Millville and Rancocas Valley, two of the top girls track programs in the state, locked up in an epic battle this weekend at Washington Township, and Millville emerged with a one-point win in the South Jersey Group 4 sectionals.
Millville scored 38 points in the throws and 21 in the jumps on the way to a 92-91 win over Rancocas Valley.
It’s the first sectional title ever for the Millville girls.
Freshman Bryanna Craig led the way for the Thunderbolts with wins in the 400, high jump and long jump, and junior Fatimah Owens won both weight throws with PRs in both.
Let’s take a look at how Millville did it!
100-METER DASH: Senior Malea Broome placed fourth in 12.30. 4 points.
400-METER DASH: Craig ran 56.85 for third place. 6 points.
800-METER RUN: Senior Raelynne Miller ran 2:20.33 for sixth place. 1 point.
100-METER HURDLES: Seniors Malea Broome and Brionah Patterson placed third and fifth, Broome in 14.58 and Patterson in 15.12. 8 points.
400-METER RELAY: The team of Patterson, Broome, junior Ciera Bowman and junior Zaniah Bowman ran 48.07 for second to Eastern. 8 points.
1600-METER RELAY: Millville ran 3:58.13 with the team of Patterson, Miller, Ciera Bowman and Broome for third place behind R.V. (3:53.72) and Southern Regional (3:57.08). 6 points.
HIGH JUMP: Craig cleared a personal-best 5-5 for the win, and junior Kenny’a Dunns was fifth at 5-2. 12 points.
LONG JUMP: Craig jumped 17-9 1/2 for second, and freshman Leah Ellis went 16-10 1/4 for sixth. 9 Points.
SHOT PUT: Owens and Teresa Parker went 1-2, with Owens hitting 40-3 1/2 and Parker 38-3. It was more than a two-foot PR for Owens. 18 points.
DISCUS: Owens and Parker went 1-5, Owens throwing 122-4 – more than a 10-foot PR – and Parker 107-1. 12 points.
JAVELIN: Junior Kira Parsons placed second with a throw of 125-3. Eight points.