Monday, January 31, 2011
Blake Udland takes two second places at counties as Millburn's only placer.
Millburn’s Blake Udland and the rest of Essex County got to witness super sophomore phenom Ed Cheserek of St. Benedict’s Prep first hand on Sunday at the Essex County Championships at Seton Hall University. But Udland may have had the best view in the house, finishing second to Cheserek in both the 1,600 and the 3,200. Udland was leading the 1,600 for most of the race, with Cheserek sitting on his pace from behind, but in the final 300 meters Cheserek exploded past Udland to win in 4:27.37. Udland came across at 4:30.98. Udland clocked in at 9:40.61 in the 3,200, about six seconds off of Cheserek’s pace. The loss to Cheserek is nothing for Udland to be upset about, as the St. Benedict’s star went on to become first runner to win the county…
Friday, July 2, 2010
Udland leaves MHS with records and medals and as one of the best runners in school history.
No name has been more synonymous with Millburn sports over the last four years than Tyler Udland. He finished his stellar high school career with wins in the conference, county and section in the 3,200 meter event, and with a sectional championship in the 1,600. He was fifth in the state in the two-mile, second in all of Group 3, ran the first sub nine-minute 3,200 in the state this season and placed fifth at the Penn Relays in the 3,000. Even through an injury plagued junior spring where his running was compromised, Udland graduated two weeks ago with two Meet of Champions titles, five individual county championships, seven sectional titles and two Group 3 crowns. “Spring was great. Some of the times I was able to run I was thrilled with…
Friday, June 4, 2010
Tyler Udland rallied to take fifth at the Meet of Champions, but Brian Robinson came in 17th in his.
The Meet of Champions on Thursday did not go the way the Miller boys track team likely hoped, but it closed the door on two great distance running careers and added a chapter to another rising Millburn star. Tyler Udland finished fifth in the 3,200 meter, losing out to Livingston's Jeremy Elkaim, who set a new meet record in the event with a time of 8:46.08. Udland, who entered the event with the fastest two-mile run than any other high schooler in the state this season, did not get off to a very good start and was never able to recover against an extremely deep and fast field. "I knew from the first lap I wasn't feeling good today," Udland said. "When they took off, it was just a disaster. My legs were dead. It happens, it was just a bad …
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Brian Robinson and Blake Udland do not place in the top eight in their races at the Meet of Champions.
Tyler Udland placed fifth in the final race of his Millburn High School track career on Thursday evening. The senior posted a time of 9:12.01 in the 3,200 meter race at the Meet of Champions. Jeremy Elkin of Livingston won the race and set a meet record with a time of 8:46.8. Udland said after the race he was extremely happy proud of his accomplishments as a runner for Millburn High School. "To have won a Meet of Champions title is great," he said. "Not many kids can say that." Udland won the 3,200 state title as a sophomore and followed up with a state title for cross country in the fall of his junior year. He was then named the Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2009. Udland's younger brother, Blake, a sophomore, also ran in …
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Tyler and Blake Udland and Brian Robinson will be racing later this week in the final meet of the spring.
After finishing 7th in the 3,200 meter at last year's Group III Championships when West Windsor's Jim Rosa took the title, Tyler Udland came into Saturday's race at the same stage, this time looking to topple Jim's brother Joe. Udland came up just short with a 9:10.78 finish, a little over two seconds off Rosa 9:08.07 pace. Udland came out slow with a 4:40 split on his first mile. Rosa and Udland stayed even for most of the race until Rosa took the lead with one and a half laps to go. The West Windsor junior held on from there to beat Udland in one of many meetings between the Rosa twins and the senior Millburn harrier over the last three years. Blake Udland, Tyler's younger brother, turned in an impressive fourth place finish at 9:23.41. …
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The boys turn in a dominant performance in the distance races.
The Millburn track team turned in a very solid performance this weekend in the North II Group III Section Championships and will send three from the boys squad and two from the girls to the Group III Championships next weekend. Friday's highlight for the Millers came in the boys 1,600 when Tyler Udland, Brian Robinson and Blake Udland finished first, second, and third. Millburn's unstoppable threesome dominated the rest of the field using both endurance and teamwork. "We ran the race together the whole way," explained Robinson. "As a team, we carried out our plan to perfection from start to finish." Robinson continued to impress on Saturday morning when he finished third in the 800 meter with a time of 1:58.05. Parsippany Hills' Ethan …
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Miller senior Tyler Udland captures another county title.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Millburn senior runner Tyler Udland captured another county title on Saturday as the Miller distance runners performed well in the Essex County Track Meet. As a team, the Millburn boys placed 10th overall, and the girls placed 11th. In the boys 3,200 meter, Udland captured the county crown with a time of 9:14.63. Dave Oster, of Verona, came in second with a time of 9:23.57. In the girls 3,200 meter, senior Shayna Rose placed second with a time of 11:36.59. In the boys 1,600 on Friday, Udland placed third with a time of 4:17.63. The winner in the race was Livingston's Jeramy Elkaim, who set a meet record with a time of 4:13.80. Miller Brian Robinson placed sixth with a time of 4:21.79 In the girls 1,600 meter, Rose came in fourth with a …
Friday, May 14, 2010
The baseball, softball and boys tennis teams also make the cut.
Friday, May 14, 2010
The Millburn girls lacrosse, baseball, softball and boys tennis teams all have advanced to the state playoffs. The girls lacrosse team drew the 10th seed and plays Friday at Ridge High School, which is the seventh seed in the tournament. The game starts at 4:30 p.m. The baseball team drew the seventh seed in its tournament and will play Belleville in the first round at home. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Monday. The boys tennis team drew the first seed in its tournament, which means it gained a first-round bye. Its first match will be against Nutley at home on Monday at 3 p.m. The softball team drew the 14th seed in its tournament and will face third-seeded Colonia. The game is at Colonia on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The track team's …
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The Millburn girls take fifth overall, and the boys take sixth.
For the second straight week Millburn's distance runners led the way for the track and field team in the first ever Super Essex Conference championship. Millburn's boys were winners in both the mile and two-mile race, and the girls won the two-mile and placed very well in the 1,600 at Millburn High School Friday. Because of the performance from Millburn's distance runners, the Miller girls claimed fifth place with 32 points and the boys were in sixth with 36. The overall girls winner was Columbia High School, and West Orange won for the boys. Brian Robinson was Millburn's top runner of the day taking first in the one-mile, holding off West orange sophomore Jared Mason, coming in at 4:17.81. Robinson finished the first lap in second place …
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The boys set two meet records, and the girls get two third place finishes.
It was a record-setting day for the Miller boys distance runners at the annual Essex County Relays in Livingston Friday. Millburn set new records in the 4x1,600 meter relay and in the ditance medley relay, helping to secure a sixth place overall finish in the meet for the Millers. West Orange won, scoring 98 points. The team of Will Friedlander, Brian Robinson, Blake Udland and Tyler Udland crushed the record set by the Millers last year, running a 17:42.93, nearly 16 seconds faster than last season's mark. A few hours later, Ben Inglese Blake Udland and Nathan Nacheff ran in front of Robinson and Tyler Udland in the distance medley relay and broke a record set by the Millers last year. This time around, they came in at 10:23.44. Adam …