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Boys Spring Track

Schedules can be obtained by going to Schedule Star.

Boys Head Coach
Matt VanDeursen


Assistant Coach

Christopher Adams

 

Philosophy


Program Philosophy:

It is the expectation of the coaching staff that each student-athlete provide their best effort each day during the season.  The coaching staff is committed to improving students’ character throughout their high school career, and the kids are expected to maintain that character in and out of the season.  Student-athletes are challenged to contribute to the team in some way, no matter the skill level.  Everyone that is willing to come out for the program is welcome and will gain a valuable experience by competing in as many competitions as possible.   The coaching staff is committed to spreading a positive team culture, and we are hopeful that the student-athletes that choose to be a part of our program find the value in being a committed and dedicated member of the program.  With fifteen different events, there is a spot for everyone!

The coaches also invite the parents of the student-athletes to be a part of the kids’ experiences, and they are encouraged to be a part of the process.

 

Training Philosophy:

We train based on a series of phases during the season.  The winter track season is seen as a “building season” for the student-athletes to reach their physical peak in the spring.  The first phase of the season is a Conditioning Phase where there’s a high level of focus on injury prevention.  The Competition Phase is where more difficult practices begin to develop when most of the meets are occurring.  The Championship Phase is where workouts begin to focus more on getting ready for the “peak” part of the season, and heavy loaded workouts lessen.


Team Rules and Expectations

  • Give your best effort every day: Each day is a part of the journey.
  • Attend all practices and meets:Student-athletes are given a schedule well in advance to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Buy in to the process: Difficulties in practice and performance, injuries, etc. are all a part of the process. Each day is an experience, and learn from what each day gives you.

NJRunners – a website that lists results of every major meet throughout the season


Recent Accomplishments

 

Spring 2017:

3rd Place Union County Conference Championships

5th place North II Group I State Sectional Championships

First Team All-Conference: Long Jump - Justin Ehly; 4x400 Meter Relay - Mark Gragg, Jovanni Salcfas, Fabian Mestanza, Justin Ehly

Congratulations to Senior Justin Ehly for placing 5th in the Group 1 State Championships, and competing in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions

 

 

Archived accomplishments -

Spring 2015

Team Placed 2nd in the Union County Conference Championships

1st Team All-Conference

  • John Walton – 100M, 200M
  • Julian McCarthy – 400M Hurdles

All-Conference Honorable Mention

  • Noah Lyle
  • Andrew Leibowitz
  • Antonio Salcfas

Boys 4x400M Relay, 7th Place Union County

 

State Championship Qualifiers

  • Noah Lyle, Javelin
  • Justin Torain, Discus
  • Mike Evans, Shot Put, Discus
  • Andrew Leibowitz, Shot Put, Discus
  • Antonio Salcfas, Triple Jump
  • 4x100, John Walton, Steven Santos, Julian McCarthy, Noah Lyle
  • 4x400, John Walton, Mark Gragg, Noah Lyle, Julian McCarthy
  • 4x800, Mark Gragg, Jaeden Brown, Toby Thimm, Sebastian Calvo


Spring 2014

Team Placed 2nd in the Union County Conference Championships, New School Record for points scored in the Conference Meet: 150, Previous Record: 142 Points 2012

1st Team All-Conference

  • Semaj Grant Triple Jump, 100M
  • Dan Micolta 200M
  • Dave Maneiro 400M Hurdles
  • Ricky Strobel High Jump

State Championship Qualifiers

  • Semaj Grant Triple Jump
  • Dave Maneiro 400M Hurdles
  • 4x400 Noah Lyle, Julian McCarthy, Dave Maneiro, Dan Micolta
  • 4x100 Semaj Grant, John Walton, Steven Santos, DeYoung Don
     

Spring 2013

Semaj Grant

  • Union County Conference Valley Division Champion, Triple Jump, Group I State Meet Qualifier

Boys 4x400: Julian McCarthy, DeYoung Don, Dave Maneiro, Dan Micolta Group I State Championship Qualifier

Matt Seale

  • Group I State Championship Qualifier


Spring 2012

Anthony Cioffi

  • 100 Meters: Union County Conference Valley Division Champion, Union County Champion, Central Jersey Group I Sectional Champion, Group I State Champion, 12th Place NJSIAA Meet of Champions, New School Record 10.86
  • Long Jump: Union County Conference Valley Division Champion, 2nd Place Union County Championships, Central Jersey Group I Sectional Champion, 7th Place NJSIAA Meet of Champions
  • 200 Meters: Union County Conference Valley Division Champion

Tevin Knight

  • 200 Meters: Union County Champion, Central Jersey Group I Sectional Champion, Group I State Champion, NJSIAA Meet of Champions 7th Place

4x100 Meter Relay, 3rd Place Union County Relays and New School Record: Anthony Cioffi, Tevin Knight, Kenny Rocha, Andrew Homlish

Contact Us
Jonathan Dayton High School
139 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone:973-376-1025

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