Kollock, Taylor turn in insanely fast performances in Millrose 55 trials!!!!!

Welcome to indoor track, Iyanla Kollock.

Kollock, a junior at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, turned in an astonishing indoor big-meet debut Wednesday when she ran 7.03 to win the 55-meter dash at the Millrose Games Trials at the 168th Street Armory in New York.

Kollock edged defending indoor Meet of Champions winner Aliyah Taylor – then of Pemberton, now of Rancocas Valley – who also ran 7.03.

The two South Jersey girls share a No. 7 U.S. ranking in the wake of their remarkable showdown.

Taylor actually ran faster in the Millrose Trials than at any point in her remarkable sophomore year. Her previous PR was 7.04, set when she won the Meet of Champions last winter. She also had a 7.08 to her credit from placing second at Easterns.

For Kollock, this was only her second indoor meet on record. She raced the 55 at the Demarest Invitational at the Bubble in Toms River, running 7.20 in the trials and 7.26 unpressed in the finals. She also ran 42.98 in the 300.

This was a classic battle between two juniors who now share the No. 7 spot on the all-time South Jersey list.

The FAT camera had Kollock in 7.022 and Taylor in 7.024, which is a virtual dead heat. They were separated by 2-1,000ths of a second, which is about 6-10ths of an inch!

With the win, Kollock earned a lane in the high school 55-meter dash championships at the 110th Millrose Games Feb. 11 back at the Armory.

In the prelims, Kollock ran 7.14 and Taylor 7.22. In the final, Kollock broke the Gloucester County record of 7.07 set in 2009 by Audrey Wilson of Deptford.

OLMA is located in extreme southern Franklin Township, about half a block east of the borough of Newfield  and a block west of Buena Vista Township, which is in Atlantic County.

Taylor’s time si third-fastest in Burlington County history, behind Michelle Glover of Willingboro, who ran 6.73 in 1981, and Amandi Rhett, who ran 7.00 in 2000.

Here is the updated all-time South Jersey list, with Kollock and Taylor sharing the No. 7 spot. Can they join Glover, Dunlap, Gardner, Robinson and Mitchell in the sub-7 club? We will see soon!

 

  • 6.73 … Michelle Glover (Willingboro), 1981
  • 6.88 … Patti Dunlap (Camden), 1979
  • 6.91 … English Gardner (Eastern), 2010
  • 6.95 … Torie Robinson (Winslow Twp.), 2014
  • 6.95 … Denise Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
  • 7.00 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
  • 7.03 … Iyanli Kollock (Our Lady of Mercy), 2017
  • 7.03 … Aliyah Taylor (Rancocas Valley), 2017
  • 7.05 … Dana Burnett (Williamstown), 1996
  • 7.07 … Annie Johnson (Shawnee), 2012
  • 7.07 … Audrey Wilson (Deptford), 2009
  • 7.07 … Magenta Taylor (Willingboro), 1999
  • 7.07 … Angela Clyburn (Egg Harbor Twp.), 1991
  • 7.09 … Ste’yce McNeil (Winslow Twp.), 2012
  • 7.09 … Emily Carson (Haddonfield), 2013
  • 7.11 … Jamie Walker (Haddon Hts.), 2006
  • 7.12 … Assante Johnson (Camden), 2009
  • 7.12 … Bria Mack (Williamstown), 2016
  • 7.14 … Shonda Burroughs (Vineland), 1999
  • 7.17 … Nia Lawrence (Pemberton), 2013
  • 7.17 … Kiara Lester (Deptford), 2014
  • 7.17 … Krystal Cantey (Winslow Twp.), 2006
  • 7.18 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville), 1997
  • 7.19 … Latoya Benson (Washington Twp.), 2001
  • 7.20 … Medina Salaam (Camden), 1974
  • 7.20 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville), 2006
  • 7.20 … Fametta Lewis (Wilson), 2007
  • 7.20 … Tacquaya Tobias (Our Lady of Mercy), 2010
  • 7.20 … Cidae’a Woods (Winslow Twp.), 2013
  • 7.20 … Gabrielle Farquharson (Williamstown), 2011

Kollock was South Jersey Parochial B champ in the 100 (12.41) and 200 (25.73) last spring and state champ in the 200 (25.57). She raced only the 200 at Meet of Champions and medaled in sixth place with a PR 25.32.

Taylor last spring ran 12.08 and 25.40 to win Central Jersey Group 3 in the 100 and 200 but was injured late in the season and did not compete at Meet of Champs, even though she did qualify.

Gotta take a look at the all-time New Jersey list while we’re at it. We just updated it, and Kollock and Taylor are already in the top-20 all-time, tied at the No. 17 spot.

  • 6.73 … Michelle Glover (Willingboro), 1981
  • 6.79 … Wendy Vereen (Trenton), 1984
  • 6.84 … Myasia Jacobs (Paramus Catholic), 2012
  • 6.87 … Aleah Williams (Montclair), 1998
  • 6.88 … Patti Dunlap (Camden), 1979
  • 6.91 … English Gardner (Eastern), 2010
  • 6.92 … Dominique Booker (Immaculate Conception), 2010
  • 6.93 … Ogechi Nwaneri (Chatham), 2008
  • 6.94 … Stephanie Saleem (Neptune), 1985
  • 6.95 … Torie Robinson (Winslow Twp.), 2014
  • 6.95 … Denise Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
  • 6.97 … Melisa Barber (Montclair), 1998
  • 6.97 … Jenna Harris (Franklin Twp.), 2003
  • 7.00 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
  • 7.00 … Daisha Bisiolu (Union), 2015
  • 7.03 … Iyanli Kollock (Our Lady of Mercy), 2017
  • 7.03 … Aliyah Taylor (Rancocas Valley), 2017
  • 7.05 … Dana Burnett (Williamstown), 1996
  • 7.05 … Pat Hudson (North Hunterdon), 1982
  • 7.05 … Regina Trotter (Weequahic), 1991
  • 7.06 … Clair Connor (Rahway), 1984
  • 7.07 … Annie Johnson (Shawnee), 2012
  • 7.07 … Audrey Wilson (Deptford), 2009
  • 7.07 … Magenta Taylor (Willingboro), 1999
  • 7.07 … Cathy Crawford (Perth Amboy), 1977
  • 7.07 … Angela Clyburn (Egg Harbor Twp.), 1991
  • 7.09 … Ste’yce McNeil (Winslow Twp.), 2012
  • 7.09 … Emily Carson (Haddonfield), 2013
  • 7.09 … Darien Pigott (West Orange), 2004
  • 7.09 … Georgia Nembhard (Ocean Twp.), 2007
  • 7.09 … Jordyn Smith (Paramus Catholic), 2012
  • 7.10 … Amari Hartsfield (Sayreville), 2012
  • 7.10 … Songra Brandman (Freehold Borough), 2010
  • 7.10 … Shanda Jackson (East Orange), 2004

This is the first time since 2010 that two New Jersey girls have run 7.03 or faster the same year. In 2000, it was Olympian English Gardner of Eastern and Myasia Jacobs of Paramus Catholic, who went 1-2 at Easterns in 6.91 and 6.93.

It’s the first ever two South Jersey girls have run 7.03 or faster the same year, much less in the same race!

Historic stuff from Kollock and Taylor. And the season is just getting started!

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