Woodstown graduate Xavier Seals, a junior at Georgian Court, ran an 800 PR Wednesday in a meet at Shippensburg University in Central Pennsylvania.
Seals finished first in a field of 19 half-milers at the Shippensburg Mid-Week Meet with a time of 1:54.86. He won by a step over Shippensburg freshman Ryan Scicchitano, who was second in 1:55.02.
Seals’ previous PR was a 1:55.15 at a meet at his home track in Lakewood last May. He ran an indoor PR of 1:55.98 at the Armory in January.
Seals just missed the school record of 1:54.80 set in April 2019 at the Rider Invitational in Lawrenceville by West Orange graduate Chukwuebizie Anuamadi.
At Woodstown, Seals had a PR of 2:02.51 when he placed 3rd at the 2018 South Jersey Group 1 sectionals at Washington Township as a sophomore. He was a Salem County champ at both 800 and 1,600 meters and a top-10 finisher in the state Group 1 XC championships with a 16:51 at Holmdel County Park.