Westfield Rips NJ No. 3 All-Time DMR, Places 2nd At NBN

The Westfield boys blasted one of the fastest distance medley relays in New Jersey history on Friday, and nearly won the race at the New Balance National Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.

Westfield took control of the race after sensational legs from senior Alexander Valencia (3:06.78 for 1,600), senior Emanuel Gayanilo (50.00 for 400) and senior Jimmy Gildea (1:55.66 for 800).

Senior Avery Keith followed with a big PR of 4:09.49 on the anchor and did all he could to keep the Blue Devils in front. But Steven Hergenrother, who split 4:04.67, was able to pass Keith and give Ridgefield of Connecticut the win in a US No. all-time 10:01.13,. Westfield was second in 10:01.92, the third fastest time in NJ indoor history and No. 11 in U.S. indoor history!!! 

Ridge, with junior Brenden McMahon anchoring in 4:13.41, finished fourth in 10:10.20 and Union Catholic was seventh in 10:22.13 

The only teams in NJ indoor history to run faster than Westfield are Ridge (9:53.50) and Union Catholic (9:55.12), who finished 1-2 at the 2022 New Balance National Championships at the New Balance National Championships. 

Congrats to the Blue Devils on a remarkable run!!