Quad winner Lathan Brown powers Deptford to another state relays championship!!!!!!

Senior Lathan Brown was a part of four winning relay teams and junior Darryl Wayman was on three as Deptford scored a whopping 56 points to win the state Group 2 relay title at the Bubble.

It was Deptford’s third state relays title in four years following titles in 2019 and 2022. The meet wasn’t held in 2021. Delsea won Group 2 in 2020, so Gloucester County has won four straight.

Deptford’s 56 points are most in Group 2 since Asbury Park scored 60 to win the 1992 meet at Princeton’s Jadwin Gym. That’s also the 8th-highest point total ever by a public school in any group. The full list is below.

Deptford outscored 2nd-place Rumson-Fair Haven 56-46, and Cinnaminson was 3rd with 29 points. Willingboro and Manchester Township tied for 4th with 17 and Haddonfield was one point back with 16 points.

Brown contributed to winning shuttle hurdles, 800-meter relay, sprint medley and 1,600-meter relay teams, and Wayman ran on the winning shuttle hurdles, 4-by-200 and 4-by-400 teams.

Senior Kevin Mosley [4-by-200, sprint medley] and junior Christian Berry [4-by-200, 4-by-400] were double winners for the Spartans, and junior Abu Jabbie picked up a 1st in the 4-by-4 and a second in the high jump relay.

Junior Manny Perdue and sophomore DayShaun Day joined Brown and Wayman on the winning shuttle hurdles team, sophomores Kamari Brown and Sean Nieves ran on the sprint med with Brown and Mosley, senior Quinn Burnette [47-10] and junior Connor Trantas [40-4 ¼] both PR’d and took 2nd in the shot put relay, and senior Bryan Hairston teamed with Jabbie for second in the high jump relay.

Deptford ran 31.90 in the shuttles, No. 2 in South Jersey this year; 1:33.26 in the 800-meter relay [they’ve run 1:32.17 earlier this season], 3:30.82 in the 1,600-meter relay [they’ve run 3:27.82] and 3:40.58 in the sprint med, No. 2 in South Jersey .

Haddon Heights, Cinnaminson and Haddonfield ran 1-2-3 in the distance medley, Heights running 10:41.24, Cinnaminson 10:42.61 and Haddonfield 10:49.72. Those times are No. 3, 5 and 11 in the state this year.

Seniors Colin Patterson, Jack Bolling, Matthew Iuvara and Adam Furlong ran for Heights, seniors Alex Boyko , Derek Coceano, Ryan Malinowski and Matt McCarron for Cinnaminson and seniors George Andrus and Robert DiMedio and juniors Liam Dougherty and Andrew O’Donnell for Haddonfield.

Cinnaminson and Haddonfield also went 1-2 in the 4-by-800, with seniors Derek Coceano, Ryan Coceano, McCarron and Boyko running 8:21.80 for the Pirates and Andrus, sophomore Bennett Wright, senior Donald Jellig and DiMedio a few steps back in 8:26.73.

Cinnaminson also won the shot put relay, with senior Malicah Etienne PR’ing at 54-2 – No. 6 in the state, No. 1 in South Jersey – and senior Josh Neel throwing 37-7 ½. For more on Etienne’s huge PR, click here.

Willingboro placed 2nd in the 4-by-200 in 1:34.83 with senior Kedaar Wilson, junior Eric Foster, sophomore Theo Pryce and junior Jackson Murry, and ran 32.11 for 3rd in the shuttles with Foster, sophomore Nasir Loggins, senior Xavier Toliver and Wilson.

Pleasantville took 3rd in the 4-by-200 with seniors Xander Roberts-Bogin, Semaj Williams and Isaiah Davenport and junior Yusuf Golden going 1:35.17.


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