Led by Zaire Clements, Willingboro boys roll to historic sectional title in Central Jersey Group 1!!!!!

Just a dominating performance Saturday by the Willingboro boys in winning its fourth straight sectional title and state-record eighth overall.

Senior Zaire Clements won the 55 and 400 and ran on the winning 1,600-meter relay team and Willingboro won the Central Jersey Group 1 sectional title at the Bennett Center in Toms River by a whopping 63 points over Asbury Park.

Willingboro scored eight more points than the second-, third- and fourth-place teams combined (Asbury 32, Metuchen 30, Camden 25).

The Chimeras’ 63-point margin of victory is the largest ever in any Central Jersey indoor sectional.

The previous largest margin of victory was 57 points, also by Willingboro, just two years ago. The Chimeras won the 2018 Central Jersey Group 1 title 115-58 over Metuchen.

Willingboro also won South Jersey Group 2 in 2016, Central Jersey Group 2 in 2011 and 2012 and CJ-1 in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

With its eighth indoor sectional title in the 13-year history of the meet, the Boro tied Rahway for most all-time indoor sectional titles. Rahway has won six North 2 Group 2 titles and two more in Central Jersey Group 2.

Willingboro has won 17 outdoor sectional titles to go with its eight indoors. The Chimeras have also won 17 state relays titles, 13 indoor state titles and 12 outdoor state titles.

Since 2017, Boro is 4-for-4 at the state relays, 4-for-4 at indoor sectionals and 2-for-3 at indoor states.

The Willingboro girls won just as impressively. But they deserve their own post soon!

400-METER DASH [11 points]: In what was only his third major 400 race, senior Zaire Clements edged Camden’s Dontae Guest with a 51.31, an overall indoor-outdoor PR, to earn the win.Clements’ previous PR was a 51.84 earlier this month. Senior Jamaho Kingsley added a point with a sixth-place finish in 54.02.

POLE VAULT [18 points]: Junior Glenn Ferguson (11-0) and sophomore Bryon Gary (10-6) went 1-2 for the Chimeras.

SHOT PUT [16 points]: Sophomore C.J. Johnson (48-5 3/4) and junior Deonte Allen (47-9 1/2) went 2-3, and junior Colin Douglas took fifth at 40-7 1/2, his first time surpassing 40 feet.

55-METER HURDLES: Sophomore Bryson Bright lowered his PR from 8.59 to 8.48 in the trials, earning a lane in the final, where he PR’d again at 8.46, missing the top six by 2-100ths of a second.

1.600-METER RUN [1 point]: Junior Roshane Waugh ran a seven-second PR of 4:45.89 for sixth place.

55-METER DASH [15 points]: Clements picked up another win in the 55 with a 6.67, with teammates Nate Robertson and Sheraton Green fourth and sixth with PRs of 6.79 and 6.82.

HIGH JUMP [24 points]: Kameron Smith gets the sectional title on a tiebreaker at 6-6 with Robertson, repeating their 1-2 finish from last year, and sophomore Anais Hughes made it a 1-2-3 sweep, matching his PR of 5-8 for third place.

1,600-METER RELAY [10 points]: Clements, Green, Kingsley and sophomore Jaylen Young ran 3:34.06 to win the 4-by-4 over neighboring Burlington City.

BOYS
State Relays (14)
1982 [Group 4]
1983 [Group 4]
1985 [Group 3]
1986 [Group 3]
1987 [Group 3]
1990 [Group 4]
1996 [Group 4]
2000 [Group 3]
2001 [Group 3]
2002 [Group 3]
2003 [Group 3]
2005 [Group 3]
2012 [Group 3]
2015 [Group 1]
2017 [Group 1]
2018 [Group 1]
2019 [Group 1]
2020 [Group 1]

Indoor Sectionals (4)
2011 [CJ-Group 2]
2012 [CJ-Group 2]
2015 [CJ-Group 1]
2016 [Group 2]
2017 [CJ-Group 1]
2018 [CJ-Group 1]
2019 [CJ-Group 1]
2020 [CJ-Group 1]

Indoor States (12)
1983 [Group 4]
1986 [Group 3]
1987 [Group 3]
1988 [Group 3]
1989 [Group 3]
1990 [Group 4]
1995 [Group 4]
1997 [Group 4]
2000 [Group 3]
2002 [Group 3]
2012 [Group 2]
2018 [Group 1]
2019 [Group 1]

Outdoor Sectionals (15)
1977 [Group 4]
1978 [Group 4]
1979 [Group 4]
1980 [Group 4]
1982 [Group 4]
1986 [Group 3]
1988 [Group 3]
1990 [Group 4]
1991 [Group 4]
1993 [Group 4]
2000 [Group 3]
2003 [Group 3]
2004 [CJ-3]
2005 [CJ-3]
2012 [Group 2]
2018 [Group 2]
2019 [Group 1]

Outdoor States (12)
1979 [Group 4]
1981 [Group 4]
1982 [Group 4]
1986 [Group 3]
1988 [Group 3]
1989 [Group 3]
1990 [Group 4]
1991 [Group 4]
1993 [Group 4]
1994 [Group 4]
2002 [Group 3]
2003 [Group 3]

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