Here’s what we know:
Washington Township’s Jayden Greene and Timber Creek’s Joshua Thaler ran on the St. Joe’s 3,200-meter relay team that broke the school record while winning the IC4A championship.
From Chris Tarello, a 1992 Shawnee graduate and now assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at St. Joe’s under Mike Glavin, Thaler split 1:49.9 on the second leg for the Hawks, and Greene anchored in 1:49.6.
That’s some hot racing from two half-milers who didn’t break 1:55 in high school.
Here’s what we don’t know: How fast they went.
St. Joe’s won IC4A’s in Fairfax, Va., on Sunday and their 9:24.86 broke a school record set in 2002.
The Hawks’ time is No. 17 in the world this year.
Unfortunately, neither the official results – which you can find here – nor a brief mention of the race on the school’s web site – which you can find here – lists splits.
The previous school record was 9:25.96 and was set in 2002 by “A. Craycraft, Ji. Smith, B. Rosetti and J. Puryear,” according to St. Joe’s web site. Because why include first names when you can just list initials? And why mention what meet that record was set? Pro tip to SIDs: The more information you include the better. Nobody is going to put initials in a story. Help us out a little here!
It didn’t take long for me to find the names of the four runners on the 2002 team: Andrew Craycraft, Jim Smith, Brian Rosetti and Jerry Puryear, and they set that record of 9:25.96 at 2002 IC4As in Princeton. I can even tell you Smith and Rosetti graduated from St. Joe’s the morning of the race and were shuttled to Princeton by assistant coach Bob Hamer, who ran for Council Rock and now coaches at Rider.
But if you want splits from yesterday? Good luck. You won’t find ‘em.
But congrats to Greene and Thaler, who are now part of a school record relay team. Even if nobody knows how fast they went.
The other St. Joe’s legs were handled by Owen Moelter, who led off in 1:52.0, and Gavin Campbell, who split 1:51.0 on the 3rd leg. Both ran in high school for Central Bucks South in Warrington.