Rancocas Valley girls win East Coast Relays 4-by-200 with N.J. #4 time!!!!!

The Rancocas Valley girls made the long trip from Mount Holly to Randolph to run a hot 800-meter relay at the 48th annual East Coast Relays and wound up winning the race by two seconds with the fastest outdoor time by a Burlington County school in 25 years.

Freshman Anabella Chin, seniors Darynn Minus-Vincent and Brianna Snowden and sophomore Sheriyah Nutt ran 1:41.34, beating second-place Ramapo by 15 meters.

It’s the fastest time anybody has run at the East Coast Relays since Mount Vernon (N.Y.) won the 2010 race in 1:39.77.

R.V.’s time is No. 4 in the state this year and No. 2 in South Jersey, behind only Eastern’s 1:40.46 back in early April at the Don Danser Relays.

It’s second-fastest in Burlington County history outdoors, behind only Willingboro’s 1:41.20 in 1994, although the overall county record is Moorestown’s winning 1:40.77 at Easterns in 2000 at the Armory. It’s also No. 13 in South Jersey history.

Rancocas Valley became the first South Jersey school to win the East Coast Relays 800-meter relay since Willingboro in 2000.

Here’s a list of all the S.J. 4-by-200 winners at the ECR:

1992: Highland, 1:43.0
1993: Camden, 1:43.79
1994: Willingboro, 1:41.51
1995: Camden, 1:41.20
1998: Highland, 1:41.56
1999: Washington Twp., 1:41.10
2000: Willingboro, 1:41.86
2019: Rancocas Valley, 1:41.34

The win was R.V.’s fourth at the East Coast Relays. The Red Devils won the javelin and long jump relays in 2014, and last year’s team won the sprint medley in 4:09.47.

ALL-TIME SOUTH JERSEY 800-METER RELAY
1:38.43 … Winslow Twp., 2018
1:39.21 … Eastern, 2003
1:39.59 … Winslow Twp., 2012
1:40.30 … Winslow Twp., 2017
1:40.46 … Eastern, 2019
1:40.62 … Winslow Twp., 2003
1:40.72 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2018
1:40.5h … Woodrow Wilson, 2006
1:40.91 … Winslow Twp., 2004
1:41.10 … Washington Twp., 1999
1:41.20 … Willingboro, 1994
1:41.33 … Camden, 2009
1:41.34 … Rancocas Valley, 2019
1:41.1h …. Camden, 1995
1:41.40 … Winslow Twp., 2005
1:41.44h ….. Camden, 2006
1:41.54 … Willingboro, 1999
1:41.56 … Highland, 1998
1:41.59 … Eastern, 2002
1:41.70 … Wilson, 2008
1:41.74h ….. Pleasantville, 1995
1:41.81 … Willingboro, 1995
1:41.85 … Deptford, 2015
1:41.86 … Willingboro, 2000
1:41.87 … Camden, 2001
1:41.88 … Winslow, 2013
1:41.91 … Winslow, 2018

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Look what else Sincere Rhea can do! Would you believe … 48.80?!?!?!

Turns out he can run the 400, too!

St. Augustine senior Sincere Rhea, in his first serious 400 in three years, led five runners under 50 seconds with a massive PR of 48.80 Monday at the South Jersey Parochial A sectionals at Donovan Catholic in Toms River.

Rhea, the indoor high hurdles national champion, last ran a non dual-meet 400 in January of 2018, according to the MileSplit database, at a SJTCA indoor developmental meet at the Bennett Center, and he placed 32nd in 56.73. His last legit outdoor 400 was on May 27, 2016, when he placed 13th at the Parochial A sectionals at Egg Harbor in 53.18 as a freshman.

Rhea’s previous 400 PR was 52.78 a week earlier at the New Jersey Catholic Track Conference Frosh-Soph Championships at St. John Vianney in Holmdel.

Rhea’s time is No. 1 in South Jersey this year and No. 9 in the state. It’s fastest state-wide in Parochial A, just ahead of Elijah Brown of Union Catholic, who ran 48.86 at the Union County Championships last week at Hub Stein Field in Plainfield. Brown was second to Rhea Monday in 49.15. Paul VI freshman Michael Mazero took fourth in that race in 49.91.

Rhea is now No. 1 in South Jersey in the 400, No. 2 in the 200 at 21.56 and No. 3 in the U.S. in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Cinnaminson’s Gabay blasts another 800 PR, running first sub-1:55 at Haddonfield!!!!!

Austin Gabay may no longer be a miler and two-miler who occasionally runs a fast 800.

He may be a half-miler.

Gabay, who ran a big PR of 1:56.64 at the BCSL Meet on Saturday at Willingboro, lowered his 800 PR nearly another two seconds Monday when he ran 1:54.73 at the Haddonfield Distance Night.

That’s No. 2 in Cinnaminson history, behind only Matt Poskus, who ran 1:52.37 at the 2007 Meet of Champions.

Gabay’s 800 PR before Saturday was 1:58.32 from last year’s BCSL meet, so it’s now come down nearly four seconds in three days.

