EHT 4x800 highlights local efforts at Penn Relays

EHT seniors Robert Dessoye, left, Alex Dessoye, Aidin Hendriks and Eric Barnes, all 18, show off the gold watches they won for being the top American finishers in the boys 4x800 relay Saturday at the Penn Relays.

Several former Egg Harbor Township High School track and field athletes succeeded in the opening week of the men’s college indoor track season.

Robert Dessoye (EHT) took second in the 500 (1:05.61) for Bucknell at the Bison Open on Saturday. He and twin Alex Dessoye (EHT) were on the winning 4x400 relay team (3:21.14).

Alvin Abraham (EHT) was fifth in the 400 (51.19) for Rider at the Lehigh Season Opener on Friday.

Eric Barnes (EHT) was sixth in the 600 (1:23.94) for Rutgers at the TCNJ Invitational on Saturday.

Amir Brock (EHT) was seventh in the 500 (1:06.20) for Villanova at the Jack Pyrah Invitational in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Matt Grillo (Mainland) was sixth (8.52) in the 60 hurdles for Rowan at the Lehigh Season Opener on Saturday. Grillo was also sixth in the pole vault (3.95 meters). Hunter Barbieri (EHT) was on the winning 4x400 relay (3:24.67), and Martin Maldonado (EHT) was seventh in the 800 (2:01.50).

Men’s basketball

Sa’eed Nelson (St. Augustine Prep) had 24 points, nine assists and five rebounds in American’s 100-89 loss to St. Francis last Wednesday. He had 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 74-70 loss to Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday.

Jordan Robertson (Wildwood Catholic) scored 11 points in Colgate’s 75-69 loss to Albany last Wednesday. He had eight points in a 76-65 loss to Binghamton on Saturday.

Justyn Mutts (St. Augustine) had 13 points, five rebounds and five steals in High Point’s 71-63 loss to Pittsburgh on Nov. 28. He had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks in a 90-54 win over Johnson & Wales on Friday.

Jahleem Montague (Atlantic City) had two points, a rebound and a block in Longwood’s 61-52 win over Fayetteville on Saturday.

Tyler Jones (Holy Spirit) had eight points in Maryland-Eastern Shore’s 83-44 loss to Old Dominion on Nov. 27. He had 18 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in a 74-70 win over American on Saturday.

Junior Saintel (Holy Spirit) had 12 points and 11 rebounds in Stony Brook’s 101-58 win over Shawnee State last Wednesday. He had seven points and four rebounds in an 85-83 win over Saint Francis on Saturday.

Christian Mortellite (Hammonton) had 31 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in Bloomsburg’s 87-80 win over Felician last Wednesday. He had 31 points, seven rebounds and two assists in a 94-79 loss to California (Pennsylvania) on Saturday. He had 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 77-74 loss to Slippery Rock on Sunday.

Isiah Graves (Atlantic City) had nine points, three rebounds and two steals in Goldey-Beacom’s 75-64 win over Long Island Post last Wednesday. He had five points in a 78-74 win over Chestnut Hill on Saturday.

Peyton Wejnert (Southern Regional) had 14 points and 12 rebounds in Pace’s 72-60 loss to American International last Wednesday. He had 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals in a 66-61 loss to Le Moyne on Saturday.

D.J. Smith (Wildwood Catholic) had 12 points and two rebounds in Cabrini’s 71-67 win over Scranton last Wednesday. He had 17 points, three rebounds and three steals in a 107-97 win over Immaculata on Friday.

Nate Aldrich (St. Augustine) had 18 points and eight rebounds in Drew’s 87-80 loss to Wilkes last Wednesday. He had 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 91-83 win over Catholic on Saturday.

Ethan Dubois (Southern) had eight points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds in Elizabethtown’s 75-72 win over Haverford on Nov. 28. He had seven points, four rebounds and three steals in a 69-68 loss to Moravian on Saturday.

Matt Sommers (Holy Spirit) had two points, five rebounds and an assist in Gwynedd Mercy’s 84-77 win over Marywood last Wednesday. He had four points, four rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in a 73-46 win over Centenary on Saturday.

Luke Stambaugh (Pinelands Regional) scored six points in Lebanon Valley’s 66-61 win over Widener last Wednesday. He had 13 points and two assists in an 85-64 win over Alvernia on Saturday.

C.J. Barnes (Holy Spirit) had nine points and six rebounds in Moravian’s 85-69 win over Delaware Valley last Wednesday. He had eight points and seven rebounds in a 69-68 win over Elizabethtown on Saturday.

In Rowan’s 93-68 win over Rutgers-Camden last Wednesday, Walter Harvey (St. Augustine) had 12 points, four rebounds and two steals, and Ryan Legler (Wildwood Catholic) had six points, three assists and two steals.

Kenya Brown (Pleasantville) had two points and three rebounds in Rutgers-Newark’s 73-66 loss to Montclair State on Saturday.

George Cook (Wildwood Catholic) had four points, two steals and a rebound in Wesley’s 93-63 loss to Southern Virginia on Saturday.

Connor Laverty (Ocean City) had seven points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in Widener’s 78-75 win over Stevenson on Saturday.

Mike Greenman (St. Augustine) had 17 points, three assists and two rebounds in Williams College’s 90-57 win over Vassar on Nov. 28. He had 12 points and three assists in a 72-67 loss to Wesleyan (Connecticut) on Saturday.


Cinjun Erskine (Barnegat) was honored by Bucknell on Sunday. The junior was given the program’s Bobby Pangburn Memorial Award for his commitment, dedication and unqualified friendship on the team. The former quarterback, running back and fullback’s collegiate playing career ended prior to the start of this season with an undisclosed injury, but he stayed on as a student coach.

St. Francis (Pa.) junior defensive end Austin Gray (EHT) was named to the Northeast Conference second team defense Nov. 22. He had 25 tackles, including 5.5 for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He also recovered a fumble.

Middlebury offensive guard Roman Rudisill (Absegami) was named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference Academic Team on Friday.

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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July of 2013

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