Paul VI ran the fastest 800-meter relay in New Jersey this year at the Cherokee Relays Friday night.
Senior Matthew Jenkins and juniors Matthew Mazero, Michael Mazero and Cameron Serafinelli ran 1:28.95, with Pennsauken also running sub-1:30 and finishing second in 1:29.94, which is No. 3 in the state this year. Rancocas Valley ran 1:29.79 last weekend at Deptford.
The time puts Paul VI a fraction of a second outside the all-time South Jersey top-50.
It’s 3rd-fastest in school history, behind the 2016 team, which ran 1:27.38, and the 2018 group, which ran 1:28.38.
The time is also third-fastest in Pennsauken history. Sophomore Bryce Tucker, sophomore Ejani Shakir, freshman Elijah Jennings and sophomore Premier Wynn ran for Pennsauken, which ran 1:30.01 last weekend at Deptford.