What a monster sectional performance for Willingboro’s Tyler Davidson

He won the 400 in 48.47. He won the 800 in 1:54.78. He ran a leg on the winning 4-by-4. And he took second in the intermediates in 55.22.

That’s 28 points by himself and a hand in 38 points for the Willingboro senior at the Central Jersey Group 2 sectional meet at Central Regional High School in Bayville. Davidson’s heroics helped Willingboro place second to Haddonfield, 102-68. Oakcrest also scored 68 points and tied for second with Boro.

Davidson PR’d in the 800, breaking his previous career best of 1:55.52 set at states last year. He won the event for a second straight year.

All that came between Davidson and the first Willingboro sectional quad win in 27 years was a win by Oakcrest’s Oliver Paul in the 400 intermediates.

With three wins this weekend, Davidson elevated himself into some elite territory in Willingboro’s remarkable track history.

He’s only the sixth Willingboro boy ever to triple at sectionals, a group that includes two Olympic gold medalists, one of the greatest athletes in Florida Gator history, an All-America hurdler at Houston and the athlete considered the greatest in Willingboro track history.

Here’s a look at all the Willingboro boys who have tripled at sectionals:

2016 – Tyler Davidson
400-Meter Run – 48.47
800-Meter Run – 1:54.78
4×4 – 3:23.06
2012 – Isaac Williams
100-Meter Dash – 11.21
110-Meter Hurdles – 14.16
200-Meter Dash –  22.38
2003 – Mike Morrison
400-Meter Hurdles – 53.5
High Jump – 7-1
Long Jump – 22-5
1991 – Lamont Smith
200-Meter Dash – 21.4
400-Meter Dash – 50.4
4×4 3:21.6
1990 – Lamont Smith
200-Meter Dash – 22.4
400-Meter Dash – 49.5
4×4 3:22.0
1989 – Gerard Reynolds
Long Jump – 24-8 1/2
110 Hurdles – 13.9
400 Hurdles – 54.5
4×4 – 3:25.8
1979 – Carl Lewis
100-Yard Dash – 9.5
Long Jump 21-5
Mile Relay 3:26.0

2 thoughts on “What a monster sectional performance for Willingboro’s Tyler Davidson

  1. Dwight Love May 28, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Great times for this guy!!!!


  2. Horace Taylor May 29, 2016 / 1:08 am

    This kid is another product of the Willingboro Track Club, which is a feeder system for not only Willingboro H.S. Some of the talent that’s come from the club includes Aliyah Taylor of Pemberton who also is a triple event champion, but Kayla Jackson.


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