With two South Jersey legs, Monmouth shattered the school record in the distance medley at the 126t Penn Relays at Franklin Field.
Burlington Township graduate Jalen Jones, a senior, ran the 400 and Kingsway graduate Stone Caraccio, a sophomore, handled the 800 as Monmouth won the college DMR in 9:46.43.
That broke the school record of 9:48.26 set on the same track at the 2013 Penn Relays by Andrew Langille, John Malespina, Alex Leight and Abegami’s Ford Palmer.
Ocean Township’s James Hoffman led off with a 2:58.71 leg for the 1,200 and Jones ran a personal-best 46.90 split to move the Hawks past Ohio State and South Carolina and into the lead. Jones’ 400 leg was fastest in the race.
Caraccio then split 1:51.38, dropping Monmouth a fraction of a second behind Ohio State. But Raritan’s Louis DiLaurenzio anchored in 4:09.46 to bring Monmouth home in first.
Rutgers placed 3rd in 9:48.74, with Rancocas Valley’s Micah Wood splitting 1:52.58 on the 800 leg.