Mack, Dancy, Gerstenbacher, Harrison re-write all-time S.J. 100-Meter Dash List!!!!!

There was a ridiculous bunch of super-fast 100-meter dash times in the various South Jersey girls meets Friday, and the activity left South Jersey sprinters ranked in the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 spots on the 2017 New Jersey list going into states.

It starts with Williamstown senior Bria Mack, who ran a New Jersey #1 11.65 in the trials of the South Jersey Group 4 meet at Egg Harbor. Mack’s previous PR was 11.68 from the finals of sectionals last year, which she won on the way to winning the Meet of Champions.

Mack went on to win the final with a slower time, but the 11.65 stands as the No. 11 time in state history and No. 5 in South Jersey history. It’s fastest by any New Jersey sprinter since Olivia Baker ran 11.64 in 2014 and fastest by a South Jersey girl since Olympic gold medalist English Gardner of Eastern ran 11.56 to place second behind Myasia Jacobs in the 2010 Meet of Champions.

In the South Jersey Group 3 meet at Delsea, Winslow junior Shakira Dancy also PR’d in the trials with an 11.71. That broke her previous PR of 11.89 from the finals of the Olympic Conference meet earlier this month at Washington Township. Dancy then won the final in 11.75.

Dancy’s time is No. 16 in state history and No. 6 in South Jersey history. It also breaks the school record of 11.73 set in 2014 by Torie Robinson, who now runs for Clemson.

Delsea senior Cecelia Gerstenbacher, the state Group 3 champ at 55 meters indoors, chased Dancy to the finish line in the Group 3 race and crossed the line in 11.89. Her PR coming into the meet was 12.05 from the Gloucester County meet at Delsea, but she PR’d twice Friday, first with an 11.90 in the trials.

The fourth South Jersey girl under 12 seconds Friday was junior Aliya Harrison of Sterling, who won the Group 2 100 at Delsea in 11.91. Harrison’s previous PR was a 12.22 from winning Group 2 states last year at Northern Burlington, so she lowered her time by a whopping 31-100ths of a second.

Gerstenbacher and Harrison now rank No. 17 and No. 18 on the all-time South Jersey list.

Four girls, four sub-12’s, four PRs!

Mack, Dancy and Gerstenbacher were the three-fastest girls from all the various sectionals Friday, according to NJ.milesplit’s merge, and Harrison was fifth.

The only other girl in New Jersey under 12 seconds was Amaya Chadwick of Union Catholic, who ran 11.90 to win the Parochial A race at Egg Harbor. Chadwick, the high hurdles runner-up at last year’s M-of-C, has a PR of 11.83 from the Union County meet earlier this month at Governor Livingston in Berkeley Heights.

Let’s take a look at the up-dated all-time state list! We put together a list of every girl in state history that’s broken 12 seconds fully automatic! Please list any corrections, additions and omissions in the comments section!

