Kingsway’s Stone Caraccio closes in 27.7, wins Hispanic Games mile with all-time S.J. #15 performance!!!

Stone Caraccio ran 4:18.25 for the full mile and won the invitational section of the race at the Hispanic Games Saturday at the Armory.

Caraccio, a Kingsway senior, move into the No. 15 spot on the all-time South Jersey mile list, including converted 1,600 times. His time is No. 4 in Gloucester County history.

Caraccio broke the Kingsway school record of 4:19.03, set in 2014 by Noah Culbreath at the South Jersey Group 3 sectionals at the Bennett Center.

Pedro Bravo of Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., was the only other runner under 4:20. He was second in 4:19.34.

The race went out very slow, with six runners coming through between 2:15 and 2:16 before things finally picked up.

Caraccio was out in 67.7 and 67.7 for his first two 400s but closed in 32.7, 31.7, 30.6 and 27.7 for final 400s of 64.4 and 58.3.

Caraccio’s previous PR was 4:19.09 last year at Group 3 states.

I put together a list of all South Jersey sub-4:20 milers, includes converted 1,600s. That violates the track and field stats rule that says you can’t convert a time up. But I did it anyway just for the sake of comparison, since actual full miles aren’t run that often on the high school level.

4:11.42 … Miles Schoedler [Ocean City], 2011
4:12.49 … Brett Johnson [Ocean City], 2009
4:13.36 … Luke Petela [Haddon Twp.], 2015
4:13.40 ….. Greg Pelose [Haddonfield], 2016
4:15.16 … Marc Pelerin [Cherokee], 2002
4:15.5h … Marty Ludwikowski [Cherry Hill West], 1975
4:16.01 … Chris Platt [Haddonfield], 2003
4:16.6h … Jim Smith [Haddonfield], 1980
4:17.01 … Bill Dolan [Clearview], 2014
4:17.4h … Greg Stremmel [Gateway], 1974
4:17.50* … Erik Johnson [Ocean City], 2011
4:17.7h … Rich Caton [Woodbury], 1979
4:18.06* … Miles Schoedler [Ocean City], 2011
4:18.21 … David Forward [Shawnee], 2009
4:18.25 … Stone Caraccio [Kingsway], 2020
4:18.34* … Ben Potts [Haddonfield], 2010
4:19.01 … Connor Melko [Bishop Eustace], 2019
4:19.17 … Derek Gess [Haddonfield], 2018
4:19.72* … Jacob Clark [Pleasantville], 2013
4:19.98* … Justin Kelly [Cherokee], 2018
4:19.72 … Xavier Fraction [Washington Twp.], 2009
4:20.00* … Shawn Wilson [Cherokee], 2012

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