Athletes of the Year

Isaac Clark

Pleasantville, Sr., 800

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Won the Meet of Champions race against a stellar field in a local record 1 minute, 50.12 seconds.

Jacob Clark

Pleasantville, Sr., 1,600

State Group II champion for the second straight year. Won the race in a meet record 4:13.85.

Both brothers are headed to South Plainfield Junior College in Texas.

Curtis Fitzpatrick

Egg Harbor

Township, Sr., 100

Ran a 10.80 at the Cape-Atlantic League championship. Won the South Jersey Group IV dash in 11.14 and helped the Eagles win their first sectional title.

Anthony Forrest

Buena Regional, Jr., 200

Forrest ran a 22.22-second lap to finish eighth at the Meet of Champions. He won Cape-Atlantic League championship in 21.96.

Ishmael Muhammad

Oakcrest, Jr., 400

Won the race in 49.70 seconds at Cape-Atlantic League championships.

Lou Corgliano

Hammonton, Sr., 3,200

Ran 9:26.19 to finish third at the state Group III meet.

Steven Morgan

Egg Harbor Township, Sr., 110 hurdles

Finished second at the state Group IV meet in 14.15 seconds. Won the South Jersey title in 14.5 seconds.

Brandon Babcock

Hammonton, Sr., 400 hurdles

Won the Cape-Atlantic League championship in 54.26 seconds and placed third at the state Group III meet.

Dan Jefferson

Oakcrest, Sr., high jump

Cleared 6 feet, 6 inches for third place at the MOC and was second at the state Group III meet.

Gary Melton

Cedar Creek, Sr., long jump

A two-time state champion in the long jump. Won the Group II title and was third at the Meet of Champions (22-6 1/2).

LaDarrell Dixon,

Oakcrest, Sr., triple jump

Won the state Group III title with a leap of 45-10.

Braheme Days Jr.

Bridgeton, Sr., shot put and discus

Won his first MOC title in the discus (199-6) and took second in the shot put. His best put of the year was 67-8 1/4. Headed to UCLA on an athletic scholarship.

Kofi Yamoah

Egg Harbor Township, Sr., shot put

Won the state Group IV championship with a 58-8 put. Will compete for Rutgers University next year.

James Plummer

Egg Harbor Township, Sr., discus

The state Group IV champion with a 188-4 throw. Finished second in the state Group IV shot put. Headed for Clemson University.

Cinjun Erskine

Barnegat, Sr., javelin

Threw 183-1 for a second-place finish at the South Jersey Group II meet.

Aidan Skelly

Hammonton, Sr., pole vault

Took fourth place at the state Group III meet with a 14-0 vault.

Pleasantville 4x800

(Dagoberto Arias, Isaac Clark, Radcliffe Narinensingh, Jacob Clark)

Became the first local boys team to win a Championship of America race at the Penn Relays in April. Won the race in 7:40.71.

Vineland 4x400

(Lamar Finney, Christian Castro, Jeremiah Atoki, Leaquan James)

Won the South Jersey Group IV title in 3:20.69.


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