CBA relay team wins high school division at adidas

CBA relay team wins high school division at adidas

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CBA relay team wins high school division at adidas

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Neptune senior Ajee Wilson lowered her own state record in the 800 meters by running 2:02.61 to finish seventh in the Women’s 800 at the adidas Grand Prix Saturday at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York.

Fantu Magiso of Ethiopia won the Women’s 800 in a meet-record 1:57.48, breaking the previous mark of 1:59.07 set by Hazel Clark in 2007.

Wilson’s previous best was 2:02.64. Last summer, Wilson broke Joetta Clark’s 32-year-old state 800 record of 2:03.54 when she ran 2:03.17 in the semifinals of the IAAF World Youth Championships in France. Wilson then bested her own mark by winning the final in 2:02.64.

Also, former Manalapan and University of Virginia star Robbie Andrews made his professional debut by finishing fifth in the Men’s 800 in 1:45.06. Andrews was .35 off his personal best of 1:44.71 to win last year’s NCAA 800 final.

Kenya’s David Rudisha, who holds the 800 world record at 1:41.01, won the Men’s 800 in a meet-record 1:41.74, the top time in the world this year. Rudisha broke the previous meet-record of 1:44.38 set by South Africa’s Mbulaeni Mulaudzi in 2010. Matthew Scherer set the early pace of 49.1 through the first lap before dropping out as Rudisha ran the opening 400 in 49.5.

The Christian Brothers Academy 4×400 team won in the high school division with a time that would set a new Shore Conference record. Matt Rodio, Kevin Olsen, Zack McDermott and Theo Foster had a time of 3:15.73.

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