Unpushed, R.V. runs monster sprint medley at Willingboro Relays

There was a lot working against Rancocas Valley’s sprint medley team Monday.

They raced after a 40-minute rain delay. They were unpushed. They ran just two days after a monster effort at the Burlington County Open, where they won their third consecutive title.

No biggie.

The quartet of Robert Hawkins, Brandon Boggs, Samuel Keleekai and Isaiah Curbello blazed 3:30.78 to win the sprint medley at the Willingboro Relay Meet.

The Red Devils finished about 50 meters ahead of second-place Northern Burlington, which ran 3:37.96.

RV’s performance is No. 1 in South Jersey this year and No. 2 in New Jersey, behind only Ridgewood’s 3:29.80 at the Jack Yockers Relays last month at River Dell High School in Oradell.

Hawkins led off with a 49.4, followed by Boggs (22.8) and Keleekai (22.1), setting up a 1:55.9 anchor  by three-time County Open 800 champ Curbello.

R.V.’s time is just over a second shy of the school record of 3:29.72 set at outdoor nationals in Greensboro in 2005 by the quarter of Josh Raines, Dwayne Dobbins, Phil Reid and Ian Waterhouse.

That group won its heat at nationals, then waited for the seeded heat to finish before learning they had bumped one school in the final section and placed eighth overall, earning All-America status.

  • 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 … Bordentown, 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
  • 3:27.3h … Willingboro, 1983
  • 3:27.55 … Washington Twp., 2009
  • 3:27.69 … Overbrook, 1999
  • 3:28.55 … Winslow Twp., 2002
  • 3:28.63 … Lenape, 2001
  • 3:29.1h … Willingboro, 1979
  • 3:30.61 … Delsea, 2011
  • 3:30.68 … Rancocas Valley, 2014d
  • 3:30.70 … Rancocas Valley, 2016
  • 3:30.92 … Willingboro, 2015
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