Three of the five sectional gymnastics meets have been affected by Superstorm Sandy, and one still has not been rescheduled, according to the NJSIAA.
The North Jersey Section 2 meet that was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Bishop Ahr High School has been moved to Thursday, Nov. 15, at the same time and venue.
“There are a lot of schools within our section that have not been in school yet,” Bishop Ahr High School Athletic Director Mike Wolfthal said.
The Central Jersey Section 1 meet that was originally scheduled for Saturday morning at Manalapan High School will now take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the same venue with a start time still to be announced.
As of now, the South Jersey sectional that was originally scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Seneca High School has been postponed indefinitely.
Two other sectional meets were unaffected and will be held on Saturday: Central Jersey Section 2 at 2 p.m. at Hillsborough High School and North Jersey Section 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Ridgewood High School.
Montgomery High School is tabbed to play host to the individual finals on Nov. 17, and the team finals are tentatively set for Nov. 19, also at Montgomery. Start times have not yet been determined.
It’s certainly going to be a busy couple of days for local gymnasts.
“It wasn’t even part of the thought process,” Wolfthal said in reference to the quick turnaround from the sectional meets to the individual and team finals. “It was the best possible date to have it (North Jersey Section 2 meet). It gives teams three days to practice, and they have one day to prepare before the individual finals on Saturday.”