Clayton’s Thomas Hampton destroys PR, runs S.J. #1 time in 55, moves up on all-time Gloucester County list!!!!!

Clayton junior Thomas Hampton ran the fastest 55-meter dash by a South Jersey sprinter this winter Saturday with a second-place finish and PR at the Freedom Games at the Ocean Breeze Complex on Staten Island, N.Y.

Hampton ran 6.51, finishing second only to Franklin Township junior Mario Heslop, last year’s state Group 100-meter dash champ and Meet of Champions runner-up. Heslop ran 6.41 in the trials and 6.38 in the final.

Hampton’s time is fourth-fastest by a New Jersey sprinter this year and a personal-best. He had a 6.67 at a SJTCA meet at the Bennett Center last weekend before a 6.61 in the prelims Saturday morning, which made him fourth-fastest heading into the finals.

Hampton has been one of South Jersey’s most improved athletes this winter. He ran 11.17 and 22.77 last year as a sophomore and his best for 55 meters was a 7.04.

Hampton’s time is sixth-fastest in Gloucester County history and of course a school record at Clayton, which has only had indoor track for three years.

Here’s the all-time Gloucester County 55-meter dash list:
6.34 … A.J. Bunton [West Deptford], 2006
6.38 … James Brown [Glassboro], 2009
6.43 … Anthony Averett [Woodbury], 2013
6.48 … Clayton Crosse [Washington Twp.]. 2016
6.50 … Shawney Kersey [Woodbury], 2007
6.51 … Thomas Hampton [Clayton], 2018

We also put together an all-time South Jersey 55 list:
6.30 … Jamar Ervin [Camden], 2001
6.31 … Dennis Mitchell [Edgewood], 1984
6.34 … A.J. Bunton [West Deptford], 2006
6.36 … Kenny Reynolds [Willingboro], 1986
6.37 … Carl Lewis [Willingboro], 1979
6.38 … James Brown [Glassboro], 2009
6.39 … Damiere Byrd [Timber Creek], 2009
6.41 … Chris Church [Millville], 2007
6.42 … Thomas Walls [Wilson], 2006
6.42 … Dominique Irons [Haddon Heights], 2013
6.43 … George McKey [Willingboro], 1982
6.43 … Anthony Averett [Woodbury], 2013
6.45 … Paul Wheeler [Willingboro], 1983
6.45 … Sherron Bullock [Camden], 2004
6.45 … Rob McGriff [Camden], 2006
6.46 … Albert Newkirk [Camden], 1996
6.46 … Darnell Charles [Oakcrest], 2012
6.46 … Kashif Miller [Haddon Heights], 2014
6.47 … Anthony Jones [Edgewood], 1982
6.47 … Darren Ford [Vineland], 2004
6.47 … Reggie Morton [Oakcrest], 2012
6.47 … Curtis Fitzpatrick [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2013
6.47 … Jonathan Taylor [Salem], 2016
6.48 … Gary Gordon [Willingboro], 1995
6.48 … Fabian Santiago [Oakcrest], 2012
6.48 … Caleb Williams [St. Joe’s-Hammonton], 2015
6.48 … Clayton Crosse [Washington Twp.]. 2016
6.49 … Louis Smith [Burlington Twp.], 1997
6.49 … Michael Bolling [Willingboro], 2001
6.49 … Martin Booker [Pennsauken], 2016
6.49 … Ryquell Amstead [Millville], 2014
6.50 … Jamaal Harris [Palmyra], 2002
6.50 … Zachary Clarke [Camden], 2008
6.50 … Shawney Kersey [Woodbury], 2007
6.50 … Rasheed Grandy [Absegami], 2010
6.50 … Bobby DeMarco [Holy Spirit], 2008
6.51 … Mikhail Micheaux [Eastern Reg.], 2013
6.51 … Thomas Hampton [Clayton], 2018

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