Rancocas Valley’s Ian Moore ran the 7th-fastest 800 in Monmouth history and PR’d with a 1:50.84 for 2nd place in the Colonial Athletic Association meet at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
Moore finished behind only Dugion Blackman of Hampton, who ran a PR of his own with a 1:47.69 – 3rd-fastest this year by a Jamaican.
Moore’s previous PR was a 1:51.98 in April of 2021 in a meet on his home track in West Long Branch.
Three of the nine-fastest half-milers in Monmouth history are from South Jersey – Stone Caraccio [1:50.83 last year] is No. 6, Moore is No. 7 and Absegami’s Ford Palmer [1:51.01] is No. 9.
Moore ran 1:52.47 in Friday’s trials and was the 7th-fastest qualifier going into the finals.
In the final, he was out in 54.26 and sitting in 4th with a lap to go before closing in 56.58 to pass two William and Mary runners and move up to 2nd.