St. Joe’s of Hammonton graduate Devin Martin won not one, not two, not three but FOUR titles Saturday in the CACC Championships.
He broke two school records along the way.
Martin, a Williamstown native and a senior at Georgian Court, won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.84 into a 0.2 wind, the long jump at 22-6 1/4 and the triple jump with a big 48-10 1/4 jump at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championships on his home track in Lakewood. He and teammate DaShawn Lamar-Baldwin shared the pole vault title. As the only entrants, they both cleared opening height of 8-0 1/2 and then shut down, sharing the 18 team points.
For Martin, the marks in the triple jump, long jump and high hurdles are all personal bests and the triple jump and hurdles marks are school records.
His triple jump mark ranks No. 27 in NCAA Division 2 and surpassed the NCAA provisional qualifying standard of 47-10 1/4.
The only record Martin missed is the long jump, which is 23-1 set by current Georgian Court sophomore Dylan Breen from Lacey Township at a home meet last month. Breen finished second Saturday, two inches behind Martin.
Georgian Court, coached by former Holy Cross athlete Mike Murawski, won its fifth team title, more than doubling second-place Bloomfield, 262-112.
Martin’s previous triple jump PR was 46-7 at the Bill Fritz Invitational in Glassboro last month. Martin came into the spring season with a triple jump lifetime best of 46-5 from a meet at Ocean Breeze in the winter of 2020.
His previous long jump PR was a 21-4 1/2, also from the Bill Fritz Invite. Incredibly, Martin leaped 22-6 1/4 in what was only his second long jump competition since May of 2018.
In the 110 highs, Martin brought a PR of 15.04 into the conference meet. He ran that at the 2019 CACC meet on the same track, when he placed second to teammate Henry Jean-Michel.
Martin broke the Georgian Court hurdles record of 15.02 that Jean-Michel ran when he won the 2019 conference title and destroyed the triple jump mark of 46-6 3/4 set in March by Jeshurun Devero at the Stockton Invite in Galloway Township. Devero also surpassed his previous school record, hitting 48-1 1/4 for third place.
All of Martin’s marks were wind-legal: 0.5 in the triple jump, 0.0 in the long jump and -0.2 in the high hurdles.
In both horizontal jumps, Martin nailed his winning mark on his final attempt. He was sitting at 21-8 1/4 and in second place before his winning long jump mark and 47-10 and in third place before he popped his monster 48-10 1/4 triple.
Martin spent 2013, 2014 and 2016 at St. Joe’s of Hammonton, where he ran 14.90 and jumped 19-11 and 42-10 1/2.
As a junior at Holy Spirit, Martin hit 40-10 1/2 in the triple jump and 15.58 over the 39-inch hurdles. He was the 2015 state Parochial B champ in the 110 highs.