Balanced scoring in the field and on the track delivers Delsea boys their first state relays title in 9 years!!!!!

The Delsea boys scored 24 points on the track and 18 in the field on the way to their third state relays title and first since 2011.

The Crusaders outscored defending champion Deptford 44-26 in a 1-2 Gloucester County finish in the state Group 2 competition. Haddonfield was fourth with 22.

Delsea recorded its only win in the pole vault relay and added a second place in the shot put relay.  On the track, the Crusaders placed second in the sprint med, third in the 4-by-8 and DMR and fourth in the 800-meter relay.

POLE VAULT: Delsea’s one win came in the pole vault relay, where senior Marco Morales cleared 15-0 and junior Dylan Caceci 12-0. Their 27-foot combined clearance broke the Group 2 meet record of 26–6 set in 2008 by Matawan.

SHOT PUT: Delsea was second in the shot put, where junior Joe Metzger threw 48-2 3/4 and senior Rick Kurceski 43-10.

SPRINT MEDLEY: Seniors Shaikyi Hannah, Noah Deckert and Damir Lomax and junior Jaedyn Stewart ran 3:42.93 for second to Haddonfield’s 3:42.00. Their times are No. 3 and No. 4 in South Jersey this year. Seniors Thomas Mollis, Arthur Keegan, Aidan Kamp and Martin Riddell ran for Haddonfield. 

3,200-METER RELAY: Dawson Baptiste, Raja Brooks, Zachary Worley and Deckert took third in 8:37.48 behind Rahway (8:33.97) and Madison (8:36.71).

800-METER RELAY: Hannah, senior Damir Lomax, Stewart and senior Nigel Berry ran 1:35.02 for fourth. Deptford won the race in 1:32.99 with the team of junior John Adams, senior Donovan Clement, senior Richard Fawkes and junior Steven Rios.

DISTANCE MEDLEY: Baptiste, Berry, Worley and Deckert ran 10:50.14, No. 4 in South Jersey this year and No. 9 in the state so far pending results from Group 4 on Sunday.

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