Remarkable field event strength lifts Delsea boys to first state title in school history!!!!!

DetxsukU0AATvaKThis is a story about Delsea’s track team. But even more, it’s a story about Delsea’s field team.

How dominating were Delsea’s field events at the state Group 3 championships?

If you only count points Delsea scored in the jumps and throws, they STILL would have won the first state title in the program’s history.

Delsea won its first state title this weekend, outscoring second-place West Windsor-Plainsboro North by a whopping 19 points to win the Group 3 championship at Central Regional in Bayville.

Delsea finished with a 65-46 margin over WW-PN. Delsea became the first Gloucester County school to win the state Group 3 championship in 70 years — since Woodbury won it in 1948.

But even if you subtract all of Delsea’s points on the track, the Crusaders still win the meet, 49-46.

Imagine winning a state Group 3 title without setting foot on the track? Delsea could have done that this year!

Delsea scored 16 points on the track. Tymir Kizee ran 14.48 for third in the high hurdles after posting only the seventh qualifying mark at 14.92, and the 3,200-meter relay team of seniors George Tenenberg, William Mayhew and Michael Szwed and junior Colin Kane ran a huge school-record 7:49.95 to win the 3,200-meter relay. Click here to read about the 3,200-meter relay win.

Everything else was in the field, where Delsea was brilliant.

—> Khaliel Burnett, who broke the state triple jump record on Friday (read about it here), came back Saturday and jumped a near-PR 23-0 for third in the long jump. He has a 23-0 1/2 to his credit. He’s Gloucester County’s first 23-foot jumper since Anthony Averett of Woodbury in 2013.

—> Sophomore Nico Morales cleared 14-0 for second and junior Ryan Gillard cleared 13-6 for fifth and 10 points in the pole vault;

—> Sophomore Jake Nwosu won the discus with a 156-2 PR, and senior teammate Bill Goldsborough took fourth at 150-1. Nwosu added 13 feet to his previous PR of 143-3 from the Gloucester County meet at Delsea.

—> Goldsborough threw a PR of 58-0 1/2 for third in the shot, and junior Kevin Gilliano [5th with a 52-8] and senior Will Sneathen [6th at 52-0 1/2] gave Delsea three 50-footers in the same meet, which is ridiculous. Goldsborough’s previous PR was a 56-8 1/2 at sectionals. Gilliano’s previous PR was a 50-5 1/4, but he’s a guy who didn’t even break 40 feet last year.

Here’s a look at all the boys state team champions from Gloucester County:

1942
Pitman [Group 1]
1943
Woodbury [Group 3]
1966
Clearview [Group 2]
1969
Woodbury [Group 1]
1972
Woodbury [Group 1]
1973
Woodbury [Group 1]
1974
Woodbury [Group 1]
1975
Woodbury [Group 1]
1976
Woodbury [Group 1]
1977
Woodbury [Group 1]
1978
Woodbury [Group 1]
1998
Paulsboro [Group 1]
2009
Glassboro [Group 1]
2010
Woodbury [Group 1]
2011
Woodbury [Group 1]
2014
West Deptford [Group 2]
2018
Delsea [Group 3]

Of Gloucester County’s 13 high schools with track teams, more than half (seven) have now won a state title.

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