R.V.’s Aliyah Taylor PR’s again chasing Olympian Sydney McLaughlin in M-of-C 400!!!!!

When you race Olympian Sydney McLaughlin, you go into the race understanding you’re not going to win unless she false starts or falls down. So you shoot for second place and a personal best, and that’s exactly what Rancocas Valley’s Aliyah Taylor earned herself Sunday.

Taylor ran an indoor personal-best 56.24 and placed second in the 400-meter dash at the Meet of Champions at the Bubble behind McLaughlin’s 53.17, a meet record and the No. 1 time in the U.S. this year

McLaughlin, the national indoor 400 record holder at 51.84, was an Olympian in the intermediate hurdles last year after her junior year at Union Catholic and earlier this winter broke the national scholastic record at 300 meters.

But Taylor proved that she’s the best quarter-miler in New Jersey among mere mortals and also the top underclassman with her 56.24. That lowers her previous indoor PR of 56.32. She’s run as fast as 55.79 outdoors.

Here time is No. 9 in South Jersey history and No. 3 in Burlington County history behind a couple Meet of Champions winners – Okechi Ogbuokiri of Willingboro and Michelle Brown of Seneca.

400-METER DASH
54.24 … Okechi Ogbuokiri [Willingboro], 2003
54.91 … Nijgia Snapp [Oakcrest], 2008
55.16 … Krystal Cantey [Winslow Twp.], 2006
55.19 … Michelle Brown [Seneca], 2008
55.4h … English Gardner [Eastern], 2008
55.6h … Denise Mitchell [Edgewood], 1984
55.83 … Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2016
56.21 … Dana Burnett [Williamstown], 1997
56.24 … Aliyah Taylor [Rancocas Valley], 2017
56.34 … Katrina Sye [Buena], 1997
56.44 … Avionne Sloan [Camden], 2006
56.62 … Ste’yce McNeil [Winslow Twp.], 2012
56.65 … Britney Kott [Millville], 2009
56.76 … Simone Thomas [Willingboro], 2003
56.85 … Emily Duffey [Lenape], 2912
56.88 … Marcene Jack [Mainland Reg.], 2004
56.90 … Nadia Davy [Bridgeton], 1999

Here’s the all-time indoor Meet of Champions 400-meter dash performance list, with Taylor in the No. 10 position with the fourth-fastest second-place time ever

53.17-Sydney McLaughlin [Union Catholic], 2017 [1]
53.34-…..McLaughlin, 2016 [1]
55.19-Nijgia Snapp [Oakcrest], 2008 [1]
55.45-Mikele Barber [Montclair], 1998 [1]
55.74-…..Snapp, 2009 (1)
55.74-Amber Allen [Passaic Tech], 2008 [2]
55.7h-Denise Mitchell [Edgewood], 1984 [1]
55.83-Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2016 [2]
55.88-Michelle Brown [Seneca], 2009 [2]
55.95-…..Allen, 2009 [3]
55.96-…..Brown, 2010 (1)
56.08-Kristen Mahon [Notre Dame], 2006 [1]
56.07-Emily Carrollo [Pope John], 2008 [3]
56.24-Aliyah Taylor [Rancocas Valley], 2017 [2]
56.29-English Gardner [Eastern] 2007 [1]
56.31-Olivia Baker [Columbia] 2012 [1]
56.38-Michelle Samuels [Red Bank] 1990 [1]
56.40-…..Brown, 2008 [4]
56.41-…..Baker, 2011 (1)
56.3h-Giselle Harris [Shabazz], 1985 [1]
56.4h-Stephanie Saleem [Neptune], 1985 [2]
56.60-…..Allen, 2010 (2)
56.64-Natalie English [Cranford], 2010 [3]
56.70-Stey’ce McNeil [Winslow], 2011 [2]
56.74-Symone O’Connor [Franklin], 2007 [2]
56.80-Drexel Long [Monmouth], 1990 [2]

Taylor came back to win the 200-meter dash in a meet-record 24.94, leading a 1-2-3 South Jersey finish with Delsea’s Cecelia Gerstenbacher second in 25.16 and Northern Burlington’s Kayla Jackson third in 25.71.

Taylor’s 200 time was 1-100th off her PR of 24.93, set last month at the Ocean Breeze facility in Staten Island.

 

 

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