Oh yeah, Lauren Princz also ran an all-time No. 10 S.J. mark in the 200-meter dash!!!

On Sunday, we wrote about Lauren Princz’s historic Meet of Champions win in the 55-meter dash. You can read about that race here.

But Princz wasn’t finished.

Lost in all the hoopla was a second-place and personal-best 24.83 for the Egg Harbor Township junior in the 200.

Racing in the showcase 200 – the field was selected by qualifying times, since it’s not contested at sectionals and states – Princz finished second to Mariah Fede of Paramus Catholic, who had finished second to Eastern’s Jailya Ash in the 55-meter hurdles.

Princz’s time equals No. 10 in South Jersey history. Kiara Lester of Deptford, who won the Big 10 400-meter dash title for Penn State earlier this month, also ran 24.83 indoors.

Princz lowered her own Atlantic County record from 24.86, which she ran last year at Easterns. Previously it was 25.11 by Olympic silver medalist Nia Ali of Pleasantville in 2006.

Princz is one of only three girls that ranks in the top 10 in South Jersey history in both the 55 and the 200. The others are Amandi Rhett of Moorestown in 2000  (7.00, 24.46) and Aliyah Taylor of Rancocas Valley in 2017 (7.01, 24.93).

At Nationals this weekend, Princz is entered in the Championship section of the 60-meter dash and will also run a 200 leg on EHT’s sprint medley. Senior Isabella Leake will anchor. Junior Anne Rutledge and senior Gabrielle German will split up the 400 and other 200 leg.

ALL-TIME S.J. INDOOR 200 LIST
24.38 … Krystal Cantey [Winslow Twp.], 2006
24.39 … Shakira Dancy [Winslow Twp.], 2017
24.42 … Dennisha Page [Woodrow Wilson], 2019
24.46 … Amandi Rhett [Moorestown], 2000
24.52 … Cecelia Gerstenbecher [Delsea], 2017
24.61 … Ste’yce McNeil [Winslow Twp.], 2012
24.61 … Aliyah Taylor [Rancocas Valley], 2017
24.5h … Jennifer Jackson [Eastern], 2003
24.78 … Dana Burnett [Williamstown], 1996
24.83 … Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2014
24.83 … Lauren Princz [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2020
24.94 … Shardae Anderson [Paulsboro], 2005
24.96 … Toni Glatz [Delsea], 2017
24.99 … Aliya Harrison [Sterling], 2018

ALL-TIME S.J. INDOOR 55 TOP 10
6.73 … Michelle Glover (Willingboro), 1981
6.88 … Patti Dunlap (Camden), 1979
6.91 … English Gardner (Eastern), 2010
6.95 … Bria Mack (Williamstown), 2017
6.95 … Torie Robinson (Winslow Twp.), 2014
6.95 … Denise Mitchell (Edgewood), 1983
6.98 … Lauren Princz (Egg Harbor Twp.), 2020
7.00 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown), 2000
7.00 … Iyanli Kollock (Our Lady of Mercy), 2017
7.01 … Aliyah Taylor (Rancocas Valley), 2017

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