Gatorade 2022 - 2023: Player of the Year

Boys Track & Field - Connecticut

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Joshua Mooney

Height: 6-FOOT-3
Press Release

Peak Performance

1st - 13.48

New Balance Nationals Outdoor - 110m High Hurdles


State Open Meet - 100m Hurdles


State Open Meet - 300m Low Hurdles

1st - 201ft, 2 in

State Open Meet - Javelin
“Joshua Mooney delivered a rarity in Connecticut State Open annals, not only in securing three titles, but in mastering the javelin as part of that rare championship combination. Mooney was at his absolute best over the barriers, winning the 110-meter hurdles title at New Balance Nationals in what was a state-record time.”
Rich Gonzalez
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Athletic Excellence

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound senior won the national championship in the 110-meter high hurdles at New Balance Nationals Outdoor this past season. Mooney’s winning time of 13.48 seconds set a state record and ranked No. 5 nationally among prep competitors in 2023. He also won three gold medals at the State Open meet in the 100 hurdles, the 300 low hurdles and the javelin, where his throw of 201 feet, 2 inches ranked No. 19 nationally this spring.

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Academic Achievement

Mooney has maintained a 3.57 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on scholarship at the University of Connecticut this fall.

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Exemplary Character

Mooney has volunteered locally on behalf of the Stonington Recreation Department and with VOICE, a program that works to ensure the needs of elementary school students are met. He has also donated his time as a member of his school’s Link Crew.