Collingswood’s Keven Kevelier and Egg Harbor Township’s Ahmad Brock both posted PRs Sunday to help Monmouth sweep the top three spots in the triple jump at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships in Lawrenceville.
They both also PR’d in a second event.
Kevelier, a sophomore, placed 2nd with a jump of 47-7 1/4 , and Brock, a freshman, was 3rd with a 47-6 ¼. Both nailed their best jumps of the competition on their 6th and final attempts, and they moved into the No. 7 and No. 8 spots in Monmouth history.
Senior Mohamed Diagouraga, a senior from Trenton and the school record holder, won the event at 49-4 ½. Monmouth scored a total of 25 points in the event.
Kevelier’s previous PR was a 47-5 ¼ from the 2020 Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington, and his college PR was 47-3 in a dual meet against Rider in Lawrenceville last April.
Kevelier fouled on three of his first four attempts and had a best jump of 45-11 ¼ before going 47-5 ¼ and 47-7 ¼ to finish. All four of his legal jumps ended in a quarter of an inch. What are the odds of that?
Brock had jumps of 44-11, 44-2 ½, 43-4 ½, 43-11 ¼ and 46-8 ¾ before the final round, where he surpassed 47 feet for the first time.
His lifetime best was a 46-11 im a dual meet for EHT against Atlantic City and Atlantic City Institute of Technology at Seneca last May, and his non-dual meet PR was a 45-2 ½ at the Delsea Crusader Field Meet last May.
Kevelier also PR’d in in the long jump with a 22-7 ¾ for 4th place. His previous PR was 22-2 ¼ this past winter at the Metro Atlantic Indoor Championships at the Armory.
And Brock also PR’d in the 100 trials with a 10.57 and qualified for the finals later Sunday. Brock’s previous 100 PR was a 10.96 just two weeks ago at Lehigh.
That 10.57 is No. 2 in school history, just 2-100ths of a second off the record of 10.55 set by Ahmier Dupree from Lakewood at the 2015 Greyhound Invite at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.
Through nine of 21 events, Monmouth led Rider 128-87 in the team standings.