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DePaul Senior Scores Second Place Finish in National Track Meet

Runner will now try to qualify for the Junior World Championships.

The following was submitted to Patch by DePaul Catholic High School.

DePaul Catholic High School is pleased to announce Joe White ’14 has placed second in the 800m at the New Balance Outdoor National Track Meet in Greenboro, NC. The race, completed in 1:48.75, is a new Passaic County and North Jersey Record. 

White earned All-American honors for the second time, after finishing fifth in the same race last year.

This season has been another memorable one for Joe. Some recent accolades from Spring Track include: Big North United Champion (800m 1:52.94, 4x400m), Passaic County Champion (400m: 48.37 Meet Record, 800m: 1:52.13 Meet Record), North Non-Public A 800m Sectional Champion (1:55.63), Non-Public A 800m Group State Champion (1:52.22), New Jersey Meet of Champions Runner-Up (1:49.08- Personal Record, 1st time in NJ history 2 athletes finished under 1:50, US#3 time). He was named 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, and was a finalist for Passaic County Scholar-Athlete. He has also been nominated as Gatorade New Jersey Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

White, and his coach Brynn Merritt (and her father, retired DePaul track coach, John Merritt), will travel to Seattle, WA this weekend, where Joe will compete in the Brooks PR Invitational at the University of Washington. He will then try to qualify for the Junior World Championships team at the U.S. Junior Nationals in Oregon on July 5-6.

White, a Clifton resident, will attend Georgetown University in the fall on a full Athletic Scholarship.

Wayne's World June 17, 2014 at 02:15 PM
Wow - congrats on such a great achievement. Hope your talent takes you even further young man. Make the most of a Georgetown education - it will open a lot of doors!

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