Woodstown sophomore India Norman had quite a sectional meet Friday, recording two firsts and a second in the South Jersey Group 1 girls meet at the Bubble in Toms River and also anchoring a third-place relay team.
Norman PR’d in winning both the 55 and 55 hurdles and ran a near-PR in placing second in the 400.
She’s the first double-winner from Woodstown in indoor sectional history. This was the 10th year for indoor sectionals.
The Wolverines’ last outdoor sectional double winner was horizontal jumper Alexa DiGregorio, who won the long jump and triple jump in 2014.
In the 55, Norman ran 7.61 to lead all qualifiers then 7.56 to win by one step over junior Gabrielle Dillard of Clayton, who ran 7.61. Her previous PR was a 7.60 at a SJTCA meet last winter as a freshman, also at the Bubble.
In the 55 hurdles, Norman ran 9.11 in the trials and 8.75 in the final, winning by three steps over Rachel Leyrer of Buena, who was second in 9.06. Her previous PR was an 8.77 at an Olympic Conference meet at the Bubble last January. Norman won the event last year at sectionals in 8.84.
Norman registered her third indoor PR in the 400, where she ran 61.69, finishing just behind Audubon junior Bailie Rizzo, who ran 61.29. Norman’s previous indoor 400 PR was 1:02.39 at an Olympic Conference meet at the Bubble last month.
She set her overall PR of 1:00.74 outdoors at last year’s Salem County Championships at Schalick, when she placed second to Schalick’s Amanda Chomo.
Norman also anchored Woodstown’s third-place 1,600-meter relay team.
Woodstown placed third with 43 points, behind only Schalick (72) and Audubon (57).