Willingboro boys and girls sweep Group 1 state relays for fourth time!!!!!

For the fourth time in history, Willingboro has swept both the boys and girls titles at the state relays.

The Willingboro boys won their 16th title and third in a row and the girls won their 10th but first since 2010 in the Group 1 meet at the Bennett Center in Toms River.

The last Willingboro sweep was in 2005 in Group 3. The Chimeras also swept the boys and girls relay titles in 2002 and 2003 in Group 3.

Since 1982, either the boys or the girls have won a title in 24 of 38 seasons.

Only Christian Brothers Academy (27) has won more  state relay titles than the Willingboro boys. Asbury Park has won 15 but none since 1995.

Willingboro is the first to win three straight boys Group 1 state relay titles since Woodbury won four straight from 1976 through 1979.

Junior Mikell Dolo, sophomore Balkis Lyiola, senior Tamia Welch Smith and senior Kenady Wilson won the shuttle hurdles in 33.89 to lead the Willingboro girls to a 32-30 win over Collingswood.

Dolo, freshmen Deshia Davis and Jadah Grant and Lyiola ran 1:51.49 for third in the 800-meter relay, and Dolo, Welch Smith, Wilson and Lyiola ran 4:33.81 for fourth in the sprint medley. Lyiola, Dolo, Welch Smith and senior Amatulla Ibn Abdul Kareem ran 4:21.02 for fourth in the 1,600-meter relay.

Wilson cleared a PR-tying 5-6 and teamed with Smith [4-6] to take second on misses to Clark with a combined clearance of 10 feet.

The Willingboro boys scored a whopping 64 points, the most ever in Group 1, third-most ever in any public school state relays meet and the most in 17 years. The previous record was Willingboro’s 60 in 2010. It’s the most points scored in any public school meet since Willingboro won Group 3 in 2002 with 66 points.

They placed third or better in all but two events.

The Chimeras won the 1,600-meter relay in 3:33.94, shuttle hurdles in 31.86, high jump relay at 12-6 and shot put relay at 87-9 and picked up second places in the 800-meter relay, sprint medley and pole vault.

Senior Jayaire King ran on both winning relay teams. He was joined by seniors Dinonn Capp, Reginald Jones and Elijah Valme on the 4-by-4 and by seniors Joshua Dorvilus and Kevin Peterson and freshman Bryson Bright on the shuttles.

Juniors Kameron Smith and Nate Robertson won the high jump relay by a foot, Smith clearing 6-4 and Robertson 6-2.

Sophomore Deonte Allen threw 46-2 3/4 and senior Emmanuel Lewis III 41-6 1/4 to win the shot put relay by four inches over New Providence.

Juniors Jason Dingle [11-6] and Dontavis Wilson [11-0] combined for a 22-6 to take second to New Providence in the pole vault relay.

King, Jones, Peterson and Valme ran 1:33.67 for second to Camden in the 4-by-8, and senior Joshua Akinsanya, King, Jones and Valme ran on the sprint medley team.

That’s two firsts and two seconds for King, a first and two seconds for Jones and a first and two seconds for Valme,

Here’s a look at Willingboro’s relay titles:

BOYS
1982 [Group 4]
1983 [Group 4]
1985 [Group 3]
1986 [Group 3]
1987 [Group 3]
1990 [Group 4]
1996 [Group 4]
2000 [Group 3]
2001 [Group 3]
2002 [Group 3]
2003 [Group 3]
2005 [Group 3]
2012 [Group 3]
2015 [Group 1]
2017 [Group 1]
2018 [Group 1]
2019 [Group 1]

GIRLS
1992 [Group 4]
1993 [Group 4]
1995 [Group 4]
1997 [Group 4]
2002 [Group 3]
2003 [Group 3]
2004 [Group 3]
2005 [Group 3]
2010 [Group 2]
2019 [Group 1]

And here’s a look at the highest point totals in boys meet history:

90 – CBA [Parochial], 2011
88 – Union Catholic [Parochial B], 2013
86 – CBA [Parochial A], 2017
84 – CBA [Parochial A], 2016
80 – CBA [Parochial A], 2013
77 – CBA [Parochial], 2012
72 – CBA [Parochial A], 2015
72 – CBA [Parochial A], 2018
70 – Hudson Catholic [Parochial B], 2015
68 – Union Catholic [Parochial A], 2014
66 – Willingboro [Gorup 3], 2001
66 – Willingboro [Group 3], 2002
64 – WIllingboro [Group 1], 2019
64 – Willingboro [Group 3], 2003
60 – Asbury Park [Group 2], 1992
60 – Bishop Eustace [Parochial B], 2017

 

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