Bordentown graduate Carson Latham, a Stockton University freshman, recorded two wins and two PRs Saturday at the College of New Jersey Invitational in Ewing.
Latham won the 100 in 10.84 after a 10.85 in the trials and won the 200 in 22.13. It was his first collegiate 100 and his second 200.
Latham’s previous PRs were and 22.15. At Bordentown, he had PRs of 11.12 and 22.65, both from last year’s Burlington County Open at Rancocas Valley. He went on to place 2nd at Group 2 sectionals and at Group 2 states in the 100.
Latham opened his outdoor season last weekend at the Stockton Invitational in Galloway Township with a 22.15 PR in the 200 and also ran on the Ospreys’ 4-by-200 and 4-by-400.
So the 100 was a PR by 28-100ths of a second and the 200 by 2-100ths of a second.
Both his 100 and 200 times are the fastest by a Stockton sprinter in at least 13 years. The TFRRS [Track and Field Results Reporting System] only goes back to 2010, and no Stockton sprinter has run as fast as 10.85 or 22.13 since.