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.