Alanna Woolfolk has a pretty loaded resume from age-group track, filled with regional and national titles over the last few years.
So her performance in her first major high school meet shouldn’t have come as a shock.
But still, a freshman clearing 5-6 is always impressive.
Woolfolk, a Delsea freshman, won the high jump at the Cherokee Pow Wow #1 in Marlton Saturday in her first outdoor high school meet.
Woolfolk competed in a few indoor meets but only in the hurdles and sprints, and her high school high jump debut puts her into the all-time South Jersey top-30 and is No. 2 in Delsea history, behind Brianna Hunt, who cleared 5-8 at the Rowan Open in the spring of 2010.
She’s the fifth South Jersey freshman to clear 5-6 or better. The South Jersey freshman class record is 5-10, set by Timber Creek’s Tierra Hooker at the 2017 Meet of Champions. Bryanna Craig of Millville cleared 5-8 as part of her heptathlon at the 2019 USATF Under-20 Championships in Miramar, Fla.
Her 5-6 clearance equals the No. 5 clearance in Gloucester County history. She’s the first Gloucester County girl over the bar at 5-6 since Megan Kirschling of West Deptford nine years ago.
5-10 ½ ….. Megan Kirschling [West Deptford], 2012
5-8 ………. Misty Farrell [Washington Twp.], 1995
5-8 ………. Brooke Minor [Kingsway], 2001
5-8 ………. Brianna Hunt [Delsea], 2010
5-6 ………. Megan Kustera [West Deptford], 2010
5-6 ………. Alanna Woolfolk [Delsea], 2021
Timber Creek senior Tatina Carr, who came into the meet with a 5-0 PR, cleared 5-4 for second place.
Another Delsea freshman, Zianna Johnson-Slater, won the shot put at 36-9 1/2. That’s the top throw by a Gloucester freshman since Lavon Childress of Paulsboro threw 38-5 in 2008.