Junior Lamya Young, freshman Emily McGrath and seniors Sierra Gaines and Bailie Rizzo teamed up to win the 400- and 800-meter relays, and the Audubon girls sprinted their way to the Woodbury Relays Group 1 title Saturday.
It was the Green Wave’s first Woodbury Relays championship in school history, outscoring second-place Paulsboro 44-34, with Schalick — the three-time defending champion — third with 27 points. Paulsboro hasn’t won since 1995.
Young, McGrath, Gaines and Rizzo won the 400-meter relay in 51.29 and the 800-meter relay in 1:45.80.
Rizzo, Young and McGrath teamed up with sophomore Alivia Stocklin to place second in the sprint medley in 4:27.55, and McGrath joined freshman Sarah Parr, junior Jacqueline Stocklin and senior Rachel Russell to win the shuttle hurdles in 1:11.85.
Audubon also placed second in the 3,200-meter relay, with the team of junior Giavanna Amariles, senior Alesky Kilvington, junior Caitlyn Clarke and freshman Emma Myers running 10:46.96.
Audubon’s 1:45.80 is fastest this year by a New Jersey Group 1 school, according to the Milesplit database, and actually fastest since Penns Grove ran 1:43.53 at Woodbury in 2014. The 51.29 is third-fastest by a New Jersey Group 1 school.
Audubon already ranks No. 2 in South Jersey and No. 4 in the state in the SMR with its 4:23.78 from the Jim Camburn Relays earlier this month. The 1:11.85 is No. 2 in South Jersey this year among Group 1 schools in the shuttles, just 1-100th of a second behind Pennsville, which ran 1:11.84 at Woodbury. It’s also No. 3 in the state.
The 3,200-meter relay time is No. 8 in the state this year in Group 1 and No. 3 in South Jersey,.
The 4-by-100 and 4-by-200 times are school records.