Immediately after the boys’ pole vault event at Saturday’s Woodbury Relays, Delsea’s Marco Morales was seated on the grass, hunched over an iPad, rewatching his performance.
His identical twin, Nico, sat beside him, staring off into to space like he was deep in thought and might have been reliving his own jumps in his mind.
They weren’t talking to each other. And neither looked particularly happy. And when asked, they answered that, no, they weren’t happy with their results.
And it’s not that the two had turned in bad performances. Marco finished second. And it’s not that there aren’t bigger meets and grander stages in the near future that the two juniors were building toward. There are.
But their moods that afternoon reflected their approach to the sport: They never seem satisfied.