HACKENSACK — The winter season of junior year could be the most important season of a varsity boys track athlete’s career, especially if he’d like to continue competitive running in college.
It’s the time to find out how good you are and to get a peek at how good you could become over the next 16-18 months, the time when potential begins to become achievement. The time for college coaches to start seeing your name as someone to take an interest in.
And four of North Jersey’s best juniors showed Saturday at the Tom Zaccone Invitational meet at the Rothman Center, that their names are going to start showing up as runners to watch for the 2014-15 winter season and beyond.
Sean Sullivan of Rutherford and George Galkin of Wayne Hills met for the first time Saturday with Sullivan holding off Galkin in an outstanding 1,000 meters battle, especially since neither runner had tried the distance before.