Bank Regional (RBR) track and field javelin thrower Megan Reardon of Little
Silver realizes a dream come true to play on the Division I track and field
team at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. 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.
She explains, “I have a friend who goes to Wake Forest and she filled me in on their traditions, like “rolling the quad” after a victory. I can’t wait to be part of it! (Rolling the quad refers to the popular tradition of “ papering the campus with rolls of white tissue” the tree tops on campus after a Demon Deacon’s big win.)”
As a sophomore in 2012, Megan Reardon 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 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, 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 River View 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 & 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.”