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Daley wins decathlon to help Rowan win NJAC championship

Canton High graduate Cam Daley, center, won the decathlon at the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship meet this past weekend. (Photo courtesy Scott Dailey)

Canton High graduate Cam Daley, a junior at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, won the decathlon at the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) championship meet Sunday in Wing, N.J., at the College of New Jersey. Daley’s victory helped the Profs claim their fourth consecutive NJAC championship and their 27th overall.

Daley won the decathlon with 5,859 points, winning the discus (111-4 feet), javelin (162-3) and 1,500 meter (4:54.63) events. He was second in the 400 meters (53.50) and in the pole vault (11-6).

Daley’s next competition will be the All-Atlantic Conference championships on May 16-17 in Brockport, New York.

Devin Glasson, a senior from Canton, scored 19 points for Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pa.) to lead the Red Devils to a fourth place finish in the Centennial Conference championship meet. Glasson was second in the shot (49-11¼) and hammer (150-03) while finishing sixth in the discus with a throw of 141-05 on his final throw of the day. Glasson had high score in the hammer on his final throw of the competition.

Canton’s Emily Mitchell, a freshman at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, finished fourth in the long jump (17-4 ¼) At the Centennial Conference finals. She was sixth in the triple jump (33-7¼) and ran the leadoff leg in the 4×100 relay that finished eighth.

At the Liberty League championships in upstate New York, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Dustin Van Kirk, a freshman from Canton, took fifth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.28 seconds while senior Deryk Parsons was sixth in the long jump (6.65 meters). RIT finished fourth.

Avon freshman Geoff Kirk had a pair of top 10 finishes in the Patriot League championship for Army. Kirk was fifth in the shot with a throw of 52-8½ and sixth in the discus with a throw of 164-9 feet. Army finished second behind Navy, 281-217.

Canton sophomore Will Briggs helped Bucknell University finish third at the Patriot League championships with a ninth place finish in the discus. Briggs throw was for 150-0 feet.

Canton freshman Amber Harraden of Roanoke College took seventh in the javelin at the recent Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship meet. Harraden’s throw was 93-0 feet.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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