Malual Mu of Trenton Central Wins 1600m 4:19.88

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A big time win for the junior Malual Mu from Trenton Central, one that only came to fruition thanks to a ferocious last lap kick to overcome Colin Trigani of CBA who was leading at the time. Mu crossed the line with a 4:19.88, Billy Hill of Franklin made a move for second at 4:20.37 and CBA's Colin Trigani and Noah Yuro finished third and fourth at 4:20.53 and 4:20.73. 

Mu came into the Meet of Champions as the first overall seed thanks to his NJ#1 time of 4:16.03 at the Group 4 Championships last weekend, watch that race here. However this was a very strong field to try and plan for and Mu found out early that he'd have to adjust to the flow of the race, leading to that eventual exciting come from behind finish.

This wasn't his first rodeo either, as a sophomore in 2016 he finished 10th at the Meet of Champions running 4:21.53, and now will return in 2018 to defend his title.

At nationals he plans on helping his team in the sprint medley relay, then to come back the next day and compete in the championship mile event. 

1600 Meter Run Results

1Malual Mu11Trenton Central HS4:19.882
2Billy Hill12Franklin Twp. HS4:20.372
3Colin Trigani12Christian Brothers Academy4:20.532
4Noah Yuro12Christian Brothers Academy4:20.732
5Elliot Gindi12Ocean Twp. HS4:22.152
6Louis DiLaurenzio11Raritan HS4:23.192
7Eric Clay12Morristown HS4:23.312
8Matthew Meusel11Westfield HS4:23.392
9Derek Gess10Haddonfield Mem. HS4:23.832
10Mark Miller12Shawnee HS4:23.952
11Colin Logsdon11Chatham HS4:26.352
12Luke Johnson9West Windsor-Plainsboro North HS4:26.391
13George Tenenberg11Delsea Reg. HS4:27.241
14Caleb Shaia12Bergen Catholic HS4:28.242
15Nicholas Ackerman11Freehold Twp HS4:29.152
16Tom Holster12Indian Hills HS4:29.642
17Patrick Mulligan11Haddon Twp HS4:30.921
18Tommy Moxham12Notre Dame HS4:32.801
19Jeffrey Stewart11Jackson Memorial HS4:33.031
20Steven Fiumefreddo11Indian Hills HS4:34.151
21Andrew Massaro10Bishop Eustace Prep4:34.171
22Evan Minor12Voorhees HS4:35.771
23Matt D'Auria11Ocean Twp. HS4:35.851
24Joe Wells12South Amboy HS4:36.431
25Bobby Hastie12Robbinsville HS4:39.151
26Billy Byrne12Ridgewood HS4:43.002
27Justin Vidal11Mater Dei Prep4:48.591
28Mark Pasquariello12New Providence HS4:59.121
29Rohan Bendre12Newark Academy5:05.061