NJSIAA Groups 2 & 3 Track and Field Championships at Delsea

Jaden Marchan of Leonia wins the Group 2 boys 400 and Julio Tatis of Parsippany Hills finished second during the NJSIAA Groups 2 & 3 Track and Field Championships at Delsea in Franklinville, NJ on 6/8/24. Chris Faytok | NJ Advance Media for


Jaden Marchan, Leonia, Sr.

Marchan closed out his career with as N.J.’s best in the 400. The Georgetown commit was undefeated in the event, winning the NJIC, Bergen County, Bergen County MOC, North 2, Group 2 and Group 2 titles. His state-leading PR of 46.35 is also the fourth-fastest time in state history. Marchan also captured the North 2, Group 2 and Group 2 400-hurdles titles in the in his first year competing in the event, finishing the year with a N.J. No. 1 52.18.


Pole vault

Owen Keating, Pompton Lakes, Jr.

After only competing sparingly throughout the 2023 season, Keating bounced back with a monster junior season. The Pompton Lakes junior took off in the middle of May, winning a Passaic County title and hitting a PR of 15-3 at the Warwick Valley Fast Times Relays. The postseason saw him string together strong marks, as he cleared 14-0 to win his first outdoor sectional title and cleared 15-0 at both groups and M of Cs, finishing in third place in the latter competition.

All-Group 1 boys track & field teams

First Team

3,200: Aidan Morrow, Hasbrouck Heights, Jr.

Long jump: Joshua Yoon, Cresskill, Sr.

Second Team

800: Ryan Ober, Hasbrouck Heights, Jr.

High jump: Jordan Russell, Weehawken, Sr.

Shot put: Oscar Solis, Hasbrouck Heights, Jr.

Third Team

4×800: Hasbrouck Heights

Long jump: Lasana Darboe, Ridgefield, Sr.

Javelin: Brady Shine, Hasbrouck Heights, So.

Shot put: Jake Douma, Midland Park, Jr.

All-Group 2 boys track & field teams

First Team

400: Jaden Marchan, Leonia, Sr.

Second Team

Pole vault: Owen Keating, Pompton Lakes, Jr.

Third Team

Javelin: James Alati, Rutherford, Sr.


NJIC boys track & field Athlete of the Year, postseason honors for 2024

Coach of the Year:

Tim Ryan, Leonia

Team of the Year:

Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights


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