Cinnaminson junior Meredith Updike PRs again, wins 2nd straight SJ-2 400IH title!!!

Meredith Updike won her second straight South Jersey Group 2 sectional title Friday in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, running a personal-best 1:02.66 at Delsea.

She’s the first to repeat in SJ-2 since Helena Leyrer of Buena in 2011 and 2012, and her time is fastest in SJ-2 since Leyrer ran 1:01.54 in 2012.

Updike’s previous PR was 1:02.71 when she won states last year. She moved up to No. 12 in Burlington County history and lowered her own school record.

Updike’s 1:02.66 is the 7th-fastest winning time in South Jersey Group 2 sectional history:

1999 Katrina Sye (Buena) 1:01.2
2012 Helena Leyrer (Buena) 1:01.54
2003 Kristina Keegan (H’field) 1:01.6
2009 Victoria Clark (Camden) 1:02.08
1995 Natalie Edwards (P’ville) 1:02.0
2010 Vanessa Arientyl (W’boro) 1:02.24
2019 Meredith Updike (Cinnaminson) 1:02.66

ALL-TIME BURLINGTON COUNTY 400IH LIST
59.03 … Tonya Lee (Rancocas Valley), 1988
59.66 … Mandie Dulin (Shawnee), 1997
1:00.1h … *Danielle Myricks (Willingboro), 2000
1:01.14 … Okechi Ogbuokiri (Willingboro), 2003
1:01.25 … Carly Pettipaw (Lenape), 2015
1:01.49 … *Mary Bohi (Seneca), 2009
1:01.99 … Evann Thompson (Lenape), 2012
1:02.24 … Vanessa Arientyl (Willingboro), 2010
1:02.33 … Rhea Mann (Willingboro), 2003
1:02.54 … Emily Kulcyk (Cherokee), 2010
1:02.60 … Nia Hinds (Burlington Twp.), 2016
1:02.66 … Meredith Updike (Cinnaminson), 2019
1:02.84 … Natasha Marshall (Palmyra), 2001
1:02.86 … Maddie Hummel (Holy Cross), 2012
1:02.86 … Brianna Snowden (Rancocas Valley), 2019
1:02.7h … Angela Williams (Pemberton), 1981
1:02.85 … Rachel Jochem (Seneca), 2006

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