Mar-Quel Davis and Deptford scorch the track for a 41.55 and 3rd-place in 4×1 at Nationals!!!!!

Mar-Quel Davis anchored Deptford to a sizzling 41.55 in the 400-meter relay and third place at the National Scholiastic Outdoor Championships Sunday in Greensboro, N.C.

Deptford, which set the Gloucester County record of 41.71 at the state Group 3 meet last month, lowered its own county record and recorded the No. 12 time in state history and No. 8 time in South Jersey history.

The team of sophomores Khi’on Smith and Tyriq Bundy and seniors Jaythan Vereen and Davis ran 41.80 in the trials, fourth-fastest in the preliminary rounds.

In the final, the Spartans finished behind only Parkview High of Lilburn, Ga. (41.09) and Western Branch of Chesapeake, Va. (41.47).

All-Time New Jersey 400-Meter Relay List
40.92 … Winslow, 2003
41.0h … Plainfield, 1980
41.09 … Camden, 2000
41.2h … Weequahic, 1972
41.25 … Camden, 2004
41.25 … Camden, 2001
41.45 … Timber Creek, 2014
41.46 … Franklin Twp., 2016
41.50 … Timber Creek, 2013
41.52 … Plainfield, 1998
41.54 … Camden, 2002
41.55 … Deptford, 2017
41.62 … Camden, 2003
41.64 … Winslow Twp., 2004
41.65 … Trenton, 1999
41.69 … Willingboro, 1991
41.71 … Edgewood, 2000
41.71 … Salem, 2017
41.71 … Teaneck, 2010
41.72 … Plainfield, 1998
41.74 … Rahway, 1985
41.5h … Westfield, 1978
41.80 … Oakcrest, 2012
41.82 … Neptune, 2009
41.83 … Camden, 1997
41.83 … Westfield, 1977
41.83 … Camden, 1997
41.83 … Oakcrest, 2011
41.85 … Pennsauken, 2016
41.86 … Pennsauken, 2017
41.6h … Montclair, 1984
41.6h … Montclair, 1972
41.91 … Irvington, 2005
41.7h … Camden, 1996
41.7h … Edgewood, 2001
41.96 ,.. Perth Amboy, 2017
41.98 … Plainfield, 2000

All-Time South Jersey 400-Meter Relay List
40.92 … Winslow, 2003
41.09 … Camden, 2000
41.25 … Camden, 2004
41.25 … Camden, 2001
41.45 … Timber Creek, 2014
41.50 … Timber Creek, 2013
41.54 … Camden, 2002
41.55 … Deptford, 2017
41.62 … Camden, 2003
41.64 … Winslow Twp., 2004
41.69 … Willingboro, 1991
41.71 … Edgewood, 2000
41.71 … Salem, 2017
41.80 … Oakcrest, 2012
41.83 … Camden, 1997
41.83 … Camden, 1997
41.83 … Oakcrest, 2011
41.85 … Pennsauken, 2016
41.86 … Pennsauken, 2017
41.7h … Camden, 1996
41.7h … Edgewood, 2001

Moorestown’s Outlaw learns long after his 46.25 that he was DQ’d; initial appeal denied

Moorestown senior Brandon Outlaw, whose 46.25 for 400 meters at the National Scholastic Outdoor Championships Sunday was No. 3 in state history, learned long after the race that he had been disqualified for stepping on the line inside his lane.

Moorestown coach Troy Pappas said he immediately appealed the decision but the appeal was denied. He said he’s exploring additional appeals.

In high school meets, a runner must take at least three steps outside his lane to be disqualified. But the National Scholastic Championships are operated by the USATF under IAAF rules, and under that rulebook, a runner can he DQ’d for one step outside his lane.

Pappas said Outlaw’s DQ came along the final straightaway, and any appeal would be on the grounds that a runner only gains a competitive advantage if he runs on the line along the turn or if he interferes with another runner, neither of which was the case.

Outlaw, whose previous PR was 46.68 at sectionals, ran the fastest time in South Jersey in 33 years and the third-fastest time in state history.

