Pitman graduate Sebastien Reed shattered Monmouth’s school record in the 3,000-meter run Sunday at the IC4A Championships in Boston.
Reed, a Monmouth freshman, ran 8:10.69 and placed 10th in the 100th annual IC4A Championships, which brings together runners from Division 1 schools across the Northeast.
He broke the Monmouth record of 8:12.79 set by Kyle Mueller at the Albany Winter Classic at Ocean Breeze in 2020. Reed came in with a PR of 8:21.11 from a meet in late January at Ocean Breeze and was the No. 20 seed in the race.
Reed has made quite an immediate impact on the Monmouth record book. He’s No. 2 in school history in the 5,000 at 14:22.05 and No. 7 in the 10,000 with 31:05.43 in addition to his school record in the 3,000.
Reid ran his 1000s in 2:44.36, 2:43.28 and 2:43.06. Reid’s high school 3,200 PR was 9:27.16 at the Bubble in January of 2020. His pace Sunday was the equivalent of running 8:43 for a high school 3,200.
Reid’s 8:10.69 is fastest this winter by a South Jersey high school graduate. Oliver Adler of Cherry Hill East ran 8:11.81 last month at Boston University, Schalick and Elizabethtown graduate Samuel Gerstenbacher ran 8:14.39 at Ocean Breeze two weeks ago, Bucknell’s Connor Melko from Bishop Eustace ran 8:17.95 at the Armory last month, Ethan Wechsler of Cherokee and Syracuse ran 8:19.17 in January at Boston University, Duke’s Mike Ungvarsky from Cinnaminson ran 8:20.00 in Blacksburg, Va., in January, Cherokee’s Jack Shea from Northern Arizona ran 8:20.11 in Bozeman, Mont., last weekend, Yale’s Martin Riddell from Haddonfield ran 8:20.57 at IC4As and Camden Catholic’s Matt Coffey ran 8:20.90, also at IC’s.
Just barely outside your list, but probably still worth noting, is that in the same IC4A meet where Reed set his mark, Yale’s Martin Riddell, formerly of Haddonfield, and Camden Catholic’s Matt Coffey, now at St. Joe’s, set PRs of 8:20.57 and 8:20.90 respectively.