Eastern States Coverage: Vena Beats Alleman in Shot Put; Bergo Clears 7-00 in HJ

Union Catholic beats Trenton Central at the line in the 4x2, both in 1:28.35
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While the weekend is still a few days away, the 71st Annual Eastern States Championships rock the Armory in New York Tuesday night.  Numerous marquee match-ups dot the entry lists and MileSplit will provide the deep coverage of the event.

Eastern States Championships Live Results

Eastern States Champs. Highlights
- Nijgia Snapp (NJ) runs U.S.#4 at 400m with 54.91 win 
- Union Catholic (NJ) wins at the tape in the boys 4x2 in 1:28.35 
- Katie McCafferty (NJ) wins two-mile in U.S.#2 of 10:32.73
- Adam Bergo (NJ) leaps 7-00 in boys high jump 
- Nick Vena (NJ) wins shot put in 63-02.5 over Mike Alleman
- Kristin Reese (NY) wins 800m in 2:11.37, U.S. top five
- Steve Crouse (NY) leaps 48-09.25 to win TJ, U.S.#6   
- WW-PS (NJ) wins boys DMR in U.S. #1 in 10:18.76
- Clayton Parros (NJ) runs 48.26 to win 400m dash, U.S. top ten
- Warwick Valley (NY) wins girls DMR in U.S.#2 in 11:49.59
- Lenape (NJ) wins girls 4x8 in 9:11.94, U.S. top ten time

71st Eastern States Championships (NY)

Eastern States Champs. Meet Page

Eastern States Champs. Results: Live Results / Boys / Girls 

Articles by Christopher Hunt (ArmoryTrack.com)

Boys Wrap-Up

 Brian Leung (NJ) leads his WW-PS DMR squad to a U.S. #1 time

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He didn’t even know what to do with himself. Westfield’s Adam Bergo ran out from the infield, hugging and hi-fiving anyone and everyone he could find.

“I was thinking that I broke the school record, I need to hug somebody,” he said. “I needed to.”

Bergo couldn’t contain himself after clearing 7 feet to win the high jump at the 71st Eastern States championships at the New Balance Track and Field Center. Bergo’s best clearance was previously 6-8. In fact, he even struggled to clear that height before the New Jersey state meet Saturday. His height Tuesday is the second-best in the country this season.  Click Here for Rest of Article

Girls Wrap-Up

Dominique Booker (NJ) blazes to a U.S. #3 for 200m in 24.21

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Immaculate Conception’s Dominique Booker loves the 200 meters. The sophomore is captivated by the rush she gets when she powers around the first curve. She’s infatuated with streaking down the back straightaway, knowing that she’s ahead as she shatters the staggered start. Her heart starts pounding as she enters the second curve, knowing the homestretch is near. Then there’s the adrenaline of the dash toward the finish line.

All those things happened Tuesday in the fastest 200 meters that Booker ever ran. She won the race in 24.21 seconds at the Eastern States championships, the third-fastest time the country this season. It looked like she won the race in the first 60 meters but she needed to hold off a charging Zoey Russell of Fredrick Douglass in the closing meters.  Click Here for Rest of Article