shore AC mark was Ms. Amina Smith's winning women's high jump of 1.85 meters, continuing to prove she has the talent, ability and potential to be a USA World Championships and Olympic team member,
Shore AC's Mica Petit-Homme (52.10) and Brian Richards (55.67) ran 2-3 in the men's 400 hurdles.
New team members Mollie Gribbin and Ian Weider starred in the horizontal jumps as Ian placed third in the men's long jump (7.30 meters) and Mollie netted a second in the women's LJ (6.06) and a third in the triple jump (12.65.)
Dr. Ivan Black of Shore AC excelled in the Masters M70 jumps, taking golds in the HJ (1.25 meters), LJ (3.78) and TJ (8.80.)
SAC teammate Matt Bernardo medaled in the M35 sprints with speedy clockings of 11.79 in the 100 and 24.96 in the 200.
Shore AC Hall of Famer Michael Bersch won the M55 hammer throw with a toss of 28.13.
Guyana Olympian Jeremy Bascom of Shore AC clocked a 10.79 in the preliminary round of the M35 100.
Shore AC invitee Jasmine Abrams sped to a women's Open 100 win in 11.44, then ran fourth in the 200 at 23.84.
Competing - against many of his absent friends - Shore AC trustee Elliott Denman finished first in the elderly gentlemen's shot put with an extremely modest toss of 4.78 meters. .
Next up for the Shore AC team will be its "home" New Jersey Association Open and Masters Championships,Saturday and Sunday June 22-23 at Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ.
This, of course, will be a warm up for the club's biggest track and field production of the year, the 33rd annual New Jersey International Track and Field Meet, also at Peddie School on Saturday, July 6. NJ International Meet entries may now be filed at www.Directathletics.com.