Cinnaminson’s Austin Gabay flies to 7th-fastest time ever at Thompson Park!!!!!

Cinnaminson’s Austin Gabay ran the seventh-fastest time in course history Saturday and placed second in the junior boys race at the Thompson Park Class Meet in Jamesburg and Monroe Township.

Gabay ran 16:09, taking second to Liam Murphy of Allentown, who ran 15:39 and broke the course record of 15:56, set in 2011 by Cullen Davis of North Brunswick.

The previous-fastest time by a South Jersey runner at Thompson Park was a 16:29 by Ben Woodward of Highland last weekend.

Here are the top 10 times in course history:

15:39.37 … Liam Murphy, Allentown [2018]
15:44.92 … Vedang Lad, West Windsor [2018]
15:56.41 … Cullen Davis, North Brunswick [2011]
16:01.69 … Khari Bowen, Monroe Twp. [2011]
16:06.42 … Billy Hill, Franklin Twp. [2017]
16:08.20 … John McGovern, Somerville [2018]
16:09.70 … Austin Gabay, Cinnaminson [2018]
16:11.30 … Jonathan Torres, Hamilton North [2018]
16:15.00 … Paul Ehmann, Mendham [2015]
16:20.07 … Kyle Davis, North Brunswick [2011]

Gabay was a 4:17 miler last spring and placed fifth in the state Group 2 meet at 1,600 meters.


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