Bryanna Craig, Aliya Rae Garozzo both run SJ #1 hurdles time in near dead heat at Hispanic Games!!!

Millville sophomore Bryanna Craig and Paul VI senior Aliya Rae Garozzo ran the two-fastest times in South Jersey this year in the 55-meter hurdles Saturday at the Hispanic Games.

Craig and Garozzo both ran 8.34, with Craig edging Garozzo by 1-1000th of a second for second place at the Armory.

Adaobi Tagugbo of Reservoir High in Fulton, Md., won the race in 8.13, No. 9 nationally according to the Mile Split database.

For Craig, the national scholastic heptathlon champion last year and U.S. freshman record holder, the 8.34 is a big PR. She ran 8.46 earlier this year at the Demarest Invitational last month at the Bennett Center.

Her time is second-fastest in Cumberland County history behind former teammate Malea Broome, who ran 8.24 last year when she was second at the Meet of Champions.

Garozzo ran 8.29 last year as a junior when she placed fifth at the Meet of Champions. She went on to run 14.15 outdoors and win the state Parochial A title.

Craig and Garozzo are tied for the No. 2 spot in New Jersey this year, behind only Jenna Chan of West Essex High in North Caldwell, who ran 8.33 at Ocean Breeze last month.

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