Heck of a high jump competition Thursday night , with Delsea freshman Alanna Woolfolk and Timber Creek senior Tatina Carr both matching New Jersey No. 1 mark at 5-6.
Woolfolk had already cleared 5-6 at the Cherokee field event meet last month, but it’s a PR for Carr, who set her previous PR of 5-4 at the same meet at Cherokee.
Sterling sophomore Jenovia Logan cleared 5-6 for the first time this past weekend at the Camden County Championships at Haddon Township, so there are now three South Jersey girls at 5-6 this spring.
According to the MileSplit database, Logan never competed in track before this year and never high jumped before a dual meet against Haddonfield a couple weeks ago.
The only other girl in New Jersey to clear 5-6 is Samantha Strydesky of Howell, who did it at the St. Dominic Academy Spring Invitational at Lincoln Park in Jersey City last month.
Carr is the fourth Timber Creek girl to clear at least 5-6. Alicia Terrell did it in 2012 and Kai Starnes in 2017 and Tierra Hooker cleared 5-10 several times, No. 2 in South Jersey history.
Woolfolk and Brianna Hunt (5-8 in 2010) are the only Delsea girls to clear 5-6 or better. Logan is the first Sterling girl over the bar at 5-6.
At Delsea Thursday night, Woolfolk and Carr both entered the competition at 4-10, Woolfolk clearing on her first attempt and Carr on her second. They were both clean at 5-0, 5-2 and 5-4. Woolfolk sailed over the bar at 5-6 on her first attempt and Carr on her third. Both missed three attempts at 5-8.
Cinnaminson senior Shelby Sills, coming off a quad win at the BCSL meet, cleared 5-0 for third place. She was the 2020 indoor Central Jersey Group 2 champ at 5-2.