Sorting out the S.J. 200-meter dash record and the entire all-time girls outdoor 200 top-50 list!!!

A couple thoughts about records:

When Dennisha Page of Wilson ran 23.66 as part of her insane Meet of Champions triple sprint performance last spring, not everybody considered it a South Jersey record.

But it is one. And here’s why.

In 1979, Camden’s Patti Dunlap ran a hand-timed 23.6 at the very first girls Meet of Champions at Princeton University’s Palmer Stadium.

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When Page ran 23.66 at Northern Burlington last spring, it was fully automatic obviously and in cases where a hand time is technically faster but intrinsically slower — Dunlap’s 23.6 is the equivalent of a 23.84 fat time – both times are considered as records.

Now, English Gardner ran 23.60 at an AAU meet in Dover, Del., the summer after her sophomore year at Eastern, and some consider that the South Jersey record.

However, the rule of thumb with these sort of things is this: If a meet is the continuation of the high school season, such as National Outdoor Championships, USATF Junior Nationals or the Olympic Trials, all performances and records count as part of an athlete’s high school season.

If the meet stands alone as a summer track meet – such as that AAU Region II meet in the summer of 2007 – it is not considered a part of the high school season and is not eligible for high school records and performance lists. Gardner’s fastest high school 200 was a 24.04.

You can read about Page’s remarkable three-event performance at last year’s Meet of Champions here: https://sjtrackblog.com/2019/06/08/dennisha-page-sweeps-meet-of-champions-100-and-200-and-medals-in-400-in-remarkable-record-setting-performance/

And here is the all-time girls outdoor 200-meter dash top-50 list!

All-Time S.J. Girls Outdoor 200-Meter Dash Top 50

23.66 … Dennisha Page [Woodrow Wilson], 2019
23.69 … Michele Glover [Willingboro], 1981
23.85 … Shakira Dancy [Winslow Twp.], 2017
23.90 … Denise Liles [Kingsway], 1984
23.90 … Lauren Princz [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2018
24.01 … Amandi Rhett [Moorestown], 2000
24.04 … English Gardner [Eastern], 2008
24.11 … Denise Mitchell [Edgewood], 1983
24.12 … Nia Ali [Pleasantville], 2006
24.17 … Michelle Brown [Seneca], 2008
24.18 … Sheriyah Nutt [Rancocas Valley], 2019
24.19 … Patti Dunlap [Camden] 1978
24.19 … Krystal Cantey [Winslow Twp.]
24.19 … Bria Mack [Williamstown], 2017
24.21 … Audrey Wilson [Deptford], 2006
24.23 … Nichole Hill [Oakcrest], 1997
24.31 … Morgan Gordon [Rancocas Valley], 2009
24.32 … Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2015
24.42 … Dana Burnett [Williamstown], 1996
24.45 … Cecelia Gerstenbacher [Delsea], 2017
24.46 … Feleesha Dowe [Penns Grove], 2014
24.47 … Nadia Davy [Bridgeton], 1999
24.47 … Aisha Morgan [Schalick], 1998
24.48 … Avionne Sloan [Camden], 2003
24.49 … Annie Johnson [Shawnee], 2012
24.50 … Laia Mortimore [Atlantic City], 1998
24.53 … Maya Drayton [Cherry Hill East], 2019
24.55 … Daneille Myricks [Willingboro], 2000
24.57 … Torie Robinson [Winslow Twp.], 2014
24.61 … Aliyah Tayor [Rancocas Valley], 2018
24.61 … Emily Carson [Haddonfield], 2013
24.70 … Jewel Ash [Eastern], 2019
24.71 … Jackie Dim [Washington Twp.], 2007
24.72 … Halimah Bashir [Willingboro], 2002
24.72 … Ste’yce McNeil [WInslow Twp.], 2011
24.72 … Aliya Harrison [Sterling], 2016
24.73 … Shaterri Alston [Camden], 2006
24.73 … Nylah Perry [Winslow Twp.], 2019
24.76 … Andrea Olsen [Buena Reg.], 2013
24.77 … Shameka Speed [Bridgeton], 2002
24.77 … Halima Scott [Woodrow Wilson], 2018
24.79 … Darynn Minus-Vincent [Rancocas Valley], 2018
24.80 … Jailya Ash [Eastern], 2019
24.81 … Jasmine Staten [Lenape], 2015
24.83 … Ajae Alvarez-Tyler [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2018
24.84 … Claire Pedrick [Mainland Reg.], 2018
24.85 … Latoya Benson [Washington Twp.], 2001
24.90 … Jasmine Still [Wilson], 2006
24.91 … Gabrielle Farquharson [Williamstown], 2011
24.91 … Famatta Lewis [Wilson], 2007

Hand Times 
23.6h … Patti Dunlap [Camden], 1979
23.7h … Denise Mitchell [Edgewood], 1983
23.9h … Lori Lewis [Woodbury], 1978
24.0h … Denise Liles [Kingsway], 1986
24.4h … Andrea Conaway [Bordentown], 1985
24.4h … Okechi Ogbuokiri[Willingboro], 2003
24.5h … Sharon Johnson [Haddon Heights], 1976
24.6h … Artrelia Turner [Woodrow Wilson], 1987
24.7h … Shelley Bailey [Woodbury], 1981

2 thoughts on “Sorting out the S.J. 200-meter dash record and the entire all-time girls outdoor 200 top-50 list!!!

  1. Jeff Scott Sr. May 1, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    Reuben, I am having a ball reminiscing all of the Alum from the Willingboro Track Club that I have coached over the past 34 years in your great HS best series. English Gardner ran 23.60 at an AAU meet in Dover, Del., at 15 years old the summer after her Sophomore year (the article mentioned it was her Senior year at Eastern). English is one of my favorites and its not just because she took my wife and her to Rio In 2016 for the Olympics. Thank you for the great articles on track and field and my Eagles. Jeff Scott Sr.

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    • sjtcaweb May 1, 2020 / 4:47 pm

      Hey Jeff! Glad you’re enjoying the lists! I think we’re all going through a little bit of withdrawal right now. I know the lists are helping me pass the time between track meets!

      I fixed English’s 23.60 to her sophomore year, thanks for the heads up. She is really one of the best people I’ve come across in this track and field universe. Very few people I’ve rooted for more!

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