Terrific afternoon for Salem freshman Anna Buzby, who won the 400-meter intermediates and the 400-meter dash at the Salem County Championships.
Buzby ran 1:01.53 to win the 400 and 1:11.80 to win the intermediates on her home track.
Her 400 time is 2nd-fastest among all New Jersey Group 1 freshmen, behind a 59.57 by Kyle Castillo of Ridgefield.
Her previous PR was 1:02.72 at the Tri-County Conference Championships at Kingsway last week. The 1:01.53 is the fastest by a Salem girl in at least 20 years.
Her 1:11.80 is fastest by a girl from Salem since Meghan Poinsett ran 1:07.33 at the 2010 South Jersey Group 1 sectionals at Egg Harbor. It’s also No. 2 among South Jersey 9th-graders this spring, behind Deptford’s Djassi Dean, who ran 1:11.44 at the Metuchen Relays.
According to the MileSplit database, this is the first 400 intermediates race Buzby has ever run, with the possible exception of dual meets.
Buzby is also the 7th-fastest freshman half-miler in South Jersey this spring with her 2:32.68 at the Tri-County Championships.
Senior Julia Smith won the 1,600 (5:29.26) and 3,200 (12:28.10) and junior Mia LaMarra was second in both races and senior Tia Furbush won both horizontal jumps, helping Schalick win the girls team title over Woodstown , 107 3/4-95 1/2.