Generally, when a runner is DQ’d, he learns before he even leaves the track. Outlaw didn’t even learn about his DQ until well after the race, when he was about to step onto the podium to receive his second-place medal.

Outlaw plans to run for Virginia next year.

Moorestown’s Brandon Outlaw blazes his way to 2nd in 400 at Nationals with #3 time in state history!!!!!

Moorestown senior Brandon Outlaw earned All-America honors for the second time this weekend Sunday when he placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 46.25 at the 32nd annual National Scholastic Outdoor Track Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

Outlaw, whose previous PR was 46.82 at sectionals, broke the Burlington County record of 46.62, set in the 1991 Meet of Champions by Olympian Lamont Smith of Willingboro. His time is No. 2 in South Jersey history behind Olympian Dennis Mitchell’s storied 46.02 for Edgewood at the 1984 state Group 4 meet and No. 3 in state history behind Clayton Parros of Seton Hall Prep, who ran 45.71 in 2009, and Mitchell.

So Outlaw’s time is fastest by a South Jersey runner in 33 years and fastest by a New Jersey quarter-miler in eight years.

Outlaw finished second to Tyrese Cooper of Norland High School in Miami, who ran 45.81 to win his second straight national title. He has a PR of 45.23 from winning last year’s AAU Junior Olympics. Cooper hasn’t lost a 400 in a high school race since nationals his sophomore year, when he was third.

On Saturday, Outlaw ran the 400 leg on Moorestown’s fourth-place team in the sprint medley.

All-Time South Jersey 400-Meter Dash List
46.02 … Dennis Mitchell [Edgewood], 1984
46.25 … Brandon Outlaw [Moorestown], 2017
46.62 … Lamont Smith [Willingboro], 1991
46.67 … Jamaad Muse [Timber Creek], 2014
46.77 … Reuben McCoy [Winslow Twp.], 2004
46.82 … Brandon Outlaw [Moorestown], 2017
46.90 … Antonio Abney [Willingboro], 2007
46.95 … Darrell Bush [Woodbury], 2012
47.03 … Royce Reed [Bridgeton], 1994
47.1h … Darron Outler [Lenape], 1984
47.2h … Levin Handy [Vineland], 1969
47.2h … Brian Bennett [Edgewood], 1985
47.48 … Ron Hillian [Eastern], 2002
47.3h … Curtis Mcintyre [Bridgeton], 1992
47.59 … Jade Smith [Camden], 2002
47.4h … Ken Moore [Overbrook], 1984
47.4h … Chuck Carter [Eastern], 1985
47.4h … Barry Douglas [Willingboro], 1993
47.64 … Keith Griffith [Florence], 2010
47.30 … Rob Gary [Lenape], 1998
47.76 … Carl Smith [Camden], 2005
47.88 … Shawney Kersey [Woodbury], 2009
47.88 … Damiere Byrd [Timber Creek], 2011

All-Time New Jersey Sub-47 400-Meter Dash List
45.71 … Clayton Parros [Seton Hall Prep], 2009
46.02 … Dennis Mitchell [Edgewood], 1984
46.25 … Brandon Outlaw [Moorestown], 2017
46.28 … Zyaire Clemes [Trenton], 2013
46.34 … Ray Williams [Scotch Plains-Fanwood], 2002
46.3h … Ron Freeman [Jefferson], 1965
46.43 … Najee Glass [St. Peter’s], 2011
46.62 … Gary Satterwhite [Rahway], 1985
46.62 … Lamont Smith [Willingboro], 1991
46.67 … Jamaad Muse [Timber Creek], 2014
46.68 … Lance Wigfall [East Orange], 2003
46.77 … Reuben McCoy [Winslow Twp.], 2004
46.81 … Andrew Valmon [Manchester Twp.], 1983
46.81 … Taylor McLaughlin [Union Catholic], 2014
46.82 … Brandon Outlaw [Moorestown], 2017
46.84 … Kevin Lyles [Franklin], 1991
46.84 … Mario Hezlop [Franklin], 2017
46.87 … Ty Adams [Monmouth Reg.], 1993
46.88 … Shaquan Brown [JFK Paterson], 2005
46.90 … Antonio Abney [Willingboro], 2007
46.94 … Bryant McCombs [Old Bridge], 2005
46.95 … Darrell Bush [Woodbury], 2012
46.95 … Adian Sanderson [Ewing], 2003
46.95 … Charles Cox [Monmouth Reg.], 2007
46.8h … Darrell Jeffress [Trenton], 1978

Winslow girls break 47, run all-time South Jersey #2 time in 400-meter relay at Nationals!!!!!

