Incredible race this afternoon for Collingswood senior Josh Forrest, who lowered his PR by five seconds and won the 1,600-meter run at the state Group 2 meet at Franklin Township High School.
Forrest ran 4:15.61 and used his tremendous closing speed to overtake Madison’s Adam Angelone on the final lap.
Angelone came through 1,200 meters at 3:12.16, and Forrest was second, 15 meters back, at 3:13.96.
But Forrest closed in 61.64 and won by 20 meters over Angelone, who ran a PR of his own at 4:17.68.
Forrest’s previous PR was 4:18.46 at the Haddonfield Invitational last month.
Three other South Jersey runners broke 4:20 in the race. Delsea senior Dawson Baptiste was third in 4:18.42 (previous PR 4:21.54), Lower Cape May Regional junior Zeb Hinker ran 4:19.37 for fifth (previous PR 4:22.43) and West Deptford junior Jacob Cobb was fifth in 4:19.62 (previous PR 4:21.64).