Fox, Outlaw lead Moorestown to fastest sprint med by a S.J. school in 12 YEARS and 4th PLACE at Nationals!!!!!

Brandon Outlaw’s 46.7 leg and Kevin Fox’s 1:52.4 anchor led Moorestown to a remarkable fourth place in the sprint medley at the 32nd annual National Scholastic Interscholastic Track Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday.

Moorestown ran 3:25.06, finishing behind schools from Michigan, Texas and Maryland in running the No. 11 time in state history, No. 7 time in South Jersey history and No. 4 in Burlington County history.

The time is fastest by a South Jersey sprint med in 12 YEARS – since Bordentown won the meet on the same track in 2005 with the team of Mike Steffen, Fred Mendenhall, Dan Millian and national 800 champ Rob Novak, who went on to run a sub-4:00 mile.

Senior Zion Howard, the county 400IH champ, and soph Josh Pearcy ran the 200s for coach Troy Pappas’s Moorestown Quakers. Outlaw gave Fox the baton in fifth, and Fox moved the Quakers into fourth.

It was the first All-America relay team (top six) ever for Moorestown. The 2004 super sprint medley team placed eighth.

Rancocas Valley placed 14th in 3:29.44, breaking the school record of 3:29.72 set by the Ian Waterhouse group in 2005 on the same track when the Red Devils placed sixth overall and earned All-America honors out of an unseeded heat. Josh Raines, Jamaal James and Phil Reid also ran on that 2005 R.V. team.

This year, R.V.’s quarter included Robert Hawkins and Samuel Keleekai on the 200 legs, Brian Merriman on the 400 and Jacob Tyndale anchoring in 1:56.7.

Eight of the top 24 teams in the race — a full one-third of them — come from New Jersey.  Six of them ran sub-3:30, which means six of the top 54 times in state history came out of this one race (in five sections).

Outlaw, who will run the open 400 on Sunday, will continue his college career at Virginia and Fox at Notre Dame. Fox elected not to run the open 800 at nationals, opting instead to focus on the sprint medley.

All-Time N.J. SMR Performance List
3:22.71 … Vineland, 2002
3:22.75 … Vineland, 2003
3:22.85 … Camden, 2001
3:23.15 … Union Catholic, 2012
3:23.56 … Willingboro, 2003
3:23.79 … Willingboro, 2001
3:24.14 … West Orange, 2012
3:24.19 … Bordentown, 2005
3:24.23 … Pope John XXIII, 2013
3:25.04 … Ridgewood, 2016
3:25.06 … Moorestown, 2017
3:25.08 … Northern Valley Old Tappan, 2015
3:25.26 … St. Benedict’s, 2012
3:25.28 … Trenton, 2017
3:26.25 … Absegami, 2008
3:26.27 … Union Catholic, 2014
3:26.43 … Don Bosco, 2014
3:26.75 … Winslow Twp., 2003
3:26.77 … Teaneck, 2010
3:26.83 … Union Catholic, 2017
3:27.10 … Washington Twp., 2010
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
3:27.1h … Bridgeton, 2001
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
3:27.3h … Willingboro, 1983
3:27.43 … Morris Hills, 2012
3:27.94 … Pope John XXIII, 2010
3:27.55 … Washington Twp., 2009
3:27.58 … St. Benedict’s, 2011
3:27.63 … Trenton, 2016
3:27.69 … Overbrook, 1999
3:27.78 … West Orange, 2011
3:27.82 … Abraham Clark, 2013
3:27.99 … Hamilton North, 2017
3:28.06 … Union Catholic, 2013
3:28.16 … Hightstown, 2010
3:28.23 … Ridgewood, 2013
3:28.30 … Ramapo, 2010
3:28.38 … Ridgewood, 2014
3:28.49 … Rahway, 2013
3:28.55 … Winslow Twp., 2002
3:28.63 … Lenape, 2001
3:28.94 … Union Catholic, 2011
3:28.97 … Mountain Lakes, 2012
3:29.04 … Hopatcong, 2013
3:29.1h … Willingboro, 1979
3:29.42 … Lawrenceville School, 2011
3:29.44 … Rancocas Valley, 2017
3:29.50 … Mendham, 2012
3:29.71 … Linden, 2012
3:29.72 … Rancocas Valley, 2005
3:29.74 … Union Catholic, 2016
3:29.82 … Columbia, 2015
3:29.97 … Bergen Catholic, 2017

All-Time S.J. SMR Performance List
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
3:25.06 … Moorestown, 2017
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
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
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
3:29.44 … Rancocas Valley, 2017
3:29.72 … Rancocas Valley, 2005

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