Lenape junior Shelby Whetstone records HUUUUUGE PR and runs away with SJ-4 800 title!!!!!

Lenape junior Shelby Whetstone picked the right time for a three-second PR.

Whetstone lowered her PR from 2:18.74 to 2:15.56 and won the 800 Saturday morning at the South Jersey Group 4 meet at Washington Township.

Whetstone gapped the field, winning by 20 meters over top-seeded Raelynne Miller of Millville, who was second in 2:19.39.

Whetstone ran her previous PR last weekend at Haddonfield Distance Night. That was her first time under 2:21.

Whetstone is the fourth different Lenape girl to win the South Jersey Group 4 title in the last eight years following Emily McGee in 2011, Carly Pettipaw in 2015 and Megan Quimby in 2016.

Here’s a look at the South Jersey Group 4 sectional 800 winners going back to 1986:

2018 … Shelby Whetstone [Lenape] 2:15.56
2017 … Rachel Vick [Kingsway] 2:13.00
2016 … Megan Quimby [Lenape] 2:14.66
2015 … Carly Pettipaw [Lenape] 2:14.27
2014 … Julia DeSpirito [Shawnee] 2:13.75
2013 … Melana Hammel [Southern] 2:16.27
2012 … Julia DeSpirito [Shawnee] 2:15.81
2011 … Emily McGee [Lenape] 2:16.13
2010 … Chelsea Cox [Southern] 2:14.62
2009 … Jill Smith [Southern] 2:11.49
2008 … Jill Smith [Southern] 2:07.26
2007 … Danielle Tauro [Southern] 2:10.54
2006 … Danielle Tauro [Southern] 2:13.98
2005 … Danielle Tauro [Southern] 2:16.16
2004 … Lauren Lewis [Southern] 2:12.2
2003 … Lauren Lewis [Southern] 2:13.3
2002 … Lauren Lewis [Southern] 2:16.9
2001 … Lauren Lewis [Southern] 2:17.7
2000 … Claudine Evangelista [Tri.]2:16.8
1999 … Claudine Evangelista [Tri.]2:15.1
1998 … Claudine Evangelista [Tri.]2:15.6
1997 … Tara Debrielle [Ovbk.] 2:19.5
1996 … Latasha Taylor [W’boro] 2:19.2
1995 … Liz Moore [Shawnee] 2:17.0
1994 … Missy Whittaker [Shaw. 2:20.1
1993 … Missy Whittaker [Shaw.] 2:19.5
1992 … Krista Ferrera [Vineland] 2:13.4
1991 … Krista Ferrera [Vineland] 2:19.8
1990 … Monica Olkowski [Cherokee] 2:19.9
1989 … Monica Olkowski [Cherokee] 2:19.1
1988 … Nancy Goodall [Toms River East] 2:19.4
1987 … Chris Danks [Shawnee] 2:16.4
1986 … Kelly McDonnell [Toms River East] 2:18.2

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