Keion Oglesby never ran the 400 in high school, but the Timber Creek graduate has sure become one in college.
Oglesby, a junior at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, ran a personal-best 48.47 to place third at the Northeast Conference Championships at Ocean Breeze.
After a 49.49 in the trials, Oglesby finished only 19-100ths behind winner Kimorie Shearman of Long Island University. Second-place Eric Rosario of Merrimack in North Andover, Mass., was second in 48.43 out of a separate section.
Oglesby also ran a 49.6 out of the hole on FDU’s winning 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 3:14.71. Sndley Elysee, Conroy Ellis and Kenroy Ellis also ran for FDU, which won by more than 2 1/2 seconds over LIU, which ran 3:17.29.
Oglesby also went 22-1 1/2 in the long jump, finishing 10th overall in his only long jump competition this year and jumping 1-4th of an inch off his PR.
Oglesby’s previous 400 PR was 48.66 from his second-place finish at last year’s NEC indoor Meet at Ocean Breeze. His outdoor PR is slightly slower (48.52 from a meet last spring at Rider), so this was his fastest lifetime 400.
At Timber Creek, Oglesby did some high jumping and long jumping and occasionally sprinted. He didn’t run an open 400 until outdoor season his freshman year. His first lifetime indoor 400 was last January at Lehigh, when he ran 51.97 – just 14 months ago.