Camden’s Lenaami Morton runs PR 14.04, #8 in S.J. history, to lead Meet of Champions hurdles qualifiers!!!!!

Camden senior Lenaami Morton lowered her PR from 14.08 to 14.04 in leading all qualifiers into the final of the 100-meter hurdles Saturday at the 39th annual Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington Regional High School in Mansfield.

Morton, who ran 14.08 in the prelims of last year’s Meet of Champions, is bidding to become the second Camden girl in three years to win the M-of-C high hurdles. Keisha Williams won it in 2015.

Morton is undefeated this year in the high hurdles.

Morton moved up from No. 11 to No. 8 in South Jersey history in the 100 highs, and she’s within 5-100ths of a second of becoming the eighth girl in South Jersey history to run sub-14 seconds.

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
14.04 … Lenaami Morton (Camden), 2016
14.05 … Jasmine Waddell (Kingsway), 2011
14.07 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville), 1998
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

Three of the next four-fastest qualifiers are also from South Jersey — Absegami senior Joshonda Johnson (14.37), Bishop Eustace senior Sarah Jones (14.40) and Pennsville sophomore Arianna Smith (14.64).

Amana Chadwick of Union Catholic is second-fastest at 14.20.


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