The Cinnaminson boys posted the fastest 3,200-meter relay time this year by a South Jersey school Wednesday night and a possible Penn Relays qualifier.
The team of senior Justin Arnold, sophomore Austin Gabay, junior Tommy Ungvarsky and senior Max Adams ran 8:08.72, placing fifth sixth overall at the 11th annual Holmdel Twilight Series Penn Qualifier at Bob Roggy Stadium.
Arnold led off with a 2:02.7 and Gabay followed with a 2:01.0 split. Ungvarsky ran 2:04.4 and Adams anchored with a 2:00.5.
There is no set time to qualify for Penn. The top 35 small schools and top 35 large schools are accepted, and the top 12 overall times advance to the Championship of America race.
The four 4-by-800s are scheduled for Friday morning starting at 9:20 a.m. and the Championship of America race is 4:05 p.m. Saturday. The 123rd annual Penn Relays is scheduled for April 26-28 at Franklin Field in West Philadelphia.
Voorhees won with a 7:59.72, and seven other schools broke 8:10. The race produced the eight-fastest times by New Jersey schools this year.
The only other South Jersey school in the field was Egg Harbor Township, which ran 8:09.01.
The Penn Relays distance medley and 3,200-meter relay qualifiers will be announced Monday morning.
This is the fourth time in the last five years Cinnaminson has run at least one sub-8:10 3,200-meter relay: