A tribute to Winslow’s 17-year-old state-record 1:24.49 and the full South Jersey all-time 800-meter relay top-50!!!

Think about how fast 1:24.49 is. That’s an average of about 21.1 per split for an 800-meter relay. And that’s crazy.

That’s what Winslow ran at adidas Outdoor Nationals in Raleigh in 2003, and 17 years later it remains not only the South Jersey record but the state record.

At the time it was No. 7 in U.S. history and today, all these years later, it’s still somewhere around No. 35.

Reuben McCoy, Anthony Miles, Albert Harris and Antraye Miles won the race and broke the South Jersey record of 1:26.05, set by Camden in 2000 at what was then called Foot Locker Outdoor Nationals in Raleigh, by more than a second and a half.

The previous state record was 1:26.0, set in 1973 – 30 years earlier – by the Somerville team of Ricky Jones, Ray Hoagland, Gary Hall and Neville Plummer at the New Jersey Relays at Williams Field in Elizabeth. (Hall – who was mainly a high jumper – replaced Collen Plummer, who was suspended for the meet by coach Joe Figliolino for a minor violation of team rules. Plummer pulled his hammy at the end of the race and didn’t run again that year.)

Camden ran 1:24.90 a year later at adidas Outdoor Nationals in Raleigh, but since then nobody in South Jersey has run within two seconds of Winslow’s time. And the fastest time any New Jersey school has run the last 15 years is a 1:26.59 by East Orange at a meet in Newark in 2018.

Because the race wasn’t held in New Jersey, there wasn’t anybody to write about this incredible accomplishment. This is all the Courier-Post had the next day:

Courier_Post_Sun__Jun_15__2003_

But 17 years later, Winslow’s 1:24.49 stands untouched and largely unchallenged. One of the greatest records in state history.

Here is the full all-time South Jersey 800-meter relay top-50:

1:24.49 … Winslow Twp., 2003
1:24.90 … Camden, 2004
1:26.05 … Camden, 2000
1:26.68 … Camden, 1997
1:27.38 … Paul VI, 2016
1:27.52 … Woodrow Wilson, 1996
1:27.66 … Oakcrest, 2011
1:27.68 … Pennsauken, 2016
1:27.69 … Oakcrest, 2012
1:27.74 … Pleasantville, 1994
1:27.75 … Willingboro, 2007
1:27.80 … Pleasantville, 1999
1:27.84 … Winslow Twp., 2002
1:27.90 … Winslow Twp., 2008
1:27.96 … Williamstown, 2015
1:27.98 … Camden, 2002
1:28.01 … Camden, 1999
1:28.02 … Edgewood, 2000
1:27.9 ….. Edgewood, 1985
1:27.9 ….. Winslow Twp., 2008
1:28.23 … Rancocas Valley, 2015
1:28.0h … Willingboro, 1979
1:28.0h … Edgewood, 1984
1:28.0h … Edgewood, 1985
1:28.0h … Camden, 2001
1:28.0h … Winslow Twp., 2004
1:28.29 … Cherry Hill East, 2012
1:28.35 … Timber Creek, 2014
1:28.37 … Camden, 2005
1:28.38 … Paul VI, 2018
1:28.40 … Cherokee, 2008
1:28.42 … Pennsauken, 2005
1:28.2h … Cumberland Regional, 1981
1:28.44 … Lenape, 1996
1:28.47 … Pennsauken
1:28.52 … Timber Creek, 2013
1:28.57 … Deptford, 2017
1:28.62 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2017
1:28.62 … Delsea, 2010
1:28.64 … Rancocas Valley, 2014
1:28.4h … Woodrow Wilson, 1986
1:28.4h … Edgewood, 2001
1:28.65 … Camden, 2000
1:28.79 … Willingboro, 1999
1:28.82 … Buena, 2000
1:28.6h … Willingboro, 1982
1:28.6h … Willingboro, 1990
1:28.6h … Vineland, 2002
1:28.90 … Delsea, 2008
1:28.7h … Willingboro, 1977
1:28.7h … Edgewood, 1982
1:28.7h … Edgewood, 1982
1:28.96 … Deptford, 2015
1:28.96 … Egg Harbor Twp.,2015

2 thoughts on “A tribute to Winslow’s 17-year-old state-record 1:24.49 and the full South Jersey all-time 800-meter relay top-50!!!

  1. RUSSELL BATES April 23, 2020 / 2:48 pm

    Winslow Twp in 2003 4 x 200meters relay ran a time of 1:26.12 at Willingboro relays

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    • sjtcaweb April 23, 2020 / 3:06 pm

      I’ll add these as soon as I can, thanks.

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