Moorestown blazes SJ #1 times in sprint med & the other sprint med!

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Kevin Fox, Skyler Clark, Brandon Outlaw & Melvin Sheppard ran a record-setting 3:31.66.

Big day for the Moorestown sprinters at their relay meet Saturday on their home track with a New Jersey No. 1 time in the 800-meter sprint medley and a New Jersey No. 2 and South Jersey No. 1 time in the full sprint med.

The Quakers ran 1:33.35 to win the 800 sprint medley and 3:31.66 to win the full 1,600-meter sprint med.

Kevin Fox, Skyler Clark, Brandon Outlaw and Melvin Sheppard ran on the 3:31.66 team, with Clark, Zion Howard, Outlaw and Sheppard on the 1:33 team.

As you can see Moorestown’s time in the 800 sprint medley is 10th-fastest in South Jersey history and a school record. It’s No. 4 in Burlington County history and fastest by a Burlco school since Cherokee’s 1:33.29 eight years ago at Nike Outdoor Nationals.

  • 1:30.09 … Willingboro, 2007
  • 1:31.05 … Camden, 2005
  • 1:31.22 … Cherry Hill East, 2012
  • 1:31.66 … Willingboro, 2006
  • 1:31.90 … Delsea, 2007
  • 1:32.98 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2015
  • 1:33.06 … Washington Twp., 2010
  • 1:33.29 … Cherokee, 2008
  • 1:33.35 … Moorestown, 2016
  • 1:33.43 … Timber Creek, 2013
  • 1:33.44 … Winslow Twp., 2008
  • 1:33.54 … Oakcrest, 2012
  • 1:33.66 … Timber Creek, 2009
  • 1:33.67 … Camden, 2009
  • 1:33.68 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2010
  • 1:33.81 … Camden, 2007
  • 1:33.89 … Delsea, 2014
  • 1:33.92 … Camden, 20014
  • 1:33.97 … Winslow Twp., 2003

Moorestown’s full SMR didn’t make the all-time South Jersey top-10 — it’s almost impossible to make that list this early in the season without tremendous competition — but the Quakers did break a 41-year-old school record by nearly four seconds.

The only faster time by a New Jersey school this year is Ridgewood’s 3:29.80 earlier this month at a relay meet in Oradel.

The two long legs were handled by Outlaw, who ran 48.6, and Fox, who anchored in 1:57.5.

Moorestown’s previous school record was 3:34.5, set over a full mile by a quartet that included Jim Little and Larry Friedman.

The old record of 3:34.5 in 1975 was by T. Swain, J. Little, K. MacDougal, Larry Friedman

Moorestown wasn’t really pressed in each race. Northern Burlington was somewhat close in the shorter sprint med, with a 1:35.00, but nobody was within 13 seconds of the Quakers in the full sprint med, with Shawnee placing second in 3:45.35.

The Quakers are now ranked No. 22 in the U.S. in the 1,600 sprint medley and No. 10 in the 800 sprint medley, which is obviously contested much less frequently.

For the record, it takes 3:27-low to make the all-time South Jersey top-10. But by nationals? Who knows?

  • 3:22.71 … Vineland, 2002
  • 3:22.75 … Vineland, 2003
  • 3:22.85 … Camden, 2001
  • 3:23.56 … Willingboro, 2003
  • 3:23.79 … Willingboro, 2001
  • 3:24.19 … Bordertown, 2005
  • 3:26.25 … Absegami, 2008
  • 3:26.75 … Winslow Twp., 2003
  • 3:27.10 … Washington Twp., 2010
  • 3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
  • 3:27.1h … Bridgeton, 2001
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