Guaranteed: Michelle Glover’s N.J. 55-meter dash record will never be broken … and the all-time S.J. top-50 list!!!

Michelle Glover has held the South Jersey 55-meter dash record for 39 years and it’s hard to imagine it will ever be broken.

Glover was a senior at Willingboro when she was invited to race some of the greatest sprinters in the world in the Dallas Times Herald Games at Reunion Arena on Jan. 31, 1981. 

Although Glover’s performance in Dallas was over-shadowed by Willingboro teammate Carol Lewis, who set an American indoor long jump record that night, Glover placed second in the 60-yard-dash to Alice Brown, who set a world record of 6.62.

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Glover’s performance was so fast it earned her a No. 7 ranking that year among all U.S. women sprinters, behind such names as Florence Griffith Joyner, Evelyn Ashford and Chandra Cheeseborough.

Glover’s performance – 6.73 for 60 yards, converted to 6.75 for 55 meters – remains No. 6 in world history on the all-time under-20 list and No. 38 ever by a U.S. woman.

It was No. 2 in U.S. high school history at the time and to this day is still No. 7 in U.S. high school history.

The closest any New Jersey girl has gotten to Glover’s state record is 6.79 by Trenton’s Wendy Vereen, who ran 6.79 in 1984. The only South Jersey girl to run within a fifth of a second of Glover is Olympic gold medalist English Gardner of Eastern, who ran 6.95 in 2008. 

Incredible that Glover and Patti Dunlap are still No. 1 and No. 2 on this list with marks from four decades ago. But they are the only marks from that early on the entire top-50!

All-Time S.J. Girls 55-Meter Dash Top-50

6.75y … Michelle Glover [Willingboro], 1981
6.90y … 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
7.05 … Dana Burnett [Williamstown], 1996
7.06 … Jailya Ash [Eastern], 2019
7.07 … Aliya Harrison [Sterling], 2018
7.07 … Dennisha Page [Woodrow Wilson], 2019
7.07 … Annie Johnson [Shawnee], 2012
7.07 … Audrey Wilson [Deptford], 2009
7.07 … Magenta Taylor [Willingboro], 1999
7.07 … Angela Clyburn [Egg Harbor Twp.], 1991
7.09 … Ste’yce McNeil [Winslow Twp.], 2012
7.09 … Emily Carson [Haddonfield], 2013
7.11 … Jamie Walker [Haddon Hts.], 2006
7.12 … Asante Johnson [Camden], 2009
7.14 … Shonda Burroughs [Vineland], 1999
7.17 … Nia Lawrence [Pemberton], 2013
7.17 … Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2014
7.17 … Krystal Cantey [Winslow Twp.], 2006
7.18 … Sherese Price [Pleasantville], 1997
7.19 … Latoya Benson [Washington Twp.], 2001
7.19 … Adia Starnes [Timber Creek], 2017
7.20 … Medina Salaam [Camden], 1994
7.20 … Nia Ali [Pleasantville], 2006
7.20 … Fametta Lewis [Wilson], 2007
7.20 … Tacquaya Tobias [Our Lady of Mercy], 2010
7.20 … Cidae’a Woods [Winslow Twp.], 2013
7.20 … Gabrielle Farquharson [Williamstown], 2011
7.21 … Artrelia Turner [Woodrow Wilson], 1986
7.21 … Shardae Anderson [Paulsboro], 2005
7.21 … Aaliyah Vandergrift [Paul VI], 2019
7.22 … Janeya Hammond [Winslow Twp.], 2020
7.22 … Ajae Alvarez-Tyler [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2018
7.23 … Ivy Foster [Haddon Heights], 1992
7.23 … Tionna Tobias [Winslow Twp.], 2019
7.24 … Malea Broome [Millville], 2019
7.26 … Pam Young [Willingboro], 1982
7.26 … Latoya Carmichael [Woodrow Wilson], 2001
7.26 … Jewel Ash [Eastern], 2020
7.26 … Donjai Upshaw [Highland], 2017
7.26 … Shameka Speed [Bridgeton], 2003
7.26 … Michelle Brown [Seneca], 2008
7.27 … Tiaja Hampton [Clayton], 2018

 

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