Willingboro girls held super sprint medley record for 15 years before R.V. finally broke it!!! And here’s the all-time top-50!!!

The super sprint medley was still in its infancy in 2003, when the Willingboro girls ran 1:44.06 at nationals with the team of Halimah Bashir, Kim Allen, Rhea Mann and Okechi Ogbuokiri.

The event was new, but the record lasted 15 years!

A little history:

The super sprint medley – two 100s, a 200 and a 400 – had been contested in Florida and California since the 1980s but didn’t go national until 2002.

That’s when it was first contested at nationals in Greensboro and added to a few South Jersey meets as well.

Woodrow Wilson set the initial South Jersey record in the spring of 2002, capped by a 1:46.46 with a fifth place at nationals in Raleigh with the team of Jamillah Nock, Latoya Carmichael, Latoya Benson and Taneesha Pittman, also at nationals.

Willingboro claimed the state and South Jersey record of 1:44.06 at outdoor nationals a year later, finishing second to William Penn of Philadelphia, which ran 1:40.95.

That stood as the state record until 2009, when Columbia ran 1:43.33 to win outdoor nationals. It remains No. 5 in state history.

And it held up as the South Jersey record until two years ago, when the Rancocas Valley girls placed second at nationals in Raleigh with a 1:43.19, finishing behind only Nansemond River High of Suffolk, Va., which ran 1:42.53. 

R.V.’s Kristina Tossas and Breacain and McClenahan ran the 100 and Darynn Minus-Vincent the 200, setting up Aliyah Taylor, who anchored in 53.5, fastest anchor in the field, and moved the Red Devils up from fifth in the final to second.

That time is No. 2 in state history.

Here’s our story from two years ago on R.V.’s historic race at nationals: https://sjtrackblog.com/2018/06/17/rancocas-valley-girls-take-2nd-in-super-sprint-medley-at-nationals-and-shatter-south-jersey-record/

And here’s a look at the all-time South Jersey top-50, with six schools – Winslow, Rancocas Valley, Lenape, Camden, Willingboro and Woodrow Wilson – accounting for 30 of the top 50 times. And as a bonus, I added an all-time New Jersey top-10 below it!

As always, send errors and additions to me in the comment’s section!

All-Time South Jersey Girls Super Sprint Medley Top-50

1:43.19 … Rancocas Valley, 2018
1:44.06 … Willingboro, 2003
1:44.31 … Camden, 2006
1:45.07 … Winslow Twp., 2004
1:45.17 … Winslow Twp., 2019
1:45.56 … Rancocas Valley, 2019
1:45.61 … Camden, 2005
1:45.78 … Woodrow Wilson, 2006
1:45.78 … Winslow Twp., 2018
1:46.43 … Winslow Twp., 2017
1:46.97 … Woodrow Wilson, 2007
1:46.99 … Winslow Twp., 2019
1:47.07 … Pennsauken, 2014
1:47.21 … Willingboro, 2009
1:47.29 … Lenape, 2015
1:47.33 … Rancocas Valley, 2016
1:47.55 … Cherokee, 2012
1:47.66 … Willingboro, 2008
1:48.18 … Willingboro, 2007
1:48.34 … Camden, 2009
1:48.37 … Winslow Twp., 2013
1:48.60 … Oakcrest, 2009
1:48.74 … Lenape, 2010
1:48.76 … Camden, 2008
1:48.79 … Woodrow Wilson, 2008
1:48.79 … Rancocas Valley, 2016
1:48.92 … Pennsauken, 2015
1:49.03 … Mainland Regional, 2018
1:49.04 … Haddonfield, 2007
1:49.57 … Paul VI, 2017
1:49.62 … Lenape, 2011
1:49.74 … Oakcrest, 2008
1:49.78 … Lenape, 2014
1:49.79 … Rancocas Valley, 2007
1:49.79 … Eastern, 2012
1:49.99 … Timber Creek, 2010
1:50.04 … Cherokee, 2007
1:50.09 … Lenape, 2008
1:50.30 … Pennsauken, 2019
1:50.50 … Paul VI, 2016
1:50.52 … Cherokee, 2016
1:50.59 … Clearview, 2016
1:50.60 … Winslow Twp., 2012
1:50.81 … Millvile, 2009
1:50.95 … Woodrow Wilson, 2008
1:51.04 … Bridgeton, 2010
1:51.09 … Rancocas Valley, 2009
1:51.26 … Paul VI, 2019
1:51.31 … Woodbury, 2010

All-Time New Jersey Girls Super Sprint Medley Top-10

1:41.98 … Columbia, 2010
1:43.19 … Rancocas Valley, 2018
1:43.33 … Columbia, 2009
1:43.76 … Union Catholic, 2016
1:44.06 … Willingboro, 2003
1:44.31 … Camden, 2006
1:44.78 … Summit, 2017
1:45.07 … Winslow Twp., 2004
1:45.17 … Winslow Twp., 2019
1:45.19 … Paul John XXIII, 2012

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