Winslow junior Tionna Tobias leaps 19 feet again, places 8th in long jump at New Balance Nationals!!!!!

Tireless Winslow junior Tionna Tobias, competing in her third event of the weekend, earned All-America honors for the second time within a few hours Sunday afternoon when she placed eighth in the championship long jump at the New Balance Nationals at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.

Tobias, who ran on Winslow’s fifth-place super sprint medley team earlier in the day, jumped 19-1 1/4 on her second attempt. She also ran 14.25 in the high hurdles into a 1.9 meters-per-second wind.

Tobias has jumped 19 feet or better in four straight meets, winning the state Group 3 title at 19-11 1/2 and the Meet of Champions last weekend at 19-5 1/4. She ranks ninth in state history and No. 3 in South Jersey history with one year to go.

Tobias opened with an 18-8 3/4 before closing the prelims with a 19-1 1/4 and a 19-1/2. In the finals, she opened with a 17-8 3/4, then fouled before finishing with a 18-0 1/2.

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