Dennisha Page sweeps Meet of Champions 100 and 200 and medals in 400 in astounding record-setting performance!!!!!

Woodrow Wilson senior Dennisha Page shattered one of the most hallowed records in the books Saturday, breaking the South Jersey 200-meter dash set 38 years ago by legendary Michelle Glover of Willingboro.

Page fashioned an insane Meet of Champions triple Saturday at Northern Burlington, winning the 200 in 23.66, winning the 100 in 11.86 after an 11.63 in the trials and placing third in the 400 in 55.41.

She was the top South Jersey runner in three events and would have single-handedly scored 28 team points in the toughest meet in the state if it had team scoring.

Page’s 23.66 is second-fastest in meet history and fastest in 36 years, since Wendy Vereen of Trenton ran a hand-timed 23.0 in 1983. It’s the fastest FAT time ever recorded at a Meet of Champions. It’s No. 4 in state history, behind three absolute legends – Olympian Sydney McLaughlin of Union Catholic (22.96 in 2017), Vereen (22.99 in 1983) and Montclair’s Aleah Williams (23.42 in 1999). Her previous 200 PR was a 23.72 just last weekend at states.

Some sites recognize Gardner as the South Jersey record holder in the 200 with a 23.60 she ran in July of 2007, but she did that at an AAU summer track meet, and marks achieved during summer track are never recognized as high school records unless the meet is a continuation of the high school season, such as New Balance Nationals, USATF junior nationals or the Olympic Trials.

Her 11.63 in the 100 trials makes her the seventh-fastest performer (and 10th-fastest time) in meet history, No. 6 in South Jersey history and No. 11 in state history. Her previous PR in the 100 was a 11.68 in the trials at sectionals.

Page finished behind only Piscataway’s Shauntae Nelson (54.77) and Kent Place’s Kaira Brown (55.09) in the 400. Her 400 PR is 54.41 from sectionals.

With PRs now of 11.63, 23.63 and 54.41, she’s now one of only two girls in New Jersey history to run sub-11.70, sub 23.70 and sub-55. Lakewood’s Shavon Greaves, who later became a multiple All-America at Penn State, ran 11.61, 23.69 and 54.73) in 2007.

But Page stands along with those sprint times AND an 18-foot long jump. She went 18-3 at states. Greaves did not long jump.

ALL-TIME N.J. 100-METER LIST
11.42 … Michele Glover (Willingboro), 1981
11.44 … Myasia Jacobs (Paramus Catholic), 2010
11.49 … English Gardner (Eastern), 2008
11.50 … Wendy Vereen (Trenton), 1984
11.57 … Patti Dunlap (Camden), 1979
11.57 … M’elisa Barber (Montclair), 1998
11.58 … Bria Mack (Williamstown), 2017
11.61 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
11.61 … Shavon Greaves (Lakewood), 2007
11.62 … Cathy Crawford (Perth Amboy), 1977
11.63 … Dennisha Page (Woodrow Wilson), 2019
11.64 … Olivia Baker (Columbia), 2013
11.65 … Aleah Williams (Montclair), 1999
11.65 … Ogechi Nwaneri (Columbia), 2008
11.66 … Dennisha Page (Woodrow Wilson), 2019
11.68 … Regina Trotter (Weequahic), 1991

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
23.66 … Dennisha Page [Woodrow Wilson], 2018
23.69 … Michele Glover [Willingboro], 1981
23.69 … Shavon Greaves [Lakewood], 2007
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

Page is the first South Jersey girl to double the 100 and 200 since Annie Johnson of Shawnee in 2012.

Lori Lewis of Woodbury (1977), Patti Dunlap of Camden (1980), Glover (1980 and 1981), Denise Mitchell of Edgewood (1982), Denise Likes of Kingsway (1986), Amanda Rhett of Moorestown (2000), Olympian English Gardner of Eastern (2008)

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