Rancocas Valley runs fastest Woodbury DMR in 39 Years!!!!!!

 step0001-37Back in 1976, Toms River South ran 10:24.48 to win the Group 4 distance medley at the Woodbury Relays.

That was 39 years ago.

That performance has stood as the meet record for nearly four decades, and it will continue to be, but it now has some company.

Isaiah Curbelo’s 4:19.3 anchor led Rancocas Valley’s DMR team to a FAT meet-record 10:20.92 on Saturday, which converts to slightly slower than T.R. South’s performance over 2.5 miles but will be listed alongside that 1976 race as a co-record since it was run at 4,000 meters.

Jose Colon-Cruz led off for R.V. with a 3:11.8 for 1,200 meters, followed by Mario Ramos 51.9 for the 400 and a 1:58.1 by Josh DeJesus to set up Curbelo.

This is the second time in the last three years R.V. has won the Woodbury Group 4 DMR. Colon-Cruz, Anthony Adams, Joel Straker and Curbelo won in 10:42.82 in 2013.

The 10:20.92 is a school record by exactly nine seconds, breaking the hand-timed yards mark of 10:34.1, which converts to 10:29.92 for 4,000 meters.

RV’s time is No. 5 on the all-time Burlington County list:

  • 10:00.9 … Willingboro, 1983
  • 10:16.11 … Cherokee, 2001
  • 10:18.74 … Shawnee, 1991
  • 10:19.47 … Cherokee, 2012
  • 10:20.92 … Rancocas Valley, 2015
  • 10:20.98 … Northern Burlington, 2014
  • 10:21.78 … Cherokee, 1998
  • 10:23.1y … Holy Cross, 1972
  • 10:28.0 ….. Cherokee, 2000
  • 10:29.41 … Cherokee, 2002

RV also ran 1:28.23 for second to Williamstown in the 4-by-2 at Woodbury Saturday. That’s No. 2 on the all-time Burlington County list, behind Willingboro in 2007 (1:27.75 at Nationals). The 1979 Chimeras ran 1:28.0 hand-timed in 1979, which converts to slightly slowly than R.V.’s time.

Pending other results from around the state Saturday, Rancocas Valley’s DMR time is No. 1 in New Jersey this year and the 4-by-2 is No. 2.

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