Janeya Hammond’s huge day propels Winslow girls to their 7th state championship in the last 9 years!!!!!

Senior Janeya Hammond had a huge day with a win and a PR in the 55, a PR and third place in the hurdles and a near PR and third place in the 400 as the Winslow girls won their state-record 10th indoor state title.

Winslow outscored Colts Neck 56-39 to win its third straight state Group 3 title and seventh in the last nine years.

Hammond won the 55-meter dash in 7.22, trimming 1-100th of a second off her PR of 7.23 at Easterns on a faster track at the Armory, and PR’d in the hurdles at 8.45, well below her previous PR of 8.56 from sectionals. She ran 58.15 for third in the 400, not far off her PR of 57.61, also from Easterns.

Hammond also joined sophomore Jaia James, senior Nylan Perry and junior Olivia Wright on the winning relay team. Winslow ran 4:01.21, finishing 15 meters ahead of second-place Pennsauken.

Perry ran 57.33 for second in the 400, and junior Shevell Higgs ran a big PR 8.40 for second place in the high hurdles. James beat her PR of 7.35 from Easterns with a 7.33 for second place in the 55-meter dash.

Winslow also won state Group 3 titles in 2012, 2013 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019 during this current remarkable stretch of success. Previously, the Eagles won Group 4 in 2003 and Group 3 in 2006.

With its 10 indoor state championship, Winslow moved into a tie with Columbia for most in state history. Columbia has not won a state title since 2014.

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