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At Denville Medical, your licensed physical therapist's goal is to maximize your body's structure and increase its overall function for long-term health. To accomplish this, our physical therapists combine traditional and innovative techniques focused on increasing muscle strength and improving the body's range of motion. Our goal is to discover the root cause of your pain or mobility problems. That way, we can address the true reason why you need physical therapy, and work towards achieving long-lasting relief.
Of course, we understand that every patient is different. Your doctor can provide expert care in an encouraging environment by creating a customized treatment plan for you using modern, evidence-based research.
Some common reasons why patients need physical therapy at Denville Medical include:
Sports Injuries Whether you are on the varsity team of your high school football team or a professional athlete, sports injuries are serious business. Our doctors and physical therapists will develop a plan to help you heal properly, so you can get back in the game sooner rather than later.
Pre and Post Operation With decades of combined experience, our physical therapy experts know that there is a time for gentle healing and a time for aggressive physical rehab. Whether you are scheduled for surgery or have recently been released from the hospital, our therapists are here to help you recover, one step at a time.
Neurological Issues At Denville Medical, we treat much more than sports-based injuries. Whether you're suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, or a vestibular problem, our therapists are trained and certified to help you regain your body's optimal functionality.
Life has a habit of throwing us curveballs. Sure, some surprises only hurt your bank account, like expenses around the home. But more serious incidents, like car wrecks, can inflict physical injuries causing long-term pain. Injury-related problems like neck and back pain affect many Americans daily. Even worse, many hardworking people turn to addictive pain medication and invasive surgeries for relief, only to find themselves deeper in a hole.
If you're in chronic pain or suffer from range of motion problems, you should know that options are available for safer, more effective pain relief. One of the most commonly used solutions is physical therapy. The main goal of physical therapy is to maximize your body's mobility and increase overall function. In order to accomplish this, physical therapy techniques focus on improving range of motion and building muscle strength.
Physical therapy helps people of all ages with illnesses, medical conditions, or injuries that limit their mobility and body functionality. At Denville Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center, our doctors and physical therapists create customized physical therapy programs to help patients reclaim their lives.
When combined with diet and exercise, many patients are able to enjoy activities that they only thought possible with youth.
Some of the most common techniques that physical therapists use to help patients include:
From improper ergonomics at your office desk to injuries sustained in car wrecks, neck pain is a widespread problem. Taking the proper preventative steps to deal with pain provides relief and can prevent the need for surgery or medication.
Generally, there are two kinds of neck pain: chronic and acute. Acute pain shouldn't last for more than six weeks, while chronic pain can last months or even years. Physical therapy is one of the most recommended treatments for neck pain. Treatments often involve reducing neck exercise, strength training, and stretching. If you're suffering from acute or chronic neck pain, it's important to have tests done by a physical therapist to determine the extent of your injury.
Neck pain is caused by a wide range of problems, like:
After identifying the underlying cause of your condition, your physical therapist will develop a comprehensive treatment to address your pain and provide long-term relief.
Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in America. Back pain can start innocuously as a small muscle ache but can quickly become a more serious problem that disrupts daily life. Like neck pain, the best way to address the issue is to understand the root cause so that surgery is avoided.
Also like neck pain, back pain is either chronic (longer than six weeks) or acute (less than six weeks). Back pain can be caused by a number of events, like lifting a heavy item or simply sitting wrong for too long. To determine the extent of your injuries, you will need one or more diagnostic tests, like X-rays or MRI scans. Once the root cause of your condition is revealed, your physical therapist will work with Denville Medical doctors to create a treatment plan tailored to your body.
Common conditions linked to back pain include:
Experiencing a herniated disc is something most people dread, but many have to endure. Luckily, PT plays a significant role in herniated disc recovery. Physical therapy not only provides immediate pain relief, it teaches patients how to condition their bodies to avoid worse injuries.
At Denville Medical, our physical therapists and doctors have years of experience helping patients rehabilitate from herniated discs. Patients benefit from several time-tested techniques to relieve pain.
