Led by A.C.’s Claudine Smith, S.J. advances SEVEN hurdlers to 55-meter hurdles final!!!!!

The 55-meter hurdles final at the Meet of Champions will be an almost entirely South Jersey affair!!!

Seven of the eight qualifiers — including the seven-fastest — are South Jersey hurdlers, led by Atlantic City senior Claudine Smith, who ran within 1-100th-of-a-second of her PR in the trials!

The qualifying times were PRs for Camden’s Te’seanna Harris, Millville’s Malea Broom and Paul VI’s Aliya Rae Garozzo.

This is going to be a hot final!

Here is the field:

8.06 … Claudine Smith, Atlantic City [PR is 8.05]
8.13 … Tionna Tobias, Winslow Twp. [PR is 7.98]
8.18 … Te’seanna Harris, Camden [PR was 8.33]
8.29 … Malea Broome, Millville [PR was 8.40]
8.33 … Aliya Rae Garozzo, Paul VI [PR was 8.43]
8.33 … Tierra Hooker, Timber Creek [PR is 8.23]
8.35 … Jailya Ash, Eastern [PR is 8.10]
8.39 … Karen Hull, Randolph [PR was 8.48]

Ash and Broome also qualified for the 55-meter dash final, so they will be very busy this afternoon!!!

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