Egg Harbor Twp Boys Make History with 4x800 National Title


Not long after the Ridge, NJ girls won their national title the Egg Harbor Twp boys took to the track to make their own history and completed a New Jersey sweep of the 4x800 meter relay. With a time of 7:48.92 they took the win and held off a valiant comeback effort from the St. Benedict's Prep boys in second running 7:50.48.

This is the first time a New Jersey squad has won the boys 4x800 meter at New Balance Nationals Indoor. The Egg Harbor Twp squad and splits: Robert Dessoye (2:00.05), Alex Dessoye, Aidin Hendriks (1:55.89), and Eric Barnes (1:56.58). All seniors who have come up together with a great close to their last high school indoor season.

We mentioned they had to hold of St. Benedict's Prep, their anchor Alfred Chawonza closed with a ridiculous 1:51.16 to move into second and less than two seconds off Egg Harbor Twp. The first three legs on that Prep squad: Ronald Kigen 2:05.57, Byron Simmons 1:55.12, Adrian Ceballo 1:58.63. 

Congratulations to both these Garden State squads going 1-2 at Nationals. 


Top Six Finishers


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