Seniors Chad Howard and Gabe St. Elien also PR’d for Cinnaminson, Howard in 2:00.76 and St. Elien in 2:00.78. Howard’s previous PR was 2:04.87 and St. Elien’s was 2:02.76.

Here’s a look at the fastest 800 guys in Burlington County history:

  • 1:49.84 … Rob Novak [Bordentown], 2005
  • 1:50.8h … Vance Watson [Willingboro], 1983
  • 1:52.1h … Greg Honsby [Rancocas Valley], 1974
  • 1:52.37 … Matt Poskus [Cinnaminson], 2007
  • 1:52.60 … Kevin Fox [Moorestown], 2016
  • 1:52.65 … Ian Waterhouse [Rancocas Valley], 2004
  • 1:52.94 … Keith Griffith [Florence], 2009
  • 1:53.14 … Dave Sitzer [Cherokee], 2000
  • 1:53.3h … Tavo Rivera [Pemberton], 1977
  • 1:53.35 … Ahmad Rutherford [Willingboro], 2003
  • 1:53.40 … Daveigh Brooks [Burlington City], 2016
  • 1:53.4h … Clayton Baloche [Lenape], 1992
  • 1:53.4h … Bryant Walker [Pemberton], 1983
  • 1:53.57 … Isaiah Curbelo [Rancocas Valley], 2016
  • 1:53.66 … Xavier Wright [Willingboro], 2011
  • 1:53.78 … Marvin Lewis [Willingboro], 2001
  • 1:53.84 … Ryan Garvin [Lenape], 2009
  • 1:54.1h … Chris Tarello [Shawnee], 1992
  • 1:54.2h … Bob Mann [Willingboro], 1979
  • 1:54.33 … Jacob Tyndale [Rancocas Valley], 2018
  • 1:54.53 … Drew Viscidy [Cherokee], 2012
  • 1:54.73 … Austin Gabay [Cinnaminson], 2019
  • 1:54.78 … Tyler Davidson [Willingboro], 2016
  • 1:54.94 … Colin Merrigan [Cherokee], 2012

 

Willingboro girls run #7 shuttle hurdles in N.J., Chimeras’ fastest in 22 years, at Boro Relay Invite!!!!!

The team of junior Mikell Dolo, sophomore Balkis Lyiola, junior Tamia Welch Smith and sophomore Gloria Hughes ran 1:03.23 to win the shuttle hurdles at the Willingboro Relays Monday at Carl Lewis Stadium, Willingboro’s fastest time in the event in 22 years.

The only faster Willingboro shuttle hurdles team was the 1997 group, which ran a hand-timed 1:02.1.

Willingboro’s time is No. 7 in the state this year and No. 3 by a South Jersey school. And it’s No. 5 in Burlington County history and fastest since Lenape ran 1:02.53 in 2008.

Here’s the all-time South Jersey list:

ALL-TIME S.J. GIRLS SHUTTLE HURDLES 
59.00 … Edgewood, 1999
59.52 … Eastern, 2019
59.79 … Pennsauken, 1999
1:00.14 … Buena, 2012
1:00.18 … Winslow Twp., 2014
1:01.17 … Woodrow Wilson, 2012
1:01.58 … Millville, 2019
1:01.68 … Winslow Twp., 2002
1:01.6h … Woodrow Wilson, 2005
1:01.94 … Edgewood, 1998
1:02.0h … Moorestown, 1994
1:02.1h … Willingboro, 1997
1:02.16 … Wilson, 2003
1:02.51 … Mainland Regional, 2018
1:02.53 … Lenape, 2008
1:02.59 … Paul VI, 2018
1:02.68 … Mainland Reg., 2018
1:02.86 … Edgewood, 2001
1:03.23 … Willingboro, 2019
1:03.49 … Rancocas Valley, 2019
1:03.53 … Winslow Twp., 2019
1:03.62 … Absegami, 2017
1:03.73 … Highland, 1998
1:03.79 … Camden, 2015

ALL-TIME BURLINGTON COUNTY GIRLS SHUTTLE HURDLES 
1:02.0h … Moorestown, 1994
1:02.1h … Willingboro, 1997
1:02.53 … Lenape, 2008
1:03.23 … Willingboro, 2019
1:03.49 … Rancocas Valley, 2019
1:04.07 … Lenape, 2007
1:04.27 … Burlington Twp., 2007
1:04.6h … Willingboro, 1996
1:05.3 … Willingboro, 2002
1:05.53 … Holy Cross, 2007

Paul VI junior Aliya Rae Garozzo wins another sectional title, runs S.J. #1 time in intermediates!!!

Aliya Rae Garozzo ran the fastest 400-meter intermediate hurdles time in South Jersey this spring on Monday when she won her second straight sectional title.

The Paul VI junior ran 1:02.15 at the South Jersey Parochial A Championships at Donovan Catholic in Toms River. That’s No. 1 in South Jersey and No. 6 in the state.

