Pitman graduate Sebastien Reed annihilated his mile PR last weekend at Ocean Breeze, destroying the Monmouth freshman record along the way.
Reed, a 2nd-year freshman at Monmouth, ran 4:12.15 to place 4th at the Villanova Invitational.
Reed’s time is No. 9 in Monmouth history and broke the indoor freshman mile record of 4:14.57, set in January of 2019 by Louis DiLaurenzio of Raritan High at the Penn 8-Team Select on the same track on Staten Island. DiLaurenzio PR’d at 4:10.76 winning the same race Reed ran his 4:12.15.
In his only other full mile race, Reed ran 4:19.17 in February of 2020 as a Pitman senior in the North Shore Invitational at the Armory.
He had run 3:59.53 for 1,500 meters outdoors at West Point in March, which converts to a 4:18.69 full mile.
Reed’s time is No. 3 in the Metro Atlantic Conference behind Brandon Olden of Siena [4:07.67] and DiLaurenzio.
Reed has also run 8:34.60 for 3,000 meters this winter in a meet at Lehigh’s Rauch Fieldhouse. That’s also No. 3 in the MAC this winter, behind Iona sophomore Nick Soldevere [8:09.57] and Marist sophomore Ramsey Little [8:25.69].
In the same race at Ocean Breeze, Reed’s former Colonial Conference rival Brady Shute of Woodbury, a freshman at Cornell, ran a PR of his own with a 4:16.76. It was his first race on the track as a collegian.
This was Shute’s first indoor race in two years, since he ran his previous indoor PR of 4:31.66 for 1,600 meters at Group 1 sectionals in Toms River in 2020. He finished second to Reed in both that race and 3,200 at states that day. Shute’s outdoor PR is 4:18.07 for the slightly shorter 1,600-meter distance. He ran that at the Haddonfield Invitational in May.