Megan Kirschling and Claudia Theriault went head-to-head with the best in New Jersey Monday.
Meet Of Champions
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The senior was bounced from a jump-off on misses Monday.
One miss. That was the difference between disappointment and jubilation for Megan Kirschling, the difference between a shot at the high jump title at the Meet of Champions and third place. Unfortunately, for the West Deptford senior, it was that second miss at 5-8 that kept her out of a jump-off with two others, after no one cleared 5-10, leaving her to settle for bronze. While the frustration and disappointment were evident in the aftermath, Kirschling, who took a pass on running the 100 hurdles, took at least some solace in clearing the top height on the day. “I can’t let this take away from my season,” she said. “It hurts now, but I’ll get over it eventually.” Kirschling had been perfect through 5-6, while the rest of her competition …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Rain wiped out the Meet of Champions Thursday.
Update, 11:35 a.m.—the Meet of Champions has now been postponed to Monday at 5 p.m., due to the threat of more severe weather at Old Bridge Friday. Megan Kirschling, Samantha Budd and Claudia Theriault made the hike up the Turnpike Thursday, on their quest for one last shot at track and field glory. They'll have to make that hike again Monday, after Mother Nature wiped out the meet after just a handful of events. Severe thunderstorms rumbled through, drenching Lombardi Field at Old Bridge High School just fifteen minutes into the meet Thursday, and meet director Don Danser made the decision to cancel, telling the Newark Star-Ledger a train of storms appeared to be headed toward the meet. Danser also told the Star-Ledger there were concerns…