CLARK, NJ - The 5th Annual Crusader Classic Shot Put Meet was held on Thursday, January 11, at Arthur L. Johnson High School. Throwers from all over Union County and the State of New Jersey participated in the event in preparation for the upcoming NJSIAA Championships.
The meet featured twelve schools and was organized and orchestrated by ALJ Assistant Track and Field Coach Anthony DelConte. “This was a great night as it allowed all of our throwers the chance to compete a few days before the championship meets so the throwers could hone their skills and get a few more throws in. Many of our throwers threw personal bests and everyone seemed to enjoy the event. We hope to be able to continue this event for throwers throughout Union County and the State as well.”
Medals were awarded to the top six finishers in the following divisions: Freshman Boys and Girls; Sophomore Boys and Girls, Junior Boys and Girls; and Senior Boys and Girls. Over 140 student athletes participated in the event.
“We enjoy having throwers from all over the state come and compete in our gym. The throwers compete, show great camaraderie, and get better by pushing each other in a great atmosphere for the shot put. We are looking forward to continuing this event for many years,” said Head Track and Field Coach Christopher Marcin.
The following schools competed in the meet this year:
- Arthur L. Johnson High School
- Cranford High School
- Elizabeth High School
- Gill St. Bernard High School
- Governor Livingston High School
- Kent Place High School
- Oratory Prep High School
- Linden High School
- Summit High School
- Union High School
- Union Catholic High School
- Westfield High School