All the Cinnaminson girls 4-by-8 team did Thursday evening was run the fastest time in South Jersey this year, break the school record, win the Holmdel Twilight Series race and — hopefully — post a Penn Relays qualifier.
Senior Olivia Rocks, junior Andrew Benites, sophomore Tina Harrell and sophomore Haley Adams ran 9:49.26, edging Sterling (9:49.53) for the win.
Cinnaminson will learn on Monday whether they’re in the field for the Small School 3,200-Meter Relay at the 122nd annual Penn Relays in two weeks at Franklin Field.
But their time is No. 3 in New Jersey this spring, behind only perennial powerhouse Ridgewood, which went out to California to run 9:28.62 last weekend, and Summit, which ran 9:43.32 at its own Summit Relays on April 2.
The Pirates’ time is already fastest by a BCSL school in three years, since Rancocas Valley ran 9:31.49 at the Burlington County Open in 2013.
Rocks led off with a 2:28.5, followed by Benites in 2:27.5, Harrell with a 2:30.9 in her first race of the year and Adams with a 2:22.2 anchor.