Athlete of the Year

Braheme Days

Bridgeton, Jr.

Days won the state Group II and Meet of Champions shot put titles. He won the Eastern States Championships with a local record put of 70 feet, 8 inches, which was the best throw in the country this winter.

Sprints

Akmed Muhummed

Oakcrest, Sr.

Muhammad won the state Group II 400 dash race. He ran the area's fastest time of 49.86.

Charles Darnell

Oakcrest, Sr.

He won the 55 dash at the Meet of Champions.

Reggie Morton

Oakcrest, Sr.

Morton finished third in the 55 dash at the state Group III championships and the Meet of Champions.

Fabian Santiago

Oakcrest, Sr.

Santiago won the state Group III 55 dash title and finished second in the event at the Meet of Champions.

Distance

Matt Nelson

Barnegat, Jr.

Nelson won the 3,200-meter run at the state Group II championship. He finished second in the 3,200 at the Meet of Champions. Nelson ran the area's fastest 1,600 (4:19.41) and 3,200 (9:14.32) times this winter.

Isaac Clark

Pleasantville, Jr.

Isaac ran a personal-best 1:54.34 to win the 800 run at the Eastern States Championships. He also won the 800 at the state Group I championships.

Jacob Clark

Pleasantville, Jr.

Jacon finished third in the 800 run at the Eastern States Championships and second at the state Group I championships.

Danielle Leavitt

Lacey Township, So.

Leavitt won the state Group III 800 championship. She also won the South Jersey Group III 800 and 1,600 runs.

Hurdles

Jared Lindacher

EHT, Sr.

Won the 55 hurdles at the South Jersey Group IV championships.

1,600 relay

Oakcrest boys

The foursome of Santiago, Charles, Justin Veltri, Muhhamad won the Meet of Champions in 3:20.53 – the second fastest time in the state this winter.

Buena Regional Girls

(Emely Ramirez, Casey Sturts, Andrea Olsen, Helena Leyrer)

The Chiefs finished seventh at the Meet of Champions and second in the state Group II championship.

Field events

Ryan North

Southern Regional, Sr.

North won the high jump at the Meet of Champions with a leap of 6 feet, 6 inches.

AJ Vance

Egg Harbor Township, Sr.

Vance won the high jump at the Eastern States Championships with a leap of 6-6.

Edward Albright

Ocean City, Jr.

Albright vaulted an area-best 13-6. He finished second at the South Jersey Group III championships.

Dontaye Rivera

Pleasantville, Sr.

Rivera won the shot put at the South Jersey and state Group I championships. His best throw of 57-8.5 was fourth best in the state this winter.

Kofi Yamoah

Egg Harbor Township, Jr.

Yamoah finished fifth in the shot put at the Meet of Champions and third at the Eastern States Championships. His best put was 57-7.

Chelsea Vaughan

Southern Regional, Sr.

Vaughan won the Meet of Champions with a state best vault of 12-6. She also finished first at the state and South Jersey Group IV championships and the Eastern States Championships.

Alexis Kennedy

Millville, Sr.

Kennedy had the fourth best shot put in the state with a distance of 40-11. She won state Group IV championship and finished third in the Meet of Champions.

HONORABLE MENTION

BOYS

Sprints: Curtis Fitzpatrick, Egg Harbor Township;

Distance: Tom McLaughlin, EHT; Kenny Morrissey, Bridgeton; Noah Jacobs, Lacey Township; Jerome Scurry, Bridgeton; James Curtis, Vineland.

Hurdles: Syid Evans-White, Oakcrest; Chase Toliver, Oakcrest

1,600 Relay: Absegami boys (AJ Taylor, Kyle Wiggins, Sean Ahern, Hared Ganiel); Pleasantville boys (Nicholas McBean, Dagoberto Arias, Jacob Clark, Isaac Clark)

Field Events: Daniel Jefferson, Oakcrest; Jared Dalponte, Oakcrest; Alex Tuttle, Millville; Dylan Bennett, Southern Regional; James Plummer, EHT; Christopher Brown, Bridgeton; Sean Hennigen, Bridgeton; Curtis Fitzpatrick, EHT; Eric Waife, EHT.

GIRLS

Sprints: Michelle Simmons, Southern Regional; Helena Leyerer, Buena Regional; Mikaela Hammel, Southern Regional; Antoinette Isekeneebe, Vineland; Nabiya Garrett, Egg Harbor Township;

1,600 Relay: Millville (MyAngel Davis; Victoria Thaler; Brianna Springsteadah, Teana Rumph)

Distance: Jillian Smith, Southern Regional; Mary Kate Brelsford, Ocean City; Bridgid Flynn, Holy Spirit.

Hurdles: Samantha Rodriguez, Southern Regional.

Field Events: Dana Ohlson, Southern Regional; Shekinah Lightfoot, Cumberland Regional; Ashley Canty, Pleasantville.