The road to the NJSIAA Meet of Champions starts today as athletes from all over the state try to keep their seasons alive at the Sectional Championships.
Athletes are split into 20 groups, across five sections and eight locations as they try to advance to next week’s Group Championships by placing in the top six.
FULL RESULTS: Boys events | Girls events
Action gets underway Friday at 3:30 p.m. and resume Saturday at 10 a.m.
NJ.com will be on hand at seven of the state’s eight locations.
Below is your one-stop-shop for everything you need — live coverage, results, photos, stories, previews and more. We’ll be adding more links throughout the weekend so check back often.
• Complete coverage from Ridge — North, Section 2, Groups 1, 4 & Non-Public A
• Complete coverage from Hillsborough — Central Jersey, Groups 1 and 4
• Complete coverage from River Dell — North Jersey, Section 1, Groups 2 and 3 (still to come)
Results will be added as they become available
• Boys results and full coverage for all 20 sections
• Girls results and full coverage for all 20 sections
FRIDAY’S BOYS STORIES
• Meet the Flying Swiss: Princeton’s Simon Schenk takes over state lead in pole vault
• Fort Lee’s Tahj Martin gets two 1st place finishes on Day 1 at North 2, Group 2-3 sectional championships
• Matawan dominating Central Jersey, Group 2 after one day with several records falling
• Shore’s Drew Maher stays alive for sectional 4-peat after 1,600-meter duel
• Late push puts North Hunterdon’s Richards on the map
• Yarayah Hawkins of Highland is surprise 1,600 winner in South Jersey, Group 3 (PHOTOS)
• ‘Each mark he hits, he’s always ready for the next one.’ Roxbury’s Sembrat wins N1, G3 400m sectional title
FRIDAY’S GIRLS STORIES
• Sydney McLaughlin wins hurdles and 400, Alyssa Wilson takes discus in South A meet (PHOTOS)
• West Essex’s trio of Blum, Richards and Geiger capture 4 individual titles at North 1, Group 3 meet
• Kyra Velock leads Mountain Lakes with two 1st place finishes on Day 1 at North 2, Group 2-3 meet
• Allentown and Lawrence in close competition in Central Jersey, Group 3 meet
• Gloucester Catholic’s McGonigle earns high jump title at South Jersey, Non-Public B (PHOTOS)
• Ridge’s Creedon, Paramus Catholic’s Bautista take two gold medals on Day 1
• Alentown girls track team in position to win Central Jersey, Group 3 title
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