Meet of Champions to be held Monday

Meet of Champions to be held Monday

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Meet of Champions to be held Monday

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After a couple of false starts, the NJSIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m. at Old Bridge’s Lombardi Field.

Meet director Don Danser incurred a maelstrom of criticism for calling off the meet and sending everyone home on Thursday when a thunderstorm hit after the first event. The scheduled rain date was Friday, but that conflicted with graduations and proms taking place around the state, so Plan C was announced Friday morning.

This is the second straight year Danser’s decision-making has come under the microscope. At last year’s Meet of Champions he allowed the boys 3200 to go off despite an imminent thunderstorm, then pulled the runners off the track with one lap left as the leaders were on record pace.

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