Kingsway graduate Stone Caraccio, a Monmouth freshman, destroyed his 800 PR Saturday when he ran 1:52.01 at the Bruce Lehane Scarlet and White invitational at Boston University.
Caraccio’s previous indoor 800 PR was a 1:53.58 in his only previous collegiate indoor 800, at the Villanova Invitational at Ocean Breeze two weeks ago. Before that, his indoor 800 PR was a 1:54.53 at a meet two years ago this week as a Kingsway senior, also at Ocean Breeze.
Caraccio also ran under his overall lifetime PR of 1:52.32, which he ran outdoors this past April in a meet at Lehigh’s Goodman Stadium.
The 1:52.01 ranks No. 6 in Monmouth history indoors and bumps Ford Palmer as the fastest South Jersey half-miler in Monmouth history. Palmer, an Absegami graduate, ran 1:52.32 in 2012. Ian Moore of Rancocas Valley ran 1:52.76 in 2020. Caraccio, Palmer and Moore now rank No. 6, 7 and 9 in Monmouth history indoors.
Monmouth junior Louis Dilaurenzio also PR’d in the race with a 1:51.10,and DiLaurenzio from Raritan High School and Caraccio now rank No. 1 and No. 2 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this winter.