Garozzo’s previous season-best time was a 1:02.42 at the Camden County Championships last week at Haddon Township. Her PR remains 1:01.41 from last year’s Meet of Champions, when she placed third. She won states in 1:01.46.

Garozzo is set up for a nice race at states against junior Mariah Fede of Paramus Catholic, who won the North A race Monday in 1:02.10 at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, and Nicole Barbara of Academy of the Holy Angels, who ran 1:02.29 behind Fede.

Those three are more than a second ahead of anybody else in Parochial A, and they’re ranked No. 5, 6 and 8 in the state.

Wood’s 1:53 anchor leads Rancocas Valley to S.J.#1 sprint medley time at East Coast Relays!!!!!

Micah Wood’s 1:53.9 anchor leg on Monday led Rancocas Valley to the fastest sprint medley performance by a South Jersey school this year.

R.V. placed second to Hopewell Valley at the 48th annual East Coast Relays in Randolph, the Red Devils clocking 3:30.69 to HoVal’s state-leading 3:28.40 with Meet of Champions 800 runner-up Sean Dolan splitting 1:51.7.

This is the third straight year R.V. has placed first or second in the ECR sprint med but the Red Devils ran faster Monday than they did winning the race in 2017 or 2018.

Sophomore Tre Boyd led off with a 51.4 split for R.V., and senior Tai Matlock and sophomore James McGhee ran the 200s.

The time is No. 10 in Burlington County history, and it’s the fastest second-place time at the East Coast Relays since 2012, when Linden ran 3:29.71 for second behind St. Benedict’s 3:28.10 (with Edward Cheserek anchoring).

It’s also the fastest any South Jersey school has run at the East Coast Relays since 2002, when Vineland won the race in 3:30.33 at Morristown.

ALL-TIME S.J. SPRINT MEDLEY LIST
3:22.71 … Vineland, 2002
3:22.75 … Vineland, 2003
3:22.85 … Camden, 2001
3:23.56 … Willingboro, 2003
3:23.79 … Willingboro, 2001
3:24.19 … Bordentown, 2005
3:25.06 … Moorestown, 2017
3:26.25 … Absegami, 2008
3:26.75 … Winslow Twp., 2003
3:27.10 … Washington Twp., 2010
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
3:27.1h … Bridgeton, 2001
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
3:27.3h … Willingboro, 1983
3:27.55 … Washington Twp., 2009
3:27.69 … Overbrook, 1999
3:28.55 … Winslow Twp., 2002
3:28.63 … Lenape, 2001
3:29.1h … Willingboro, 1979
3:29.44 … Rancocas Valley, 2017
3:29.72 … Rancocas Valley, 2005
3:30.61 … Delsea, 2011
3:30.69 … Rancocas Valley, 2019

Shelby Sills, Meredith Updike win three events each as Cinnaminson wins 4th straight BCSL Patriot Division championship!!!!!

Sophomore Shelby Sills and junior Meredith Updike won three events each to lead the Cinnaminson girls to their fourth straight BCSL Patriot Division title and seventh since 2009.

Cinnaminson edged Delran by just five points, winning the team title 167-162. There was no meet in 2017. Cinnaminson won titles in 2015, 2016 and 2018 and previously in 2002 and 2009 through 2011.

Sills won the 100 in 13.15, the 200 in 27.23 and the high jump at 5-2, and Updike won the high hurdles in 15.30, intermediate hurdles at 1:03.72 and long jump with a 16-0 1/4 jump. She won the 100 by 1-100th of a second over Reyanna Henderson of Pemberton.

That’s 60 points right there from Stills and Updike.

Updike broke the meet record in the high hurdles. The previous Patriot Division meet record was a 15.70 fully-automatic shared by Ayana Davis of Holy Cross in 2008 and Patrie Farquharson of Maple Shade in 2011. She just missed the record in the intermediates. Maddie Hummell ran a 1:03.44 in 2012.

The overall BCSL meet records are 14.7 in the highs — shared by Tonya Lee of Rancocas Valley in 1987, Stephanie Maugham of Shawnee (who became an All-America pole vaulter in college) in 1994 and Mandie Dulin of Shawnee in 1996 — and 1:01.4 in the intermediates, run by Lee in 1986.

Updike’s 15.30 is the second-fastest fully automatic high hurdles time ever recorded in any division at the BCSL meet. The fastest is a 15.26 by Ashley Edwards of Northern Burlington in the Liberty Division in 2014.

For Sills, the 100 time and the high jump clearance are PRs. The Cinnaminson high jump record is 5-5, set in 2003 by Kristen Tricocci.

Other double-digit point scorers for Cinnaminson included freshman Grace Ringer (2nd in 400, 2nd in 800), junior Brooke Adams (1st in 3,200), senior Brooke Painter (1st in PV) and senior Elena Keck (1st in SP with PR 36-3, 4th in discus).

Also, junior Emily Mulligan, Ringer, Updike and senior Maura Tumelty ran 4:14.54 to win the 1,600-meter relay.

Full results are here: https://tomahawktiming.com/5-18-burlington-county-divisional-championships-willingboro/