Monmouth runners from South Jersey go 1-2 with PRs in 500-meter dash at season-opener!!!!!

The BCSL Liberty Division went 1-2 in the 500-meter dash Saturday at the Monmouth MAC Classic in West Long Branch.

Monmouth sophomore Jalen Jones from Burlington Township won the 500 with a personal-best 1:05.68, and Monmouth freshman Micah Wood was second in 1:06.81 at the OceanFirst Bank Center on Monmouth’s campus.

Jones’ previous PR was 1:06.94 at the same meet last year. Wood had never run a 500 previously.

Jones has a 400 PR of 48.84 from the state Group 3 meet in the spring of 2018. Wood ran 50.93 at last year’s BCSL meet.


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