Huge breakthrough 800 for Washington Township graduate Jayden Greene, who’s now a junior at St. Joe’s.
Greene ran 1:51.81 at the Bruce Lehane Scarlet and White Invitational at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.
That’s No. 3 in St. Joe’s history.
Green’s previous PR was 1:54.10 last May at the IC4A Championships at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and his indoor PR was 1:55.10 from the 2020 Meet of Champions at Ocean Breeze. His collegiate indoor PR was 1:55.51 from last year’s Atlantic 10 Championships at George Mason in Fairfax, Va.
St. Joe’s grad student Michael Szwed from Delsea also PR’d in the same race (previous section) with a 1:52.73. His previous indoor PR was 1:54.00 from a meet in February of 2020 on the same track. He’s run 1:52.52 outdoors (also at IC4A’s last year).
Another St. Joe’s runner from South Jersey, Matt Coffey, a senior from Camden Catholic, PR’d in the mile with a 4:11.31. His previous PR was 4:13.58 at the same meet last year.
Also Delsea’s Noah Deckert [PR 8:23.84] and Paul VI’s Colton Johnson [8:25.64] both qualified for IC4A’s in the 3,000.
Additionally, Jay Shanahan ran a PR 14:38.83 to qualify for IC4A’s in the 5,000. Shanahan isn’t from South Jersey – he graduated from Durham (N.C.) Academy Upper School – but his father Joe Shanahan ran for Haddonfield and his mother Lisa Syvertson ran for Shawnee.