Linden High School Track, Field Star Kyle Lipscomb Commits to Rutgers

Linden High School senior Kyle Lipscomb on Nov. 19th committed to joining the Rutgers University track and field team.

Lipscomb will compete in shot put and discus, two events he has excelled at in high school.

According to school officials, Lipscomb in his junior year at LHS, Lipscomb won a state championship in the shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 31⁄4 inches to take first place at the NJSIAA Section 2 Group 4 championships, where he also placed second in the discus. He went on to place second in discus in Group 4 for the entire state, and second at the prestigious Meet of Champions in the discus, setting a school record with a throw of 184 feet, 8 inches.

Lipscomb is considered one of the best in the state in both events entering the upcoming spring season.

Lipscomb, wearing a new Rutgers sweatshirt and hat, celebrated his commitment to Rutgers in the office of Linden High School Principal Yelena Horré on Monday. Also in attendance were his parents, Kyle and Tawanna, and brother, Xavier; his coaches, Michael Firestone, Monty Brooks, Frank Green, and Dan McDonald; and Linden Public Schools Athletic Director Steven Viana.

Lipscomb is also a standout student, having made the honor roll in every marking period of high school, and looks forward to pursuing his academic career at the state university.

Photo captions:

Kyle Lipscomb with his parents, Kyle and Tawanna, and brother, Xavier.

Kyle Lipscomb with his coaches Michael Firestone, Monty Brooks, Frank Green, and Dan McDonald.

Kyle Lipscomb with Athletic Director Steven Viana and Linden High School Principal Yelena Horré.