A.C.’s Claudine Smith registers astonishing double at states, top seed at M-of-C in TWO EVENTS!!!!!!

Claudine Smith put on a remarkable performance at Group 4 states this weekend, running one of the fastest times in state history in the high hurdles and shattering the meet record in the triple jump by nearly a foot.

Smith, a senior at Atlantic City, goes into the Meet of Champions as the top seed in both the hurdles and the triple jump.

Let’s take a look at her two incredible performances:

HIGH HURDLES: Smith lowered her PR from 14.04, which she ran in April at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative CARIFTA (Caribbean Free Trade Association) Trials in Kingston, Jamaica. That 13.80 is No. 13 in state history ranks her No. 25 nationally according to the MileSplit database. It’s No. 4 in South Jersey history behind Olympic medalist Nia Ali of Pleasantville, who ran 13.65 in 2006, Nichole Hill’s 13.72 for Oakcrest in 1997, and Stey’ce McNeil of Winslow, who ran 13.79 in 2012. Interesting that Smith’s time is No. 13 in state history but only No. 3 in Atlantic County history. The full list of every girl in state history who’s run under 14 seconds is below. The Meet of Champions is shaping up to be a tremendous race with Smith, 2018 indoor Meet of Champions winner Grace O’Shea of Ramapo, who ran 13.82 to win the state Group 3 meet, and Tionna Tobias of Winslow, who ran a PR 13.99 behind O’Shea, No. 10 in South Jersey history.

TRIPLE JUMP: Smith’s 41-6 destroyed the Group 4 meet record of 40-7 3/4, set in 2013 by Columbia’s Kayla Richardson. Smith jumped slightly aster at the Carifta Trials — 41-6 1/2 — but it was wind-aided. Her 41-6 makes her the No. 1 seed Saturday at Northern Burlington by seven inches over Mahogany Jenkins of Watchung Hills, the only New Jersey other girl over 40 feet this year. Smith, ranked No. 3 nationally in the triple jump, is also No. 3 in state history. That list is below also.

ALL-TIME N.J. 100-METER HURDLES LIST

13.20 … Dawn Bowles (Neptune), 1985

13.34 … Sydney McLaughlin (Union Catholic), 2014

13.35 … Charmaine Walker (Plainfield), 1997

13.50 … Porscha Dobson (Kent Plaeace), 2003

13.65 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville), 2006

13.67 … Patricia Dziekonska (West Windsor-Plains. North), 2014

13.71 … Lanyka Brown (Metuchen), 1996

13.72 … Nichole Hill (Oakcrest), 1997

13.73 … Kim Turko (North Edison), 1997

13.77 … Amber Williams (Roxbury), 2001

13.78 … Lakeema Lewis (Plainfield), 1998

13.79 … Stey’ce McNeil (Winslow Twp.), 2012

13.80 … Claudine Smith [Atlantic City], 2019

13.82 … Trier Young (Neptune), 2005
13.82 … Grace O’Shea (Ramapo), 2019
13.84 … Lenaami Morton (Camden), 2017

13.85 … Carol Lewis (Willingboro), 1980

13.85 … Danielle Delgado (Franklin Twp.), 2013

13.85 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville), 1998

13.86 … Amaya Chadwick (Union Catholic), 2017

13.88 … Zonya Cross (Edgewood), 1983

13.88 … Amber Williams (Roxbury), 2001

13.89 … Dashana Ransome (Irvington), 2012

13.90 … Kim Henry (Old Bridge), 2003

13.91 … Kayann Richards (Columbia), 2010

13.91 … Samantha Jensen (Central Regional), 2012

13.95 … Selena Lewis (Elizabeth), 1998

13.95 … Morgan Harvey (North Hunterdon), 2013

13.96 … Ashley Adams (Plainfield), 2006

13.98 … Tramaine Shaw (Piscataway), 2004

13.98 … Cidae’a Woods (Winslow Twp.), 2014

13.99 … Imani Gilliam (Pennsauken), 2004
13.99 … Tionna Tobias (Winslow Twp.), 2019

ALL-TIME N.J. TRIPLE JUMP LIST

44-11 … Keturah Orji [Mount Olive], 2013

42-2 3/4 … Charlene Cummings [Englewood], 1998

41-6 1/2 … Claudine Smith [Atlantic City], 2019

40-11 … Mahogany Jenkins [Watchung Hills], 2018

40-10 1/4 … Ashley Edwards [Northern Burlington], 2014

40-9 1/2 … Iana Amsterdam [Essex Tech], 2013

40-7 3/4 … Kayla Richardson [Columbia], 2013

40-7 … Shenaie Herber [JFK Paterson], 2008

40-6 3/4 … Tiffany Bautista [Paramus Catholic], 2018

40-6 1/4 … Essence Mayers [Lakewood], 2011

40-6 … Jordan Fields [Columbia], 2016
40-5 ….. Nnenna Ibe [North Brunswick], 2015
40-4 1/2 … Adefunke Sonaike [Montgomery], 2011
40-3 1/4 … Ebony Young [Hillsborough], 2009
40-1 1/4 … Kaitlin Salisbury [Hawthorne], 2016
40-1 …… Domonique Pantin [Freehold Twp.], 2015
40-0 1/4 … Stephanie McIntyre [South Brunswick], 2007
40-0 ……….Bonvie Fosam [Robbinsville], 2017
40-0 ………. Ada Unachukwu [Marlboro], 2009

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