After diagnostic testing, active and passive treatments can include:
Do your hips feel uneven or misaligned? Do you suffer from hip stiffness or pain when the weather changes? Are you having trouble getting around the house like you used to? Your hips bear most of your weight, so it's no surprise that hip pain is very common among Americans.
Fortunately, physical therapy has been proven to provide relief for people dealing with acute or chronic hip pain. As with other forms of pain, you will need diagnostic testing to determine the extent of your hip problems.
Some common causes of hip pain include:
Once your hip issues are properly diagnosed, it's time to find relief. Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers several custom solutions, including acupuncture, chiropractic care, and personalized physical therapy.
Like hip pain, knee pain is a common condition in the U.S. and affects millions of people every year. Pain in the knee is caused by many things, including strains, injuries, age, and repetitive trauma. Sometimes, there's no apparent reason for knee pain. When it occurs, you may experience limited knee functionality, like difficulty standing, walking, sitting, and walking up and down stairs.
There are many conditions associated with knee pain, including:
If you notice symptoms like clicking or popping sounds, locking, inflammation, or sharp pains in your knee, physical therapy might be your best bet for relief.
Sometimes, surgery is the only option a patient can choose to alleviate pain from injuries and accidents. When this is the case, physical therapy plays a vital role before and after surgery.
To help you get a better sense of the scope of our physical therapy treatments, we're listing some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive at Denville Medical:
Answer : While some physical therapists rely on outdated techniques to treat patients, our team uses a combination of tried-and-true methods and modern strategies, including:
Answer : During your first visit with our physical therapist, we will complete a series of tests and screenings to establish a baseline for your care. You can expect to complete stability screenings, strength tests, and computerized range of motion tests. These tests ensure your doctor understands how your muscles are functioning. Once complete, your therapist will create a custom treatment plan for your physical therapy, so we can move forward with your care. During your time at Denville Medical, you should expect adjustments to your treatment plan as you make progress.
Answer : We get this question a lot, and we can certainly understand why. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with an exact answer because every patient has different needs relating to their injuries and issues. Your level of stability and functionality depends on your condition, your goals, and your motivation to heal. For acute pain, patients typically experience relief in 2-3 weeks. Patients with forms of chronic pain usually feel optimal results after their first full course of therapy (4-6 weeks). Since our goal is to achieve maximum medical improvement, our doctors continuously monitor your progress and adjust treatment accordingly.
Whether you're dealing with chronic knee pain or acute back pain, relief is in sight. Rather than dangerous medicines and invasive surgeries, we specialize in non-surgical treatments like physical therapy. Our team of physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and primary care doctors have years of experience and work hand-in-hand to give you real pain relief.
If you're sick and tired of living life full of physical pain, now is the time to act. Don't let your body deteriorate â find your new lease on life at Denville Medical and Sports Rehabilitation Center.973-627-7888
A house in Ringwood that sold for $817,609 tops the list of the most expensive real estate sales in Passaic County between Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.In total, 71 real estate sales were recorded in the area during the last week, with an average price of $444,514. The average price per square foot ended up at $249.The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of Feb. 13., even if the property may have been sold earlier.10. $605,000, single-family home at 91 Lester Street...
A house in Ringwood that sold for $817,609 tops the list of the most expensive real estate sales in Passaic County between Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.
In total, 71 real estate sales were recorded in the area during the last week, with an average price of $444,514. The average price per square foot ended up at $249.
The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of Feb. 13., even if the property may have been sold earlier.
The sale of the single family residence at 91 Lester Street in Wallington has been finalized. The price was $605,000, and the new owners took over the house in January. The house was built in 1952 and has a living area of 2,496 square feet. The price per square foot was $242. The deal was finalized on Jan. 18.
A sale has been finalized for the detached house at 148 Harding Avenue in Clifton. The price was $610,000 and the new owners took over the house in January. The house was built in 1890 and the living area totals 1,803 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $338. The deal was finalized on Jan. 23.
The property at 320 Stonetown Road in Ringwood has new owners. The price was $630,000. The house was built in 1970 and has a living area of 2,340 square feet. The price per square foot is $269. The deal was finalized on Jan. 24.
