Sophomore Amirah Sharpe and senior Amaya Reed-Clark combined for 44 points and the Paulsboro girls won their first state title in 15 years this weekend at Franklin High.
Sharpe won the 800 for a second straight year with a PR 2:15.84, took second in the intermediates in 1:04.28 and was third in the 400 with a PR 58.15 for 24 huge points.
She’s the first Paulsboro girl to win the same event at states in consecutive years sine LaVon Childress in the shot put in 2010 (39-8 3/4) and 2011 (37-9 1/2).
Reed-Clark became Paulsboro’s first double winner at states since that same 2004 season with PRs of 40-4 1/2 in the shot and 115-5 in the discus.
She’s Paulsboro’s first double winner at states since Shardae Anderson, daughter of Flipper, won the 100 in 12.23 and the 200 in 26.14 at the 2004 state meet at Notre Dame High in Lawrenceville.
Paulsboro outscored second-place Shabazz of Newark 67-47 to win its second title in school history and first title since 2004 when the Red Raiders topped Verona, 58-47 1/3. Their 67 points are the most in Group 1 since 2014, when Penns Grove scored 73.
Paulsboro scored 16 huge points in the two sprint relays.
The Sharpe triplets — sophomores Ariel, Arianna and Amirah — along with senior Anyia Brown ran 3:57.74 to win the 4-by-4.
And Ariel Sharpe, freshmen Aaliyyah Bateman and Kay Robinson along with Brown anchoring ran 50.12 for third in the 4-by-1.
Also for Paulsboro, Anyia Brown placed fourth in the 100 in 12.69, Arianna Sharpe took fifth in the 200 in 25.83 and Ariel Sharpe was sixth in the 100 in 12.92.