DENNISHA PAGE RUNS ALL-TIME N.J. #6 200 TO CAP REMARKABLE SPRINT TRIPLE!!!!!

Dennisha Page keeps breaking records and making history.

The Woodrow Wilson senior fashioned a dazzling sprint triple this weekend in the state Group 3 meet at Franklin, highlighted by a huge personal-best — and near South Jersey-record — 23.72 in the 200.

On Friday, Page won the 100 in 12.07 and the 400 in 55.66. Both are very fast and were terrific performances. But she saved her truly historic moment for Saturday.

Racing in the Group 3 200, Page ran 23.72, beating second-place Grace O’Shea of Ramapo — the 100 and 400 hurdles winner – by a whopping seven meters

Page’s 23.72 is No. 6 in state history and fastest by a South Jersey girl in 37 years, since legendary Michele Glover of Willingboro, an All-America at Houston, set the South Jersey of 23.69 in 1981.

I know English Gardner’s 23.60 is listed in some places as a South Jersey record, but that mark was achieved in an AAU meet in Dover, Del., during the summer of 2007, and youth track marks have never been eligible for high school record-keeping purposes. Only meets during the high school season or an extension of the high school season, like Golden West, New Balance Nationals or USATF Junior Nationals, are eligible for consideration as high school records.

In any case, Page’s previous PR was a 23.99 at last year’s Meet of Champions, so she lowered her 200 PR more than a quarter of a second.

She’s undefeated this year in the 200 and 400 and has just one loss in the 100 — to Eastern’s Jailya Ash in the 100 at the Camden County meet at Haddon Township last month.

Page has PRs of 11.68 and 54.41 from sectionals. Incredibly, she also PR’d this weekend in the long jump with an 18-3 for fourth place. So she single-handedly scored 34 points, every point Wilson scored.

Only three Group 3 teams in the entire state — Winslow (72), Ramapo (52) and Northern Highlands (35) — scored more points than Page.

Page is only the second girl in state history to run sub-11.70, sub-23.80 and sub-55. Shavon Greaves of Lakewood (11.61, 23.69 54.73 in 2007), a multiple All-America at Penn State, did it in 2007. (If you only consider girls who have run sub-11.0, sub-23.80 and sub-54.50, then Page is the ONLY member of that group!)

Page now ranks No. 6 in South Jersey history in the 100, No. 2 in the 200 and No. 8 in the 400. On the all-time state list, she’s No. 14 in the 100, No. 6 in the 200 and No. 24 in the 400.

One thing Page did not do in that 200 Saturday was break the meet record in the 200. Greaves set it in 2007 when she ran her career-best 23.69.

N.J. ALL-TIME 200-METER DASH LIST
22.96 … Sydney McLaughlin [Union Catholic], 2017
22.99 … Wendy Vereen [Trenton], 1983
23.42 … Aleah Williams [Montclair], 1999
23.69 … Michele Glover [Willingboro], 1981
23.69 … Shavon Greaves [Lakewood], 2007
23.72 … Dennisha Page [Woodrow Wilson], 2018
23.73 … Myasia Jacobs [Paramus Catholic], 2010
23.85 … Shakira Dancy [Winslow Twp.], 2017
23.87 … Jenna Harris [Franklin Twp.], 2003
23.90 … Lauren Princz [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2018
23.90 … Denise Liles [Kingsway], 1984
23.91 … Sydney Hawkins [Phillipsburg], 2018
23.92 … Mikele Barber [Montclair], 1997
23.94 … Melisa Barber [Montclair], 1998
23.95 … Olivia Baker [Columbia], 2013
23.96 … Regina Trotter [Weequahic], 1991
23.96 … Ogechi Nwaneri [Columbia], 2006
24.01 … Amandi Rhett [Moorestown], 2000
24.02 … Georgina Nembhard [Ocean Twp,], 2007
24.04 … English Gardner [Eastern], 2008
24.05 … Bria Saunders [Parsippany], 2014
24.11 … Denise Mitchell [Edgewood], 1983
24.12 … Nicole Carmichael [JFK Paterson], 1995
24.12 … Nia Ali [Pleasantville], 2006
24.14 … Shauntae Nelson [Piscataway], 2018
24.17 … Dawn Bowles [Neptune], 1998
24.17 … Symone O’Connor [Franklin Twp.], 2006
24.17 … Michelle Brown [Seneca], 2008
24.18 … Kimberly Lyles [Franklin Twp.], 2001
24.19 … Patti Dunlap [Camden] 1978
24.19 … Krystal Cantey [Winslow Twp.]
24.19 … Bria Mack [Williamstown], 2017

ALL-TIME S.J. 200-METER DASH LIST
23.69 … Michele Glover [Willingboro], 1981
23.72 … Dennisha Page [Woodrow Wilson], 2018
23.85 … Shakira Dancy [Winslow Twp.], 2017
23.90 … Denise Liles [Kingsway], 1984
23.90 … Lauren Princz [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2018
23.99 … Dennisha Page [Woodrow Wilson], 2018
24.01 … Amandi Rhett [Moorestown], 2000
24.04 … English Gardner [Eastern], 2008
24.11 … Denise Mitchell [Edgewood], 1983
24.12 … Nia Ali [Pleasantville], 2006
24.17 … Michelle Brown [Seneca], 2008
24.19 … Patti Dunlap [Camden] 1978
24.19 … Krystal Cantey [Winslow Twp.]
24.19 … Bria Mack [Williamstown], 2017
24.21 … Audrey Wilson [Deptford], 2006
24.23 … Nichole Hill [Oakcrest], 1997
24.31 … Morgan Gordon [Rancocas Valley], 2009
24.32 … Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2015
24.42 … Dana Burnett [Williamstown], 1996
24.43 … Aliya Harrison [Sterling], 2016
24.45 … Cecelia Gerstenbacher [Delsea], 2017
24.46 … Feleesha Dowe [Penns Grove], 2014
24.47 … Nadia Davy [Bridgeton], 1999
24.47 … Aisha Morgan [Schalick], 1998
24.48 … Avionne Sloan [Camden], 2003
24.49 … Annie Johnson [Shawnee], 2012
24.50 … Laia Mortimore [Atlantic City], 1998

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