Jasmine Staten, a freshman at Bloomfield College in North Jersey, won the 100-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash in meet-record times in her first college conference championship meet this past weekend. She picked up a third win in the 400-meter relay.
Staten ran 14.40 to easily win the 100 highs in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference meet at Georgian Court University in Lakewood. She finished 10 meters ahead of second-place Sarah Lallemand of Post, who ran 15.67. The CACC track championships are only in their third year of existence.
Staten has run as fast as 14.08 this spring, a time she reached in a meet in Newark late last month.
She ranks 31st nationally in NCAA Division 2 with that 14.08 and is the No. 2 freshman in NCAA Division 2 behind only Nicole Warwick of Asuza Pacific, who ran a 13.91 at the PacWest Championships last month in Fresno, Calif.
Staten won the 200 in 25.53 over freshman teammate Jayda Osborne, a Piscataway graduate, who was second in 25.91.
Staten graduated from Rancocas Valley but never competed for the Red Devils. As a sophomore at Lenape, she won the 200, 400, long jump and high hurdles at the Burlington County Open and she nearly repeated that quad win her junior year, winning three events and finished second to Aliyah Taylor of Pemberton in the 400.
Taylor and Staten were together for a year at R.V., although they were never teammates. Staten also won five sectional titles for Lenape.
At the CACC meet, Staten also led off Bloomfield’s winning 400-meter relay team, joining Osborne and sophomores Jazmine Wiggs and Felicia Haidara, who are both from Bowie, Md. That quartet set a meet-record of 48.09. Staten also placed fourth in the 400 in 1:00.18.
Bloomfield placed second team scoring with 196 points, just 15 points behind team champion Georgian Court, which won with 211.
Georgian Court head coach Mike Murawski is a Cinnaminson native who was a three-time state high jump champion for Holy Cross in 2002 and 2003.