Thanks in great part to its large South Jersey contingent, Georgian Court won its second Eastern Collegiate Conference indoor track title in three years Saturday at the Ocean Breeze track in Staten Island, N.Y.
Georgian Court of Lakewood outscored St. Thomas Aquinas of Sparkhill, N.Y., 194-113.
Freshman William Goldsborough of Delsea won the shot put and took third in the weight throw, freshman Charles Wolef-Fields of Wildwood Catholic won the 60-meter dash and junior Devin Martin of Williamstown [via St. Joe’s Prep in Philly] won the triple jump for the Lions.
Let’s take a look at the five South Jersey athletes who contributed to Georgian Court’s overwhelming win:
William Goldsborough: The freshman from Delsea won the shot put with a 52-1 on his first throw of the finals moving him from fourth into first. He also PR’d in the weight throw with a 47-7 3/4.
DaShawn Lamar-Baldwin: A junior from Bridgeton who never broke 54.9 in high school, Lamar-Baldwin ran 50.46 for second place in the 400 and also anchored the Lions’ second-place 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 3:22.84, and took fifth in the triple jump with a 43-1 3/4.
Devin Martin: The Williamstown native out of St. Joe’s Prep in Philly won the triple jump with a personal-best 46-3 1/2 and ran the second leg on the second-place 1,600-meter relay team.
Kennedy Omari: A junior out of Cherry Hill East, Omari placed fifth in both the long jump with a 22-2 1/2 – an inch off his PR – and the high jump with a 5-10 clearance.
Alejandro Valdez: The Cape Atlantic League champ for Bridgeton last year, Valdez took third in the shot with a 48-11 throw.
Charles Wolef-Fields: A Cape May Courthouse native out and two-time sectional champ at Wildwood Catholic, Wolef-Fields won the 60-meter dash in 6.92 — 1-100th of a second off his PR — after a 6.94 in the trials. He also placed second in the 200 with a college personal-best 21.94, although he did run 21.73 in high school.
Georgian Court coach Mike Murawski is a native of Cinnaminson and graduate of Holy Cross and was the 2002 and 2003 Parochial A high jump champ and won BCSL titles in the high jump, intermediates, pole vault and long jump.
He attended Duquesne University, where he still holds school records in the high jump (6-8 1/4) and decathlon (6140).