Junior Lathan Brown and senior Gursharan Singh combined for 46 points Friday and led Deptford to it’s second indoor sectional title.
The Spartans out-scored Gloucester County rival Delsea 75-59 to win the South Jersey Group 2 title at the Bubble in Toms River.
Brown won the 400 and 800, placed 3rd in the high hurdles and ran on the winning 4-by-4, and Singh won the pole vault, placed 3rd in the high jump and took 4th in the hurdles.
Deptford also won the South Jersey Group 2 title in 2019. The Spartans placed 3rd in 2020. The meet wasn’t held last year.
You don’t see a lot of half-milers medaling in the hurdles, and you certainly don’t see a lot of pole vaulters medaling in the hurdles, but their versatility helped Deptford outscore Delsea 75-59 to win the South Jersey Group 2 meet at the Bubble in Toms River.
Brown won the 400 in 50.59 and the 800 in 2:00.42 and took 3rd in the hurdles in a PR 8.23. Singh cleared 12-6 to win the vault, jumped 5-8 for 3rd in the high jump and ran 8.37 for 4th in the hurdles.
Sophomore Manny Perdue, a 1st-year hurdler, ran 8.14 to win the hurdles in his 7th hurdles race ever. His previous PR was 8.26 at a SJTCA meet at Ocean Breeze earlier this month.
Senior Param Grewal and sophomores Carl Carter and Christian Berry joined Brown on the winning 4-by-400 team, which ran 3:37.15.
The Spartans also got point from sophomore Abu Jabbie [4th in high jump, PR 5-8], junior Aiden Doerr [4th in pole vault, PR 10-6] and freshman Henry Julian [6th in pole vault, PR 9-6 in what looks like his first official high school pole vault competition].
Second-place Delsea scored 24 of its 59 points with a sweep in the shot put, led by senior Jason Nwosu’s 60-3 ¼. Senior Josh Caudill [51-10 ¾] took 2nd and sophomore Greg Masso was 3rd with a 49-3.