What a performance by Bobby Arnold III to lead Salem to county title!!!

Fantastic performance by Salem senior Bobby Arnold III to lead the Rams to the Salem County Championship on Tuesday on his home track.

Arnold scored 30 points, leading a 1-2-3 sweep in the intermediates, winning the 400 and triple jump and PR’ing in all three events.

What a day for Bobby Arnold!

Arnold won the 400 in personal-best 50.33 in a tough race with Woodstown senior Wayne Robinson, who ran 50.86. Arnold’s previous 400 PR was a 50.70 this past weekend in the Tri-County Conference Championships at Kingsway. Coming into the spring season, it was north of 54 seconds.

Arnold’s 50.33 is the fastest time in South Jersey Group 1 this year, just ahead of Robinson’s 50.42 at the Tri-County meet. It’s fastest by a Salem quarter-miler since Spenser Jarrett ran 49.49 in 2016.

Arnold won the triple jump with a PR of 43-7 1/4, surpassing his previous PR of 43-6 1/2 from this past indoor season at the Bubble in March. Arnold’s series was impressive – 43-0, 42-1 3/4, 42-11 1/2 and 43-7 1/4 for an average of 42-11 on his four legal jumps. Any one of those four jumps would have won the meet.

Arnold’s 43-7 1/4 is No. 19 in the state this year, No. 4 in South Jersey, No. 4 in New Jersey Group 1 

In the intermediates, Arnold ran 58.10, winning by more than 4 1/2 seconds. That’s another PR, which it would have been as long as he crossed the finish line because according to MileSplit he had never run a 400IH before. It’s also No. 1 in New Jersey Group 1 this year.

Arnold appears to be a 1st-year senior track competitor, which makes his performance even more remarkable.

Also for Salem, sophomore Amare Smith led a 1-2 finish in the 100, senior Trevor Buzby led a 1-2-3 sweep in the high jump, senior Lester Coleman won the long jump with a 21-3 leap and junior Jayden Wright won the shot put its a 47-7 3/4.

Salem won the boys title 126-70 over Woodstown.


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