Another untouchable Willingboro record and the all-time S.j. girls indoor sprint medley record!!!!!

Seventeen year ago, the Willingboro girls set a state record in the sprint medley and it took the rest of the state eight years to catch up.

At the 2003 indoor nationals at the Armory, Willingboro ran 4:01.41 and placed second to Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson, which won the race in 3:57.02.

At the time, Willingboro’s time was No. 15 in U.S. indoor track history and a state record.

With Halimah Bashir on the 400, Channel Hamlton and Rhea Mann on the 200s and Okechi Ogbuokiri on the 800-meter anchor, the Boro broke the South Jersey record of 4:03.93, set two years earlier by Haddonfield at the Nike Invitational at the Prince George’s Learning and Sports Complex in Landover, Md., with Kristina Keegan, Bridget Barnes, Holly Cosnett and Olympian Erin Donohue. Long Beach Wilson set a national record of 3:53.17 in the same race.

The Boro’s mark stood as the state record until Neptune ran 4:00.33 at the 2011 New Balance Games on the same track.

It remains the South Jersey record, and the closest anybody has gotten in the last 17 years is three seconds – Washington Township’s 4:04.38 at 2010 nationals with the all-sophomore lineup of Sara Strucko, Megan Tiernan, Nicole Tiernan and Miranda Roberts.

Unfortunately, considering Willingboro’s incredible accomplishment, this was the extent of the newspaper coverage the next day:

All-Time S.J. Girls Indoor SMR Top-50

4:01.41 … Willingboro, 2003
4:03.93 … Haddonfield, 2001
4:04.38 … Washington Twp., 2010
4:08.21 … Lenape, 2015
4:08.60 … Lenape, 2012
4:09.27 … Millville, 2008
4:10.01 … Willingboro, 2004
4:10.17 … Camden, 1995
4:10.18 … Willingboro, 2005
4:10.22 … Lenape, 2016
4:10.36 … Lenape, 2013
4:10.43 … Kingsway, 2013
4:10.51 … Lenape, 2007
4:11.02 … Lenape, 2006
4:11.19 … Woodrow Wilson, 2005
4:11.61 … Millville, 2009
4:11.66 … Willingboro, 2006
4:11.93 … Cherokee, 2012
4:11.94 … Kingsway, 2010
4:12.35 … Delsea, 2014
4:12.51 … Rancocas Valley, 2004
4:13.00 … Cherokee, 2013
4:13.0h … Lenape, 2008
4:13.11 … Winslow Twp., 2003
4:13.25 … Washington Twp., 2011
4:13.26 … Buena, 1999
4:13.33 … Camden, 2009
4:13.58 … Seneca, 2016
4:13.72 … Overberook, 2001
4:14.03 … Paul VI, 2020
4:14.17 … Woodrow Wilson, 2006
4:14.60 … Cherokee, 2010
4:14.49 … Haddonfield, 2017
4:14.70 … Washington Twp., 2010
4:14.74 … Washington Twp., 2005
4:14.74 … Rancocas Valley, 2017
4:14.84 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2015
4:14.90 … Millville, 2013
4:15.01 … Willingboro, 1998
4:15.26 … Buena, 2000
4:15.57 … Millville, 2010
4:15.61 … Haddonfield, 2015
4:15.9h … Cherokee, 2007
4:16.16 … Lenape, 2011
4:16.67 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2016
4:17.15 … Haddonfield, 2000
4:17.30 … Cherokee, 2011
4:17.34 … Cherokee, 2008
4:17.48 … Egg Harbor Twp., 2020
4:17.49 … Kingsway, 2017
4:17.85 … Millville, 2004
4:17.93 … Kingsway, 2015
4:17.96 … Kingsway, 2020
4:18.00 … Cherokee, 2006

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