Williamstown graduate Edwyn Pierre of Rutgers ran his second-fastest 400-meter intermediate hurdles time ever Friday with a season-best 53.30 at the Husker B1G Invite in Prairie View, Texas.
It was his fastest time since a 52.71 at the 2018 Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind.
It was only Pierre’s third 400IH race in the last three years. He didn’t compete outdoors in 2019 and the 2020 outdoor season was wiped out but he’s run 53.X in all three of his intermediate hurdles starts so far this spring.
Four of the nine-fastest intermediate hurdlers in Rutgers history are South Jersey high school graduates: Delsea’s Aaron Younger set the school record of 50.65 in 2010, Lenape’s Steve Swern is No. 4 at 51.68, Delran’s Harran Williams is No. 7 at 52.19 and Pierre is No. 9 with his 52.71.
Pierre on Friday also ran 14.51 in the 110-meter high hurdles into a 2.5-meters per second wind. It was his first outdoor high hurdles race since the 2018 Big Ten Championships, when he ran his PR of 14.42.
This past indoor season, Pierre ran 8.04 for the 60-meter high hurdles, the No. 4 time in school history.