Lenape grad Shelby Whetstone runs 800 leg on Rutgers’ school-record DMR!!!

Lenape graduate Shelby Whetstone ran the 800 leg on Rutgers’ school-record distance medley Friday.

Rutgers ran 11:27.79 at the 2022 Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., placing a close second to the host school, which ran 11:27.29.

The previous record was 11:37.65, set by Julie Culley, Sherry White, Erin Johnson and Belmax DeJesus at the 2003 ECAC Championships in Boston.

Lou Milahe from Princeton High led off for Rutgers, followed by freshman Charlee Crawford from St. Georges Tech in Newark, Del., on the 400 leg and Whetstone  on the 800. North Hunterdon graduate Alex Carlson, who set a Rutgers mile record of 4:36.70 last week, anchored.

Rutgers’ time is No. 20 in NCAA Division 1 and No. 2 in the Big Ten, behind Indiana’s 11:05.53 last weekend.

The official results do not list splits, and Rutgers’ women’s track web site hasn’t been updated in a week and doesn’t even mention the performance, so I have no splits, but hopefully they pop up somewhere at some point.

Whetstone, a red-shirt sophomore, ran 2:10.55 outdoors at Lenape when she won the state Group 4 title at Franklin High in 2019. 

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