Timber Creek soph Tierra Hooker displays her remarkable versatility with record-setting pentathlon win at Rowan Open!!!!!

Timber Creek sophomore Tierra Hooker showed off her remarkable versatility this weekend with a terrific performance to win the pentathlon at the Rowan Open at Washington Township High School.

Hooker scored a meet-record 3,407 points to win the two-day, five-event pentathlon by nearly 600 points over another sophomore, Haddonfield’s Rachel Bonnet.

Hooker broke the meet record of 3,305 points set in 2007 by Priscilla Frederick of Paul VI, who grew up in Sicklerville and went on to become a three-time All-America high jumper for St. John’s and was seventh in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Let’s take a look at Hooker’s performance:

100-METER HURDLES: Hooker scored 834 points with a 15.06, fastest time this year in South Jersey and a big PR over her 15.46 at last year’s Olympic Conference meet. It’s also No. 7 in New Jersey this year and No. 3 among sophomores. Courtney James of Burlington Township had the second-fastest hurdles time in the meet at 15.75, but Hooker already led the field by 89 points. The open 100 hurdles Friday was won by Kassidy Mulrayne of Allentown in 15.10, so Hooker ran faster in the pentathlon hurdles than anybody in the open hurdles.

SHOT PUT: Hooker picked up 447 points by throwing 28-8, the third-best mark of the competition. Millville’s Hailey Holmes had the best throw of the day at 31-0 1/2. Hooker’s 447 points gave her 1,281 through two events and a lead of 204 points over James, who was second with 1,077 points after the shot.

HIGH JUMP: If there were any doubt who would win before the high jump there wasn’t after it. Hooker cleared 5-8 on her first attempt to score 891 big points for 2,172 through three events. Hooker passed the first 11 heights and then cleared 5-1 3/4 and 5-4 on her first attempt and 5-6 on her second. After clearing 5-8 she called it a day. Hooker’s 5-8 equals the No. 1 mark in New Jersey this year. She cleared 5-10 at last year’s Meet of Champions and this past indoor season at the Ocean Breeze Invite. Hooker’s 5-8 actually would have tied the meet record in the open high jump. Brianna Hunt of Delsea cleared 5-8 in 2010. Bonnet cleared 5-0 for 644 points and moved into second with 1,684 points after Day 1.

LONG JUMP: Day 2 begins with the long jump, where Hooker went 17-5 3/4 on her third and final attempt for 651 points to give her a four-event total of 2,823. Hooker is gifted in so many events she doesn’t long jump very often, but she did break her PR of 17-5 1/2, set at last year’s Camden County Championships at Haddon Township. Her mark is No. 5 in South Jersey this year. Holmes had the next-best jump at 16-6 for 567 points, but Bonnet remained in second place with 2,158 points.

800-METER RUN: Holmes led all the half-milers with a 2:27.72, but Hooker’s 2:39.07 earned her 584 points for a final total of 3,407, and Bonnet’s 2:32.64 gave her 660 points for 2,818 and second place, about 100 points ahead of third-place Carly Roche of Allentown.

FINAL SCORING
1. Tierra Hooker [Timber Creek] 3,407
2. Rachel Bonnet [Haddonfield] 2,818
3. Carly Roche [Allentown] 2,705
4. Hailey Holmes [Millville] 2,672
5. Courtney James [Burlington Twp.] 2,654
6. Darien Rinn [Middletown North] 2,623
7. Katelyn Reid [Middletown North] 2,483
8. Meghan McGonigle [Gloucester Catholic] 2,260
9. Mariss Logiudice [Bordentown] 1,889
10. Armanee DeBarry [Millville] 1,767

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