T&F Nationals. College & High School.

The NCAA T&F Division I Championships and the New Balance High School T&F Championships were held this past weekend. Here are the results:

Emerging Elite Division:

  • Dan Feidler of Manalapn HS finished 4th
  • Brendan Loftus of Red Bank Regional Fouled out (he had some very impressive fouls)
  • Nick Morse of Christian Brothers Academy Fouled out (he also had some impressive fouls)

All in all the Emerging Elite was ok. Dan did well and had a bigger foul throw so we know he has more in the tank! Brendan dropped bombs but couldn’t hold them in. A correction on his competition approach will have to be worked on. Brendan likes to get amped up which, yes, you need to be excited when throwing but you also need to be patient and let the technique work. He is still ranked the NJ #1 Junior! We have much more to accomplish! Nick Morse threw well but just couldn’t hold them in. He showed that his technique is coming together but it’s not quit there! He is ranked #2 Junior behind Brendan.

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Championship Division:

Emma Vasen of Ocean Twp. HS demonstrated why she is so damn good! She threw 45ft to tie for 6th place but the tie went to the other athlete because she had a better second mark. Emma finished 7th. On her last attempt she unleashed a MONSTER throw of 48+ft but couldn’t hold it. If she would have saved that throw then she would have won! Emma now moves onto Softball. She is about a dozen home-runs off the NJ Career State Record! She plans on competing in the shot put as an unattached athlete to stay on top of her technique and to compete at the New Balance Outdoor T&F Championships in June.

Division I NCAA Championships:

Andrew Liskowitz, formally of CBA, is now a sophomore at The University of Michigan. Andrew went into the competition ranked 16th and finished 14th. It wasn’t the performance he was looking. This is his second showing at the NCAA Championships. The more experience the better the results!

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Now we move onto outdoors!

Critical Mass at New Balance H.S. T&F Nationals

New Balance Nationals

 

Well, it’s here! The New Balance Track & Field Nationals will be contested this weekend in the Big Apple at the New York City Armory.  We are excited to to say that five of our Critical Mass Athletes will be present for the competition.

Friday evening is the Emerging Elite division in the shot put. Alden Littlefield, Emma Vasen and Dan Mead compete early on Friday among some of the best throwers in the United States. Saturday is the Elite division of the New Balance Nationals where Andrew Huisman and Jack Zimmerman will be competing for a spot in the finals.  The competition will be packed with throwers from all over the country including Jordan Geist who is only 4 inches away from breaking the high school national record. Along with Jordan, Alyssa Wilson of New Jersey who is currently the National Record holder, will be competing. I’m very excited to see her drop a bomb! That’s what we call it when someone throws far!!!

If you want to read more on the event go to : New Balance T&F Nationals