HIGHTSTOWN: Time for some R&R as Rosenblatt, Radigan feted by HHS Hall of Fame

By Rich Fisher, Packet Media Group
The 22nd Annual Hightstown High School Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies are scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 9, complete with the induction luncheon and introduction of the honorees at that night’s football game.
The Hall of Fame Luncheon is scheduled for 12 p.m. at The Holiday Inn of East Windsor, to which the public is invited to attend. That night on Dave McIntire Field, with the Rams meeting West Windsor-Plainsboro North game under the guidance of first-year coach and former Ram standout Ethan Jeros, the inductees will be introduced.
Tickets for the luncheon are $40. For tickets and reservation contact Jim Peto, Athletic Director, Hightstown High School, 25 Leshin Lane, Hightstown, N.J. 08520. Phone 609-443-7741 extension 1157.
This year’s inductees include the following former Hightstown High School standouts:
—Gwen Atwell, Coach
—Tom Weidner,Baseball,Class of ‘65
—Kerry Radigan Allmers, Field Hockey, Class of ‘84
—David Rosenblatt,Track,Class of’85
—Kenny Amponsa,Wrestling,Class of ‘07
—Jessica Haughton,Field Hockey,Class of ‘07
—1985 Group IV State Semi-Finalist Baseball Team
The Herald will run profiles of each inductee over the next several weeks.
When a team gets inducted to a hall of fame it’s because it has talent and leadership.
In Kerry Radigan Allmers, they had both.
Kerry is the second member of the 1983 Hall of Fame field hockey team to be inducted as an individual to the Hightstown High Athletic Hall of Fame. As one of the captains, she led her team to the Mercer County Tournament Championship in 1982 and the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV Championship in 1983.
As a mid-fielder her junior year, Radigan scored eight goals and received the following recognitions: first-team All-CVC Defense (Coaches Award), first-team All-County Defense (Trentonian, Trenton Times), and first-team CJFHA All State Defense.
Radigan showed she could score as well as defend, collecting 12 goals from her midfield position her senior year. In addition to receiving all the same honors as she did in her junior year, she was also recognized as second-team All-State Group 4 and third-team All-State All-Group.
Kerry continued playing field Hockey at Rider University and graduated with a BS in Commerce. Presently, she is working for Clipper Magazine as a Senior Marking Consultant and is the top sales person for the company.
She lives in Howell, NJ with her husband, Scott, to whom she has been married for 25 years, and their four children: Ryan (22), Kylie (20), Brennan (18) and Camryn (15).
One of the greatest eras in Hightstown High cross country history came from 1981-84, when the Rams went 60-5 with undefeated seasons in 1981 and 1984 and three Colonial Valley Conference championships.
In the middle of it all was David Rosenblatt.
David is just the third male track & field/cross country athlete to be inducted to the HHHS Hall of Fame, as he excelled in the 1600 and 3200 in track but really made his mark in cross country.
Rosenblatt went from honorable mention All-County as a sophomore to second team as a junior and first team as a senior and the team finished third in the state sectional meet in 1982, fifth in 1983 and first in 1984. The Rams placed in the top 10 at the NJ All-Group State Championships from Dave’s sophomore through senior years and he also co-captained the 1983 and 1984 teams.
In winter track in 1982, Rosenblatt became the first freshman to finish first in the CVC championship meet for the unseeded 3200 meter race. He finished in the top five in both events throughout his career including first place in every dual meet except one as a senior, and was named team MVP and earned All-County recognition. He also placed in the top 10 in the All Group State Championship in the 3200 meter race in 1985.
Following graduation, David attended Mercer County Community College on a full cross country and track scholarship. He was named first-team All-Conference in the Garden State Athletic Conference in cross country in both his freshman and sophomore seasons in and ran in the NJ State Championships as well as the National Cross Country Championships in both years. He also set five winter track and four spring track records at MCCC.
In 1987 he received an Associate Degree in Computer Science and in 1989 an Associate Degree in Computer/Automotive Technology.
David currently resides in Ewing and is employed by New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance Company in the IT Department and is the father of 10-year-old twin boys. He still continues to run with Mercer/Bucks, Freehold Area, Ocean and Jersey Shore Running Clubs as well as the Shore AC. He is a member of the USA Track and Field which sponsors major races as well as National and NJ State Championships.