The Winslow girls ran the second-fastest 400-meter relay in South Jersey history Saturday at the National Scholastic Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

The likely team of  Iyianna Williams or Janeya Hammond, Tionna Tobias, Flora Ahiarakwe and Shakira Dancy ran 46.98 to place 10th overall. The official results inexplicably do not list relay participants this year.

The only faster time in South Jersey history belongs to Eastern, which ran 46.87 in 2003. Willingboro ran a hand-timed 46.9 in 1980, but Winslow’s time is intrinsically faster because it’s FAT timed.

Winslow’s time is No. 10 in state history. Winslow missed qualifying for the championship race by 23-100ths of a second.

Winslow’s previous best this year and previous school record was a 47.05 at the Penn Relays.

All-Time State 400-Meter Relay List
45.50 … Montclair, 1998
45.89 … Columbia, 2010
46.08 … Trenton, 1984
46.42 … Franklin Twp., 2003
46.84 … Piscataway, 2014
46.87 … Eastern, 2003
46.89 … Franklin Twp., 2001
46.90 … Paramus Catholic, 2010
46.96 … Columbia, 2009
46.98 … Winslow Twp., 2017
47.02 … Columbia, 2005
47.06 … Winslow Twp., 2014
47.07 … Summit, 2017
47.09 … Shabazz, 1986
47.12 … Columbia, 2012
46.9h … Willingboro, 1980
47.18 … Winslow Twp., 2013
47.22 … Trenton, 2002
47.22 … Columbia, 2014
47.27 … Trenton, 1983
47.27 … Delsea, 2017

All-Time S.J. 400-Meter Relay List
46.87 … Eastern, 2003
46.98 … Winslow Twp., 2017
46.9h … Willingboro, 1980
47.18 … Winslow Twp., 2013
47.3h … Willingboro, 1981
47.45 … Willingboro, 1994
47.54 … Winslow Twp., 2003
47.4h … Camden,, 1978
47.4y … Camden, 1979
47.75 … Eastern, 2002
47.76 … Winslow Twp., 2005
47.76 … Winslow Twp., 2012
47.78 … Delsea, 2017
47.8h … Willingboro, 2003
47.82 …Moorestown, 2000
47.83 … Rancocas Valley, 2017
47.85 … Deptford, 2015
47.87 … Winslow Twp., 2011
47.9h … Willingboro, 1995
47.94 … Camden, 2000
48.0h … Camden, 1995
48.0h … Wilson, 2008
48.03 … Penns Grove, 2014
48.07 … Camden, 2006
48.08 … Winslow Twp., 2004
48.08 … Willingboro, 2009
48.09 … Lakewood, 2000
48.1h … Willingboro, 1979
48.12 … Washington Twp., 2001
48.14 … Camden, 1997
48.23 … Wilson, 2006
48.23 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2015
48.24 … Camden, 2008

Fox, Outlaw lead Moorestown to fastest sprint med by a S.J. school in 12 YEARS and 4th PLACE at Nationals!!!!!

Brandon Outlaw’s 46.7 leg and Kevin Fox’s 1:52.4 anchor led Moorestown to a remarkable fourth place in the sprint medley at the 32nd annual National Scholastic Interscholastic Track Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday.

Moorestown ran 3:25.06, finishing behind schools from Michigan, Texas and Maryland in running the No. 11 time in state history, No. 7 time in South Jersey history and No. 4 in Burlington County history.

