Rancocas Valley, Millville girls move up on all-time S.J. 800-meter relay list placing 2nd & 3rd at Easterns!!!!!

step0001-3The Rancocas Valley and Millville girls made the long trip to New York to square off in a 4-by-200 and both left with school records and spots on the all-time South Jersey top-20.

Rancocas Valley placed second in 1:41.99 and Millville was third in 1:42.08 at the 40th annual girls Easterns at the Armory.

The times are No. 11 and No. 12 in South Jersey history.

For R.V., sophomore Sheriyah Nutt’s 24.88 anchor leg brought the Red Devils in with the first sub-1:42 indoor race in school history. Millville was a step behind.

In the trials, Paul Robeson of Brooklyn, R.V. and Millville led the way in 1:42.53, 1:42.86 and 1:42.94. Nobody else was under 1:43.

Form held up in the finals, where Robeson ran 1:41.50, Rancocas Valley 1:41.99 and Millville 1:42.08 for third. Millville broke the Cumberland County record of 1:43.15 that it set earlier this winter.

The R.V. and Millville times are No. 1 and No. 2 in New Jersey this year and No. 12 and No. 15 in the U.S., according to the MileSplit database.

R.V.’s time is No. 4 in Burlington County history and fastest in 17 years, since Willingboro ran 1:41.70 back in 2002.

The Red Devils’ previous school record was a 1:42.45 in the qualifying rounds of the 2017 Easterns.

Millville’s likely runners were Malea Broome, Leah Ellis, Zaniah Bowman and Ciera Bowman. Names weren’t listed in the official results.

ALL-TIME S.J. 800-METER RELAY LIST
1:39.55 … Winslow Twp., 2018
1:39.94 … Winslow Twp., 2017
1:40.77 … Moorestown, 2000
1:41.14 … Woodrow Wilson, 2006
1:41.19 … Camden, 2008
1:41.28 … Woodrow Wilson, 2005
1:41.42 … Moorestown, 1999
1:41.70 … Willingboro, 2002
1:41.78 … Winslow Twp., 2014
1:41.98 … Camden, 2009
1:41.99 … Rancocas Valley, 2019
1:42.08 … Millville, 2019
1:42.20 … Camden, 2007
1:42.45 … Deptford, 2015
1:42.45 … Rancocas Valley, 2017
1:42.49 … Winslow Twp., 2013
1:42.5h … Willingboro, 2003
1:42.66 … Willingboro, 2000
1:42.75 … Eastern, 2003
1:42.85 … Washington Twp., 1999
1:42.90 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2018
1:42.94 … Millville, 2019

Here are the fastest 800-meter relays ever run at Easterns by South Jersey schools, along with their place in the race:

1:39.75 … Winslow Twp., 2018 [1]
1:40.77 … Moorestown, 2000 [1]
1:41.01 … Winslow Twp., 2018 [s]
1:41.19 … Camden, 2008 [1]
1:41.99 … Rancocas Valley, 2019 [2]
1:42.08 … Millville, 2019 [3]

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