The 2,690 square-foot single-family residence at 68 Seminole Avenue, Wayne, has now been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in January and the total purchase price was $648,000, $241 per square foot. The house was built in 1959. The deal was finalized on Jan. 23.
The sale of the single-family house at 10 Camillo Drive, Wayne, has been finalized. The price was $670,000, and the new owners took over the house in January. The house was built in 1963 and has a living area of 2,062 square feet. The price per square foot was $325. The deal was finalized on Jan. 24.
The 3,249 square-foot single-family home at 10 De Young Drive in Little Falls has now been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in January and the total purchase price was $690,000, $212 per square foot. The house was built in 1961. The deal was finalized on Jan. 25.
The property at 22 Earnshaw Place in Clifton has new owners. The price was $700,000. The house was built in 1955 and has a living area of 1,612 square feet. The price per square foot is $434. The deal was finalized on Jan. 26.
The 2,324 square-foot single-family home at 1 Stirling Terrace, Totowa, has now been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in January and the total purchase price was $766,000, $330 per square foot. The house was built in 1997. The deal was finalized on Jan. 26.
The sale of the single-family residence at 74 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, has been finalized. The price was $790,000, and the house changed hands in January. The house was built in 1947 and has a living area of 3,983 square feet. The price per square foot was $198. The deal was finalized on Jan. 24.
The property at 142 Magee Road in Ringwood has new owners. The price was $817,609. The house was built in 1989 and has a living area of 4,965 square feet. The price per square foot is $165. The deal was finalized on Jan. 23.
Real Estate Wire is a service provided by United Robots, which uses machine learning to generate analysis of data from Propmix, an aggregator of national real-estate data.
March Madness is here, and all eyes will soon be on the court.It’s an exciting time for fans of college basketball — remember that historic run by the Saint Peter's Peacocks last March?This time of year also serves as an uncomfortable reminder of the NCAA’s monumental flop in 2021, when the blatant inequities between the men’s and women’s Division I locker rooms and other amenities during the COVID bubble went viral. Each year when we get to the start of the postseason, it’s ha...
March Madness is here, and all eyes will soon be on the court.
It’s an exciting time for fans of college basketball — remember that historic run by the Saint Peter's Peacocks last March?
This time of year also serves as an uncomfortable reminder of the NCAA’s monumental flop in 2021, when the blatant inequities between the men’s and women’s Division I locker rooms and other amenities during the COVID bubble went viral. Each year when we get to the start of the postseason, it’s hard not to ask — have we improved since?
The easy answer is — yes. The more honest answer is — yes, but there’s still lots to do.
The fact that the NCAA’s Division I title game will broadcast this season on ABC for the first time is huge. It would be even better if it were on prime time. Either way, this “has been a goal for quite some time in our ongoing efforts to maximize the exposure of women’s sports in collaboration with the NCAA,” Burke Magnus, ESPN’S president for programming and original content, told AP.
Last year’s championship game between South Carolina and UConn drew 4.85 million viewers, making it the most watched women’s title game in nearly two decades.
This year’s tournament will be in Dallas, and, for the first time since 2016, the Division II and Division III championship games will be held in the same city and on the same weekend as the Division I Final Four.
It remains to be seen which Division I or Division II teams will secure a spot in the tournament.
In New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s women’s basketball team may be on the verge of clinching their first-ever NCAA tournament bid — after falling short last season. The Knights will first have to get through the Northeast Conference tournament, which begins on March 6.
As for Division III, the post-season began Friday night with 64 teams competing in the NCAA tournament’s first round. New Jersey teams in the mix included Rowan University, which lost their first round matchup with Rhode Island College Friday night 67-59, and Stevens Institute of Technology, which lost to Elizabethtown College of Pennsylvania 79-68.
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There are also some teams with strong ties to the Garden State, including New York University, which has a strong showing of New Jersey talent on its roster.
