East Brunswick won the boys title in dramatic fashion at the Greater Middlesex Conference Championships on Saturday at the Bennett Center in Toms River.
The boys meet came down the final event, the 4×400 relay. Piscataway led a rapidly improving Edison team, 46-44, and East Brunswick was third with 43.
But East Brunswick won the relay in 3:28.92 with Edison second in 3:31.61 as East Brunswick emerged to win the GMC title with a 53-52 victory over Edison.
“We knew we had to beat Edison by one place and Piscataway by two in order to win the meet,’’ said East Brunswick senior Donald Urschel, who led off the relay with a 50.9, won the 55 dash and was second in the 400. “And since we’ve won the relay three years in a row now, we were confident we could come through again.’’
It is the third title for East Brunswick, which also finished first in 1987 and 2006.
“We’ve won state titles the last few years, but this one has eluded us,’’said East Brunswick senior Alex Malveaux, who won the 55 hurdles in a personal best of 7.49, the second fastest time in the state this season. “So it’s nice to finally get this one.’’
East Brusnwick won the Group 4 title last winter while it shared the Group 4 outdoor championship with Hackensack in the spring of 2010.
GREATER MIDDLESEX CONFERENCE
TEAMS: 1-East Brunswick 53. 2-Edison 52. 3-Piscataway 47. 4-South Brunswick 40. 5-St. Joseph (Met.) 29. 6-Sayreville 19. 7-Old Bridge 17. 8-Metuchen 16. 9-Spotswood 3. 10-North Brunswick, Perth Amboy and J.P. Stevens 1.
55-METER DASH: 1-Donald Urschel, East Brunswick, 6.62. 2-Jamaal James, Piscataway, 6.64. 3-Wilfred Asamoah, Edison, 6.72. 4-Tim Dunn, St. Joseph’s, 6.72. 5-Olisa Eze, Sayreville, 6.77. 6-Alex Malveaux, East Brunswick, 6.80.
400-METER RUN: 1-Andrew Edwards, Edison, 50.92. 2-Donald Urschel, East Brunswick, 51.04. 3-Lewis Aaron, Metuchen, 51.61. 4-Ty Jaye Robbins, East Brunswick, 51.88. 5-Alex Leto, Old Bridge, 52.01. 6-Tre Tisdalde, South Brunswick, 53.05.
800-METER RUN: 1-Lance Weaver, Piscataway, 1:59.96. 2-Marcus Hatchett, Piscataway, 2:01.38. 3-Taylor Casserly, Old Bridge, 2:03.20. 4-Chris Barrood, South Brunswick, 2:03.69. 5-Mohammad Ziab, South Brunswick, 2:05.07. 6-Nick Price, Old Bridge, 2:05.60.
1,600-METER RUN: 1-Tim Ball, Piscataway, 4:18.60, meet record; former record 4:22.52, Cullen Davis, North Brunswick, 2011. 2-Steven Flynn, Edison, 4:22.98. 3-Tom Hogarty, St. Joseph, 4:27.13. 4-Ishaan Goel, South Brunswick, 4:36.17. 5-Ryan Smith, Edison, 4:39.04. 6-Nitin Saxena, J.P. Stevens, 4:41.03.
3,200-METER RUN: 1-Tim Ball, Piscataway, 9:36.97. 2-Steven Flynn, Edison, 9:43.02. 3-Jimmy Gorman, St. Joseph, 9:55.32. 4-James Hampsey, Metuchen, 10:02.77. 5-Ryan Colon, Old Bridge, 10:07.02. 6-Mike Morse, St. Joseph, 10:07.73.
55-METER HURDLES: 1-Alex Malveaux, East Brunswick, 7.49. 2-Zaiquis Wright, Sayreville, 7.74. 3-Alex Izegbu, Edison, 7.76. 4-Wilfred Asamoah, Edison, 7.78. 5-Jose Baxter, South Brunswick, 7.97. 6-Busari Savage, North Brunswick, 8.00.
HIGH JUMP: 1-Jaleel Alston, South Brunswick, 6-2. 2-Zaiquis Wright, Sayreville, 6-0. 3-Kaseem Davis, South Brunswick, 6-0. 4-Christian Larbie, South Brunswick, and Ben Waldvogel, Spotswood, 5-10. 6-Jonathan Marvine, Sayreville, 5-10.
SHOT PUT: 1-Sam Mattis, East Brunswick, 57-6 1/2. 2-Matt Wyman, St. Joseph, 48-3 3/4. 3-Adam Dickert, South Brunswick, 47-2 3/4. 4-Chris Foley, St. Joseph’s, 46-10. 5-Bilal Salama, Old Bridge, 46-0. 6-Anibal Hernandez, Perth Amboy, 45-6 1/4.
POLE VAULT (NON-SCORING): 1-James Gerber, South Plainfield, 12-0. 2-Tim Dunn, St. Joseph, 11-6. 3-Jesse Deffler, South Plainfield, 11-6. 4-Martin Alabanza, East Brunswick, 10-6. 5-Nick Marrone, South Plainfield. 9-6. 6-Nick Carbone, South Brunswick, 9-6.
1,600-METER RELAY: 1-East Brunswick (Donald Urschel, Tom Marciante, Gabe Wood and Ty Robbins) 3:28.92. 2-Edison 3:31.61. 3-Metuchen 3:33.10. 4-Old Bridge 3:34.93. 5-South Brunswick 3:34.93. 6-Piscataway 3:38.73.