Lenape’s Staten becomes 2nd EVER with quad win at Burlco Open!!!!!

Jasmine Staten wins the 400 at the County Open. Photo courtesy of Dennis Smyth.
Jasmine Staten wins the 400 at the County Open. Photo courtesy of Dennis Smyth.

She won the high hurdles. She won the 400. She won the 200. She won the long jump.

When the dust had settled, Lenape sophomore Jasmine Staten had become only the second girl in Burlington County Open history to win four individual events the same year. That’s two girls in 38 years.

The only other quad winner was legendary Tonya Lee of Rancocas Valley, who won four events as a sophomore in 1986 and a junior in 1987. Lee went on to become a multiple All-America at Tennessee and a finalist in the 400 intermediates in the Olympic Trials. Even Olympian Carol Lewis never won four in a year.

Full results from The County Open are here.

Let’s take a look at the three quad wins:

Tonya Lee, 1986

400IH 1:03.4, High Jump 5-4, Long Jump 18-4, 100HH 15.8

Tonya Lee, 1987

400IH: 1:02.2, High Jump 5-4, Long Jump 17-7 1/4, 100HH 15.3

Jasmine Staten, 2015

200: 25.17, 400: 56.63, Long Jump 16-9 1/2, High Hurdles 15.30

It’s tough to compare their triples, since Maple Shade isn’t a great place for the horizontal jumps.

But Staten was dominating on Saturday, helping Lenape score a meet-record 162 points in winning its seventh title in the last nine years.

Let’s take a look at her day:

100 Hurdles: Staten, in just her fourth career high hurdles race, opened with a 15.33 in the trials and then ran 15.30 in the final, leading a 1-2-3 Lenape sweep with Samantha Maynes (15.38) and Sabrina LaRosa (15.90). Staten wasn’t far off her PR of 15.18, set at the Olympic Conference meet earlier in the week at Washington Township. She ranks No. 4 in South Jersey.

Long Jump: Staten didn’t compete in the final and took only two jumps in the trials, going 16-1 1/4 and then 16-9 1/2. It was enough to win by 6 1/4 inches over Ty Horne of Northern Burlington. She became the first Lenape girl ever to win the County Open long jump. Her PR is 18-3 1/4, set at the Olympic Conference meet. She ranks No. 6 in South Jersey.

400-Meter Dash: This was Staten’s strongest performance of the day. Staten broke the Lenape school record in the 400 with a 56.63, and she needed it to beat a loaded field that included four girls at 58.59 or faster. Aliyah Taylor was second in 57.91, with Northern’s Kayla Jackson third in 58.03 and Seneca’s Kayla Jackson – the 800 champ – fourth in 58.59. Nia Hinds of Burlington Township, the high jump winner, also dipped under 60 seconds at 59.93. Saten’s 56.63 is No. 5 in meet history (but only 1-100th of a second off No. 3 and Only 39-100ths off No. 2). It’s No. 8 in New Jersey this year and No. 2 in South Jersey. The previous school record was 56.96, set by current teammate Carly Pettipaw, who didn’t run the 400 Saturday but won the intermediates and anchored the winning relay team.

200-Meter Dash: Staten ran 25.17 and won by more than a half a second, with Aliyah Taylor of Pemberton finishing second in 25.74. That 25.17 is the fifth-fastest time in meet history and second-fastest in the last 15 years (behind only Annie Johnson’s 24.90 in 2012). Her time is No. 3 in South Jersey this year and No. 6 in the state.

Additionally, Staten’s 25.17 – 56.63 is only the sixth 200-400 double at the Open since the meet’s inception in 1978:

  • Danielle Myricks (Willingboro, 2001): 25.32, 56.90
  • Halimah Bashir (Willingboro, 2002): 26.02, 58.82
  • Okechi Ogbuokiri (Willingboro, 2o03): 25.25, 56.52  
  • Michelle Brown (Seneca, 2009): 25.52, 54.40
  • Michelle Brown (Seneca, 2010): 25.90, 56.83
  • Jasmine Staten (Lenape, 2015): 25.17, 56.63

Staten won the 200 last year as a freshman, so she already has five career County Open wins. Lee’s seemingly unreachable record of 11 is a realistic goal. Here are the most career County Open individual wins in meet history:

  • 11 … Tonya Lee (Rancocas Valley), 1985-88
  • 9 … Carol Lewis (Willingboro), 1978-01
  • 7 … Caitlin Orr (Lenape), 2007-10
  • 6 … Michelle Glover (Willingboro), 1979-81
  • 6 … Andrea Conaway (Bordentown), 1983-1985
  • 6 … Demya Walker (Rancocas Valley), 1993-95
  • 6 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 1998-2000
  • 6 … Mandie Dulin (Shawnee), 1995-97
  • 6 … Michelle Brown (Seneca), 2007-2010
  • 6 … Lynlee Phillips (Shawnee), 1998-99
  • 6 … Deanna Germano (Shawnee) 1984-86
  • 6 … Jess Woodard (Cherokee), 2010-13
  • 6 … Lillian Rivera (Pemberton), 1983-84
  • 5 … Rejeana Marigna (Palmyra), 2005-08
  • 5 … Jasmine Staten (Lenape), 2014-15
  • 5 … Lisa Burkholder (Cherokee), 2003-06
  • 5 … Karen Fileshifter (Holy Cross), 1978-81
  • 5 … Kari Vigerstol (Holy Cross), 1993-95
  • 5 … Kathy Sjolie (Kennedy), 1978-79
  • 5 … Bridgit Sedevi (Cherokee), 1989-91
  • 4 … Mieaha Camper (Florence), 1994-95
  • 4 … Danielle Myricks (Willingboro), 2000-01
  • 4 … Mary Bohi (Seneca), 2008-10
  • 4 … Brittnee Bynoe (Willingboro), 2004-06
  • 4 … Jenna Darcy (Shawnee), 1999-00
  • 4 … Kristen Tricocci (Cinnaminson), 2002-03
  • 4 … Danielle O’Reilly (Shawnee), 2001-04
  • 4 … Stacy Hinson (Lenape), 1985-87
  • 4 … Erica Davis (Northern Burlington), 2001-03
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