Oakcrest’s Brielle Smith moves into all-time U.S. top-20 in javelin with state record and Meet of Champions triumph!!!!!

Oakcrest junior Brielle Smith destroyed the state javelin record Saturday, winning the Meet of Champions with a massive throw of 163-8.

That snaps the state record of 160-8 thrown by 160-8 thrown by Vineland’s Maria Jimenez at the 2012 Cape-Atlantic Championships at Egg Harbor.

Smith’s previous PR was a 151-3 at the Cape-Atlantic Championships last month at Bridgeton.

Her mark ranks her No. 16 in U.S. history with the new implement, which has been in use since 2002.

She broke the Meet of Champions record of 154-11 set in 2011 by West Orange’s Nia Barnes at Old Bridge.

She had already broken her own New Jersey junior class record. It was 146-5 set by Amanda Harmata of Raritan in 2003.

Smith is the third Oakcrest girl to win a Meet of Champions title. Hurdler Nichole Hill won the 200 in 1996 in 24.71 and Shameeka Marshall doubled the long jump at 18-10 3/4 and triple jump with a 38-10 3/4 in 2001.

She’s the first Atlantic County girl to win the M-of-C javelin since Chelsea Salisbury of Buena with a 139-6 in 2001.

She won by more than 20 feet over North Hunterdon sophomore Fiona Letko, who threw 141-2. The second South Jersey finisher was also from Atlantic County. Hammonton senior Alexa Gardner, a two-time state champ, finished her terrific career with a 134-6 for fifth place.

ALL-TIME S.J. JAVELIN 140-FOOT LIST
163-  8 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), 2018
160-  8 … Maria Jimenez (Vineland), 2012
152-  9 … Katherine Johnston (Haddonfield), 2012
152-  4 … Jill Shaner (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2009
148-  8 … Caitlin Cielo (Eastern), 2002
146-  7 … Victoria Imbesi (Our Lady of Mercy), 2008
143-11 … Ayana Culhane (Absegami), 2016
142-  6 … Kaela Schrier (Cherokee), 2016
142-  1 … Alexa Gardner (Hammonton), 2018
141-  6 … Lindsay Minch (Pennsville), 2010
141-  5 … Kelly Yanucil (Bordentown), 2013
141-  1 … Tumelo Nwanma (Vineland), 2016
141-  0 … Jocelyn McRae (Millville), 2006
140-  8 … Julia Foering (Rancocas Valley), 2017
140-  1 … Caitlin Ciello (Eastern), 2002
140-  0 … Melissa Lake (Cherokee), 2011

ALL-TIME N.J. JAVELIN TOP-10 LIST
163-  8 … Brielle Smith (Oakcrest), 2018
160-  8 … Maria Jimenez (Vineland), 2012
155-  8 … Daina Pucurs (Demarest), 2004
155-  0 … Jamie Klein (Paramus Catholic), 2011
154-11 … Nia Barnes (West Orange), 2011
152-  9 … Katherine Johnston (Haddonfield), 2012
152-  4 … Jill Shaner (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2009
152-  3 … Shauntierah Douglas (Garfield), 2012
149-10 … Lisa Desink-Clee (Academy of the Holy Angels), 2013
149- 4 … Kelly Robinson (Raritan), 2003

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