Brian Fonseca Correspondent Published 9:25 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 MIDDLETOWN – It wasn’t technically home-field advantage for Middletown High School South’s Madison Brand, but the four-and-a-half mile distance between her school and the venue didn’t stop her from adding onto her legacy in the distance events at the NJSIAA North 2 Group III sectionals. The senior, who will be running track at the University of Michigan next year, won both the 1600 and 800 meter runs for the second consecutive year. Her times were 4:58 and 2:19, respectively. The victories come two weeks after she swept both events at the Monmouth County Championships. “It’s really cool,” Brand said. “I live right up the road so it’s pretty cool to know I’m in Middletown. … it’s nice to be able to be able to do it kind of on home turf, but also on our rivals field. It’s a weird, but really cool experience.” The victories qualify her for the Group Three Championships, which are slated to occur at Central Regional High School in two weeks time. She hopes to return to full health in time for the meet — she felt “a little sick” Saturday morning prior to running the 800 meter, she… Read full this story
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