Boys & Girls Win Catholic Conference Titles!
Elijah Brown ran one of the fastest 600 meter times in state history to help lead the Union Catholic boys to the B Division team title at Sunday’s New Jersey Catholic Track Conference Championships at Ocean Breeze on Staten Island.
Brown, a junior, won the 600 in 1:20.04, which is the second fastest time in the nation this season and #4 all-time in New Jersey history.
The only three NJ runners who have gone faster than Brown in high school are Shaquan Brown of Paterson Kennedy (1:17.9 in 2005-the national record for seven years), Clayton Parros of Seton Hall Prep (1:18.90 in 2009), and Luis Peralta of Passaic, who leads the nation this season at 1:19.14.
UC, which finished second to Christian Brothers Academy, 69-64, in the overall team standings (A and B Divisions combined) received several strong performances.
Conor Reilly won the pole vault by clearing 14-0 and was second in the long jump with a 21-2 1/2. Freshman Myles Plummer finished second in the 1,000 in 2:32.45. Uchenna Duru was third in the shot put at 50-10 1/2, Ryan McLaughlin took fourth in the hurdles in 7.89, Matt Axt placed third in the triple jump at 40-3, Brandon Leslie in the triple jump (39-7), Justin Lopez finished third in the pole vault (11-6)., and Obadare Animashaun was fourth in the vault at 11-0.