• Dan Russoman

Hudak shatters school record


Austin Hudak (left) celebrates his gold medal at the Woodbury Relays with Hammonton coach Jeff Dey (right). (Courtesy Photo)

WOODBURY—Austin Hudak shattered his own school record in the javelin and Connor Wright became the first Hammonton athlete to medal in two events at the Woodbury Relays last weekend.


Hudak’s final attempt of the day covered 193-feet, 10-inches, besting his old record of 188-feet, 2-inches, set earlier this season. The mark was the 12th-best in South Jersey history and more than 30 feet better than second-place finisher Chris Griffin of Egg Harbor Twp. (162-feet, 5-inches).


Wright continued his strong senior season with a third place finish in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump. His long jump mark last weekend was 21-feet, 8.25-inches and his triple jump was 43-feet, 6.25-inches.


Earlier this week, Hammonton’s track and field team competed at Egg Harbor Twp., but those results were too late for this edition. On April 29 and 30, the Blue Devils will be at the Penn Relays.