Kingsway junior Stone Caraccio runs PR 4:13 in crazy-fast state Group 4 1,600 race!!!!!

Kingsway junior Stone Caraccio, who ran only 4:22.44 and placed third at sectionals, bounced back with a tremendous performance in the state Group 4 meet Friday at Franklin.

Caraccio ran 4:13.46, No. 13 in South Jersey. It’s also sixth-fastest time in Gloucester County history and the fastest by any South Jersey runner in four years.

His time is fastest by a South Jersey junior in nine years, since Miles Schoedler of Ocean City ran 4:11.46 at the Meet 2011 of Champions and fastest by a Gloucester County junior since Xavier Fraction of Washington Township ran 4:11.07 at the 2010 Meet of Champions.

Caraccio placed third in a very fast race that saw six runners break 4:16 and nine go under 4:19. His previous PR was 4:14.71 two weeks ago in the Holmdel Twilight Series Royal Rumble. Before that, it was 4:16.11 at last year’s Holmdel Royal Rumble.

Cherokee junior Ethan Wechsler took sixth and also posted a big PR of 4:15.52, which moves into the No. 10 spot in Burlington County history.

Here’s the updated all-time South Jersey list:

• 4:09.03 … Brett Johnson (Ocean City), 2008
• 4:09.20 … John Richardson (Ocean City), 2003
• 4:09.30 … Colin Baker (Haddonfield), 2009
• 4:10.2y ….. Mike Elder (Haddon Twp.), 1973
• 4:11.07 … Xavier Fraction (Washington Twp.), 2009
• 4:11.15 … Ryan Garvin (Lenape), 2009
• 4:11.46 … Miles Schoedler (Ocean City), 2011
• 4:11.7y ….. Mike Mantini (Gateway), 1979
• 4:11.49 … Jim Wyner (Mainland Reg.), 2004
• 4:11.69 … Shawn Wilson (Cherokee), 2013
• 4:11.78 … Luke Petela (Haddon Twp.), 2015
• 4:11.84 … Tom Cooke (Kingsway), 2012
• 4:12.08 … Bill Dolan (Clearview), 2014
• 4:12.74 … Marc Pelerin (Cherokee), 2002
• 4:13.23 … Justin Branco (Delsea), 2015
• 4:13.46 … Stone Caraccio (Kingsway), 2019
• 4:13.5y ….. Al Harden (Millville), 1978
• 4:13.5y ….. Jason DiJoseph (Paul VI), 1988
• 4:13.52 … Murad Campbell (Overbrook), 1999
• 4:13.7y ….. Ed Blakeley (Haddon Twp.), 1975
• 4:13.71 … Dominick Munson (Timber Creek), 2015
• 4:13.85 … Jacob Clark (Pleasantville), 2013
• 4:13.9 ….. Dick Caton (Woodbury), 1978

3 thoughts on “Kingsway junior Stone Caraccio runs PR 4:13 in crazy-fast state Group 4 1,600 race!!!!!

  1. Ted May 31, 2019 / 11:48 pm

    Addition- dijoseph 1988 4:13.5

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    • sjtcaweb June 2, 2019 / 9:00 am

      Hey Ted! Thanks for the note about Jason. I don’t see that 4:13.5 listed anywhere yet. Do you by any chance remember what meet he ran it? I know it was 31 years ago but I’ll keep looking. Thanks, Roob

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    • sjtcaweb June 2, 2019 / 9:01 am

      Never mind, found it … was at Meet of Champs … adding it now, thanks!!!

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