Pennsville’s Zach Manorowitz set a long jump PR Saturday in his season opener with the No. 2 jump in Rider history.
Manorowitz leaped 24-8 ½ and placing 2nd in the Rider 5-Way Meet. He fouled on five of his six attempts but PR’d on his one legal attempt with a legal 1.4 meters-per-second wind. His jump is No. 24 in NCAA Division 1 in the early going this outdoor season.
After passing twice, Fairleigh Dickinson’s Salif Mane jumped 24-11 3/4 on his final jump to win the event.
Earlier this month, Manorowitz finished his indoor season by winning the long jump at the 100th annual IC4A Championships at Boston University with a 24-4 ½. He set his lifetime indoor-outdoor PR of 24-5 ¾ at the Armory last month when he won the Metro Atlantic Conference Championships.
He set his previous outdoor PR of 24-5 last May at the Metro Atlantic Championships at his home track in Lawrenceville.
The only jumper ahead of Manorowitz on the all-time Rider list is Pennsauken High School graduate Desmond Hamilton, who leaped 25-8 ¼ in a dual meet in 2007 and later transferred to USC.
Manorowitz is also No. 2 all-time at Rider indoors behind Hamilton West graduate Tyree Adams, who jumped 24-9 ¼ at the 2017 Metro Atlantic Conference meet at the Armory.
At Pennsville, Manorowitz had a high school PR of 21-6, which he set when he placed 3rd at the state Group 1 meet at Franklin High School