The time is fastest by a South Jersey sprint med in 12 YEARS – since Bordentown won the meet on the same track in 2005 with the team of Mike Steffen, Fred Mendenhall, Dan Millian and national 800 champ Rob Novak, who went on to run a sub-4:00 mile.

Senior Zion Howard, the county 400IH champ, and soph Josh Pearcy ran the 200s for coach Troy Pappas’s Moorestown Quakers. Outlaw gave Fox the baton in fifth, and Fox moved the Quakers into fourth.

It was the first All-America relay team (top six) ever for Moorestown. The 2004 super sprint medley team placed eighth.

Rancocas Valley placed 14th in 3:29.44, breaking the school record of 3:29.72 set by the Ian Waterhouse group in 2005 on the same track when the Red Devils placed sixth overall and earned All-America honors out of an unseeded heat. Josh Raines, Jamaal James and Phil Reid also ran on that 2005 R.V. team.

This year, R.V.’s quarter included Robert Hawkins and Samuel Keleekai on the 200 legs, Brian Merriman on the 400 and Jacob Tyndale anchoring in 1:56.7.

Eight of the top 24 teams in the race — a full one-third of them — come from New Jersey.  Six of them ran sub-3:30, which means six of the top 54 times in state history came out of this one race (in five sections).

Outlaw, who will run the open 400 on Sunday, will continue his college career at Virginia and Fox at Notre Dame. Fox elected not to run the open 800 at nationals, opting instead to focus on the sprint medley.

All-Time N.J. SMR Performance List
3:22.71 … Vineland, 2002
3:22.75 … Vineland, 2003
3:22.85 … Camden, 2001
3:23.15 … Union Catholic, 2012
3:23.56 … Willingboro, 2003
3:23.79 … Willingboro, 2001
3:24.14 … West Orange, 2012
3:24.19 … Bordentown, 2005
3:24.23 … Pope John XXIII, 2013
3:25.04 … Ridgewood, 2016
3:25.06 … Moorestown, 2017
3:25.08 … Northern Valley Old Tappan, 2015
3:25.26 … St. Benedict’s, 2012
3:25.28 … Trenton, 2017
3:26.25 … Absegami, 2008
3:26.27 … Union Catholic, 2014
3:26.43 … Don Bosco, 2014
3:26.75 … Winslow Twp., 2003
3:26.77 … Teaneck, 2010
3:26.83 … Union Catholic, 2017
3:27.10 … Washington Twp., 2010
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
3:27.1h … Bridgeton, 2001
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
3:27.3h … Willingboro, 1983
3:27.43 … Morris Hills, 2012
3:27.94 … Pope John XXIII, 2010
3:27.55 … Washington Twp., 2009
3:27.58 … St. Benedict’s, 2011
3:27.63 … Trenton, 2016
3:27.69 … Overbrook, 1999
3:27.78 … West Orange, 2011
3:27.82 … Abraham Clark, 2013
3:27.99 … Hamilton North, 2017
3:28.06 … Union Catholic, 2013
3:28.16 … Hightstown, 2010
3:28.23 … Ridgewood, 2013
3:28.30 … Ramapo, 2010
3:28.38 … Ridgewood, 2014
3:28.49 … Rahway, 2013
3:28.55 … Winslow Twp., 2002
3:28.63 … Lenape, 2001
3:28.94 … Union Catholic, 2011
3:28.97 … Mountain Lakes, 2012
3:29.04 … Hopatcong, 2013
3:29.1h … Willingboro, 1979
3:29.42 … Lawrenceville School, 2011
3:29.44 … Rancocas Valley, 2017
3:29.50 … Mendham, 2012
3:29.71 … Linden, 2012
3:29.72 … Rancocas Valley, 2005
3:29.74 … Union Catholic, 2016
3:29.82 … Columbia, 2015
3:29.97 … Bergen Catholic, 2017