NYU this year had a historic season, with an impressive 22-2 record. The Violets won 11 consecutive games to finish out their regular season, earning back-to-back outright UAA titles after downing Brandeis University last week. Three players on the roster hail from New Jersey: sophomores Chloe Teter of Little Silver and Belle Pellecchia of Mendham, and junior Jordan Janowski of Woodcliff Lake.
NYU beat Greensboro Friday night, 71-54, and was set to play Messiah in the second round Saturday night.
Scranton also has a roster filled with players who hail from New Jersey: Maddie Hartnett, a junior from Chatham; Leah Nolan, a junior from Holmdel; Emma Duerr, a senior from Long Valley; and Bridget Monaghan, a senior from Florham Park. If Monaghan’s name rings a bell, she’s cousins with former Gotham FC soccer star Paige Monaghan of Roxbury.
Scranton won their first round matchup Friday night, 64-45 over St. Joseph's of Maine.
There are plenty of teams with Garden State talent in this year’s tournament.
Tufts University’s roster includes Sophia Davis, a freshman from Piscataway; Hannah Kelly, a junior from Harding Township: and Maggie Russell, a junior from Morristown. They won their first round game against Merchant Marine, 72-57.
Gettysburg College, which lost Friday to SUNY New Paltz 63-47, has freshman Courtney Kelly of Morristown, and sophomore Cynthia Williams of New Brunswick.
Trinity College in Hartford, which beat Notre Dame of Maryland 58-43 Friday, has freshman Samantha Slofkiss of Marlboro, and Emma Wax, a junior from Pine Brook.
Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, a Division I school, lost to Saint Louis in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament Friday night. On the roster are junior Olivia Mullins of Somerset and junior Emma Boslet of Edison.
The list goes on, and is by no means inclusive of all the Jersey talent in this year’s tournament — but as the tournament stretches on, we’ll be sure to shine a light on who remains.
March is clearly an exciting time for college basketball.
But I’d argue it’s an even more exciting time for women’s college basketball. Because the women’s game is growing, and we get to witness this moment with a front row seat.
Harding was Recognized at the 46th Annual PNANJ Gala and Awards Night on October 29 in Edison, NJWest Orange, NJ, November 15, 2022 – Maureen Harding, MSN, BSN, RN, Corporate Vice President, Nursing Operations at RWJBarnabas Health was recognized with the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (PNANJ) Legacy Award for 2022 at the Annual PNANJ Gala and Awards Night on October 29, 2022 in Edison, NJ. The honor recognizes nurse leaders who have exemplified and achieved a lifetime legacy of service to...
West Orange, NJ, November 15, 2022 – Maureen Harding, MSN, BSN, RN, Corporate Vice President, Nursing Operations at RWJBarnabas Health was recognized with the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (PNANJ) Legacy Award for 2022 at the Annual PNANJ Gala and Awards Night on October 29, 2022 in Edison, NJ. The honor recognizes nurse leaders who have exemplified and achieved a lifetime legacy of service to the nursing profession and the community. The PNANJ is a non-profit professional organization that promotes the intellectual, cultural, social, economic, and personal well-being of Filipino nurses in the state.
“Maureen has made enduring and substantial contributions to the nursing profession, especially to the Filipino-American nurses in New Jersey,” said Nancy Holecek, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, RWJBarnabas Health. “She is an incredible advocate for improving patient experience and creating future leaders in nursing, and her exemplary leadership and advocacy are an inspiration to all nurses.”
Ms. Harding assumed the role of Vice President of Patient Care Services in 1997 and most recently Vice President of Nursing Operations in February of 2021. Specializing in oncology nursing, she started her career with RWJBarnabas Health in 1991, with a nursing leadership role in the inpatient oncology unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, now Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), and became instrumental in the development and expansion of the hospital’s Cancer Program. As a member of the system-wide nursing leadership team since 1997, she has held various positions, including interim CNO at Community Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center.
A strong supporter of the standardization of nursing best practices, including recruitment and retention, patient experience, leadership development and succession planning, she consistently spearheads the adoption of new initiatives and remains dedicated to improving patient care. Ms. Harding is particularly passionate about supporting and developing a pipeline of future nurse leaders, a special interest that has set up the RWJBarnabas Health System for success for many years to come, as the retention of top nursing talent will continue to positively impact patient care into the future.
