SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's freshman phenom Jenai Berry ran 2:16.92 to placed 5th in the 800 and break her own school record at the NJSIAA Girls Track Meet of Champions on Sunday. 

Berry was in one of the unseeded sections, won her race, and beat a number of girls in the seeded section.  She doubled-back to run the third leg (58.76 split) of Scotch Plains-Fanwood's 4x400 team that placed 9th in 3:59.84 to break the school record. Berry's teammates in the relay were Grace Kennedy (1:00.21), Zuri Kennedy (1:03.40), and Julia Jackson (57.49). 

"Jenai now has the third fastest time for freshman girls in the entire country in the 800. It is also the fastest 800 time for freshman girls in New Jersey," said Coach Jeff Koegel. "Jenai ran an exceptional race, and we are very proud of her."

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"She is extremely talented, a fierce competitor, and also very coachable," Coach Koegel added. "Her workouts have been great, Colin Dwyer and Josh Garcia handled pace-setting workout for her shorter, faster workouts. Gabby Crona helped with the longer strength-based intervals."

Up next: Jenai Berry will compete in the freshman 400 at NBNI (New Balance Nationals Indoors) at the New Balance Track & Field Center in Manhattan on Saturday, March 14.

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