Camden’s Morton runs #4 hurdles time in South Jersey history on way to Meet of Champions TRIUMPH!!!!!

Camden senior Lenaami Morton matched her indoor Meet of Champions hurdles title with an outdoor championship Saturday at the 39th annual M-of-C at Northern Burlington.

Morton out-leaned Union Catholic junior Amaya Chadwick by 2-100ths of a second, with both going under 14 seconds for the first time.

What made the times even more remarkable is that the race was run into a three-meters-per-second wind, very significant for a straight race. With no wind or a legal wind of under 2.0 meters per second, the times would have been dramatically faster

Morton’s previous PR was a 14.04 in the trials earlier Saturday. Before that, her PR was 14.08 in the M-of-C trials last year.

Chadwick’s PR was 14.10 from last year’s state Group 4 meet.

Morton moved into the No. 4 spot on the all-time South Jersey list and Morton and Chadwick moved into the No. 14 and No. 18 spots on the all-time state list:

ALL-TIME S.J. 100-METER HURDLES LIST
13.65 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville), 2006
13.72 … Nichole Hill (Oakcrest), 1997
13.79 … Ste’yce McNeil (Winslow), 2012
13.84 … Lenaami Morton (Camden), 2017
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
14.09 … Nichole Belcher (Wilson), 1992
14.17 … Krystal Cantey (Winslow Twp.), 2006
14.17 … Samantha Sharper (Wilson), 2008
14.20 … Alethia Jenkins (Pennsauken), 1999

ALL-TIME N.J. 100-METER HURDLES LIST
13.20 … Dawn Bowles (Neptune), 1985
13.34 … Sydney McLaughlin (Union Catholic), 2014
13.35 … Charmaine Walker (Plainfield), 1997
13.50 … Porscha Dobson (Kent Plaeace), 2003
13.65 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville), 2006
13.67 … Patricia Dziekonska (West Windsor-Plains. North), 2014
13.71 … Lanyka Brown (Metuchen), 1996
13.72 … Nichole Hill (Oakcrest), 1997
13.73 … Kim Turko (North Edison), 1997
13.77 … Amber Williams (Roxbury), 2001
13.78 … Lakeema Lewis (Plainfield), 1998
13.79 … Stey’ce McNeil (Winslow Twp.), 2012
13.82 … Trier Young (Neptune), 2005
13.84 … Lenaami Morton (Camden), 2017
13.85 … Carol Lewis (Willingboro), 1980
13.85 … Danielle Delgado (Franklin Twp.), 2013
13.85 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville), 1998
13.86 … Amaya Chadwick (Union Catholic), 2017
13.88 … Zonya Cross (Edgewood), 1983
13.88 … Amber Williams (Roxbury), 2001
13.89 … Dashona Ransome (Irvington), 2012
13.90 … Kim Henry (Old Bridge), 2003
13.91 … Kayann Richards (Columbia), 2010
13.91 … Samantha Jensen (Central Regional), 2012
13.95 … Selena Lewis (Elizabeth), 1998
13.95 … Morgan Harvey (North Hunterdon), 2013
13.96 … Ashley Adams (Plainfield), 2006
13.98 … Tramaine Shaw (Piscataway), 2004
13.98 … Cidae’a Woods (Winslow Twp.), 2014
13.99 … Imani Gilliam (Pennsauken), 2004

Morton joins Patti Dunlap (100 and 200 in 1979), Loretta Thompson (400 in 1980) and Keisha Williams (100 hurdles in 2015) as the fourth individual from Camden to win an outdoor Meet of Champions title. Camden’s 400-meter relay team (1978) and 4-by-4 (1995, 2006) also recorded first-place finishes.

Here’s a look at the all-time Meet of Champions performance list. This was only the third time two hurdlers have gone under 14 seconds in the same Meet of Champions race. It also happened in 1997 and 2014.

All-Time Meet of Champions 100 Hurdles Performance List
13.33 … Dawn Bowles (Neptune), 1988 (1)
13.47 … Sydney McLaughlin (Union Catholic), 2014 (1)
13.50 … Porscha Dobson (Kent Place), 2003 (1)
13.62 … McLaughlin, 2014 (q)
13.67 … Charmaine Walker (Plainfield), 1997 (1)
13.67 … Patrycja Dziekonska (West Windsor North), 2014 (2)
13.74 … Zonya Cross (Ridgewood), 1983 (1)
13.78 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville), 2006 (1)
13.77 … Nichole Hill (Oakcrest), 1997 (2)
13.77 … Amber Williams (Roxbury), 2001 (1)
13.81 …….. Williams, 2000 (1)
13.84 … Lenaami Morton (Camden), 2017 (1)
13.85 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville), 1998 (1)
13.86 … Amaya Chadwick (Union Catholic), 2017 (2)
13.89 … Dashana Ransome (Irvington), 2012 (1)
13.91 … Kayann Richards (Columbia), 2010 (1)
13.93 … Trier Young (Neptune), 2005 (1)
13.94 … Kim Turko (North Edison), 1997 (3)
13.96 … Danielle Delgado (Franklin Twp.), 2014 (3)
13.98 … Tremaine Shaw (Piscataway), 2004 (1)
13.98 … Cidae’a Woods (Winslow Twp.), 2014 (4)

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