Senior Tionna Tobias and juniors Janeya Hammond and Nylah Perry combined for an astonishing 80 points just in their individual events, leading the unstoppable Winslow Township girls program to its seventh straight South Jersey Group 3 sectional championship this weekend.
What a performance for the Eagles!
Winslow outscored second-place Timber Creek by 52 points this weekend at Delsea, winning by 127-75 over the second-place Chargers.
Their seventh straight sectional title tied the South Jersey record set from 1976 through 1982 by Woodbury, and is tied for the third-longest streak in state history in any sectional or any group. Both Winslow and Northern Highlands can tie the record next year.
Here’s a look at the longest streaks of consecutive sectional wins in state history:
LONGEST SECTIONAL WINNING STREAKS
8 … Columbia, North Section 2 Group 4 [1991-98]
8 … Metuchen, Central Group 1 [1994-01]
7 … Randolph, North Section 1 Group 4 [2009-15]
7 … Woodbury, South Group 1 [1976-82]
7 … Winslow, South Group 3 [2013-19]
7 … Hanover Park, North Section 2 Group 2 [2002-2008]
7 … Hopewell Valley, Central Group 3 [2005-11]
7 … Northern Highlands, North Section 1 Group 3 [2013-19]
6 … Ramsey, North Section 1 Groups 2 & 3 [1995-2000]
6 … New Providence, North Section 1 Group 1 [1982-87]
6 … Monmouth Reg., Central Groups 2 & 3 [1984-89]
6 … North Hunterdon, Central Groups 3 & 4 [1982-87]
6 … Pope John XXIII, Parochial A [2011-16]
Let’s take a look at how Winslow did it again! For the seventh year in a row!
TIONNA TOBIAS: Sometimes I honestly think you could put the remarkably versatile Tobias in any event and the Winslow senior would do well. She had an incredible sectional meet against some tremendous competition. She won the high hurdles in 14.37, placed second to Dennisha Page in the 100 in 12.40, took second to Tierra Hooker in the high jump with a 5-4 clearance and hit 18-7 for second to Hooker in the long jump.
JANEYA HAMMOND: What a meet for Hammond! Three events, three PRs! She ran 25.23 for second to Page in the 200, 57.46 for second to Page in the 400 and 1:02.27 for second to Perry in the intermediates. Her previous PRs were 25.40 in the 200, 57.59 in the 400 and 1:02.63 in the intermediates.
NYLAH PERRY: Perry edged her teammate in the intermediates with a personal-best of her own at 1:02.00. Her previous PR was 1:03.42, so that’s quite a jump. She was third behind Page and Hammond in both the 200 (25.27) and 400 (57.58). That’s a first and two thirds for 22 points against some tremendous competition!
That trio was terrific, but they had plenty of help:
—> Freshman Jaia James ran 12.67 for third in the 100, not far off her PR of 12.54 from a meet in April in Maryland. James is the No. 6 freshman in the state and No. 2 in South Jersey behind only Joslynn Whaley of Atlantic County Tech in Mays Landing (12.29).
—> Senior Nicole Hood ran a two-second PR for second in the 800 and also ran on both the winning 4-by-4 and the second-place 4-by-8.
—> Sophomore Shevell Higgs took second to Tobias in the high hurdles with a 15.44, PR’d at 17-0 3/4 for fifth in the long jump and added a fourth in the long jump at 34-9, just an inch off another PR.
—> Freshman Jordan James leaped 32-10 for sixth in the triple jump.
—> Freshman Charly Dutton ran on both the 4-by-4 and 4-by-8.
—> Senior Raven Rouse and sophomore Olivia Wright contributed legs to the winning 4-by-4.
—> Freshman Victoria Campbell and senior Alexandria Morrison both ran on the second-place 4-by-8.