Timber Creek’s Tierra Hooker puts together all-time S.J. #5 indoor pentathlon performance at Ocean Breeze!!!!!

Timber Creek senior Tierra Hooker showed off her versatility Sunday with a second-place finish in the pentathlon at the Ocean Breeze Invitational.

Hooker, in her first career indoor multi-event competition, placed second to Brianna Smith of Cheltenham High, just across the Philadelphia border in Montgomery County. Smith scored 3,617 points, the No. 1 mark in the U.S. this year, just ahead of Bryanna Craig of Millville, who scored 3,584 last month at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic at the Armory.

On Sunday at Ocean Breeze on Staten Island, Hooker recorded the 4th-highest school in the U.S. this winter according to the MileSplit national database, behind Smith, Craig and Holly Cassel of Dwyer High in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (3,293).

Hooker scored big points in the 55-meter hurdles (879), high jump (818) and long jump (703). She added 439 points in the 800 and 423 in the shot put.

In the highs, Hooker ran 8.63, not far off her indoor PR of 8.50. She long jumped 18-1, best of the competition, an indoor PR and No. 3 in the state this year. And in the high jump the former Meet of Champions winner cleared the bar at 5-5 3/4. She’s already tied for the No. 1 spot in the state at 5-8, No. 4 nationally. Hooker also threw the shot 27-5 1/4 and ran 2:52.40 in the 800.

Her time is No. 5 in South Jersey history and broke the Camden County which appeared to be 2,848 by Jasmine Thompson of Triton in 2009 at the National Scholastic Championships. It’s No. 17 in state history.

3674 … Tia Livingston [Union Catholic], 2016
3584 … Bryanna Craig [Millville], 2020
3570 … Tonya Lee [Rancocas Valley], 1988
3548 … Anne Bansemir [Nutley], 1986
3546 … Amber Williams [Roxbury], 2001
3528 … Josefine Kvist [Ridge], 2006
3521 … Ahsley Newby [Columbia], 2007
3514 … Helen Wilks [Bridgeton], 1994
3511 … Bridgette Ingram [Columbia], 1998
3421 … Jessica Creedon [Ridge], 2017
3378 … Lindsey Walsh [Lenape], 2008
3368 … LaShonda Carter [Rahway], 2006
3344 … Charisse West [Notre Dame], 1985
3329 … Kennedee Cox [Paramus Catholic], 2019
3322 … Shelley Mitchell [Lakewood], 1988
3265 … Aiyanna Burton [Columbia], 1995
3262 … Tierra Hooker [Timber Creek], 2020
3232 … Jamie Lilien [Pascack Valley], 2000
3224 … Brittney Jackson [Columbia], 2010

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