HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The 2020 cross country season kicked off today in Hamilton as Allentown, Hamilton West and Trenton met at Veterans Park. Trenton High School was the host of the cross country meet.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions meets are limited to the amount of people who can race, the start line is spread out and masks are required before and after running. It was good to see everyone back out on the course racing again as high school fall sports kick off for the season.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)—Statement from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association- NJSIAA about the spring sports season:
“Following today’s announcement by Governor Murphy, the NJSIAA has officially canceled New Jersey’s 2020 high school spring sports season. This decision was not made lightly and we are disappointed for the thousands of New Jersey student-athletes who will be unable to compete this spring. While we remained hopeful to the end, and left open every possibility, competition simply is not feasible given the circumstances.
“The last few weeks have been heartbreaking on many levels, from the tragic loss of life, to thousands battling the virus, to millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone, and we know our student-athletes are extremely disappointed. That said, these unfortunate circumstances may have put an intriguing challenge in the path of our young people. As New Jersey’s own Vince Lombardi once said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” We’re confident all our kids will get back up and stand tall.
“The NJSIAA will continue developing plans for the potential restarting of scholastic sports during the fall season. Additional information related both to the summer recess and fall will be shared at a later date.”
Governor Murphy: “We’re leaning on the guidance from the NJSIAA against the resumption of spring sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The NJSIAA Medical Board concluded that due to a lack of testing, viable treatments, and a vaccine, that spring sports were not a viable option.”
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The 8th Annual Black Friday Fun Run to help the Special Olympics New Jersey was held today at the Robbinsville Town Center gazebo. The run has raised well over $42,500. since 2012 for Special Olympics New Jersey.
The run started at 10 a.m. with runners in the front completing 2 laps around the lake. Walkers started in the back completing 1 lap around the Town Center Lake. This was a “fun run” no official time is kept. Door prizes were held after the event
November 9, 2019, HAMILTON, NJ– As runners and walkers awoke to 19F temperatures that would not stop them from participating in the “Run as One” 1 Mile Walk and 5k Run this morning. The run was held at Veteran’s Park, Kuser Road side in Hamilton Township. As the start time approached the temperature climbed into the high 30s low 40s for the walk and race. All runners and walkers received an event t-shirt, continental breakfast and a snack after the event.