Cinnaminson’s Austin Gabay runs huge 1500 PR at Wake Forest, moves into all-time S.J. alumni top-10!!!!!!

Big PR 1,500 for Cinnaminson’s Austin Gabay Friday night at Wake Forest. Gabay, a sophomore at Duke, ran 3:42.94 at the Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.

That’s the equivalent of a 4:00.78 full mile.

Gabay was out in 43.40 for the first 300 and then hit his three 400s in 1:01.67, 1:00.20 and 57.68, so his final 800 was 1:57.88.

Gabay’s previous 1,500 PR was a 3:45.96 earlier this month on his home track in Durham. His mile PR 4:06.70 from an indoor meet in Lynchburg in February.

Unfortunately, Duke only lists an all-time top-5 on its web site, unlike most Division 1 schools, who list an all-time top 10. Duke’s 1,500 top-5 goes down to 3:42.07, so presumably Gabay lands somewhere in the top 10 – if they had one.

Gabay will be back home next weekend at the 127th annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field. He’s listed as Duke’s anchor on a four-mile relay. Nick Dahl, Beck Wittstadt and James Lee are also scheduled to race. That’s scheduled for 1:20 p.m. next Saturday.

For those of you who keep track of this stuff, Gabay is now No. 8 on the all-time South Jersey 1,500 list:

3:36.98 … Ford Palmer [Absegami], July 18, 2015, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
3:40.09 … Mark Sivieri [St.Augustine], May 31, 1996, Eugene, Ore.
3:40.90 … Rob Novak [Bordentown], May 22, 2010, Los Angeles
3:41.35 … Karl Savage [Eastern], June 26, 2004, Bloomington, Ind.
3:41.70 … John Richardson [Ocean City], June 15, 2007, Bloomington, Ind.
3:41.99 … Jimmy Wyner [Mainland Regional], May 30, 2009, Greensboro
3:42.82 … Brian Gallagher [Sterling], May 10, 1998, Chapel Hill, N.C.
3:42.94 … Austin Gabay [Cinnaminson], April 21, 2023, Winston-Salem, N.C.


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