Deptford senior Lathan Brown just missed the Gloucester County 400-meter dash record over the weekend at the Armory High School Holiday Classic in New York.
Brown ran a big indoor PR 49.18 to place 3rd in a fast 400 at the Armory behind outdoor state Group 2 champ Alexander Sadikov of Ocean Township (48.50) and Wesley Noble of Bishop Loughlin in Brooklyn (49.00), who ran 47.14 in June to win the USATF Outdoor Youth National Championship.
Brown’s previous indoor PR was a 50.26 from New Balance Nationals at the Armory in March. He just missed his overall PR of 49.17, which he ran at outdoor sectionals at Delsea in June.
He also just missed the county indoor mark of 49.11 set by Woodbury’s Darrell Bush when he won the 2012 Meet of Champions at the Bubble. His time is No. 22 in South Jersey history.
The versatile Brown ran 1:56.19 for the 800 and 55.22 in the intermediates last spring.
All-Time Gloucester County Indoor 400 Top-10
49.11 … Darrell Bush [Woodbury], 2012
49.13 … Eric Chekemian [Washington Twp.], 2001
49.18 … Lathan Brown [Deptford], 2023
49.26 … Tim Carey [Washington Twp,], 2010
49.65 … Aaron Younger [Delsea], 2007
50.05 … Devon Carter [Washington Twp.], 2010
50.16 … Derrell Manhertz [Kingsway], 2012
50.18 … Shaikyi Hannah [Delsea], 2020
50.22 … Marcus Williams [Delsea], 2012