Congrats to Gabrielle Farquharson of Williamstown and Jaymes Dennison of Penns Grove for picking up relay wins at the 115th annual Millrose Games.
Farquharson ran for Rutgers and has PRs of 11.32 and 23.07 (22.91 wind-aided) and 21-5 1/2 in the long jump. Dennison was a two-time All-America at Iowa State and has an 800 PR of 1:47.63.
We’re a little late on this one, but it’s not easy figuring out accurate relay lineups sometimes and Millrose is notorious for posting incorrect team members in its official results.
But we’re going to trust the Garden State Track Club Facebook page for posting the correct lineups for the men’s distance medley and women’s 800-meter relay.
In the women’s 4-by-200, Garden State Track Club is listed as finishing both 1st in 1:36.30 and 2nd in 1:44.03, and Farquharson is listed as the 3rd leg on the winning team and the leadoff on the 2nd-place team. And while I guess that is technically possible it seems very unlikely.
According to GSTC’s Facebook page, Farquharson actually did run the 3rd leg on the winning team. Taylor Anderson of Uconn and Brooklyn Park, Minn., led off, Felicia Brown-Edwards from Tennessee and Lithonia, Ga., ran second and Haisha Bisiolu, a three-time New Jersey Meet of Champions winner from Union who ran at Cincinnati, anchored.
That team broke the meet record of 1:37.86 set in 2020 by a Garden State Track Club team that also included Farquharson and Bisiolu, along with Asha Ruth of Rutgers (couldn’t find her high school) and Rebecca Ochan of Highland Park and Georgetown.
GSTC’s 1:36.30 is No. 3 in the world this year behind two Germany performances. It’s not eligible for the U.S. list because at least one of the four runners competes for another country (apparently, Bisiolu competes for Nigeria).
Dennison apparently ran the 400 leg on GSTC’s DMR, which won the race in 9:57.58, finishing just ahead of a Shore Athletic Club team that included Jacob Dinerman and Luke Petela of Haddon Township.
For GSTC, Ryan McGorty from William and Mary via Chantilly High in Fairfax, Va., led off in 3:00.89, Dennison split 49.92, Robbie Guidicipietro of Wagner and Staten Island’s St. Joseph by the Sea High School ran 1:55.03 and Billy Hill from Franklin High and Rutgers anchored in 4:11.76.