Willingboro’s Kenady Wilson shatters BCSL meet HJ record with NJ #2 performance!!!!!

Willingboro senior Kenady Wilson on Saturday became only the second girl in New Jersey this year to clear 5-8.

And Wilson did it on her first attempt.

Wilson matched her PR and broke a 16-year-old meet record at the BCSL Liberty Division meet on her home track at Carl Lewis Stadium.

Wilson entered the competition at 5-0 and cleared 5-0, 5-2 and 5-4 on her first attempt, 5-6 on her second and 5-8 on her third. She took three jumps at 5-10.

It’s Wilson’s second career 5-8 clearance. She was over the bar at 5-8 for fifth place last year at the Meet of Champions. She cleared 5-6 to win the County Open last weekend.

Wilson broke the Liberty Division record of 5-6 set in 2003 by Northern Burlington’s Latasha Leake. She also broke the overall BCSL meet record of 5-6 shared by Leake and Anna Cook of Florence, who won the Freedom Division meet at 5-6 in both 2006 and 2007.

Wilson’s mark is No. 2 in the state this year behind Timber Creek junior Tierra Hooker, who cleared 5-8 3/4 to place third at the Penn Relays last month.

She’s No. 8 on the all-time South Jersey list and one inch shy of the school record of 5-9, set in 1981 by Olympic long jumper Carol Lewis.

ALL-TIME S.J. HIGH JUMP LIST
5-10 1/2 …. Megan Kirschling [West Deptford], 2012
5-10 ………. Tierra Hooker [Timber Creek], 2017
5-9 1/2 …… Priscilla Frederick [Paul VI], 2007
5-9 1/4 …… Mandi Wolicki [Ocean City], 1995
5-9 ………. Carol Lewis [Willingboro], 1981
5-9 ………. Erin Halpin [Cherry Hill East], 1986
5-9 ………. Kim Stoll [Holy Spirit], 1994
5-8 …… Tonya Lee (Rancocas Valley), 1987
5-8 …… Joi Johnson (Ocean City), 1993
5-8 …… Misty Farrell (Washington Twp.), 1995
5-8 …… Brooke Minor (Kingsway), 2001
5-8 …… Marcene Jack (Mainland Regional), 2004
5-8 …… Briana Gray (Haddon Heights), 2005
5-8 …… Anna Cook (Florence), 2007
5-8 …… Brianna Hunt (Delsea), 2010
5-8 …… Gabrielle Bennett (Winslow Twp.), 2015
5-8 …… Natalie Cowan (Hammonton), 2015
5-8 …… Kenady Wilson (Willingboro), 2018, 2019

Wilson also placed second in the long jump with a 16-9 1/2, 3 1/2 inches behind Kristina Tossas of Rancocas Valley, who jumped 17-1, and she ran a leg on Willingboro’s second-place 1,600-meter relay team.

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