Alanna Woolfolk hasn’t lost a high jump competition in her brief high school career, and she didn’t let it happen at her first state meet.
Woolfolk, a Delsea freshman, was one of three girls in Group 2 to clear 5-6 at Franklin but she won a state title because she cleared 5-6 on her first attempt.
Senior Carly Tarentino of A.L. Johnson cleared 5-6 on her second attempt and sophomore Jenovia Logan of Sterling cleared on her third attempt. Tarentino is the state leader this spring with a 5-6 1/4 last month at the Union County Championships in Plainfield.
In fact,Woolfolk didn’t have a miss until she won the competition and had the bar raised to 5-8.
This is the fourth meet this spring Woolfolk has cleared 5-6.
Woolfolk is the first South Jersey girl to win the state Group 2 high jump since West Deptford’s Megan Kirschling in 2012 and the first Delsea girl to win a state high jump title since Brianna Hunt cleared 5-6 to win the state Group 3 title in 2011 at South Plainfield.
Woolfolk also anchored Delsea’s 400-meter relay team, which edged Rumson-Fair Haven by 3-100ths of a second, winning in 49.12.
Seniors Olivia Carter and Aalliya Fox and junior Emily Hill ran the first three legs. It’s the second time in five years (four meets) Delsea has won a state title in the 4-by-1. Kaire Brackett, Daneesha Brown, Cecelia Gerstenbacher and Toni Glatz ran 47.36 to win Group 3 in 2017.