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Linden High School Junior Kyle Lipscomb Jr. Caps Off Track and Field Season with a Second-Place Finish in Discus in NJSIAA Meet of Champions

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LINDEN, NJ-  Linden High School junior Kyle Lipscomb Jr. capped off his spring track and field season with a chance in the 2018 NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Saturday, June 9 at Northern Burlington High School.

He placed second in the discus event, setting a personal record in the process, with a throw recording 184 feet and eight inches during the third round, coming very close to placing first overall on the day.

He finished behind Kamron Kobolak of Cinnaminson HS, who finished with 185 feet and six inches.

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The event caps off a remarkable 2018 outdoor track and field season for Lipscomb Jr., who also threw the shot put in the season. According to Athletic.Net (website that posts track and field event results), Lipscomb Jr. threw both the shot put and the discus, but it was the discus where he excelled in the 2018 Outdoor Track and Field season.

The website also shows Lipscomb Jr. placed first place in the Mountie Relays on March 31 (149 feet), first place in the Metuchen Relays on April 7, posting 154 feet and three and a half inches.

In the Union County matchups, he excelled in every meet, placing first place in the Union County Relays on May 4 with a discus throw of 162 feet, edging out Union Catholic’s Uchenna Duru, who posted a throw of 156 feet.

The Union County Conference Championship meet followed on Friday, May 11, with Lipscomb Jr. winning first place in that event, with the highest throw going for 169 feet and four inches, finishing ahead of Mujeeb Ali of Elizabeth, who posted a distance of 159 feet and ten inches.

The weekend of May 25-26 kicked off the NJSIAA North Jersey, Sections 1 and 4 Sectional Championship meet (Linden is N2, G4), where Lipscomb Jr. kept his season going with more outstanding throws.

He finished in second place with a throw of 160 feet and five inches, with Elizabeth’s Mujeeb Ali taking first place on the event. The numbers were enough for Lipscomb Jr. to qualify for the NJSIAA Group 4 Championship, which took place on Saturday, June 2.

That round featured Lipscomb Jr. throw a best distance of 172 feet and four inches for a second place finish, with Princeton’s Paul Brennan taking first place with a distance of 176 feet and four inches, but Lipscomb Jr. posted the numbers to qualify for the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

Overall, Lipscomb Jr. placed first in six of ten discus competitions during the 2018 outdoor track and field season.

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