The amazing Lenape, Haddonfield and Ocean City programs and the all-time girls outdoor S.J. distance medley top-50!!!!!

We’ve really experienced the glory days of the girls distance medley since the turn of the century, with Lenape, Ocean City and Haddonfield combining for 17 of the top 24 times in South Jersey history since 2000.

Unlike most events, you won’t see any marks from the 1980s on the all-time girls outdoor DMR top-40.

Until Ocean City’s 12:06.73 for sixth place at the 1994 Penn Relays with the team of Shelly Solheim [3:46.48], Kellie Adams [1:00.53], Janine Minehan [2:22.48] and Megan Hartman [4:57.24], the South Jersey record was 12:27.9, set in 1982 by Paul VI’s Dawn Hillman, Sue O’Toole, Lois Lucente, Dawn Cody and matched by the Shawnee team of Sue Thompson, Kris Tate, Michelle DiMuro and Deanna Germano at the 1984 Woodbury Relays.

(One note about Paul VI’s 12:27.9 …  I can’t for the life of me find out where they ran that, and all my usual research methods have come up empty! It wasn’t at Penn [which didn’t have a girls DMR yet], it wasn’t at Woodbury, it wasn’t at the Jersey Relays … what other meets even had a girls DMR that year? Help me out, someone!]

Ocean City’s 12:06.73 stood as the South Jersey record until 2000, when Haddonfield ran 12:02.34. Ocean City reclaimed the record with its 12:00.64 in 2004.

That stood for eight years, until Lenape – with the team of Camille Franklin, Ana de las Heras, Emily McGee and Natalia Ocasio – became the first and so far only South Jersey school to crack the 12-minute barrier with a remarkable 11:53.15 at New Balance Nationals in Greensboro in 2012.

(By the way … before 1982, the South Jersey record was 12:57.5 by Holy Cross at the Holmdel Relays in 1980!)

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The same weekend, as you can see in the New Brunswick Home News, Lenape also ran 9:05.62 at nationals, which also remains the South Jersey record and which we wrote about yesterday.

Since 2012, nobody has come within nine seconds of Lenape’s S.J. record!

All-Time Outdoor Girls S.J. DMR Top-50

11:53.15 … Lenape, 2012
12:00.64 … Ocean City, 2004
12:02.34 … Haddonfield 2000
12:02.37 … Haddonfield, 2014
12:04.39 … Lenape, 2010
12:05.39 … Ocean City 2005
12:05.98 … Sterling, 2017
12:06.73 … Ocean City 1994
12:07.21 … Lenape 2008
12:08.61 … Ocean City, 2014
12:10.75 … Sterling, 2016
12:10.76 … Lenape, 2017
12:12.24 … Millville, 2009
12:13.16 … Bishop Eustace, 2011
12:14.05 … Cherry Hill East, 2007
12:14.24 … Highland, 2004
12:14.61 … Lenape, 2013
12:15.42 … Ocean City, 2015
12:16.79 … Lenape, 2015
12:18.27 … Bishop Eustace, 1995
12:18.29 … Shawnee, 2012
12:19.26 … Woodrow Wilson, 2001
12:19.41 … Rancocas Valley, 2011
12:19.46 … Ocean City, 2013
12:19.60 … Shawnee, 2015
12:19.79 … Haddonfield, 2015
12:21.22 … Haddonfield, 2017
12:21.45 … Haddonfield, 1998
12:21.87 … Cherokee, 2012
12:22.01 … Moorestown, 2002
12:22.29 … Moorestown, 2007
12:22.94 … Shawnee, 1997
12:23.26 … Haddonfield, 1999
12:23.33 … Delsea, 2011
12:23.5h … Millville, 2008
12:24.26 … Lenape, 2007
12:24.64 … Woodrow Wilson, 2000
12:25.21 … Cherokee, 2000
12:26.31 … Shawnee, 2017
12:26.93 … Delsea, 2009
12:27.03 … Shawnee, 2014
12:27.14 … Woodrow Wilson, 2002
12:27.21 … Lenape, 2011
12:27.96 … Cherokee, 2010
12:27.9h … Paul VI, 1982
12:26.9h … Shawnee, 1984
12:28.7h … Paul VI, 1983
12:29.03 … Bishop Eustace, 1996
12:29.72 … Washington Twp., 2012
12:29.9h … Haddonfield, 2008

2 thoughts on “The amazing Lenape, Haddonfield and Ocean City programs and the all-time girls outdoor S.J. distance medley top-50!!!!!

  1. William Collins June 7, 2020 / 1:08 pm

    Rueben, The Paul Vi girls time was done at the Woodbury Relays on Friday April 16th, not on Saturday. They used to run the Distance medleys and a few individual events on Friday. The results of then appeared on Saturday.

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    • sjtcaweb June 13, 2020 / 9:52 am

      Good info, thanks! That was driving me crazy! I remember the old Woodbury Relays with the DMR on Friday and that stupid athlete parade that broke up the meet on Saturday morning!

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