Over the next 48 hours, we’ll take a look at every South Jersey team that won a sectional title. The final one: Delsea boys!
Taj Summiel ran a leg on Delsea’s third-place 400-meter relay team at sectionals. Why is that significant?
Because of Delsea’s 113 points, he’s the only senior who scored!
Splitting up those six third-place points into quarters, that means underclassmen scored 111 1/2 of Delsea’s 113 points.
So watch out, South Jersey Group 3. The Crusaders aren’t going anywhere.
Their sectional title was No. 4 overall. Delsea won Group 3 in 2006 and 2007 and Group 2 in 2010.
Delsea outscored a very good Deptford team by 21 points, 113-92. No other school scored more than 52.
Let’s take a look at how Delsea piled up those 113 points!
We’ll start with the horizontal jumps, where Delsea scored a whopping 30 points, thanks to juniors Khaliel Burnett and Keon Grady. Burnett won the long jump at 21-8 and the triple jump at 45-7 1/4, and Grady added a third (21-3 1/2) and fourth (43-10 1/4).
Delsea crushed it in the middle-distance and distance runs, scoring 33 points in the 400 through 3,200.
Junior Michael Szwed ran 50.23 for first in the 400 and 1:57.93 for second in the 800 — 18 points from Mike — and sophomore Colin Kane added 12 points with a second in the 1,600 (4:26.29) and a fourth in the 3,200 (9:41.81).
Junior William Mayhew (sixth in 800, 1:59.42) and junior George Tenenberg (fourth in 3,200, 9:44.66) added
Tenenberg, Kane and Mayhew all ran for Delsea’s South Jersey Group 3-champion cross country team this past fall.
Other scorers: Junior Tymir Kizee was third in the high hurdles (15.03), junior Nate Cox placed third in the high jump (6-2), junior idk Petriello and freshman Nico Morales went 2-3 in the pole vault (13-0, 12-6), junior Bill Goldsborough threw 56-5 1/2 for second in the shot and 139-3 for fifth in the discus, junior Will Sneathen added a fourth in the shot (50-10 1/4) and freshman Jake Nwosu threw 135-8 in the disc for sixth place.
Delsea was also fifth in the 400-meter relay with a season-best 43.79, with sophomore Aidan Borguet, Burnett, Grady and Summiel running; sixth in the 1,600-meter relay with Denenberg, freshmen Shaikyi Hannah and Damir Lomax, and Szwed; and third in the 3,200 relay with Kane, Mayhew, junior Dylan Senatore and Denenberg running a season-best 8:10.70.