SUB-9! Murphy And Jennings Go To Line

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For the second straight year the New Jersey Meet of Champions 3200 meter title came down to a sub-9 minute photo finish!

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Liam Murphy, Jack Jennings, and Austin Gabay all battled their hearts out to make this one of the best races of Sunday's NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

After trading moves throughout Gabay made a final surge heading into the bell to take the lead, Murphy fought back over the back stretch to answer and in doing so opened the door for a late kick from Jennings. For a moment it looked like Jennings' momentum was going to carry him to victory but at the last second Murphy found an extra gear to secure a win by .03 seconds running US#6 8:58.16 to Jennings' 8:58.19! And this was after Murphy competed in a the 1600m earlier that day!

Gabay running third clocked at 9:00.27 now ranked US#9 on the season. 

These indoor Meet of Champions titles don't come easy, last year Murphy had to battle the then defending Champ Devin Hart to the line where Murphy also edged out the win running an 8:54.22 just ahead of Hart's 8:54.45. 

Boys 3200m Medalists at NJ MOCs:

1Liam Murphy12Allentown HS8:58.162
2Jack Jennings12Mendham HS8:58.192
3Austin Gabay12Cinnaminson HS9:00.272
4Jackson Braddock11Southern Regional HS9:06.862
5Oliver Adler12Cherry Hill East HS9:08.422
6Vidhur Polam11South Brunswick HS9:09.542
7Ethan Wechsler12Cherokee HS9:12.202
8Martin Riddell12Haddonfield Memorial HS9:14.702