Rancocas Valley girls pile up meet-record 165 points in winning Burlington County Championship!!!!!

It was freshman Ravin Hood who had the honor of not only winning the discus Saturday at the Burlington County Open but also putting Rancocas Valley over the top in the Red Devils’ chase to break the meet scoring record.

Hood, an R.V. freshman, won the discus with a throw of 110-8, and those 10 points gave Rancocas Valley 165 for meet, which broke the meet record of 162 scored by Lenape in 2015.

Lenape’s coach at the time, Jack Walsh, is now the meet director of the County Open, so he was there to congratulate the R.V. coaches and team on their terrific performance.

Rancocas, the host school, scored in every event other than the 1,600.

Sophomore Sheriyah Nutt had a hand in 38 points, with wins in the 100 (12.34, 12.32 in trials) and 200 (PR 25.36), second in the 400 (58.02) and an anchor leg on R.V.s winning 1,600-meter relay team.

There was no team scoring last year, when most of the meet was cancelled because of rain, but Rancocas Valley has now won two straight county titles — 2017 and 2019 — after never previously winning one.

R.V. won by 109 points over second-place Shawnee, which had its highest place since taking second in 2004.

The 109-point margin of victory is also a meet record. The previous largest scoring margin was was 107 1/2, Lenape’s margin over Seneca in 2015.

Here’s a glance at how R.V. got to 165:

100-METER DASH: Senior Brianna Snowden (PR 12.73) joined Nutt on the medal stand.
200-METER DASH: Nutt (25.36), Snowden (25.81) and freshman Anabella Chin (25.91) made it a 1-2-3 R.V. sweep.
400-METER DASH: Nutt and freshman Anabella Chin (58.51) scored 14 points with their 2-3 finish.
800-METER RUN: Sophomore Alyssa Leak (2:21.90) and senior Bethany Biggi (2:24.58) ran 2-4 for the Red Devils.
3,200-METER RUN: Senior Paige Hammond placed fourth in the 3,200 in 11:57.86.
100-METER HURDLES: Chin ran a PR 15.33 for third and senior Rachel Flanagan (15.77) and Jaeda Butler (15.93) took fifth and sixth.
400-METER HURDLES: Snowden ran a PR 1:02.86, fifth-fastest in meet history, and became the first R.V. girl to win the 400IH since Tonya Lee won her fourth straight in 1988. Her time is also No. 2 in South Jersey this year, behind only the 1:02.42 run Saturday at the Camden County meet by Aliya Rae Garozzo of Paul VI. Freshman Sanai Jenkins placed sixth in 1:12.37.
400-METER RELAY: Senior Makiah Warren and juniors Kristina Tossas, Ta’Shay Bertino and Breacain McClenahan won in 49.80.
1,600-METER RELAY: Leak, junior Maya Primas, senior Darynn Minus-Vincent and Nutt won in 4:05.42.
3,200-METER RELAY: The team of senior Bethany Biggi and freshmen Abigail Cifaldi, Logan Shaw and Aaliyah Thompson ran 10:09.67 for second.
HIGH JUMP: Biggi cleared 5-0 for second.
LONG JUMP: Tossas went 16-10 1/2 on her final jump for the win.
TRIPLE JUMP: Tossas also took fourth in the triple jump at 34-10 1/4, and Warren (33-4 1/2) and freshman Anaya Young (33-3 3/4) placed fifth and sixth.
POLE VAULT: Sophomore Abigail Boggs cleared 10-0 and tied for third.
SHOT PUT: Hood threw 34-9 1/4 for fourth.
DISCUS: Hood had six throws of 104-4 or better, including the winner at 110-8.
JAVELIN: Junior Antoinette Halpin threw 96-1 on her final throw to take fourth.

HIGHEST GIRLS MEET POINT TOTALS BURLCO OPEN HISTORY
165 ….. Rancocas Valley, 2019
162 ….. Lenape, 2015
147 ….. Willingboro, 2004
146 ….. Lenape, 2008
144 ….. Lenape, 2010
138 ….. Lenape, 2014
134 ….. Rancocas Valley, 2017
130 ….. Lenape, 2007
127 ….. Shawnee, 1997
124.3 … Lenape, 2016
123 ….. Willingboro, 1992
121 ….. Lenape, 2017
121 ….. Cherokee, 2012
114 ….. Lenape, 2011
113 ….. Shawnee, 1995
108 ….. Shawnee, 1998
107 ….. Shawnee, 1996
107 ….. Willingboro, 1996
106 ….. Willingboro, 2003
101 ….. Lenape 2009
101 ….. Willingboro, 2005
100 1/3 … Lenape, 2012

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