Palmyra junior Kwinten Ives opened his outdoor season with a nearly one-foot long jump PR Saturday at the Moorestown Invitational.
Ives won the long jump with a 21-7 jump, winning by over a foot over sophomore Jamir Brown of Delran, who was second at 20-3 1/4.
Ives’ previous PR was a 20-9 1/2 last spring at South Jersey Group 1 sectionals at Washington Township, good for second place behind Clayton senior Ter’Meir Hill’s 23-6 1/2.
According to the MileSplit database, this was only Ives’ third lifetime major long jump competition.
His jump is best by a Palmyra athlete in 18 years, since Will Allison jumped 22-4 3/4 to win the 2004 state Group 1 title at Egg Harbor.