Holmdel, NJ - One of the best races of the Holmdel Twilight Series came at the very end of the night with the seeded section of the boys 4x800 meter relay. The barn burner of a race opened the first 1500 meters with a large yet swiftly moving pack before switching to a smaller lead group of teams fighting tooth and nail for the win.
Heading into the last leg it was a battle between Rancocas Valley and Westfield for first place. Little did either team know the eventual winner would come from way back in fifth (wearing red on the handoff) to edge Westfield out at the line. That heroic anchor leg was thrown down by none other than Ocean Twp's state champion Elliot Gindi who split around a 1:53 to bring his team from behind to a meet record of 7:57.35. Ocean's first three legs featured Matt D'Auria, James Hoffman, and Tom D'Auria.
Westfield was second at 7.57.68 and six other teams went under 8:10 in that race including an 8:00.46 from Rancocas Valley and 8:00.96 from Colts Neck. This meet now makes up NJ#2 through NJ#9 in the 4x800 meter rankings.