Kenady Wilson’s triple win lifts Willingboro girls to first sectional title in 15 years!!!!!

Senior Kenady Wilson became Willingboro’s first triple winner in nine years, and the Chimera girls amassed 140 points on their way to their first sectional title in 15 years.

Willingboro outscored second-place Shore Regional 140-86.

Wilson won the high jump clearning 5-6, the long jump with a 17-4 and the triple jump at 34-6 1/4 for the Chimeras, whose last sectional title came in Central Jersey Group 3 in 2004.

Boro’s last triple winner at sectionals was Vanessa Ariently in 2000 with wins in the intermediate hurdles (1:02.24), high hurdles (14.95) and long jump (16-10 1/4).

Willingboro also had a big day from junior Mikell Dolo, who led a 1-2-3 sweep in the high hurdles with a 16.09 win and also placed third in the 100 (12.83) and 200 (26.42), and junior Tamia Welch Smith, who won the intermediates in 1:06.47, took second in the highs in 16.17 and was third in the 400 in 1:00.74.

Sophomore Balkis Lyiola won the 100 in 12.58 and was second in the 200 in 26.14 for 18 more big points.

Janea Williams took third in the 3,200 (12:31.79) and sixth in the 1,600 (5:53.10), freshman Aleshia Mendex ran 1:01.70 and 2:25.32 for fifth in the 400 and fourth in the 800, sophomore Gloria Hughes took third in the highs at 16.69, and sophomore Shamaryah Sykes  was sixth in the discus with a throw of 87-4.

Willingboro also won the 4-by-100 in 51.40 and 4-by-400 in 4:06.15 and placed third in the 3,200-meter relay. Names are not available yet for the 4-by-1 and 4-by-4. Freshman Aleshia Mendez, junior Syedah Younis, Williams and Smith ran on the 4-by-8 team, which ran 10:57.57.

In addition to Wilson and Ariently, other Willingboro triple winners at sectionals since 1985 are:

–> Kim Hargrove in SJ-4 in 1996 (11.8 in 100, 24.5 in 200, 5-4 in high jump).
–> Shakira Rutherford in SJ-3 in 1999 (25.2 in 200, 57.3 in 400, 1:03.6 in 400IH).
–> Okechi Ogbuokiri in SJ-3 in 2003 (24.4 in 200, 55.0 in 400, 2:15.9 in 800),
–> Brittnee Bynoe in CJ-3 in 2004 (2:15.15 in 800, 5:04.51 in 800, 1:04.10 in 400IH).

The Willingboro girls have won eight sectional titles in all – 1980 and 1981 in South Jersey Group 4, 1984 and 1985 in South Jersey Group 3, 1992 back in Group 4, then 1999 in Group 3. Their last title was Central Jersey Group 3 in 2004.

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