Bloomfield freshman Daveigh Brooks, a Burlington City graduate, had a tremendous day at the Coach Pollard Invitational at Moravian College in Bethlehem Saturday.
Brooks placed third in the 400 with a big personal-best time of 48.52. Brooks was the top freshman in the race and finished behind only Ithaca’s Dan Harden-Marshall (48.19) and Nazareth’s Nick LaBarbera (48.43).
Brooks’ previous PR was a 48.99 two weeks ago in a meet at Ramapo. His fastest 400 in high school was a 48.98 to win the 2016 state Group 1 title at Egg Harbor.
Brooks also placed sixth out of 38 runners in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, an event he had not run since the 2016 BCSL Divisional Meet at Northern Burlington. Despite not running the intermediates in two years, he ran 55.98. His previous PR was a 58.55 from the BCSL meet, when he ran second to Kelvin Harmon of Palmyra.
And Brooks ran leadoff on Bloomfield’s winning 1,600-meter relay team, which clocked 3:16.69 and nearly broke the meet record of 3:16.38, set by East Stroudsburg in 2014.
The second leg on that relay team was handled by Willingboro graduate Tyler Davidson, a Bloomfield sophomore and a state champion in the 400IH for the Chimeras in 2016. Davidson did not run the intermediates at Moravian Saturday.