South Jersey’s Leo Zaccaria, Richie Castaneda, Gobi Thurairajah help Rider set school record in 6,000-meter relay in Virginia!!!!!!

Leo Zaccaria of Cape May Tech, Richie Castaneda of Camden Catholic and Gobi Thurairajah of Egg Harbor led Rider to a school record in the 6,000-meter relay Saturday.

Rider placed 4th in 15:55.52 at the Colonial Relays at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Noah Taylor of Twin Valley High in Caernarvon Township, Pa., south of Reading, was the one non-South Jersey leg on Rider’s relay team.

The split section on the official results doesn’t list any splits, but Rider’s four milers averaged 3:58.88 per leg.

The previous school record was 16:05.01 set by the team of Danniel Belay, Cinnaminson’s Tom Long, Kevin Heredia and Scott Ruskan at the 2019 Colonial Relays in Williamsburg.

Castaneda, who didn’t race indoors, also ran 3:54.10 in the open 1,500, Zaccaria ran 3:59.11 and Thurairajah ran 4:01.53.


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