RBR’s javelin thrower, Megan Reardon recently signed to play for Wake Forrest’s Division I track and field team. She is pictured with her family and coaches. Pictured left to right are: (standing) RBR coach Brad Olsen, Megan’s brother Matthew Reardon, RBR Principal Risa Clay, RBR Coach Jeff Mauro; (seated): Megan’s mother Cathy Reardon, Megan Reardon and dad Chris Reardon.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
Megan Reardon of Little Silver, a Red Bank Regional High School track and field javelin thrower, will soon be realizing a dream come true: to play on the Division I track and field team at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
As a sophomore in 2012, Megan clinched the Shore Conference Championship in Javelin with a 125.5” throw. She went on to set a new school record for Javelin at 127.9” in her Junior year. She placed second in the Monmouth County and sectional meets in 2013, and qualified to compete in the Penn Relays and Meet of Champions. She has received varsity letters all her years of competition.
Megan is very excited to play for the Demon Deacons, and was attracted to the University for its long history of traditions and strong academic standing.
“I have a friend who goes to Wake Forrest and she filled me in on their traditions, like ‘rolling the quad’ after a victory,” explains Mega, in reference to the popular tradition of “decorating the campus with white tissue paper” after a Demon Deacons’ big win. “I can’t wait to be part of it!”
Megan has also played volleyball for her four years in high school. She maintains a strong academic standing at RBR, and has made honor roll or high honor roll each year. She is a member of the Academy of International and Cultural Studies and is a candidate for a prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma. Megan also gained membership in the English, Spanish and National Honor Societies. She was also selected as a member for the high school’s Student to Student Peer Leadership program where she mentors freshmen. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and most enjoys her volunteer activities as a Candy Striper at Riverview Medical Center. Prior to that engagement she volunteered as a buddy in basketball and softball for disabled children, in the Challenged Youth Sports Program of Monmouth County.
Her coach Jeff Mauro states of his track and field star, “It has been a pleasure for me and Brad Olsen to have coached Megan. She has blossomed as a leader among the throwing team on the track and field team. She is someone we could depend upon at every meet, and we enjoyed watching her perform and break records. Coach Olsen and I wish her the best of luck at Wake Forest.”