Ocean City’s Nick Scarangelli posts huge PR to win Metropolitan Invitational 1,600!!!!!!

Ocean City Nick Scarangelli moved into the New Jersey top-10 in the 1,600 Wednesday with a huge PR 4:23.85 win at the Metropolitan Invitational at the Armory.

Scarangelli negative-split the race, getting out in 2:14.0 and coming back in 2:09.9 with a 64.8 final 400 and 31.9 final 200. He finished eight meters ahead of Brenden McMahon of Ridge, who placed 2nd in 4:25.19.

His time is No. 10 in New Jersey this year and No. 3 in South Jersey, with three guys packed together between 4:23 and 4:24 – Woodbury junior Peyton Shute ran 4:23.23 at Ocean Breeze earlier this month and Haddonfield’s George Andrus ran 4:23.55 at the Bubble on Monday.

Scarangelli’s previous indoor PR was 4:32.65 last winter at Group 3 sectionals at the Bubble. His overall PR was 4:29.23 from last spring at the South Jersey Elite meet at Delsea.

His time is No. 6 in Cape. May County (and Ocean City) history:

4:16.02 … Erik Johnson, 2011
4:16.57 … Miles Schoedler, 2011
4:20.43 … Owen Ritti, 2020
4:20.51 … Ryan Birchmeier, 2008
4:22.16 … John Richardson, 2002
4:23.85 … Nick Scarangelli, 2023

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