Plum senior PJ McNeal breaks school record in 400-meter dash

Records are meant to be broken, and Plum High School Senior Phillip “PJ” McNeal Jr. had no problem breaking a longstanding one.

In his first year of running the 400-meter dash, McNeal ran it in an outstanding 49.94 seconds, triumphing the old Plum record of 50.1.

McNeal’s parents, Phillip and Dr. Janeen McNeal, told the New Pittsburgh Courier that their son is an honor student and three-year letterman in track and field. Fresh off setting a new school record earlier this month (May), McNeal participated in the WPIAL track championships, held, May 17, at Slippery Rock University.

“This young man has a bright future as he plans to attend St. Vincent College in the fall and major in business and finance and be a part of the Bearcats’ Track and Field team,” McNeal’s parents told the Courier.

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