Lenape’s Staten has huge performance in long jump and hurdles at Poreda Invite

Jasmine Staten had a big night at the 14th annual Poreda Invitational Wednesday at Lavino Fieldhouse at the Lawrenceville School.

Staten, a Lenape junior, posted South Jersey’s No. 1 mark of the indoor season in the high hurdles and the No. 2 mark in the long jump.

Staten squared off against one of the state’s top hurdlers — Union Catholic’s Tia Livingston, the state outdoor hurdles champ and Meet of Champs bronze medalist — in the 55 highs. In the trials, Livingston led all qualifiers with an 8.33 and Staten ran 8.54.

The final was all Livingson and Staten. With nobody else under 8.6, Livingston won in 8.20 but Staten was right there, taking a close second in 8.28.

That’s a big PR for Staten, whose previous best time was 8.43 at the Armory earlier this month. It’s No. 5 in New Jersey this year and the top mark by a South Jersey girl this winter. Staten even never ran the 55 hurdles before this year. Her first race ever over the indoor barriers was about six weeks ago.

Staten’s time is No. 16 in South Jersey history and the fastest time by a Burlington County girl in the 55 highs in 35 years — since Olympian Carol Lewis ran 7.92 in 1981.

Here is the all-time South Jersey girls 55-meter high hurdles performance list:

  • 7.89 … Nia Ali [Pleasantville], 2006
  • 7.89 … Ste’yce McNeil [Winslow], 2012
  • 7.92 … Carol Lewis [Willingboro], 1981
  • 7.98 … Nichole Belcher [Wilson], 1992
  • 8.01 … Samantha Sharper [Wilson], 2008
  • 8.03 … Alethia Jenkins [Pennsauken], 2000
  • 8.04 … Zonya Cross [Edgewood], 1983
  • 8.05 … Sherese Price [Pleasantville], 1998
  • 8.06 … Krystal Cantey [Winslow Twp.], 2006
  • 8.10 … Nichole Hill [Oakcrest], 1997
  • 8.11 … Cidae’a Woods [Winslow], 2014
  • 8.17 … Torie Robinson [Winslow], 2014
  • 8.18 … Gabrielle Bennett [Winslow], 2015
  • 8.22 … Jamillah Nock [Wilson], 2004
  • 8.26 … Jane Sharper [Wilson], 2006
  • 8.28 … Kristina Keegan [Haddonfield], 2003
  • 8.28 … Jasmine Staten [Lenape], 2016
  • 8.29 … Keisha Williams [Camden], 2015

Staten was just as impressive in the long jump, which has historically been her best event, although she is versatile enough to medal in four events at sectionals last year and win four events at the Burlington County championships.

In the long jump, Staten matched up with another of the state’s best, Meet of Champions runner-up Kelsey Viera of Hillsborough, a  19-foot jumper last year.

Viera wound up winning by an inch with a 17-11 ½, with Staten at 17-10 ½. That was actually an indoor PR for Viera. Staten has an 18-1 to her credit.

Staten’s long jump mark is No. 2 by a South Jersey jumper this year, behind only Holy Spirit’s Asia Young, who went 18-4 ½ at the Hispanic Games earlier this month.

Curiously, Staten ranks No. 16 in South Jersey indoor history on the all-time long jump performance – the same spot she holds on the hurdles list above.

The only girls on both lists are Staten, Lewis and Winslow’s Cidae’a Woods.

  • 21-7 ½ … Carol Lewis [Willingboro], 1981
  • 19-8 … Cidae’a Woods [Winslow], 2014
  • 19-7 ½ … Helen Wilks [Bridgeton], 1993
  • 18-9 … Shameka Speed [Bridgeton], 2002
  • 18-7 ¾ … Artrelia Turner [Wilson], 1984
  • 18-7 ¼ … Shelly Bailey [Woodbury], 1982
  • 18-6 ½ … Tisifinee Taylor [Woodbury], 2002
  • 18-5 ¾ … Lindsey Walsh [Lenape], 2008
  • 18-5 ¼ … Tacquaya Tobias [Our Lady of Mercy], 2011
  • 18-4 ¾ … Tonya Lee [Rancocas Valley], 1988
  • 18-4 ½ … Asia Young [Holy Spirit], 2016
  • 18-4 … Kristin Tricocci [Cinnaminson], 2004
  • 18-3 ½ … Tanisha Jarrett [Cumberland Reg.], 1990
  • 18-2 ¾ … Sable Loper [Wilson], 2005
  • 18-1 ¾ … Emily Carson [Haddonfield], 2013
  • 18-1 … Jasmine Staten [Lenape], 2016

Staten has an outdoor long jump PR of 18-4 ¼. She also has PRs of 12.62 in the 100, 24.81 in the 200, 56.31 in the 400 and 14.82 in the 100 hurdles.

 

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