EHT’s versatile Gabrielle Germann leads South Jersey long jumpers into Meet of Champions!!!

Egg Harbor senior Gabrielle Germann hasn’t long jumped a lot, but she’s jumped far. And this weekend she’s one of the top seeds in the showcase long jump at the Meet of Champions,

The long jump isn’t contested at the NJSIAA’s indoor sectional and state series, but it is held at the Meet of Champions, with athletes qualifying by mark and not by performance in a qualifying meet.

Germann hit 17-6 last spring at the Cape Atlantic Meet at Bridgeton and only jumped twice this winter but hit 18-4 1/4 at Easterns, good for second place to Pope John senior Bridget McNally.

That 18-4 1/4 is the best mark this winter by a South Jersey girl. Millville’s Bryanna Craig (18-1 1/4) and Timber Creek’s Tierra Hooker (18-1) are also well over 18 feet. Hooker, defending M-of-C champ in the high jump, isn’t long jumping on Sunday at Ocean Breeze, but Craig and Germann are.

Germann’s 18-4 1/4 is No. 3 in Atlantic County history and only 2 1/4 inches off the Atlantic County indoor record of 18-6 1/2, set in 2016 by Holy Spirit’s Asia Young. Atlantic City’s Claudine Smith was also well over 18 feet last year with an 18-5.

It’s also No. 16 in South Jersey history.

Germann is not just a long jumper.

She ran an indoor-outdoor PR 59.03 for third in the 400 at sectionals and then took sixth at states in 59.52. The 59.03 is fastest this winter by an Atlantic County quarter-miler.

She also ran 7.49 in the 55 and placed fourth at sectionals, then nearly made the dash finals at states, placing ninth overall in 7.50 and missing the final by 1-100th of a second.

And she ran with juniors Jaidyn Mulloy, Lauren Princz and Anne Rutledge on EHT’s fourth-place 4-by-4 team, which ran 4:09.60 for fourth at Group 4 sectionals.

ALL-TIME S.J. INDOOR LONG JUMP LIST
21-7 1/2 … Carol Lewis [Willingboro], 1981
19-8 1/4 … Tionna Tobias [Winslow], 2016
19-8 ……. Cidae’a Woods [Winslow], 2014
19-7 1/2 … Helen Wilks [Bridgeton], 1993
19-3 …….. Leah Ellis [Millville], 2019
18-9 …….. Shameka Speed [Bridgeton], 2002
18-8 3/4 … Artrelia Turner [Wilson], 1984
18-7 1/4 … Shelly Bailey [Woodbury], 1982
18-6 1/2 … Tisifinee Taylor [Woodbury], 2002
18-6 1/2 … Asia Young [Holy Spirit], 2016
18-5 3/4 … Lindsey Walsh [Lenape], 2008
18-5 1/4 … Tacquaya Tobias [Our Lady of Mercy], 2011
18-5 …… Claudine Smith [Atlantic City], 2019
18-4 3/4 … Tonya Lee [Rancocas Valley], 1988
18-4 1/2 … Kristin Tricocci [Cinnaminson], 2004
18-4 1/4 … Gabrielle Germann [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2020
18-2 3/4 … Sable Loper [Woodrow Wilson], 2005
18-1 3/4 … Emily Carson [Haddonfield], 2013
18-1 ……. Jasmine Staten [Lenape], 2015

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