Washington Township grad Jayden Greene, a St. Joe’s sophomore, lowered his 800 PR for the 3rd time this winter Saturday at the IC4A Championships at Boston University.
Green ran 1:51.10, the 4th-fastest qualifying time for Sunday’s final and will go into the final as the No. 6 seed as the 2nd-fastest non-auto qualifier. Green, racing in the 4th of four heats, finished behind Drake Prince of Yale, who ran 1:50.03.
Greene was out fast, in 26.22 for the first 200, and came through 400 in 53.58 and 600 in 1:21.73 before closing in 29.32.
The 800 final is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Sunday.
His previous PR of 1:51.81 came in a meet at Boston University last month. Before January, his lifetime best was a 1:54.10 outdoors in Williamsburg, Va., and his indoor PR was 1:55.51 last February at the Atlatnic 10 Championships in Fairfax, Va.
Sadly, St. Joe’s is one of the few Division 1 schools in the country that doesn’t have an all-time top-10 on its web site. There is a “media guide” with an all-time roster in case you wanted to know that someone named “Donnelly” ran track for the Hawks in 1926.
Click to access MTXC_Record_Book.pdf
But if you’re like me and want to know where Greene’s 1:51.10 ranks in St. Joe’s history, I got nothing.
We just know the school record is 1:50.39 set by Bob Jackson in 1994, so Green is only 71-100ths of a second from that.
I did check back on old TFRRS performance lists, which reveals that Greene’s 1:51.10 is fastest by a St. Joe’s half-miler since at least 2009, which is far back as available records go.
The indoor IC4A Championships date back to 1921. IC4A stands for Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America.