Seton Hall Prep Gets Redemption, Wins 4x400 At NB Nationals


That's what the Seton Hall Prep 4x400-meter relay squad was seeking at Sunday's New Balance Nationals, and they got what they came for in electrifying fashion.

After failing to finish the 4x400 at the NJ Meet of Champions last Saturday, Seton Hall Prep's all junior lineup of Ryan Matulonis, Nick DeVita, Xavier Donaldson, and Russell Webb lit up the track at the New York Armory with a blazing wire-to-wire victory in 3:18.76! That's the second fastest time in the nation this season, No. 13 in NJ indoor history, and is a new  school record.

Seton Hall, who won the 4x400 at Millrose Games on this same track last month, won its heat by nearly five seconds, and finished almost three seconds over the Hall Track Club, which won its heat and finished second overall  in 3:21.58.  

The only team that has run faster in the country this season than Seton Hall is Cathedral from Los Angeles, who won the Nike National title on Saturday at Ocean Breeze in 3:18.28. Seton Hall's 3:18.76 broke the school record of 3:19.36 set when Seton Hall finished first at the Eastern States Championships in 2004.

The splits for Seton Hall Prep were 49.33 for Matulonis, 49.07 for Devita, 48.81 for Donaldson, and 51.56 for Webb.

At the Meet of Champions, Seton Hall Prep was favored to win, but misfortune struck when Webb took a spill on the second leg. But on Sunday, Webb brought the Pirates across the finish line to put on a exclamation point on the red hot victory. 

That's how you get redemption!