Cinnaminson’s Shelby Sills moves into all-time S.J. top-20 with massive triple jump PR at Cherokee!!!!!

Cinnaminson senior Shelby Sills moved into the all-time South Jersey top-20 in the triple jump at the Cherokee Last Chance meet Friday night in Marlton.

Sills entered the competition with a PR of 35-0 1/4 from the BCSL meet. She jumped within an inch of that on her first jump, a 34-11 3/4, before blowing away her PR with a 37-1 on her second attempt. That PR lasted just a few minutes because she sailed 37-9 on her third and final attempt.

Three other jumpers surpassed 35 feet, with Millville junior Leah Ellis second at 36-0 3/4, Delsea senior Katie Sellu third with a 35-11 and Rancocas Valley senior Rachel Satchell fourth at 35-10 1/2.

Sills moved up to No. 5 in New Jersey this year and No. 2 in South Jersey, behind Ellis’s 38-8 at the Cumberland County Championships two weeks ago at Bridgeton.

She broke the Cinnaminson school record of 36-1 3/4 set by Jenna Niedermayer at the 2009 South Jersey Group 2 sectionals at Egg Harbor and moved into the No. 6 spot on the all-time Burlington County list (see below).

Her jump is best by a Group 2 jumper in New Jersey this year by more than a foot. It’s also No. 2 in South Jersey history by a Group 2 athlete, behind only Jannell Rowe of Sterling, who hit 38-0 1/4 at the 2017 state Group 2 meet at Northern Burlington.

Here’s a look at the all-time Burlington County 37-foot list:

40-10 ¼ … Ashley Edwards [Northern Burlington], 2014
39-7 ¼ … Shaya Wilkerson [Lenape], 2012
39-5 ½ … Elizabeth Montague [Cherokee], 2014
38-11 … Rachel Montague [Cherokee], 2008
37-9 ¼ … Ameenah Saalih [Rancocas Valley], 2017
37-9 ….. Shelby Sills [Cinnaminson], 2021
37-8 …… Akayla Leak [Burlington Twp.], 2019
37-7 ¼ … Erin Clark [Rancocas Valley], 2010
37-6 ½ … Nia Hinds [Burlington Twp.], 2016
37-6 …… Ariel Woodard-Stephens [Northern Burlington], 2008
37-5 ½ … Milagros Robinson [Riverside], 2014
37-4 …… Kiah Walton [Burlington Twp.], 2013
37-1 ¾ … Tabatha Haskins [Shawnee], 2005
37-1 …… Taliya Rogers [Rancocas Valley], 2015
37-0 …… Patrice Farquharson [Maple Shade], 2011

For the full all-time South Jersey top-50 click here.

Sellu added two inches to her lifetime best of 35-9 1/2 from a meet at Delsea last weekend, and Satchell also PR’d. Her previous best was a 35-3 3/4 when she won last weekend’s Burlington County Open in Mount Holly.

The multi-talented Sills, who won the 100 and high jump and placed second in the triple jump and 200 at the County Open, has PRs of 12.55 in the 100, 26.08 in the 200, 5-2 in the high jump, 15-6 1/2 in the long jump, 37-9 in the triple jump. 

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