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Congratulations ladies for a job well done!!!

Madison – Middle School – 55m Hurdles – 2nd Place

Jazmine – High School – 55m Hurdles – 4th Place

Jamina – High School – 4oom – 3rd Place

Piscataway’s Josh Kumar takes the baton from Marcus Hatchett at a race at South Brunswick High School on May 3. / AUGUSTO F. MENEZES/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

A year ago, he was part of the “Big Three” for the Piscataway High School boys track team, along with Tim Ball and Lance Weaver. Both of those runners have gone on to NCAA Division I programs, leaving Marcus Hatchett by himself in the distance meets for the Chiefs in 2012-13.

“He’ll have to adjust because of the graduation and not having those guys at practice,” Piscataway head coach Pete Buccino said. “He’ll have to be more of a leader and step up into that role, but he can adapt to any situation.”

In the North 2 Group IV meet last winter, Hatchett placed fourth in the 800-meter race, running a 2:00.63, just three seconds behind Weaver. He was even faster in the Meet of Champions race, shaving nearly two seconds off of his time from the sectionals, coming in at 1:58.36.

In the spring he dropped that time to a blistering 1:54 and also cocked 4:15 in the 1600. But Hatchett knows that with a lot of seniors departing from last season’s cream of the crop, the time is now for him to make the next leap toward the top of the state’s distance runners.

“I hope to do that, yeah. That’s the goal,” Hatchett said. “My goal since I started running is to win groups. I’ve started to go into the weight room instead of playing basketball during open gym time, and I’m just paying more attention to the smaller stuff. I’m trying to get stronger and better every day.”

Ball and Weaver, who are currently running for Notre Dame and Saint Peter’s respectively, helped spearhead the Chiefs attack a year ago. Buccino made it known that Hatchett is one of the hardest workers on his team, and that his work ethic will make up for the loss of the other two members of Piscataway’s “Big Three.”

“I think Marcus is going to work really hard to improve,” Buccino said. “He has a great work ethic and takes his training seriously. He’s an excellent team player and Marcus leads by example. He is always running towards more work and never away from it.”

Hatchett mentioned that the loss of Ball and Weaver cut deeper than just running with them on the track.

“Those guys are like my brothers and we hung out a lot,” Hatchett said. “I had to make an adjustment to my life without them around. I had to change the way that I run in meets and I had to change the way I prepare for things. Even practices are different now without them around.”

Buccino also mentioned that two speedy standouts from the Chiefs football team, Jamaal James and Tyrell Judson are expected to return to the oval following their run in the football playoffs.

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Congratulations to Sydni Patterson for achieving the Outstanding Athlete award at the Russell Blount Invitational Meet at Duke University in Raleigh, NC.

In the 800 meter run, Sydni was the meet record holder for 2011.  This year, in the 800 meters, she beat her own record, running a 2:33.02, setting a new meet record for 2012.  She also ran the 1500 meter run, came in 1st place, running a time of 5:22.31.  WAY TO GO SYD!!!!!!!!!

 

Congrats – Alicia Osley

March 29, 2012
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Big congrats goes to Alicia Osley.  The rising star that she is signed  a National Letter of Intent to attend Northern Illinois University on a full scholarship. Good work girl!

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2012 Commerative Awards

February 3, 2012

The SSTC Athletes were presented with Commemorative Awards for the following: 20th Annual USATF New Jersey Awards Banquet Pines Manor Edison, NJ January 21, 2012 Bantam 4×400 Team Madison Jones, Sydni Patterson, Jolea Crearer and Khamil Evans Youth 4×400 Team Jamina Morris, Gianna Thompson, Jazmine Elleston and Desirae Osley CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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2011 Commerative Awards

February 2, 2012

The SSTC Athletes were presented with Commemorative Awards for the following: 19th Annual USATF New Jersey Awards Banquet Pines Manor Edison, NJ January 22, 2011 “Youth Athlete of the Year” Sub-Bantam    Jolea Crearer Sprint Midget Girl        Tia Livingston Hurdles Youth Boy     Jashir Morris Middle Distance Midget Girl         Amari Onque-Shabazz Distance Youth Athlete of the Year [...]

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