Camden’s Morton leads 1-2 finish in high hurdles with fastest time in S.J. this year!!!!!

Camden senior Lenaami Morton won the South Jersey Group 2 100-meter hurdles final Saturday with a season-best 14.15, fastest by any South Jersey hurdler this year.

Morton, the indoor Meet of Champions winner in the 55 hurdles, has run faster once but never in a final. She ran 14.08 in last year’s Meet of Champions prelims.

Morton is No. 11 in South Jersey history with that 14.08, but considering she ran solo on Saturday and will be pushed later in the season, it’s realistic for her to make a run at becoming the eighth sub-14 hurdler in South Jersey history.

Morton ran only 8-100ths off the meet record of 14.07 set in 2006 by Pleasantville’s Nia Ali, the two-time world indoor champion and Olympic silver medalist.

All-Time South Jersey 100-Meter Hurdles List
13.65 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville), 2006
13.72 … Nichole Hill (Oakcrest), 1997
13.79 … Ste’yce McNeil (Winslow), 2012
13.85 … Carol Lewis (Willingboro), 1980
13.88 … Zonya Cross (Edgewood), 1983
13.98 … Cidae’a Woods (Winslow), 2014
13.99 … Imani Gilliam (Pennsauken), 2004
14.04 … Jasmine Staten (Lenape), 2016
14.05 … Jasmine Waddell (Kingsway), 2011
14.07 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville), 1998
14.08 … Lenaami Morton (Camden), 2016
14.09 … Nichole Belcher (Wilson), 1992
14.17 … Krystal Cantey (Winslow Twp.), 2006
14.17 … Samantha Sharper (Wilson), 2008
14.20 … Alethia Jenkins (Pennsauken), 1999

Sophomore Te’seanna Harris placed second Saturday for Camden in 15.35, whose previous PR according to the Milesplit data base was 17.18 at the Camden County meet. That’s quite an improvement for Harris!



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