Welcome back, Stanley Green!
Stanley Green, a Holy Cross graduate and now a Kutztown senior, PR’d in the 100-meter dash Saturday in his first outdoor meet in three years.
Green ran 10.84 to win the 100 at a quad meet at West Chester’s Farrell Stadium.
Green is an interesting story. He competed in track as a freshman, medaled in the 2016 outdoor PSAC Championships in the long jump and recorded an all-time top-10 Kutztown outdoor long jump mark of 22-9 1/4. But he didn’t do much sprinting. His best 100 time that year was an 11.15.
He wasn’t a part of the Kutztown track program the last two years, but he returned to track this winter and ran 6.93 in the 60, 1-100th-of-a-second off the school record of 6.92, set in 2005 by Kareef Wallace.
Green raced Saturday at West Chester, his first outdoor track meet in three years, and won the 100 in a quad meet featuring Bloomsburg, East Stroudsburg, West Chester and Kutztown, and with a legal wind of 1.6 he edged Patrick Monahan of East Stroudsburg, who was second in 10.93.
His time is third-fastest by a PSAC sprinter this spring, behind Jae’Len Means of California (10.71) and Darrian Berkins of Lock Haven (10.72).
Green had PRs of 22-6 and 11.15 at Holy Cross, where he was a multiple state medalist in the 55 indoors and 100, 110 hurdles and long jump outdoors.
Saturday was Green’s first outdoor meet since May 15, 2016, when he placed fifth in the long jump and didn’t make the 100 final at the PSAC Championships in Mansfield, Pa.
Green is coached by Kutztown sprints coach Steven Morgan, who was an All-America hurdler at East Stroudsburg after graduating from Egg Harbor, where he was runner-up to Sydney Scruggs of Columbia at states in the Group 4 110-meter high hurdles in the spring of 2013.