21 years later, Woodrow Wilson’s shuttle hurdles time is still #5 in U.S. history! And here’s the all-time S.J. SHR top-50!!!

Twenty-one years later, Woodrow Wilson still is the 5th-fastest shuttle hurdles team in U.S. high school track history.

Back in 1999, the team of Jeff Young, Rashad Baker, Jose Llanos and Enrique Llanos ran 56.88 to win the shuttles at the East Coast Relays in Kearny and shatter the state (and meet) record of 57.3 set by Neptune in 1979.

Wilson broke its own South Jersey record, which it initially set earlier that spring with a 58.3 at Bridgeton and a 58.1 at Woodbury. The previous record was 58.25 by Camden in 1997.

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At the time, Wilson’s 56.88 was No. 2 in U.S. history.

Wilson missed the national record of 56.51 – set in 1996 by Wolfson High of Jacksonville at the Jacksonville Track Club Wolfpack Classic – by only 37-100ths of a second.

Wilson’s time stood as a state record of 18 years and remains the South Jersey record.

In the 20 years since, the only faster shuttle hurdles teams nation-wide have been Westside of Anderson, S.C. (56.32 in 2004), East Orange (current state record 56.58 in 2017) and Union Catholic (56.63 in 2013).

Westside actually set the national record 16 years ago at the Eastern Regional Relay Classic at Willingboro.

The closest anybody in South Jersey has gotten to Wilson over the last two decades is 57.70 — nearly a second off. That was Winslow Township in 2003 with Robert Penn, Brandon Bates, Kenny Scott and Reuben McCoy.

All-Time S.J. Shuttle Hurdles Top-50 List

56.88 … Woodrow Wilson, 1999
57.70 … Winslow Twp., 2003
57.9h … Willingboro, 1982
58.25 … Camden, 1997
58.2h … Moorestown, 1975
58.4h … Penns Grove, 1977
58.4h … Camden, 1996
58.54 … Oakcrest, 2012
58.7h … Overbrook, 1977
58.7h … Willingboro, 1978
58.8h … Edgewood, 1984
58.93 … Lindenwold, 2010
58.9h … Camden, 1977
58.9h … Willingboro, 1984
58.9h … Pleasantville, 1994
59.12 … Camden, 2000
59.0h … Camden, 1980
59.1h … Kennedy, 1982
59.1h … Wilson, 1998
59.1h … Willingboro, 2007
59.2h … Edgewood, 1983
59.3h … Overbrook, 1976
59.54 … Lenape, 1997
59.62 … Willingboro, 1991
59.5h … Moorestown, 1974
59.5h … Winslow Twp., 2004
59.5h … Bridgeton, 2006
59.69 … Overbrook, 1986
59.7h … Camden, 1978
59.7h … Willingboro, 1979
59.7h … Willingboro, 1983
59.7h … Camden, 1983
59.7h … Egg Harbor Twp., 2008
59.7h … Camden., 2008
58.8h … Edgewood, 1984
59.8h … Willingboro, 1981
59.8h … Willingboro, 1990
58.9h … Willingboro, 1984
59.54 … Lenape, 1997
59.69 … Overbrook, 1986
59.9h … Overbrook, 1975
59.9h … Lenape, 1996
1:00.0 … Camden, 1975
1:00.1h … Winslow Twp., 2008
1:00.14 … Oakcrest, 2011
1:00.2h … Edgewood, 1990
1:00.2h … Bridgeton, 1990
1:00.24 … Camden, 2001
1:00.28 … Willingboro, 1986
1:00.3h … Pennsauken, 1998
1:00.48 … Washington Twp., 2012
1:00.4h … Penns Grove, 1986

2 thoughts on “21 years later, Woodrow Wilson’s shuttle hurdles time is still #5 in U.S. history! And here’s the all-time S.J. SHR top-50!!!

  1. Mike Brown April 28, 2020 / 11:12 am

    I’ll have to look for the exact time, but our 1996 team at Lenape would be on the list also. In 1996 we were 2nd behind Camden and 5th in the state with a different group of hurdlers that ran 1:02. Pretty sure we broke 60 in both ‘96 and ‘97

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    • sjtcaweb April 28, 2020 / 12:08 pm

      Yeah, just found it Mike – you guys ran 59.9 at Woodbury. Great memory! I fixed it in the list!

      Hope all is well with you!

      Roob

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