All-Time S.J. SMR Performance List
3:22.71 … Vineland, 2002
3:22.75 … Vineland, 2003
3:22.85 … Camden, 2001
3:23.56 … Willingboro, 2003
3:23.79 … Willingboro, 2001
3:24.19 … Bordentown, 2005
3:25.06 … Moorestown, 2017
3:26.25 … Absegami, 2008
3:26.75 … Winslow Twp., 2003
3:27.10 … Washington Twp., 2010
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
3:27.1h … Bridgeton, 2001
3:27.32 … Oakcrest, 2014
3:27.3h … Willingboro, 1983
3:27.55 … Washington Twp., 2009
3:27.69 … Overbrook, 1999
3:28.55 … Winslow Twp., 2002
3:28.63 … Lenape, 2001
3:29.1h … Willingboro, 1979
3:29.44 … Rancocas Valley, 2017
3:29.72 … Rancocas Valley, 2005

Egg Harbor destroys South Jersey record with 2nd-place finish in 4-by-8 at Nationals!!!!!

The Egg Harbor 3,200-meter relay team, denied a chance to run at states or the Meet of Champions because of a DQ at sectionals, destroyed the South Jersey record Saturday with a second-place at Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.

Details are not yet available. The official results don’t list who ran which legs, but all four EHT splits were 1:56.XX or faster, including a 1:53 on the third leg.

Egg was in seventh place after the leadoff legs but moved into second on the second leg and stayed there the rest of the race.

It’s not clear who won. The results list “Cow Harbor” from New York but there isn’t a Cow Harbor High School in New York state.

It’s likely Northport, which had run 7:42 at the New York State championships earlier this month and is located near Cow Harbor, N.Y.

In any case, Egg Harbor’s likely runners were Robert Dessoye, Alex Dessoye, Aidin Hendriks and Eric Barnes.

Egg broke the South Jersey and Atlantic County records of 7:40.71 set in 2013 by Pleasantville. The Eagles’ time is No. 8 in state history. Egg’s previous best was its 7:47.13 at the Penn Relays.

More details as we get them! But congrats to the Egg Harbor Township Eagles on the greatest 4-by-8 in South Jersey history!!!

All-time NJ 4×8 List
7:31.60 … Morris Hills, 2009
7:34.67 … Christian Brothers, 2012
7:39.32 … Pope John XXIII, 2012
7:39.36 … Old Bridge, 2015
7:39.54 … Colts Neck, 2005
7:39.57 … Ridgewood, 2014
7:39.5h … Trenton, 1978
7:40.43 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2017
7:40.57 … River Dell, 2016
7:40.71 … Pleasantville, 2013
7:40.99 … Willingboro, 1983
7:41.27 … Lawrenceville School, 2010
7:42.59 … Union Catholic, 2010
7:42.8h … Essex Catholic, 1971
7:42.95 … Bergen Catholic, 2014
7:43.26 … Christian Brothers, 2001
7:43.56 … South Brunswick, 2014
7:43.57 … Haddonfield, 2015
7:43.8h … Toms River South, 1974
7:43.9h … Roselle Catholic, 1968
7:44.0h … Toms River South, 1979
7:44.2h … Plainfield, 1980
7:44.25 … Willingboro, 2003
7:44.4h … Trenton, 1975
7:44.7h … Plainfield, 1984
7:45.1h … Roselle Catholic, 1972
7:45.1h … Paramus Catholic, 1973
7:45.1h … North Bergen, 1975
7:45.27 …Columbia
7:45.2h … St. Joe’s Metuchen, 1975
7:45.5h … Bergen Catholic, 1974
7:45.6h … Roselle Catholic, 1965
7:45.7h … Trenton, 1977
7:45.7h … Trenton, 1981
7:45.8h … Bergen Catholic, 1975

All-Time South Jersey list
7:40.43 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2017
7:40.71 … Pleasantville, 2013
7:40.99 … Willingboro, 1983
7:43.57 … Haddonfield, 2015
7:44.25 … Willingboro, 2003
7:46.2h … Deptford, 1967
7:47.27 … Egg Harbor, 2016
7:47.66 … Kingsway, 2011
7:47.9h … Willingboro, 1982
7:48.25 … Vineland, 2012
7:48.3h … Woodbury, 1977
7:48.70 … Rancocas Valley, 2016

Coppolino anchors Sterling girls to all-time S.J. #5 sprint medley time and 8th-place finish at Nationals!!!!!

