At the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 Championships last week, Dallas Hohney ran a personal-record time in the 400-meter run.
However, it was only good enough to get the junior on the Glassboro High boys’ track and field team a silver medal.
“I PR’ed last week, but I felt that I could have done better,” Hohney said. “I definitely thought I could put up a sub-50 last weekend. I had to make up for it today, and I definitely did.”
Hohney set another personal-best time Friday at the NJSIAA Group 1 Championships at Pennsauken High and in the process, he earned the state title in the 400. He finished the race with a winning time of 49.39.
“Last weekend, I don’t feel like … I didn’t come out as well,” he said. “I slipped out of my start, so that really messed up my race. This weekend, I came in and felt like I was going to win. I had a better start off the blocks. That had a big impact. I just told myself that I was going to get this one today. That’s what I did.”
Cresskill’s Ben Klein was second in 49.85. New Milford’s Robbie Tormo placed third in 50.27. Glen Ridge’s Nicholas Ruggiero came in fourth in 50.44.
“I don’t know what to say; it’s a crazy feeling,” Hohney said. “I just feel blessed right now. I have to thank God. I am just happy now.”
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