Ms. Harding holds a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on Leadership in Health Care Systems. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Organization of Nurse Leaders NJ (ONLNJ). Ms. Harding is a resident of Succasunna, NJ.
About RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth; three acute care children's hospitals; Children’s Specialized Hospital, including a network of outpatient centers; a behavioral health center and the state’s largest behavioral health network; two trauma centers; a satellite emergency department; ambulatory care centers; geriatric centers; comprehensive home care and hospice programs; fitness and wellness centers; retail pharmacy services; an affiliated medical group; multi-site imaging centers; and two accountable care organizations.
RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers University, is New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research, and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—James Harding has joined Richard Vietch as one of two municipal public defenders, after being approved by City Council on January 16.Harding, a resident of Hillsborough Township who opened his own law practice on Morris Street in 2012, replaces the late James Rollyson, who passed away in 2015.Public defenders are not paid very much, and the work, representing the poor who can’t afford their own lawyer, is not easy.According to public records, Vietch made $14,363 annual salar...
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—James Harding has joined Richard Vietch as one of two municipal public defenders, after being approved by City Council on January 16.
Harding, a resident of Hillsborough Township who opened his own law practice on Morris Street in 2012, replaces the late James Rollyson, who passed away in 2015.
Public defenders are not paid very much, and the work, representing the poor who can’t afford their own lawyer, is not easy.
According to public records, Vietch made $14,363 annual salary as of January 2015.
“I lived in the city for many years and I’m honroed to come back and work for the people there,” said Harding in a phone interview with New Brunswick Today.
Born and raised in New Brunswick, Harding is the son former Judge J. Norris Harding. He attended St. Peter’s Elementary School in New Brunswick and St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, graduating in 1991.
His undergraduate studies were at Loyola University Maryland (1995), where he majored in political science. He went the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, finishing in 1998.
After a clerkship in Middlesex County, Harding served as a Calendar Coordinator in the Civil Division and an Adminstrative Specialist and Team Leader in the Civil Division-Special Civil Part.
In 2006, Mr. Harding left the Judiciary to accept a position as an associate at the Warren-based law firm of DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer, and Flaum, P.C.
During his time at the politically-connected firm, Harding served as the Assistant Township Attorney for the Township of Edison, where he also represented the public library and the Fair Rent Control Board.
He has served as a public defender in Piscataway since 2009, and played the same role in South Bound Brook from 2010 to 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN–A pair of former Rutgers football stars are one step closer to realizing their dreams of turning pro after participating in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis over the weekend of February 27-28.
Former Scarlet Knights wide receiver Leonte Carroo and inside linebacker Steve Longa took part in the annual combine, where hundreds of draft prospects look to improve their draft stock by interviewing with and working out for NFL scouts and coaches.
Carroo has long been viewed as a future NFL impact player, and did his part to make that happen over the weekend.
He measured in at 6’0″ and 211 pounds, leading NFL.com to remark that Carroo “has ideal NFL size.”
The former Rutgers wideout ranked in the middle of the pack during strength tests, completing 14 reps on the bench press, tying him for 14th among 36 competitors.
Carroo made a better impression during the all-important 4o-yard dash, clocking in at 4.50 seconds. His time tied him for 11th among 37 receivers, tying him with notable names like TCU’s Josh Doctson and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller.
Going into the weekend, there was some concern about Carroo’s September 2015 domsestic violence arrest outside Rutgers stadium, and other percieved character issues.
The star receiver was suspended twice during the season, first receiving a half-game suspension for missing curfew. Later, he received a suspension that lasted two games after he was charged with simple assault after an altercation following a loss to Washington State in September.
However, the assault charge was later dismissed and Carroo is ready to put that situation in the rear view mirror. Speaking to the Asbury Park Press, Carroo expressed confidence in how he handled questions about the suspension.
