Paulsboro football star Bhayshul Tuten runs all-time S.J. #8 in 60 at adidas!!!

Paulsboro senior football star Bhayshul Tuten, the South Jersey Player of the Year this past fall, ran a personal-best 7.03 in the 60-meter dash Saturday at the adidas National Championships in Virginia Beach.

Tuten, who rushed for 3,768 yards and 77 touchdowns in his Paulsboro football career, was only running his third lifetime 60-meter dash.

His time is No. 2 in Gloucester County history and No. 8 in South Jersey history. A.J. Bunton of West Deptford set the Gloucester County mark of 6.87 in 2007.

Tuten’s previous lifetime best was a 7.13 at a meet on the same track earlier this month

Tuten ran 7.06 earlier Saturday in the trials.. He placed fifth in the final of the “Open Division,” just 1-10th of a second behind the winner.

His 7.03 is fastest by a South Jersey sprinter since another football star, Timber Creek’s Damiere Byrd, won the 60 at the 2011 Brooks PR meet at Dempsey Fieldhouse in Seattle in 6.70. Byrd played football at South Carolina and recently completed his fifth NFL season with a career-high 47 catches for the Patriots.

<b>ALL-TIME SOUTH JERSEY BOYS 60-METER DASH</b>

6.70 … Damiere Byrd [Timber Creek], 2011
6.83 … Jamar Ervin [Camden], 2001
6.87 … Chris Church [Millville], 2007
6.93 … A.J. Bunton [West Deptford], 2007
7.00 … Daequan Prince [Bordentown], 2008
7.01 … Michael Bolling [Willingboro], 1999
7.02 … Rob McGriff [Camden], 2006
7.03 … Gary Gordon [Willingboro], 1995
7.03 … Bhayshul Tuten [Paulsboro], 2021
7.03 … Albert Newkirk [Camden], 1996
7.04 … Thomas Hampton [Clayton], 2018
7.06 … Sherron Bullock [Camden], 2004
7.06 … Fabian Santiago [Oakcrest], 2012
7.08 … Curtis Fitzpatrick [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2013

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