Collingswood senior Josh Forrest made his way to North Carolina on Saturday to find a fast 3,200, and he wound up with a PR.
Forrest placed 6th of 246 runners in the New Balance Dash for Doobie 3200 at Ronald Reagan High School in Winston-Salem with a time of 9:21.22.
His previous PR was a 9:25.32 over a full two-miles at adidas Indoors last month in Virginia Beach. His 3200 time Saturday is equal to a 9:24.48 for two miles.
Forrest’s time is No. 1 in New Jersey in the early going this outdoor season and a school record. There wasn’t an outdoor season in 2020 and according to the MileSplit database, Forrest didn’t run outdoor track in 2019, and as a freshman in 2018 he only ran the 1,600, so this actually looks like his first outdoor 3,200 ever, if that’s possible.
Forrest ran 16:46 at Holmdel this past fall and 4:20.74 last week at Cherokee.