ALL-TIME NEW JERSEY 100-METER DASH LIST
11.42 Michele Glover (Willingboro), 1981
11.44 Myasia Jacobs (Paramus Catholic), 2010
11.49 English Gardner (Eastern), 2008
11.50 Wendy Vereen (Trenton), 1984
11.57 Patti Dunlap (Camden), 1979
11.57 M’elisa Barber (Montclair), 1998
11.61 Shavon Greaves (Lakewood), 2007
11.61 Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
11.62 Cathy (Cranford (Perth Amboy), 1977
11.64 Olivia Baker (Columbia), 2013
11.65 Aleah Williams (Montclair), 1999
11.65 Bria Mack (Williamstown), 2017
11.65 Ogechi Nwaneri (Columbia), 2005
11.68 Regina Trotter (Weequahic), 1991
11.70 Lori Dowers (Lawrenceville), 1979
11.71 Georgina Nembhard (Ocean Twp.), 2007
11.71 Shakira Dancy (Winslow Twp.), 2017
11.73 Torie Robinson (Winslow Twp.), 2014
11.74 Jenna Harris (Franklin Twp.), 2003
11.75 Bria Saunders (Parsippany), 2014
11.77 Aisha Morgan (Schalick), 1998
11.78 Shameka Speed (Bridgeton), 2003
11.80 Nicole Carmichael (Patterson Kennedy), 1995
11.80 Dominique Booker (Immaculate Conception), 2010
11.81 Denise Liles (Kingsway), 1984
11.81 Audrey (Wilson (Deptford), 2008
11.81 Haisha Bisiolu (Union), 2013
11.82 Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 1999
11.82 Annie Johnson (Shawnee), 2012
11.83 Kaitlin Salisbury (Hawthorne), 2016
11.83 Amaya Chadwick (Union Catholic), 2017
11.84 Robin Taylor (Deptford), 1980
11.85 Dana Burnett Willamstown), 1996
11.86 Tylia Gillon (Jackson Memorial), 2008
11.87 Inshallah Saunders (Plainfield), 1993
11.87 Porshe Giddings (East (Orange), 2007
11.87 Jordan Simmons (Bishop Ahr), 2010
11.88 Denise Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
11.89 Jasmine Carter (Columbia), 2010
11.89 Madeline Soto (University), 2014
11.89 Cecelia Gerstenbacher (Delsea), 2017
11.91 Darriea Pigott (West Orange), 1995
11.91 Kaitlyn Davis (North Brunswick), 2012
11.91 Chanel Smith (Piscataway), 2014
11.91 Aliya Harrison (Sterling), 2017
11.92 Gloria Jackson (Montclair), 1979
11.94 Tiffany Weatherford (Newark Science), 2000
11.94 Emily Carson (Haddonfield), 2013
11.94 Kimberly Lyles (Franklin Twp.), 2001
11.94 Sydney Hawkins (Phillipsburg), 2017
11.94 Katie DiFrancesco (St. John Vianney), 2017
11.95 Aliyah Taylor (Rancocas Valley), 2017
11.95 Danielle Beniulis (Jefferson Twp.), 2014
11.95 Melissa Harris (Neptune), 1998
11.96 Jamillah Nock (Wilson), 2004
11.96 Julia Rizio (Montville), 2011
11.96 Camille Campbell (Carteret), 2000
11.97 Carlene Cummings Engelwood), 1996
11.97 Iana Amsterdam (Newark Tech), 2013
11.97 Carlene Cummings (Dwight Morros), 1996
11.98 Staci Jordan (Orange), 1992
11.98 Symone O’Connor (Franklin Twp.), 2007
11.98 Kiara Lester (Deptford), 2014
11.98 Ciera Ismail (Schalick), 2013
11.99 La’Shonda Carter (Rahway), 2005
11.99 Ada Unachukwu (Marlboro), 2008

ALL-TIME SOUTH JERSEY 100-METER DASH LIST
11.42 Michele Glover (Willingboro), 1981
11.49 English Gardner (Eastern), 2008
11.57 Patti Dunlap (Camden), 1979
11.61 Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
11.65 Bria Mack (Williamstown), 2017
11.71 Shakira Dancy (Winslow Twp.), 2017
11.73 Torie Robinson (Winslow Twp.), 2014
11.77 Aisha Morgan (Schalick), 1998
11.78 Shameka Speed (Bridgeton), 2003
11.81 Denise Liles (Kingsway), 1984
11.81 Audrey (Wilson (Deptford), 2008
11.82 Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 1999
11.82 Annie Johnson (Shawnee), 2012
11.84 Robin Taylor (Deptford), 1980
11.85 Dana Burnett (Willamstown), 1996
11.88 Denis Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
11.89 Cecelia Gerstenbacher (Delsea), 2017
11.91 Aliya Harrison (Sterling), 2017
11.94 Emily Carson (Haddonfield), 2013
11.95 Aliyah Taylor (Rancocas Valley), 2017
11.96 Jamillah Nock (Woodrow Wilson), 2004
11.98 Kiara Lester (Deptford), 2014
11.98 Ciera Ismail (Schalick), 2013

Including Rancocas Valley’s Aliyah Taylor, who ran 11.95 earlier this year but has been hurt since Penn Relays, that’s a ridiculous FIVE South Jersey girls who’ve broken 12 seconds this year.

The most in any previous year was three in 2013, when Robinson (11.91), Haddonfield’s Emily Carson (11.94) and Ciera Ismail of Schalick (11.98) all went under.

But for example, from 1985 through 1994, NO South Jersey girls ran faster than 12 seconds. From 1985 through 2006, a span of 22 years, only six did. On Friday, four did.

Also, from 1982 through 2016 — a span of 35 years — only Gardner and Amandi Rhett ran 11.72 or faster. On Friday, Mack and Dancy both did it.

 

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