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.