Athletes of the Year
Pleasantville, Sr., 800
Won the Meet of Champions race against a stellar field in a local record 1 minute, 50.12 seconds.
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.
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.
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.
Oakcrest, Jr., 400
Won the race in 49.70 seconds at Cape-Atlantic League championships.
Hammonton, Sr., 3,200
Ran 9:26.19 to finish third at the state Group III meet.
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.
Hammonton, Sr., 400 hurdles
Won the Cape-Atlantic League championship in 54.26 seconds and placed third at the state Group III meet.
Oakcrest, Sr., high jump
Cleared 6 feet, 6 inches for third place at the MOC and was second at the state Group III meet.
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).
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.
Egg Harbor Township, Sr., shot put
Won the state Group IV championship with a 58-8 put. Will compete for Rutgers University next year.
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.
Barnegat, Sr., javelin
Threw 183-1 for a second-place finish at the South Jersey Group II meet.
Hammonton, Sr., pole vault
Took fourth place at the state Group III meet with a 14-0 vault.
(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.
(Lamar Finney, Christian Castro, Jeremiah Atoki, Leaquan James)
Won the South Jersey Group IV title in 3:20.69.