Big day for Bloomfield junior MarQuel Davis from Deptford High at the New Jersey Relays in Jersey City.
Davis easily won the 100-meter dash with a wind-legal 10.84 – second place was 11.19 – after an 11.03 in the trials.
That’s Davis’s second-fastest 100 race ever and his fastest since he won the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title with a 10.69 in Lakewood back in May of 2019.
It’s also fastest ion the CACC so far this year and the only time under 11 seconds.
This was actually his first open 100 since that race.
Davis has a 200 PR of 21.58 but hasn’t run one yet this spring.
Another Deptford athlete, senior Ja’haud Lowber, won the long jump with a personal-best 22-1 3/4 (no wind info listed) and also took second in the triple jump at 44-3 1/4. He’s gone as far as 47-2 1/2.
Also for Bloomfield, Willingboro grad Tyler Davidson, a senior, won the intermediate hurdles at 57.98.
Davis also anchored Bloomfield’s winning 400-meter relay team [43.04] and ran on the 2nd-place 800-meter relay team along with senior Samuel Keleekai of Rancocas Valley. Keleekai, Davis and Davidson all ran on Bloomfield’s 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 3:27.04.
Davidson and Rancocas Valley graduate Vincent Brown ran on Bloomfield’s 3,200-meter relay team [8:18.80], Brown and Rancocas Valley’s Isaiah Curbelo ran on the sprint medley and Brown ran on the DMR.
Bloomfield’s connection to South Jersey is assistant coach Jerome Robinson, the 1986 state Group 1 high jump champion for Bordentown.