It’s not much, but it’s something!
South Jersey does have the start of an indoor track season.
Millville junior Leah Ellis, competing under the Camden Track Club banner, placed third in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump Saturday at the 27th annual Hispanic Games at the 168th Street Armory.
Because New Jersey high schools are not yet allowed to compete indoors, Ellis – and every other athlete at the annual meet – competed independently for a club team, Camden Track Club.
Ellis, who’s been a top-10 placer in the Meet of Champions in three events – high hurdles, long jump and triple jump – didn’t hurdle Saturday, but she did compete in both horizontal jumps.
She placed third in the long jump at 17-4 3/4 and was fifth in the triple jump with a 35-5. It was her first meet since last year’s indoor Meet of Champions 10 months ago.
Also, Paul VI sophomore Briyel Brown ran 7.70 for eighth in the 55-meter dash trials. She missed the finals by 12-100ths of a second.
According to Armory rules, all athletes had to compete fully masked.