Shute, Wischusen, Gordon Drop Fast Times At Loucks

Peyton Shute continued his record breaking rampage and Jimmy Wischusen showcased his huge kick when the two New Jersey distance running stars scored big wins at the 56th Glenn d. Loucks Games, which concluded on Saturday in White Plains, N.Y.  

Shute, a senior at Woodbury, took down his second South Jersey record of the season when he won the 3,200-meter run on Friday night with a an 11-seocnd PR of 8:54.11!!! That's No. 14 in NJ history and it broke the SJ record of 8:55.43 that Murad Campbell of Overbrook ran to finish second at the 1999 Golden West Invitational. Shute covered the final 1,600 in 4:25.73 

Last week, the Cornell-bound Shute ran a SJ record 4:08.28 for the mile at the Trials of Miles at Icahn Stadium, which is No. 15 in state history. 

Wischusen, a senior at Union Catholic, was in sixth place in Saturday's boys' mile with two laps to go, but ran 2:04.23 for the final half mile and closed in 60.27 to secure the win, stopping the clock at 4:13.41. The time by the Virginia-bound Wischusen is NJ No. 5 this season. 

In the boys' 110 hurdles, junior Corey Greenfield of St. Peter's Prep placed second in 14.70. Greenfield has run a NJ No. 3 time of 13.93 this season.  

On the girls side, Liliah Gordon, a junior at Northern Burlington, finished third in the 3,200 with a PR of 10:22.20, the second fastest time in the state this season and very close to the Burlington County record.

Gordon, whose previous best time came when she ran 10:26.49 to place second at the Indoor Meet of Champions this past March at Ocean Breeze, just missed breaking the Burlington County record of 10:22.02 set by Megan Lacy of Cherokee when she placed third at the 2012 Meet of Champions at Lombardi Field in Old Bridge.        

In the girls 400, Union Catholic freshmen Sydney Chadwick (56.75) and Abriyah Thompson (57.03) finished 2-4.

Sofia Day of Mainland ran 5:01.05 to place 11th in the girls mile.