Bria Mack sprints her way to #4 all-time South Jersey in the 55-meter dash to win her 7th state title!!!!!

Williamstown senior Bria Mack moved into the No. 4 spot on the all-time South Jersey 55-meter dash list and the No. 10 spot on the all-time state list Friday with her blistering 6.95 to win the state Group 4 title at the Bubble in Toms River.

Mack entered the meet with a PR of 7.08 at sectionals last week and ran a 7.00 in the trials on Saturday followed by her 6.95 in the final. And she needed every bit of that 6.95 to hold off Rancocas Valley junior Aliyah Taylor, who was second in 7.01 – a personal-best of her own and also an all-time South Jersey top-10 performance.

The individual state title was the seventh of Mack’s career at 55 meters indoors or 100 meters or 200 meters outdoors.

Mack’s 6.95 is No. 1 in New Jersey this year and fastest by a New Jersey girl in five years, since Myasia Jacobs of Paramus Catholic ran 6.84 in 2012. It’s been seven years since a South Jersey girl ran faster – 2016 Olympic 4-by-1 gold medalist English Gardner of Eastern ran 6.91 in 2010.

Mack’s time is No. 8 in the U.S. this year.

The only girl to ever run faster than Mack at the Bubble since it opened is Dominique Booker of Immaculate Conception, who went 6.92 at the 2009 Meet of Champions. Tori Robinson also had a 6.95 at the Bubble, in the 2014 Meet of Champions final.

Here is the all-time New Jersey list, with every girl who’s run 7.00 or faster:

  • 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 … Bria Mack (Williamstown), 2017
  • 6.95 … Torie Robinson (Winslow Twp.), 2014
  • 6.95 … Denise Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
  • 6.97 … Melisa barber (Montclair), 1998
  • 6.97 … Jenna Harris (Franklin), 2003
  • 7.00 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
  • 7.00 … Haisha Bisiolu (Union), 2015

And here’s a much deeper all-time South Jersey list that puts some perspective on the performances this year of South Jersey’s sprinters. Mack, Taylor and Iyanli Kollock of Our Lady of Mercy are now at No. 4, No. 8 and No. 9 in South Jersey history.

Hopefully, they all meet in the Meet of Champions final, at Easterns and a bunch of times this spring!

  • 6.73 … Michelle Glover (Willingboro), 1981
  • 6.88 … Patti Dunlap (Camden), 1979
  • 6.91 … English Gardner (Eastern), 2010
  • 6.95 … Bria Mack (Williamstown), 2017
  • 6.95 … Torie Robinson (Winslow Twp.), 2014
  • 6.95 … Denise Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
  • 7.00 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
  • 7.01 … Aliyah Taylor (Rancocas Valley), 2017
  • 7.03 … Iyanli Kollock (Our Lady of Mercy), 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
  • 7.14 … 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
  • 7.19 … Adia Starnes (Timber Creek), 2017
  • 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
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