One PR wasn’t enough for D.J. Germann.
Two PRs weren’t enough either.
Germann, an Egg Harbor Township junior, PR’d in three events Thursday night at the South Jersey Elite meet at Delsea and won the 100, 200 and long jump.
He moved into the top 10 in New Jersey in all three events.
Germann lowered his 100 PR from 10.96 to 10.85 in the trials and then matched that with another 10.85 to win the final. That puts him at No. 4 in the state and No. 1 in South Jersey. He led four sprinters under 11 seconds – Northern Burlington junior Samuel Thomas placed 2nd with a school-record 10.93 after a 10.94 in the trials (previous record was 11.02 by Jarrett East-Brown in 2008), Delsea junior Ziyan Smith took 3rd in 10.97 and Moorestown senior ran 10.99 for 4th after a school-record 10.87 in the trials (Kamal Stewart 10.95 in 2011). All the races were wind-legal.
In the 200, Germann lowered his PR from 22.13 to 21.78, No. 2 in the state this year, and he did it into a 0.6 meters-per-second wind. Mainland’s Cody Pierce ran a PR 22.01 for second to make it a 1-2 Atlantic County finish, and NBC’s Thomas recorded a big PR 22.16 3rd, with Kingsway senior Evan Corcoran also PR’ing in 4th at 22.17.
Germann extended his long jump PR from 21-5 to 22-2 ½ in winning the long jump by six inches over Mainland junior William Murray, who jumped 21-8 ½. Germann is No. 8 in the state in the long jump and No. 3 among South Jersey long jumpers, behind Timber Creek senior Chace Pearson [23-4 ¾ at Woodbury] and Palmyra junior Kwinten Ives [23-1 ¼ at Woodbury].