Atlantic City’s Claudine Smith records all-time S.J. #2 triple jump mark at Rowan Open!!!!!

Atlantic City junior Claudine Smith, one of New Jersey’s most accomplished hurdlers, unleashed the No. 2 triple jump mark in South Jersey history Friday night, soaring 40-1 1/2 at the Rowan Open, held this year at Washington Township.

The only jumper in South Jersey history to jump farther is Northern Burlington’s Ashley Edwards, who went 40-10 1/4 at the 2014 New Balance Nationals.

Smith, the state Group 4 and Easterns hurdles champ indoors, broke the meet record of 38-3 set in 2009 by Adaobi Unachukwu of Marlboro and broke the Atlantic County record of 39-2 1/4 set two years ago by Absegami’s Mariah Hubbard, who went 39-2 1/4 at the Meet of Champions.

Smith’s previous PR was 37-0 1/2 at the Woodbury Relays last month.

Smith opened with a foul, then went 35-8 1/2, a PR 38-6 and the winning 40-1 1/2 and finished with a foul.

She is an accomplished hurdler (8.05 in the 55 highs indoors, runner-up last spring at states), sprinter (fourth at indoor states in the 55) and long jumper (18-5 1/2 at Woodbury).

Now she has another event and she’s already one of the best in state history — the 16th jumper in New Jersey history to surpass 40 feet.

Smith is Atlantic City’s first winner at the Rowan Open in 12 years, since Kimberly Warren won her second straight discus title in 2006.

Here’s a look at every 38-foot jumper in South Jersey history:

ALL-TIME S.J. TRIPLE JUMP LIST
40-10 1/4 … Ashley Edwards [Northern Burlington], 2014
40-1 1/2 … Claudine Smith [Atlantic City], 2018
39-7 1/2 … Zenee Gadson [Glassboro], 2012
39-7 1/4 … Shaya Wilkerson [Lenape], 2012
39-6 … Jessica Mills [Deptford], 2005
39-5 1/2 … Elizabeth Montague [Cherokee], 2014
39-3 … Genevieve Okoro [Eastern Reg.], 2010
39-2 1/4 … Mariah Hubbard [Absegami Reg.], 2016
38-11 … Rachel Montague [Cherokee], 2008
38-8 … Shameka Marshall [Oakcrest], 2001
38-8 … Javona Ford [Millville], 2010
38-6 … Monet Gist [Atlantic City], 2013
38-1 … Cidae’a Woods [Winslow Twp.], 2014
38-0 1/4 … Janell Rowe [Sterling], 2017
38-0 1/4 … Caleah Allen [Williamstown], 2012

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