Pretty amazing breakthrough Wednesday by Atlantic City senior Darius McClinton.
McClinton, in what appears to be just his third major 400-meter hurdles race, PR’d by nearly 1 ½ seconds and win the intermediates at the Cape-Atlantic Conference Championships at Bridgeton with a time of 56.94.
According to MileSplit, McClinton’s PR going into the meet was 58.25 at the Atlantic County Championships last week at Buena. Before that it was 59.21 at the South Jersey Elite earlier this month at Delsea. And before that it was 1:06.14 from a dual meet last year at Seneca.
That means he’s dropped his time nearly 10 seconds this month.
McClinton won the race by more than 2 ½ seconds, and his time is No. 8 this spring in South Jersey and No. 3 in South Jersey Group 4, behind only Toms River North junior Jacob Kiyler (55.53) and Washington Township’s Kanye Mills (55.81).
McClinton also placed 6th in the 200 in 23.48.