East Orange Adds Another US#1, Akeem Lindo Showing National Caliber

We just finished December and the East Orange Campus boys have been on the MOOOOOOOVVVVVEE so far this season with multiple US#1 and meet record performances. 

East Orange Relays for Days

On Friday during the Marine Corps Holiday Classic the East Orange Campus boys added another US#1 time to their arsenal. They won the 1600 meter Sprint Medley Relay with a meet record time of 3:30.94. The previous record set in 2000 by Paul Robeson who ran 3:31.67. East Orange's squad consisted of Immyouri Etienne, Akeem Lindo, Dominic Dazzell, and Kishaun Richardson

They also still hold the top spot in the nation for the 4x200 meter thanks to their season opening time of 1:28.76 on December 16th. That also broke the meet record for the AT&T Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational.  

Add a NJ#1 US#2 4x400 meter relay time of 2:22.68 in that mix and you can say they've had a pretty successful month of December. 

Top 3 Boys Holiday Classic Sprint Medley Times / Splits

  1 East Orange Campus  'A'                             3:30.94#  1 
           48.932 (48.932)          1:10.633 (21.702)          1:33.526 (22.894)
       3:30.935 (1:57.409)
  2 Susan Wagner  'A'                                   3:35.41   1 
           51.644 (51.644)          1:14.776 (23.133)          1:38.778 (24.002)
       3:35.408 (1:56.630)
  3 Patchogue-Medford  'A'                              3:42.21   1 
           51.717 (51.717)          1:15.904 (24.187)          1:40.878 (24.974)
       3:42.210 (2:01.332)

Akeem Lindo Showing National Caliber

Not only are they dominating on the relay front but individually senior Akeem Lindo has proven his national caliber as well. Most recently Lindo is US#2 in the 300 meter with his 34.05 win at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic, which is #7 all-time in New Jersey history. He ranks US#3 in the 55 meter dash at 6.37, US#3 in the 55 meter hurdles at 7.35, and US#5 in the 200 meter from his win at Super Essex Conference running 21.73.

In MileSplit's most recent MileSplit50 rankings these performances moved Akeem Lindo up to #7 in the nation when considering all events and athletes, he was previously unranked. During the preseason we had Lindo noted as one of the most talented returning athletes you'd see this year for New Jersey, it is in fact more suitable to say the country.