Juniors Megan Quimby and Jasmine Staten are both off to hot starts for Lenape, and both posted New Jersey No. 1 times at the Abington Jack Armstrong Invitational in Montgomery County, just outside Philadelphia.
Staten ran 57.55 and Quimby ran 2:16.54, both racing against very strong fields.
Staten placed fourth and was one of 11 girls under 60 seconds. Terri Turner of Penn Wood High in Lansdowne, Pa., won in 55.96. Staten’s PR is 56.31, which got her second place in Group 4 states last spring.
Quimby placed second, behind Agnes Mansaray, also of Penn Wood. Mansaray ran 2:13.63. Quimby’s PR is 2:12.78, when she placed fifth in the Meet of Champs last spring.
Turner is No. 5 in the 400 on this year’s Pennsylvania state list, and Mansaray is No. 3 in the 800. She ran sub-2:10 last spring.
Staten also took second in the long jump at Abington with a 17-0. She has a PR of 18-4 1/4 and a season-best already of 18-2 1/2.
Staten also has PRs of 12.62 in the 100, 14.82 in the high hurdles, 24.81 in the 200, but she hasn’t contested any of them in major meets yet this spring.
Quimby will anchor Lenape’s 3,200-meter relay team at the Penn Relays Thursday. The Indians are ranked No. 4 in New Jersey at 9:32.80. Sarah Gibson, Shannon Lambert and Gabby Sharp will also race on that team.