Egg Harbor just missed its eight-year-old school record and ran the fastest 1,600-meter relay by a South Jersey school this year Saturday morning with a 3:17.96 on Day 3 of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field.
Amir Brock was credited with a 46.81 leadoff leg for EHT!
Egg Harbor does not run in the South Jersey 4-by-4 and got into a class race with Calabar of Kingston, Jamaica, which won the race in 3:11.95.
After Brock’s leadoff, Hunter Barbieri split 49.0, Michael Nielson 51.99 and Shaquille Boyd 50.17.
The Eagles’ only faster time is a 3:17.79 to win the 2009 state Group 4 title.
In an earlier race, East Orange, led by Cory Polle’s 47.39 split, ran 3:13.92, the only faster time by a New Jersey school this year.
Egg’s time is 14th-fastest among 507 schools that raced in the 1,600-meter relay at Penn Saturday. Eight of the 13 faster times were produced by schools from Jamaica or Trinidad.
EHT’s time is No. 4 in Atlantic County history, behind Absegami’s 3:15.77 in 2008, Oakcrest’s 3:16.61 in 2011 and Pleasantville’s 3:17.57 in 1996.