Robby Andrews lowered his time in the 1-mile run to 3:53.16 when he finished fourth in the Wanamaker Mile at the New York Roadrunners Millrose Games Feb. 20. The Games, the biggest indoor track and field meet in the country, were held at the New Balance Armory in New York, New York.
Andrews, who runs professionally for adidas, had previously run 3:57.32 at the Penn Relays in 2013. The Manalapan High School graduate was the first Shore area runner to break four minutes. His mile time is the second fastest run by a New Jersey native, second only to Marty Liguori’s time of 3:52.2 in 1975.
Last year, Andrews was ranked No. 2 in the country for the 1,500-meters/mile and he represented the United States at the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing, China, where he finished 11th in the final.
The NJSIAA High School Ice Hockey Championships, presented by Barnabas Health, will take place March 7 at Prudential Center in Newark with three games beginning at 4:30 p.m. This marks the 18th year that the New Jersey Devils will host the high school championships, which have featured a number of current NHL players, including Devils forward Kyle Palmieri, who participated in the 2007 version as a sophomore with St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City.
The three-game schedule is set as follows: Non-Public Final at 4:30 p.m., Public B Championship at 6:30 p.m. and the Public A Championship at 8:30 p.m. Eighty-two schools, including 60 Public and 22 in the Non-Public bracket, are participating in this year’s state tournament. Morristown High School (Public A), Middletown High School North (Public B) and Delbarton School (Non-Public) all entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed in their respective brackets.
Tickets are available at Prudential Center’s box office and are priced at $10 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and through the second intermission of all Devils home games.
For ticket information, please visit newjerseydevils.com/hschamps or call 973-757-6600.
Last season, Randolph High School defeated Howell High School, 2-1, in the Public A Championship; Middletown North defeated Ramsey High School, 5-4, in the Public B Final; and Christian Brothers Academy defeated Delbarton, 4-3, in the Non-Public School Championship.
In addition to Palmieri, seven NHL players have come through the ranks of the NJSIAA High School Ice Hockey Championships, including former Devils player Jim Dowd, as well as George Parros, John Carlson, James van Riemsdyk, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Johnny Gaudreau and Kenny Agostino.
The Tamarack Women’s Nine Hole Golf Association will hold its first membership meeting of 2016 at 10 a.m. March 31 at the VFW Post 133, 485 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.
The group welcomes new members. Females at any level of play are welcome to join in a friendly nine-hole round of golf on Thursday mornings at the Middlesex County Golf Course, 97 Hardenberg Lane, East Brunswick. While the league is nine holes, ladies are welcome to play 18 holes following league play each week.
Anyone interested in joining the league can contact Linda Schuller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-297-4577.
John Duddy, a former IBC middleweight champion from Ireland, will make an appearance at the Irish Centre, 1120 Third Ave., Spring Lake, from 2-4 p.m. March 5. There are free autograph photos to the first 100 people. Call 732-449-6650 for further information.
Duddy will soon be appearing in the Robert DeNiro movie “Hands of Stone.”