Egg Harbor senior Michaela Pomatto moved into the No. 1 spot in New Jersey in the discus Thursday with her winning throw at the Atlantic County Championships at Buena.
Her throw was the best by an Atlantic County girl in 15 years.
Pomatto hit 130-4 on her third of five throws, winning by 10 feet over Hammonton sophomore Emma Peretti, who had a pretty day throw herself with a personal-best 120-5 on her first attempt. Holy Spirit senior Julia Banian had a consistent series with a 114-11, a 115-10 and a 115-11 for third.
Pomatto, Bannan and Peretti are No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 in South Jersey this year, Pomatto with her 130-4, Bannan with a 124-6 in a dual meet at Egg Harbor earlier this month and Peretti with her 120-10.
Pomatto is the only 130-foot thrower in the state this year. Bannan ranks No. 5 in the state and Peretti is No. 8 and the top sophomore.
The only other 130-foot throwers in Atlantic County history are Atlantic City teammates Kim Warren (146-5) and Mercedes Hicks (143-3) from 2006. Pomatto and Bannan are both also in the all-time Atlantic County top-10