Paulsboro’s Amirah Sharpe runs all-time SJ #11 in 400; PR for Ariana as well!

Paulsboro senior Amirah Sharpe ran a big 400 PR at the adidas Indoor Nationals Friday morning in Virginia Beach.

Sharpe ran 56.23 and missed qualifying for the eight-runner final by 17-100ths of a second.

Her time is No. 11 in South Jersey history and less than half a second off the Gloucester County record of 55.83, set in 2016 by Kiara Lester of Deptford. It’s fastest ever by a South Jersey Group 1 girl.

It’s also No. 1 in New Jersey so far this year

You can find the all-time South Jersey top-50 here:

But here’s a look at every South Jersey girl that’s run sub-57 seconds indoors:

54.24 … Okechi Ogbuokiri [Willingboro], 2003
54.91 … Nijgia Snapp [Oakcrest], 2008
55.16 … Krystal Cantey [Winslow Twp.], 2006
55.19 … Michelle Brown [Seneca], 2008
55.21 … Aliyah Taylor [Rancocas Valley], 2017
55.4h … English Gardner [Eastern], 2008
55.6h … Denise Mitchell [Edgewood], 1984
55.83 … Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2016
56.19 … Nylah Perry [Winslow], 2020
56.21 … Dana Burnett [Williamstown], 1997
56.23 … Amirah Sharpe [Paulsboro], 2021
56.34 … Katrina Sye [Buena], 1997
56.44 … Avionne Sloan [Camden], 2006
56.62 … Ste’yce McNeil [Winslow Twp.], 2012
56.65 … Britney Kott [Millville], 2009
56.76 … Simone Thomas [Willingboro], 2003
56.78 … Ajae Alvarez-Tyler [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2018
56.85 … Emily Duffey [Lenape], 2012
56.85 … Nylah Perry [Winslow], 2020
56.88 … Marcene Jack [Mainland Reg.], 2004
56.90 … Nadia Davy [Bridgeton], 1999
56.98 … Jade Pope [Pennsauken], 2020

Sharpe’s previous 400 PR was 57.08, which she ran in a meet on the same track earlier this month.

Sharpe has run as fast as 1:02.07 for the intermediates and 2:15.05 for 800 meters, but she hasn’t run an 800 since the 2019 outdoor Meet of Champions, where she was seventh in 2:16.29.

Twin sister Ariana Sharpe ran a huge PR of her own, placing 16th overall in 57.35. Her previous indoor PR was 58.23 on the same track earlier this month and her previous overall PR was 57.62 at the 2018 state Group 1 meet at Franklin Township.

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