Michael Szwed’s 1:52 anchor led Delsea to victory in the Emerging Elite division of the 3,200-meter relay at the New Balance National Scholastic High School Championships Friday at Aggie stadium on the North Carolina A&T campus in Greensboro, N.C.
Delsea finished the year undefeated in the 3,200-meter relay, starting at the Golden Ram Invitational at West Chester University in early April and finishing at nationals.
Delsea ran 7:51.57 with seniors William Mayhew, George Tenenberg, junior Colin Kane and Szwed, whose 1:52.73 moved Delsea from second behind Mendham to the lead. Mendham finished second in 7:53.16.
Delsea ranks No. 14 in the U.S. at 7:46.28 from its Meet of Champions win, according to the MileSplit database, and qualified for Saturday’s Championship 4-by-800 race, but Delsea Regional has graduation on Saturday and the seniors in the group wanted to be back in Franklinville in time.
In addition, Mayhew is Delsea’s valedictorian, and as important as the 4-by-800 is, that’s even more important!
In any case, Delsea finished off a tremendous season in the 4-by-8, running the No. 6 time in South Jersey history and winning titles at the Woodbury Relays, sectionals, states, the Meet of Champions and New Balance nationals.