Paul VI sprinters annihilate the Woodbury Relays record books!!!!!

Paul VI on Saturday raced their way to one of the most incredible sprint relay performances in South Jersey history and re-wrote the Woodbury Relays record books along the way.

Competing in Group 3 against the likes of traditional sprint powerhouses Pennsauken, Timber Creek and Winslow Township, Paul VI ran 1:27.38 to win the 800-meter relay and 3:16.53 to win the 1,600-meter relay.

Junior Erich Robertson, freshman Antonio Tarantino and seniors Max Dickens and Stefone Moore-Green ran the 4-by-200, with junior Richie Buch, Tarantino, Dickens and Moore-Green on the 4-by-400.

As fast as Paul VI was, Pennsauken was right there in both races, registering a historic double of its own at 1:28.38  and 3:17.74 for second in both races. Both Pennsauken times are No. 2 in New Jersey this year, and they’re No. 6 and No. 7 in meet history.

Sophomore Braheem Whitfield, junior Martin Booker, freshman Nahzir Russell and senior Ryan Wemegah ran on both Pennsauken relay teams.

More on the Indians later!

Let’s take a look at exactly what Paul VI accomplished Saturday at the 44th annual Woodbury Relays.

We’ll start with the 4-by-200.

Paul VI’s 1:27.38 is fastest ever run in any group at Woodbury, breaking the Group 3 record of 1:28.35, set two years ago by Timber Creek, and the overall meet record of 1:28.2 hand-timed set in 2008 by Winslow.

It’s the No. 1 mark in New Jersey this year, it’s No. 5 in South Jersey history and it’s the fastest by a South Jersey school in 12 years!

And it’s the middle of April!!!

Holy cow … how fast will they go when it heats up at Penn, the state relays, the Meet of Chaps and nationals?

Paul VI’s performance is also fastest by any New Jersey school at any meet at any time in three years, since Union Catholic placed fifth with a 1:27.03 at New Balance Nationals, a meet that takes place two months later in the season than the Woodbury Relays.

Here’s the updated all-time South Jersey 4-by-200 list:

  • 1:24.49 … Winslow Township, 2003
  • 1:24.90 … Camden, 2004
  • 1:26.05 … Camden, 2000
  • 1:26.68 … Camden, 1997
  • 1:27.38 … Paul VI, 2016
  • 1:27.52 … Woodrow Wilson, 1996
  • 1:27.66 … Oakcrest, 2011
  • 1:27.69 … Oakcrest, 2012
  • 1:27.74 … Pleasantville, 1994
  • 1:27.75 … Willingboro, 2007
  • 1:27.80 … Pleasantville, 1999
  • 1:27.84 … Winslow Twp., 2002
  • 1:27.88 … Camden, 2002
  • 1:27.90 ….. Winslow Twp., 2008
  • 1:27.96 … Williamstown, 2015

And here’s a look at the fastest 800-meter relay times in Woodbury Relays history. Remember, the meet didn’t add the 4-by-200 until 2002. I listed every time I could find under 1:30. There may be one or two non-winning marks under 1:30. If you have any, feel free to pass them along! Note that more than half of the sub-1:30 performances (nine of 17) have been achieved in the last seven years.

  • 2016: Paul VI, 1:27.38 [Group 3]
  • 2015: Williamstown, 1:27.96 [Group 4]
  • 2008: Winslow Twp., 1:28.2 [Group 4]
  • 2012: Cherry Hill East, 1:28.29 [Group 4]
  • 2014: Timber Creek, 1:28.35 [Group 3]
  • 2016: Pennsauken: 1:28.38 [Group 3]
  • 2004: Winslow Twp., 1:28.58 [Group 4]
  • 2009: Delsea, 1:28.8 [Group 3]
  • 2008: Delsea, 1:28.9 [Group 3]
  • 2015: Deptford, 1:28.96 [Group 2]
  • 2007: Willingboro, 1:29.20 [Group 3]
  • 2007: Winslow Twp., 1:29.29 [Group 4]
  • 2003: Winslow Twp., 1:29.36 [Group 4]
  • 2011: Oakcrest, 1:29.63 [Group 4]
  • 2014: Rancocas Valley, 1:29.76 [Group 4]
  • 2012: Willingboro, 1:29.86 [Group 2]
  • 2015: Paul VI, 1:29.90 [Group 3]
  • 2002: Camden, 1:29.96 [Group 3]

OK, let’s move on to the 4-by-400.

Paul VI didn’t break the meet record in the 4-by-4, but the Eagles did post the fourth-fastest time in any group in meet history. Again, some non-winning marks may be missing. Please help me fill in the blanks if you have non-winning sub-3:20 marks from Woodbury!

  • 2001: Camden, 3:13.8 [Group 3]
  • 2003: Winslow Twp., 3:14.28 [Group 4]
  • 2012: Oakcrest, 3:16.11 [Group 3]
  • 2016: Paul VI, 3:16.53 [Group 3]
  • 2002: Camden, 3:16.94 [Group 3]
  • 2012: Cherry Hill East, 3:17.50 [Group 4]
  • 2016: Pennsauken, 3:17.74 [Group 3]
  • 2002: Winslow Twp., 3:18.04 [Group 4]
  • 2015: Deptford, 3:18.18  [Group 2]
  • 2000: Camden, 3:18.4 [Group 3]
  • 2015: Egg Harbor Twp., 3:19.77 [Group 4]

Paul VI didn’t quite make the all-time South Jersey 1,600-meter relay performance list, but that 3:16.53 is second-fastest by a South Jersey school in the last 12 years, behind only Oakcrest’s 3:16.11 at Woodbury in 2012. It’s also No. 1 in New Jersey this year and No. 17 in the U.S.

Now, let’s get onto the really cool stuff.

How many schools have run a sub-1:30 / sub-3:20 double in Woodbury Relays history?

There’ve only been six — and all six  have come courtesy of Camden County high schools. And two of them this year!

So there have been three schools in Woodbury Relays history that have run sub-1:29 and sub-3:18 in the same meet, and two of them occurred in the same races this year!

  • Camden, 2002: 1:29.96 / 3:16.94 [Group 2]
  • Winslow, 2003: 1:29.36 / 3:14.28 [Group 3]
  • Cherry Hill East, 2012: 1:28.29 / 3:17.50 [Group 4]
  • Deptford, 2015: 1:28.96 / 3:18.18 [Group 2]
  • Pennsauken, 2016: 1:28.38 / 3:17.74 [Group 3]
  • Paul VI, 2016: 1:27.38 / 3:16.53 [Group 3]

And you thought Paul VI was a distance school? Forget Jason DiJoseph, PVI has sprinters too!

Just one word: WOW!!!!!!!!

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Paul VI sprinters annihilate the Woodbury Relays record books!!!!!

  1. Stefone Moore-Green April 17, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    I go to Paul VI and our 4×2 Is Junior Eric Robertson, Sophomore Antonio Tarantino, and Senior Maxwel Dickens and Stefone Moore-Green. The 4×4 is the same as the last 3 with Junior Richie Buch replacing Eric Robertson

    Like

    • sjtcaweb April 17, 2016 / 7:39 pm

      OK, thanks … the official results have a different lineup, but I will change to the one you passed along. Thanks a lot!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s