Winslow edges Rancocas Valley for 3rd straight Penn Relays S.J. Large-School 4-by-4 Relay title!!!!!

Winslow out-raced Rancocas Valley by two meters Thursday to win the South Jersey Girls Large-School 1,600-meter relay at the 124th annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field.

Winslow ran 3:55.79 and Rancocas Valley 3:56.09, the two-fastest times in South Jersey this year. The only New Jersey school that’s run faster this year is Union Catholic, which 3:54.38 Thursday at Penn.

Winslow and Rancocas Valley both qualified for the Philadelphia Area 1,600-Meter Relay Championships scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Saturday.

This is Winslow’s third straight S.J. Large-School 1,600-meter relay win, fifth in the last eight years and sixth overall.

Winslow is the first to win three straight since Willingboro won five straight from 1996 through 2000.

Nylah Perry [1:00.42], Flora Ahiarakwe [50.60], Shakira Dancy [57.61] and Janeya Hammond [58.16] ran for Winslow.

Aliyah Taylor [57.01], Darynn Minus-Vincent [58.93], Brianna Snowden [59.97] and Morgan Gallagher [1:00.20] ran for Rancocas Valley.

Of the 611 schools that raced the 4-by-400 Thursday, Winslow and Rancocas Valley were 24th- and 25th-fastest.

This is the 25th year Penn has had a South Jersey girls 1,600-meter relay. Willingboro has won seven times, Winslow six times, Camden and Wilson three times each, Seneca twice, Lenape twice and Cherokee and Washington Township once each.

Here’s a look at every winner in the event’s history:

2018 … Winslow Twp., 3:55.79
2017 … Winslow Twp., 3:51.84
2016 … Winslow Twp., 3:55.97
2015 … Lenape, 3:59.53
2014 … Lenape, 3:58.42
2013 … Cherokee, 3:54.98
2012 … Winslow Twp., 3:54.53
2011 … Winslow Twp., 3:57.63
2010 … Seneca, 3:56.90
2009 … Seneca, 4:02.63
2008 … Camden, 3:53.88
2007 … Washington Twp., 3:56.69
2006 … Woodrow Wilson, 3:50.81
2005 … Woodrow Wilson, 3:56.77
2004 … Winslow Twp., 3:54.61
2003 … Willingboro, 3:47.30
2002 … Willingboro, 3:51.45
2001 … Woodrow Wilson, 3:51.80
2000 … Willingboro, 3:53.15
1999 … Willingboro, 3:48.80
1998 … Willingboro, 3:53.55
1997 … Willingboro, 3:55.82
1996 … Willingboro, 4:00.45
1995 … Camden, 3:46.94
1994 … Camden, 3:50.45

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