Nice PR Friday for Rancocas Valley graduate Micah Wood, who ran 52.35 in the 400-meter intermediates in the prelims at the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind.
Wood advanced to the final at 2:18 p.m. Sunday.
Wood’s previous PR was a 52.61 last month in a meet in Columbia, S.C. At Monmouth he ran 52.91 to win the 2021 Metro Atlantic Conference meet in Lawrenceville.
Wood’s time is No. 10 in Rutgers history. Four of the top 10 are South Jersey alumni: Aaron Younger of Delsea is No. 2 [50.65 at 2010 NCAA Regionals in Greensboro, N.C.], Steve Swern of Lenape is No. 6 [51.68 at 2010 IC4As in Princeton], Delran’s Harran Williams No. 8 [52.19 at 2002 IC4As in Princeton] and Wood is No. 10.
In the women’s race, Winslow’s Nylah Perry advanced to Sunday’s final with a 59.37 in the prelims. She just PR’d with a 58.61 at a meet last month in Gainesville, Fla.