Daniel Fenton, Isaiah Whaley run 1-2 in 400 meters for first-ever Cape-Atlantic sweep at Easterns!!!!!

Millville’s Daniel Fenton and Atlantic City’s Isaiah Whaley gave the Cape-Atlantic League a 1-2 finish in the 400-meter dash at Easterns Tuesday night, Fenton winning in an indoor PR 49.63 and Whaley second with an indoor PR of his own at 49.70.

These long-time rivals were the only runners under 50 seconds. It was the first 1-2 Cape-Atlantic finish in Easterns history (Yes, I looked it up. And yes it took a long time).

Fenton lowered his PR from 50.17 from states over the weekend. He’s dropped his indoor 400 PR from 51.35 coming into the season to 50.57 at a meet in December to 50.36 at sectionals to 50.17 at states to 49.63 at Easterns. His outdoor PR is 49.18 from sectionals last spring.

Whaley had an indoor PR of 51.52 coming into the winter and dropped it to 51.02 in January, 50.55 at sectionals and 49.70 at Easterns. He’s got a 49.10 to his credit from the same sectional race that Fenton ran 49.18.

Fenton is only the second South Jersey runner ever to win the 400 at Easterns. Lenape’s Mohamad Kanu ran 48.36 to win in 2000.

It’s incredible how many 1-2 S.J. finish there’ve been at Easterns over the years. Here’s a look at that list!

BOYS
2018
Triple Jump
1. Khaliel Burnett [Delsea], 49-1, 2. Keon Grady [Delsea] 46-3 1/2
2015
55-Meter Dash
1. Davon Tucker [Sterling] 6.52, 2. Cameron Dobbins [Williamstown] 6.53
High Jump
1. Ameer Banks [Delsea] 6-10, 2. Devin Bradham [Williamstown] 6-10
2013
1,600-Meter Relay
1. Timber Creek 3:22.91, 2. Lenape 3:23.75
2012
55-Meter Dash
1. Anthony Averett [Woodbury] 6.46, 2. Curtis Fitzpatrick [Egg Harbor Twp.] 6.51
2004
800-Meter Relay
1. Camden 1:26.90, 2. Vineland 1:28.18
2002
1,600-Meter Relay
1. Camden 3:19.61, 2. Vineland 3:21.85
2001
Mile Run
1. Chris Platt [Haddonfield] 4:21.54, 2. Mike Myers [Eastern] 4:21.97
1,600-Meter Relay
1. Camden 3:15.78, 2. Buena 3:21.70
1999
55-Meter Hurdles
1. Danyne Brown [Camden] 7.34, 2. Dwight Ruff [Camden] 7.56
1996
55-Meter Hurdles
1. Sultan Tucker [Delsea] 7.23, 2. Nate Harley [Pleasantville[ 7.29

GIRLS
2018
3,200-Meter Run
1. Alyssa Aldridge [Mainland Reg.] 11:17.28, 2. Kylie Anicic [Kingsway] 11:22.96
2017
200-Meter Dash
1. Shakira Dancy [Winslow Twp.] 24.39, 2. Cecelia Gerstenbacher [Delsea] 24.52
2013
55-Meter Dash
1. Emily Carson [Haddonfield] 7.09, 2. Tor’ie Robinson [Winslow Twp.] 7.14, 3. Cidae’a Woods [Winslow Twp.] 7.23
2012
1,600-Meter Run
1. Megan Lacy [Cherokee] 5:05.89, 2. Lindsey Kane [Washington Twp.] 5:08.26
2010
1,600-Meter Relay
1. Willingboro 3:58.88, 2. Washington Twp. 3:59.55
2008
1,600-Meter Relay
1. Millville 3:54.82, 2. Camden 3:56.52
2004
Pole Vault
1. Danielle O’Reilly [Shawnee] 13-0, 2. Jessica Kloss [Moorestown] 12-0
1999
55-Meter Dash
1. Amandi Rhett [Moorestown] 7.05, 2. Megenta Taylor [Willingboro] 7.07
1998
55-Meter Dash
1. Amandi Rhett [Moorestown] 7.15, 2. Megenta Taylor [Willingboro] 7.18

What about Easterns winners from the Cape-Atlantic League? I put together that list as well!

BOYS
55-METER DASH
2013 … Curtis Fitzpatrick (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.) 6.47
200-METER DASH
2013 … A.J. Dawson (Holy Spirit, N.J.) 22.04
400-METER DASH
2019 … David Fenton (Millville), 49.63
800-METER RUN
1998 … Joseph Lewis (Pleasantville, N.J.) 1:56.31
2012 … Isaac Clark (Pleasantville, N.J.) 1:54.34
HIGH JUMP
1994 … Desmond Powell (Oakcrest, N.J.) 6-  4
2012 … A.J. Vance (Egg Harbor, N.J.) 6-  6
LONG JUMP
1988 … Rich Winstead (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.) 23-  1
800-METER RELAY
2003 … Vineland, N.J. 1:29.52
1,600-METER RELAY
2007 … Pleasantville, N.J. 3:18.90
2003 … Vineland, N.J. 3:16.5
3,200-METER RELAY
2013 … Pleasantville, N.J. 7:45.55
2016 … Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 8:00.39
SHOT PUT
2012 … Braheme Days Jr. (Bridgeton, N.J.) 70-  8
2013 … Braheme Days Jr. (Bridgeton, N.J.) 67-  8

GIRLS
400-METER DASH
2008 … Nijgia Snapp (Oakcrest, N.J.) 54.91
2018 … Ajae Alvarez (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.) 56.78
55-METER HURDLES
1998 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville, N.J.) 8.06
2006 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville, N.J.) 7.89
1,600-METER RELAY
2008 … Millville, N.J. 3:54.82
2009 … Millville, N.J. 3:57.67
3,200-METER RUN
2018 … Alyssa Aldridge (Mainland Reg., N.J.) 11:17.28
3,200-METER RELAY
1999 … Buena, N.J. 9:21.38
LONG JUMP
2019 … Leah Ellis (Millville), 19-3

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