Cole Cramer Shatters Records, Shakes Up NJ Track and Field Rankings

Cole Cramer, a junior at Southern Regional High School, ran a 10.39-second 100-meter dash and a 21.29-second 200-meter dash at the Bull Bruno Ocean County Championships. His performances broke records and tied state rankings, solidifying his position as a top contender in sprint events.

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Cole Cramer Shatters Records, Shakes Up NJ Track and Field Rankings

Cole Cramer Shatters Records, Shakes Up NJ Track and Field Rankings

Cole Cramer, a junior at Southern Regional High School, has made a significant impact on the New Jersey high school track and field scene with his remarkable performances at the Bull Bruno Ocean County Championships. Cramer's blistering times in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash events have not only broken records but also rearranged the record, setting state rankings ahead of the peak season.

In the 100-meter dash trials on Wednesday, Cramer ran an astonishing 10.39 seconds, tying for No. 7 in NJ history for all conditions. "This time broke the meet record, his own Ocean County record for all conditions, and tied the NJ Junior Class and Shore Conference records," according to the meet results. Cramer's time shattered his previous Ocean County record of 10.52 seconds, which he set last month at the Colt Challenge at CBA.

Cramer's 10.39-second performance equaled the Shore Conference and State Junior Class records (for all conditions) set by Miles Shuler-Foster of Long Branch in 2010. In the 200-meter dash, Cramer claimed victory with a meet record time of 21.29 seconds on Friday. His personal best of 21.18 seconds in the event, set on April 24, places him No. 14 all-time in state history.

Cramer's achievements have significant implications for the state rankings. He became the third sprinter in the state to go 10.40 or faster in the 100-meter dash this season, marking a first in NJ history. With Ajani Dwyer of Washington running 10.38 seconds and Malachi James of Burlington City clocking 10.40 seconds, there is a strong possibility that the wind-legal state record of 10.35 seconds, set by Jamar Ervin of Camden in 2000, could be surpassed this year.

Cole Cramer's outstanding performances at the Bull Bruno Ocean County Championships have solidified his position as a top contender in the sprint events. With the peak season approaching, all eyes will be on Cramer and his fellow elite sprinters as they vie for state supremacy and potentially rewrite the record books.