What a day for Arianna Smith!
The Pennsville senior won four gold medals with two PRs Tuesday at the Salem County Championships on her home track.
Let’s take a look at her performance:
—> Smith won the 100-meter hurdles with a personal-best 14.44. Her previous best was a 14.64 in the trials of the 2017 Meet of Champions. That’s fastest this year in Group 1 and No. 5 in South Jersey. The Salem County record is a hand-timed 14.1 by Ruth Dickey of Penns Grove in 1983. Smith’s 14.44 is the fastest FAT time on the all-time Salem County list.
—> Smith won the long jump at 17-6 1/4, just over her previous PR of 17-6, which she hit at Group 1 states last year. Her jump is the best this year by a Group 1 girl in New Jersey
—> Smith won the intermediate hurdles in 1:04.22. Her PR is 1:02.76, her winning time at states last year, and she has run 1:02.97 this year, No. 3 in New Jersey
—> Smith teamed up with sophomore Hanna Johnston, freshman Kaitlyn Samuels and freshman Taylor Burchfield to win the 1,600-meter relay in 4:09.25. Audubon and Pennsville rank No. 1 and No. 2 this year among New Jersey Group 1 schools at 4:06.20 and 4:06.39, both from Penn.
Woodstown outscored Schalick, 115-97, to win the girls title.
Junior Madeline Hunt, the SJ-1 high jump champ indoors, had a big day, winning the high jump (4-10), pole vault (9-6) and triple jump (36-0 1/4) for Woodstown
Senior Leah Gibson (12.86 100), junior Indian Norman (25.99 200), junior Annika Hantho (106-8 discus) and sophomore Kara Knorr (97-9 javelin) were other Woodstown winners. Hantho led a 1-2-3 Woodstown discus weep with senior Carmen Santiago and junior Alexis Marini.