Junior Sydney Coppolino anchored Sterling to eighth place and the No. 5 time in South Jersey history in the sprint medley at the National Scholastic Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday.

Junior Carly Fox and senior Jannell Rowe ran the 200-meter dash legs, Saraly Gonzalez split 59.1 for the 400 and Coppolino anchored in a ridiculous 2:09.69 for Sterling, breaking the Camden County record of 4:02.89 set by Woodrow Wilson back in 2002.

Sterling ran 4:02 despite not being in the fast section. They were pushed by Hopkinton, Mass. (4:02.90); Columbia, N.J. (4:03.13) and Alexander, Ga. (4:04.75) in the fifth of sixth races.

Sterling’s school record was 4:17.90 as recently as April before a 4:05.57 at the Rowland Relays.

The time is second-fastest in New Jersey this year — Union Catholic ran 3:57.44 in the next heat of the same race.

It’s also fastest ever by a South Jersey school outside Burlington County. Willingboro owns the three-fastest times — all from 2002 through 2006 — and Lenape ran 4:01.07 in 2015.

In the same race, Kingsway ran 4:08.08 and placed 18th, breaking its own Gloucester County record of 4:11.16, set earlier this year.

Here’s the all-time South Jersey SMR list:

3:59.6h … Willingboro, 2003
4:00.34 … Willingboro, 2006
4:00.71 … Willingboro, 2002
4:01.07 … Lenape, 2015
4:02.60 … Sterling, 2017
4:02.69 … Willingboro, 2004
4:02.89 … Woodrow Wilson, 2002
4:03.04 … Camden, 1995
4:03.54 … Lenape, 2006
4:04.44 … Millville, 2013
4:04.86 … Woodrow Wilson, 2009
4:05.2h … Winslow Twp., 2003
4:05.36 … Willingboro, 2010
4:05.70 … Ocean City, 2004
4:06.06 … Ocean City, 2005
4:06.56 … Rancocas Valley, 2007
4:07.16 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2015

Sterling’s time is No. 23 in state history, which is pretty impressive considering 12 of the 22 times ahead of them were achieved by Columbia, Union Catholic or Willingboro.

The only other schools to run faster than Sterling are Neptune, Sparta, Southern Regional, Westwood, Pope John XXIII, Shabazz and Lenape.

Here’s the all-time state list:

3:50.82 … Columbia, 2014
3:52.07 … Columbia, 2013
3:52.74 … Neptune, 2010
3:53.70 … Columbia, 2010
3:53.93 … Sparta, 2010
3:54.37 … Southern Regional, 2007
3:55.7h … Columbia, 1980
3:56.54 … Columbia, 2009
3:57.44 … Union Catholic, 2017
3:57.51 … Columbia, 2012
3:57.82 … Union Catholic, 2016
3:57.96 … Westwood, 2014
3:58.26 … Pope John XXIII, 2014
3:58.41 … Union Catholic, 2015
3:58.56 … Columbia, 1995
3:58.59 … Shabazz, 1986
3:59.6h … Willingboro, 2003
4:00.34 … Willingboro, 2006
4:00.71 … Willingboro, 2002
4:01.07 …  Lenape, 2015
4:01.52 … Pope John XXIII, 2008
4:01.92 … Sparta, 2012
4:02.36 … Piscataway, 2006
4:02.60 … Sterling, 2017
4:02.68 … Pope John XXIII, 2007
4:02.69 … Columbia, 1998
4:02.69 … Willingboro, 2004
4:02.84 … Westwood, 2013
4:02.89 … Woodrow Wilson, 2002
4:03.06 … Columbia, 1996
4:03.13 … Pope John XXIII, 2012
4:03.21 … Southern Regional, 2002
4:03.26 … Trenton, 2001
4:03.32 … Sparta, 2013
4:03.52 … Colts Neck, 2007
4:03.55 … South Brunswick, 2010
4:03.68 … Trenton, 2002
4:03.71 … Ridgewood, 2007
4:03.97 … Southern Regional, 2009