2000 Junior Olympic National Results
Nazario Sets National Record, Digiorgio & Williams Double winners at National JO Track & Field Championships in Buffalo
athletes took full advantage of the National Junior Olympic Track & Field
Championships being held on the east coast for the first time in years. The event
was held July 25-30 on the campus of the University of Buffalo in Amherst, NY.
Led by Kaitland Nazarios national record setting throw in the Youth Girls Javelin, and double gold medal performances for Glenn Digiorgios (Intermediate Boys Shot Put & Javelin) and Amber Williams (Young Womens Heptathlon and 100m Hurdles) a record number of athletes brought medals back to the Garden State. A total of 27 athletes made their way to the awards podium by placing in the top 8 in their event.
Joining Nazario, Digiorgio and Williams in earning the title of National Champion were: Shannon Gillespie, who defended her title in the Youth Girls 3,000m Race Walk; Zachary Polllinger who added the Youth Boys 3,000m Race Walk to the national title he won in the Midget Boys 1,500m Race Walk in 1998; Allison Snochowski in the Bantam Girls 1,500m Race Walk; Iman Johnson in the Midget Girls 80m Hurdles. Johnson also finished 3rd in the Shot Put, an event she won in 1998 as a Bantam.
Glenn Digiorgio (Una) Intermediate Boys Shot Put 5708.25
Glenn Digiorgio (Una) Intermediate Boys Discus 18103.00
Shannon Gillespie (Shore AC) Youth Girls 3,000m Race Walk 16:00.25
Iman Johnson (NJTFC) Midget Girls 80m Hurdles 12.67
Kaitland Nazario, (Lakeland) Youth Girls Javelin -122'00.00 (New National Record, old record: 11009.00 by Anita Perkins - Belle Glade, FL 08/01/99)
Alison Snochowski (ShoreAC) Bantam Girls 1,500 Race Walk 7:53.03
Amber Williams (Una) Young Women Heptathlon 4931pts
Amber Williams (Una) Young Women 100m Hurdles 13.82
Zachary Pollinger (NJ Striders) Youth Boys 3,000m Race Walk 15:10.47
Jason Apwah (Green Streakers) Midget Boys 1,500m - 4:44.70
Christopher Ashton (Una) Young Mens Javelin 18408.00
Joseph Holder (NJTFC) Bantam Boys High Jump 405.00
Michael Holder (NJTFC) Midget Boys 1,500m Race Walk 8:40.76
Alina Zeleznova (ShoreAC) Young Womens 3,000m Race Walk 15:34.78
Craig Forys (WallTC) Midget Boys 3,000m 10:12.08
Michael Gregorowicz (Una) Young Mens Discus 16510.00
Iman Johnson (NJTFC) Midget Girls Shot Put 3809.75
Elana Cooper (NJTFC) Midget Girls Long Jump 4.68m
Jennifer Croghan (NJ Striders) Midget Girls 3,000m 10:53.89 (fell)
Victoria DellAquila (NJ Striders) Bantam Girls 1,500m Race Walk 9:23.26
Joseph Holder (NJTFC) Bantam Boys Triathlon 818pts.
Raven Lee (NJTFC) Youth Girls 3,000m 10:52.94
New Jersey Track & Field Coalition, Midget Boys 4x800m Relay 9:10.15
Jerica Best (NJTFC) Midget Girls 1,500m Race Walk 8:20.95
Jennifer Croghan (NJ Striders) Midget Girls 1,500m 5:02.67
Christopher Stuart (NJ Striders) Bantam Boys 1,500m Race Walk 9:10.38
Collette DeBenedetto (Una) Youth Girls Long Jump 5.22m
Dana Vered (NJTFC) Midget Girls 1,500m Race Walk 8:23.50
Briana Jakucewicz (Una) Bantam Girls 1,500m - 5:21.40
Congratulations to all of our youth athletes who represented New
Jersey in the Junior Olympics!