North Jersey Boys Track Performer of the Week June 5-11


With another exciting week of high school track season behind us, it’s time to take a look back at the top performances and pick the best one.

Check out the players who stood out last week and tell us who you think should be North Jersey’s Performer of the Week in the poll at the bottom of this page. Each of this week’s nominees won a state group championship last weekend.

Closing of votes Thursday at 6 p.m.

Jason Ballen

Midland Park Senior

The 2021 Group 1 discus champion has added the 2022 javelin title to his resume. He finished second in the defense of his discus title.

Fall of Souleymane

Bergenfield senior

The first bear to win a state title in 13 years, he won the 3,200 meter group after finishing fourth in the 100m.

Zach Hartung

Senior Brook Saddle

He won the state Group 1 shooting title and also qualified for the State Meet of Champions in discus.

Georges Kalkanis

mahwah junior

Had a Personal Best and won the Group 2 Javelin title.

Daye Karibi-Whyte

senior teaneck

He broke a 42-year-old school record by winning Group 3 Disc, becoming the first Teaneck pitcher to win a state title — in 42 years.

Dan Mikai

Demarest senior

Winning a state title and setting a school record is tough. Mikay did both by winning Group 2 Disc.

Nathan Park

Old Tappan Junior

In his first year of aerobatics, he won the Group 3 title, the fifth Golden Knight to win the event in the last eight competitions.

Benjamin Shue

Catholic freshman from Bergen

Extended his Bergen County record by winning the non-public A record title with the number 8 performance in state history and also won the hit.

Nathan Storz

Emerson senior

He won the Group 1 triple jump with the longest jump in North Jersey this year and also finished second in the long jump.

Max Zuckermann

Pascack Hills senior

The perennial contender won his second outdoor Group 2 jumping title and his third overall State Group title.


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