Caitlin Cielo was a javelin trailblazer and here’s the entire all-time S.J. “new javelin” girls top-50!!!!!

The javelin change in 2002 was supposed to limit the distance the javelin flew.

For Caitlin Cielo, it only helped.

Cielo, then a junior at Eastern, only threw 120-1 in 2001, the final year the old implement was used in high school competition.

Not bad. She won SJ-4 sectionals and placed third at states.

She took to the new javelin quickly.

Cielo threw 133-8 at the Camden county Championship and then 137-10 at the Olympic Conference meet and 148-8 at the state Group 4 meet at Egg Harbor Township, each mark a South Jersey record for what was technically a new event.

Her 148-8 stood as the South Jersey record with the new javlein for seven years, until it was broken in 2009 by Maria Jimenez of Vineland and also surpassed by Haddonfield’s Kate Johnston. Brielle Smith broke it with her monster 168-6 last spring.

All-time S.J. girls new javelin top-50

(since 2002)

168- 6 … Brielle Smith [Oakcrest], 2019
160- 8 … Maria Jimenez [Vineland], 2012
152- 9 … Kate Johnston [Haddonfield], 2012
152- 4 … Jill Shaner [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2009
148- 8 … Caitlin Cielo [Eastern], 2002
146- 7 … Victoria Imbesi [Our Lady of Mercy], 2008
143-11 … Ayana Culhane [Absegami], 2016
142- 6 … Kaela Schrier [Cherokee], 2016
142- 1 … Alexa Gardner [Hammonton], 2018
141- 6 … Lindsay Minch [Pennsville], 2009
141- 5 … Kelly Yanucil [Bordentown], 2013
141- 1 … Tumelo Nwanma [Vineland], 2016
141- 0 … Jocelyn McRae [Millville], 2006
140- 8 … Julianne Foering [Rancocas Valley], 2017
140- 0 … Melissa Lake [Cherokee], 2011
139- 9 … Heather Juhring [Kingsway], 2011
139-0 … Danielle Steff [Rancocas Valley], 2016
138- 4 … Megan Saxvanderweyden [Pennsville], 2015
137- 6 … Mercedes Glover [Burlington Twp.], 2010
137- 6 … Alyssa Whipkey [Pennsville], 2015
137- 1 … Ayana Culhane [Absegami], 2016
136- 6 … Danielle Still [Bishop Eustace], 2002
136- 0 … Shamire Rothmiller [Glassboro], 2008
135-10 … Mary Wilks [Bridgeton], 2007
135-6 … Faith Blamon [Cinnaminson], 2012
135- 2 … Nicolette Burns [Kingsway], 2013
134- 0 … Niyah Cosme [Vineland], 2016
134- 0 … Kira Parson [Millville], 2019
133- 4 … Leah Braidi [Sacred Heart], 2010
133- 3 … Javona Ford [Millville], 2010
132-10 … Nicole Bayer [Delran], 2014
132- 4 … Kelsey Reese [Paul VI], 2011
131-11 … Mya Pomatto [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2019
131- 9 … Jeanne Berry [Delsea], 2012
131- 7 … Emily Higbee [Holy Spirit], 2013
130- 9 … Lynn Brown [Buena], 2015
130- 0 … Angela Garofalo [Mainland Reg.], 2006
129- 2 … Kristy Costa [Absegami], 2002
129-2 … Caitlin Lupo [Pitman], 2006
128-7 … Aleyna Schaefer [Northern Burlington], 2002
128-6 … Abigail Freitag [Cumberland], 2009
128-5 … Valerie Orth [Schalick], 2011
128-5 … Saraly Gonzalez [Sterling], 2018
128-2 … Sara Dores [Holy Cross], 2010
128-1 … Chelsea Salisbury [Buena], 2002
128-0 … Allison Vetter [Cinnaminson], 2006
127-11 … Pam Watson [Haddon Heights], 2016
127-3 … Mercedes Glover [Burlington Twp.], 2010
127-1 … Ashley Weems [Millville], 2012
127-0 … Jeanne DePasquale [Hammonton], 2005

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