Remarkable Winslow girls win state-record 8TH straight sectional title!!!!!

Led by seniors Shevell Higgs and Olivia Wright, junior Jaia James and sophomore Janelle Marshall, the Winslow girls raced to their state-record eighth straight sectional title this weekend, a streak that would be nine if there had been a meet last year.

Winslow, which hasn’t lost a sectional since 2012, outscored Timber Creek 110 1/2-66 to win the South Jersey Group 3 meet at Delsea.

Higgs, Wright, James and Marshall combined for three firsts, three seconds, a third, three fourths and two fifths in addition to their relay duty. 

With their eighth consecutive title, Winslow now has the longest streak in South Jersey history. They had been tied with Woodbury, which won seven straight in Group 1 from 1976 through 1982.

The Eagles are now tied with Columbia for the longest streak in state history. Columbia won eight straight North Section 2 Group 4 titles from 1998 through 1998.

Winslow has now won 13 sectional titles overall, including three as Edgewood (Group 3 in 1978 and Group 4 in 1983 and 1985) along with Group 4 in 2004 and 2005. 

And this title, like most of the others, wasn’t close.

Here’s a look at the team scores during their eight-meet winning streak and Winslow’s margin of victory:

2013: Winslow 148 3/4, Kingsway 75 1/2 [73 1/4]
2014: Winslow 140, Delsea 101 [39]
2015: Winslow 97, Delsea 68 [29]
2016: Winslow 104, Absegami 96 [8]
2017: Winslow 120, Timber Creek 63 [57]
2018: Winslow 141, Mainland Regional 57 1/2 [83 1/2]
2019: Winslow 127, Timber Creek 75 [52] 
2021: Winslow 110 1/2, Timber Creek 66 [44 1/2]

That’s an average margin of victory of 48.28 points per meet!

Let’s take a look at how Winslow piled up 110 1/2 points this weekend!

Senior Shevell Higgs: Second in 100-meter hurdles (15.02), second in triple jump (36-2 1/2), fourth in high jump (4-10), fifth in long jump (16-6 1/2).
Junior Jaia James: First in 100-meter dash (12.22), first in 200 (25.43), leg on 2nd-place 4-by-1 (50.57), leg on 1st-place 4-by-4 (4:06.89).
Senior Olivia Wright: First in triple jump (37-2 1/2), leg on 1st-place 4-by-4 (4:06.89), fourth in long jump (16-7), fifth in high jump (4-10).
Sophomore Janelle Marshall: Second in the intermediate hurdles (1:07.20), third in the 200 (25.73), fourth in the 400 (58.76).
Junior Jordan James: Third in triple jump (35-1).
Sophomore Briyel Brown: Fifth in the 100 (12.76), leg on 1st-place 4-by-4 (4:06.89), leg on 2nd-place 4-by-1 (50.57).
Junior Charly Dutton: Sixth in the 800 (2:24.51), leg on 1st-place 4-by-4 (4:06.89), leg on 2nd-place 4-by-8 (10:25.66).
Junior Kya Robinson: Leg on 2nd-place 4-by-1 (50.57).
Junior Naomi Essilfie: Leg on 2nd-place 4-by-1 (50.57).
Junior Victoria Campbell: Leg on 2nd-place 4-by-8 (10:25.66).
Junior Catherine Enwereji: Leg on 2nd-place 4-by-8 (10:25.66).
Sophomore Ciara Wiltshire: Leg on 2nd-place 4-by-8 (10:25.66).

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