Camden Catholic graduate Kyle Kirk won the 500-meter dash in a personal-best 1:07.09 Saturday to help Lehigh beat Lafayette in the annual battle of Northampton County.
Kirk, a senior from Pennsauken, broke his previous PR of 1:07.45 from a meet last year also at Lehigh’s Rauch Fieldhouse.
Kirk, runner-up at 800 meters in last year’s Patriot Conference indoor championships, has run 1:53.32 outdoors and 1:54.94 indoors at Lehigh. He’s run everything from the 400 to the 5,000 on the track during his career in Bethlehem.
Lehigh won the showdown between neighboring schools, 100-81. The Engineers have defeated Lafayette 11 straight times in their annual January showdown.
Kirk was a two-time South Jersey Parochial champ and Olympic Conference champ in cross country at Camden Catholic and ran 4:22.98 and 9:43.62 on the track.