Monday, June 27, 2011
The star runner reflects on past four years and looks ahead to college.
Jeramy Elkaim's legendary career at Livingston ended where his next career will begin. Running on the home of his future home track at venerable Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon on Saturday at the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships (19-and-under), Elkaim reflected on his remarkable high school days after he placed a very solid 18th in 14:54.85 in the field of 36 in the 5,000-meter run. “It's been an amazing career,'' said Elkaim, whose Oregon time nearly matched his time of 14:54.62 that he ran to take third in the 5-K last week at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. “I couldn't have asked for more. I got a Meet of Champions title in one of the best 3,200 in state history. I got a national …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
LHS distance medley relay runs 3rd fastest time in the nation this season.
Over the last few weeks, Jeramy Elkaim missed out on chance to be a state group champion and skipped running at the high profile Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle. Why? Because Elkaim, who had a slight knee issue at the beginning of February, chose to sacrifice an opportunity at personal glory to ensure that he was 100 percent and ready to help his team run its best in the distance medley relay at the 74th Eastern States Championships last Tuesday at the New Balance Track and Field Center in New York. "I wanted to make sure I was at my best to help us run as fast as possible at Easterns,’’ said the Oregon-bound Elkaim. Elkaim’s decision to sit out the state Group 4 meet last month and the Brooks meet last Sunday, paid off as he anchored …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Bowling wins second straight sectional; track earns highest sectional finish in school history
Outstanding performances from the track and bowling teams this weekend set the tone for what figures be an exciting finish to the winter season for Livingston High School. The Lancers bowling team earned it second consecutive sectional crown, while the boys track team posted one of the highest finishes in school history, second, at its sectional. The bowling team completed its personal "triple crown" when it took its second consecutive NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 championship on Saturday. Senior Scott Sperling and junior Brandon Gershon each shot 626 series to help gain the title, which comes in addition to winning the Essex County Tournament and the Colonial Division of the Super Essex Conference, also for a second straight …
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Lancers Athletic Director: Winter track stars advance to state finals.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
The Livingston High School Boys Winter Track team nearly won the Group IV Section I sectional state championships, finishing a close second to Ridgewood, Patrick Genova, the LHS director of athletics said. LHS defeated other powerhouse, rivals Randolph and West Orange high schools. The team won four of the 10 events that were contested, including German Valez, in the high jump, Andrew Jung, the pole vault, and Jeramy Elkaim, both the 1600 M and the 3200 M, which he won breaking the meet record time, Genova said. As result of these wins, the athletes now advance to the overall Group IV championship next weekend along with three other members of the boys track team who also had outstanding meets yesterday and qualified: Nick Fogarty, David …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
LHS senior overcomes slow start to take third at Millrose Games.
Jeramy Elkaim didn’t have such a good beginning. But he sure did have a fantastic finish under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden on Friday night. Competing in front of a crowd of 9,611 in the high school mile at the prestigious 104th Millrose Games, Elkaim, the gifted distance running star from Livingston, went out fast in an effort to stay with front running Owen Skeete of Westbury, N.Y., and paid the price. "I started off going out in 63 (first quarter mile) and I was in the lead chase group after Skeete,’’ said Elkaim. "After that though, I just started hurting and didn't know what to expect the rest of the race.’’ But after dropping to the back of the 10-runner field, Elkaim got a jolt of energy with a few laps to go when a …
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Livingston senior earns spot in Friday's Millrose Games.
Jeramy Elkaim added another magical moment to his legendary running career at Livingston High School when he finished second in the mile in 4:15.05, the third fastest high school time in the nation this season, at the New Balance Games on Saturday at the New Balance Track and Field Center in New York. With the finish, the Oregon-bound Elkaim earned a spot on the starting line for this Friday's high school mile at the 104th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden. Elkaim will join New Jersey's Mike Mazzaccaro of Christian Brothers and Miles Schoedler of Ocean City in the 10-runner field. Elkaim finished behind future Oregon teammate Chad Noelle of Greene, N.Y., who crossed first in 4:11.64, the top high school time in the nation this …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Lancers get gold at state relays and run the fastest distance medley this season.
The Livingston boys track team made history on Friday afternoon in the boys distance medley race at the NJSIAA State Relays, running the fastest time of any team this season in the nation. The Lancers, who were represented in the event by junior Nick Fogarty and seniors Tyler DaSilva, David Coleman and All-American Jeremy Elkaim, were out to prove themselves as they went up against teams from across the state, including North Brunswick, Westfield and Freehold. The team finished with an official time of 10:23.36 in the event, which was recognized as the fastest recorded time in the United States all season. The Lancers' time also shattered the previous meet record set by Jackson Memorial back in 2007. The team and Elkaim's success on the …