Alex McGrainer, a 2013 Seneca graduate, ran 27:33.77 to place 4th in the open 8,000 at the Garden State Track Club High School Fall Showcase Meet #1.
McGrainer, the 2017 Atlantic 10 indoor 1,000 champion for Rhode Island, finished behind three GSAC teammates- Aditya Singh, a 2014 Mahwah graduate; Matt Eder, a 2011 South Brunswick grad; and and Tony Harris, alma mater unknown.
McGrainer, a Tabernacle Township native, placed in both the 800 and 1,600 at states his senior year at Seneca, running PRs of 1:55.91 and 4:19.83. He was an Olympic Conference, Burlington County and South Jersey Group 3 champ at 1,600 meters.
At URI, he had PRs of 1:53.26 at 800 meters and 3:55.85 for 1,500 meters, equivalent of about a 4:14.7 full mile.