At the same meet where Woodstown’s Xavier Seals nearly broke Georgian Court’s 800 school record, Deptford’s Julian Rodriguez nearly broke the school record in the intermediate hurdles.
Rodriguez, a Georgian Court freshman, won the 400-meter intermediates in 55.87 Wednesday at the Shippensburg Mid-Week Invitational. That’s the No. 1 time in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference this year.
Nicholas Claudeo from Jackson Memorial set the school record of 55.50 seconds on the same track in Shippensburg in 2016.
This was only Rodriguez’s second collegiate intermediate hurdles race. He opened with a 57.26 the first weekend of April in a meet at Towson, Md.
At Deptford, Rodriguez was a quad winner at last year’s Group 3 sectionals at Delsea, winning the 110-meter highs in a PR 14.83, the intermediates in a PR 55.15, the pole vault at 13-0 and contributing a leg on the winning 1,600-meter relay team as Deptford won the team title.