Monmouth freshman Sebastien Reed ran the 2nd-fastest 5,000 in school history Thursday night at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field.
Reed, a Pitman High School graduate, ran 14:15.94, missing the school record by only three seconds.
His time is No. 7 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference so far this year.
Nick Pellegrino from Marlboro High School set the record of 14:12.67 in 2004 at the IC4A Championships at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
Reed broke his PR of 14:22.05, which he set indoors at Boston University in February. That’s also No. 2 in school history. Reed’s previous outdoor 5,000 PR was a 14:50.44 earlier this month at Lehigh.
In addition to his two No. 2 rankings in the 5,000, Reed is the Monmouth school record holder in the 3,000 indoors [8:10.69], and he’s No. 3 in the 10,000 [30:21.10]. He’s also run 1:56.49 for 800 meters this spring.