Mainland girls run N.J. #3 shuttle hurdles time at Rowland Relays, move up on all-time S.J. list!!!!!

The Mainland Regional girls turned in one of the fastest shuttle hurdles performances in South Jersey history Saturday, winning the Division 2 race in a meet record 1:02.68 at the Rowland Relays at Haddon Township.

The team of seniors Nicole Lombardi, Yvette Assongba and Olivia Rzemyk and sophomore Clair Pedrick won the race by about 50 meters.

The time is third-fastest in New Jersey this year and fastest by a South Jersey school in four years. It’s No. 11 in South Jersey history and No. 2 by an Atlantic County school, behind Buena’s 2012 1:00.14 at New Balance Nationals.

Mainland broke the overall meet record of 1:03.62, set last year by Absegami, and broke the Group 2 record of 1:06.40 set in 2004 by Bridgeton by nearly four seconds.

Coming into the season, Mainland’s school record was a 1:05.66 from last year’s Rowan Open with a lineup that included Assongba, Lombardo and Rzemyk along with Alyannah Stover. Mainland lowered it to 1:05.22 at this year’s West Deptford Relays.

This list could be missing some times, but here’s my best initial effort at an all-time South Jersey girls shuttle hurdles list:

59.00 … Edgewood, 1999
59.79 … Pennsauken, 1999
1:00.14 … Buena, 2012
1:00.18 … Winslow Twp., 2014
1:01.17 … Woodrow Wilson, 2012
1:01.68 … Winslow Twp., 2002
1:01.6h … Woodrow Wilson, 2005
1:01.94 … Edgewood, 1998
1:02.0h … Moorestown, 1994
1:02.16 … Wilson, 2003
1:02.68 … Mainland Reg., 2018
1:02.86 … Edgewood, 2001
1:03.62 … Absegami, 2017
1:03.70 … Lenape, 2008
1:03.73 … Highland, 1998
1:03.79 … Camden, 2015

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