The best South Jersey marks ever recorded at Easterns … in every event!!!!!

South Jersey athletes have been competing for nearly 80 years at Easterns, or at meets whose lineage leads directly to Easterns.

From Browning Ross winning the mile in 1943 to Carl Lewis jumping 25-5 ½ at the 1979 Easterns to Mike Morrison going 7-2 at the 2003 meet to English Gardner running 6.91 in 2010, the Easterns has often been a showcase of South Jersey’s top runners, jumpers and throwers.

With the 86th annual Easterns scheduled for Tuesday night at the Armory, its home since 1997, we thought we’d find the top marks in every event in Easterns history recorded by South Jersey athletes.

The list includes a couple marks made just last year! And it includes obsolete events – the 300, 600 and 1,000.

As always, corrections and omissions are welcome in the comments section!

BOYS
55-METER DASH
6.31 … Dennis Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
200-METER DASH
21.53 … Darrell Bush (Woodbury), 2012
300-YARD DASH
30.85 … Lamont Smith (Willingboro), 1991
400-METER DASH
48.36 … Mohammad Kanu (Lenape), 2000
600-YARD RUN
1:13.65 … Carl Tanksley (Washington Twp.), 1980
800-METER RUN
1:53.21 … Alan Laws (Pleasantville), 2007
1,000-YARD RUN
2:13.7 … Tony Uzdavines (Williamstown), 1976
ONE-MILE RUN
4:18.21 … David Forward (Shawnee), 2009
TWO-MILE RUN
9:15.06 … Marc Pelerin (Cherokee), 2002
55-METER HURDLES
7.20 … Sincere Rhea (St. Augustine), 2019
HIGH JUMP
7-2 … Mike Morrison (Willingboro), 2003
POLE VAULT
15-6 … Dan Batdorf (West Deptford), 2008
LONG JUMP
25-5½ … Carl Lewis (Willingboro), 1979
TRIPLE JUMP
49-1 … Khaliel Burnett (Delsea), 2018
SHOT PUT
70-8 … Braheme Days (Bridgeton), 2012
800-METER RELAY
1:26.90 … Camden, 2004
1,600-METER RELAY
3:15.78 … Camden, 2001
3,200-METER RELAY
7:45.55 … Pleasantville, 2013
DISTANCE MEDLEY
10:10.60 … Haddonfield, 2010

GIRLS
55-METER DASH

6.5h … Michelle Glover (Willingboro), 1980
6.91 … English Gardner (Eastern), 2010
200-METER DASH
24.38 … Krystal Cantey (Winslow), 2006
300-METER DASH
36.83 … Ivy Foster Haddon Heights, 1991
400-METER DASH
54.91 … Nijgia Snapp (Oakcrest), 2008
600-YARD RUN
1:31.67 … Tynesha Revels (Camden), 1993
800-METER RUN
2:15.06 … Sydney Coppolino (Sterling), 2017
1,000-YARD RUN
2:34.63 … Monica Olkowski (Cherokee), 1990
ONE-MILE RUN
4:43.1 … Michelle Rowen (Washington Twp.), 1983
TWO-MILE RUN
11:05.44 … Ann Clocke, Bishop Eustace, 1996
60-YARD HURDLES
7.89 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville), 2006
HIGH JUMP
5-6 … Abby Campbell (Shawnee), 2002
5-6 … Patty Dudek (Bordentown), 2000
5-6 … Shatich Rivers (Moorestown), 1993
5-6 … Erin Halpin (Cherry Hill West), 1987
5-6 … Lindsey Walsh (Lenape), 2007
5-6 … Alicia Terrell (Timber Creek), 2013
5-6 … Tierra Hooker (Timber Creek), 2017
5-6 … Bethany Biggi (Rancocas Valley), 2019
POLE VAULT
13-0 … Danielle O’Reilly (Shawnee), 2004
LONG JUMP
20-6¼ … Carol Lewis (Willingboro), 1980
TRIPLE JUMP
38-0½ … Shaya Wilkerson (Lenape), 2012
SHOT PUT
43-10¼ … Mercedes Hicks (Atlantic City), 2006
800-METER RELAY
1:40.77 … Moorestown, 2000
1,600-METER RELAY
3:49.07 … Camden, 1995
3,200-METER RELAY
9:11.37 … Lenape, 2012
DISTANCE MEDLEY
11:54.63 … Lenape, 2013

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