“I don’t think that will be an issue at all, being that [NFL scouts and coaches] finally got to hear from me and put a face with the name and just to talk to me about it,” Carroo said. “I think it made them feel more comfortable.”
While Carroo performed fairly well at the Combine, Longa did not have the same success.
The linebacker, who opted to forgo his senior season to declare for the NFL draft, ran just a 4.78 second 40-yard dash, 20th among 31 linebackers. He had better results at the bench press, completing 19 reps, tying him for 11th out of 28.
Longa found himself in the middle of the pack in the vertical jump and broad jump drills, but struggled mightily in his agility drills, finishing last in the three cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 40-yard shuttle.
Despite the low scores on some drills, Longa expressed confidence in his performance, and said he thinks he improved his draft stock when speaking to NJ.com.
“I feel like it went as good as it possibly could,” Longa said. “Some of the numbers that came out, I thought I was testing better before. But I’ve still got pro day so I’m not really worried about it.”
After leaving college early, it is not terribly surprising to see Longa struggle at the combine, but his Rutgers career showed he is an apt tackler and pass rusher, making him a good candidate for a chance at the pros.
Experts can not seem to come to a consensus on when the two men might be selected in the upcoming NFL draft, where pro teams take turns picking college players, but several teams expressed an interest in Carroo at the combine.
According to Asbury Park Press, he conducted official interviews with the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, and Cleveland Browns. He also had informal meetings with the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Up next for the pair of draft prospects is Rutgers’ Pro Day on Wednesday, March 9, where NFL scouts will come to Piscataway to see Carroo, Longa, and the rest of the draft-eligible Scarlet Knights work out and attempt to improve their draft stock.
Only one diver in New Jersey history has ever won a state title all four years.Until Wednesday.Notre Dame’s Seamus Harding won his fourth diving state title at Montgomery High School on Wednesday night. The senior joins Ross Edfort, who dove at Franklin from 2008-11, as the only other diver to win four titles.“This is bittersweet,” said Harding, who led the entire night. “It’s the end of an era, but it’s been quite a journey. I’m happy and sad at the same time because I know I&rs...
Only one diver in New Jersey history has ever won a state title all four years.
Notre Dame’s Seamus Harding won his fourth diving state title at Montgomery High School on Wednesday night. The senior joins Ross Edfort, who dove at Franklin from 2008-11, as the only other diver to win four titles.
“This is bittersweet,” said Harding, who led the entire night. “It’s the end of an era, but it’s been quite a journey. I’m happy and sad at the same time because I know I’m moving on to bigger things, but I’m going to miss this."
Harding finished with a score of 598.85, topping second-place finisher, Caleb Amadaro of Clearview, by 180.40 points.
He set a state record last year with a score of 635.90.
“I just wanted to get every dive on my head,” Harding said. “I knew I would be happy with whatever I did and I just wanted to do the best that I could. My last dive was a little iffy, but I wanted to go out with a bang, and I did.”
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Harding has been diving since he was seven, and he was able to tell quickly it was what he wanted to do in the future. He has been diving, both in school and for a club team, ever since. His next task will be diving for Duke University.
For all that Harding has done in the pool, he deflects the credit to his mentors.
“I just want to thank my coaches Eric Blevins and Elisa Sautter for getting me through this and helping me do the best I can do,” Harding said. “I really give all the credit to them.”
Harding will go down as arguably the best diver to ever come out of New Jersey. What does he think when he looks back on everything he has already accomplished?
“I’m at a loss for words,” Harding said.
2020 NJSIAA Boys Diving Championship
1-Seamus Harding, Notre Dame, 598.85. 2-Caleb Amadaro, Clearview, 418.45. 3-Colin Hickey, Kingsway, 405.00. 4-John Furner, Haddonfield, 400.30. 5-Thomas Carpinelli, Lawrence, 389.50. 6-Aiden Ban, Ridgewood, 373.05. 7-Alex Menendez, Bridgewater-Raritan, 347.90. 8-Charlie Web, Haddonfield, 311.50. 9-Zack Meyers, Pitman, 281.55. 10-Luke Gallagher, Ocean City, 221.75.