Juniors Nylah Perry and Janeya Hammond gave Winslow a fast 1-2 finish in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles Friday at the South Jersey Group 3 Championships at Delsea.
Perry edged her teammate, running 1:02.00, with Hammond second in 1:02.27. Nobody else was under 64 seconds.
Perry and Hammond both lowered their PRs over a second, from 1:03.57 for Perry and 1:03.37 for Hammond.
Both times are top-10 in New Jersey this year, No. 5 for Perry and No. 10 for Hammond, even though she’s only 27-100ths of a second back. It’s a crowded field!
They’re No. 1 and No. 4 in South Jersey, separated by Paul VI’s Aliya Rae Garozzo (1:02.15) and RV’s Brianna Snowden (1:02.22), who both also PR’d in their sectional races.
Winslow became the first public school with two girls under 1:02.3 since 2007, when Shana-Gaye Tracey (59.49) and Judith Riley (1:00.35) did it for Manchester Township.
They’re the first South Jersey school to accomplish that rare feat since Winslow in 2006, with Krystal Cantey (1:00.05) and Asia Davy (1:01.66).
Union Catholic did it with Olympian Sydney McLaughlin (55.28) and Alana Herran (1:00.93) in 2015.
Hammond and Perry also finished second and third in that fast 400 behind Dennisha Page’s meet-record 54.41. Hammond ran 57.46, which is a PR, and Perry ran 57.58.
That’s 32 points in one day for Hammond and Perry!
Winslow also got huge points Friday from Tionna Tobias (2nd in 100 in 12.40, 2nd in long jump at 18-7) and Jaia James (3rd in 100, 12.67) and the 3,200-meter relay team of freshmen Victoria Campbell and Charle Dutton and seniors Nicole Hood and Alexandria Morrison, which placed second in a season-best 9:54.72.
Also sophomore Shevell Higgs jumped 17-0 3/4 for fifth in the long jump.
Going into today’s Day 2, Winslow led Wilson 64-38. Winslow has won six straight sectional titles. One more would tie Woodbury’s South Jersey record of seven straight set in Group 1 from 1976 through 1982.