Rancocas Valley on Monday became the first South Jersey school to win the East Coast Relays sprint medley in 16 years when the Red Devils girls ran a South Jersey-best 4:09.47 at the 42nd annual East Coast Relays at Randolph High School.
The time is No. 2 in New Jersey this year.
R.V. is the first South Jersey school to win the ECR sprint medley since Woodrow Wilson in 2002. The only other S.J. school to win it in the last 30 years was Willingboro in 1998.
Sophomore Maya Primas (25.6) and junior Daryn Minus Vincent (25.5) handled the 200s, with senior Aliyah Taylor breaking the race open with a 55.3 split and senior Alanna Thompson anchoring in 2:18.2.
The time is R.V.’s fastest in 11 years, since the 2007 team ran 4:06.56 to win the Eastern Regional Relay Classic in Willingboro.
The SMR win was the first ever on the track for the R.V. program at the prestigious East Coast Relays. The Red Devils’ only previous wins at the ECR came in the field in 2014 — wins in the long jump and javelin relays.