Haddonfield uses 19 different girls and shatters scoring record in state relays championship!!!!!

Senior Livsey Kegler and junior Grace Malcarney were each on three scoring teams, and Haddonfield used 19 different athletes to score points on its way to a historic state Group 2 relays championship.

Kegler ran on the winning shuttle hurdles, 2nd-place sprint medley and 3rd-place 800-meter relay, and Malcarney ran on the shuttle hurdles and sprint med and was on the 3rd-place high jump relay team.

The Haddonfield girls scored 63 points, finishing 17 ahead of Point Pleasant Boro and Rumson-Fair Haven, who each scored 46. Sterling (25) and Delsea (14) took 4th and 5th.

Haddonfield won the distance medley, shuttle hurdles and 3,200-meter relay and placed in the top three in every event other than the shot put.

Haddonfield shattered the public school relays scoring record of 62, set in 1997 – also in Group 2 – by Notre Dame. The only other girls program ever to score at least 60 points was Willingboro, who won Group 1 with 60 in 2010. Because there are so few school in the parochial divisions and the meets are generally dominated by the same one or two schools, non-public winning scores are routinely in the 70s or 80s.

The title was Haddonfield’s eighth, 4th-most in state history and 2nd-most in South Jersey history. Willingboro has won 11 and Columbia and Hopewell Valley 10 apiece. 

The Haddonfield girls also won Group 1 in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2014 and 2016 and Group 2 in 2017 and 2020, the last time the meet was contested. 

Haddonfield used only seven girls in more than one event.

Sophomore Audrey Naticchia, junior Thea Spellmeyer, senior Jess Goode and junior Helene Usher won the distance medley in 12:55.17, Kegler, Malcarney, junior Sydney Bonner and freshman Audrey Adams won the shuttles in 35.42, and junior Libby DeMichele, sophomore Riley Slootsky, sophomore Stella Stolarick and Goode won the 3,200-meter relay in 10:00.65.

Haddonfield picked up eight points in the sprint medley, with sophomore Maeve DiMarino joining Naticchia, Malcarney and Kegler and running 4:27.68. They finished behind only Snyder, which ran 4:26.27.

Their other second place came in the high jump relay, where junior Franchesca Richards cleared 4-10 and Malcarney 4-8.

Haddonfield tied for second in the pole vault, with sophomore Fiona Mamas clearing 8-0 and DeMichele was 7-0.

Kegler, Maeve Hurley, sophomore Ava Peifer and senior Juliet Walls ran 1:52.49 for 3rd in the 800-meter relay, and Spellmeyer, Peifer, junior Maya Carey and sophomore Chloe Gwaku took 3rd in the 1,600-meter relay in 4:21.72.

Sterling won the high jump relay with junior Jenovia Logan (5-0) and senior Faith Frazier (4-10) clearing a combined 9-10. Sterling added seven points in the pole vault relay with a 2nd-place tie with seniors Catherine Miller (8-0) and Faith Frazier (7-0) and a 2nd in the shot put relay with junior Jordyn Caul throwing 35-10 and senior Kayla Franklin 32-0 1/2.

Delsea also picked up a field event win, with junior Gianni Johnson-Slater throwing the shot 36-0 and junior Zianna Johnson-Slater 34-3 3/4.

For Delsea, senior Emily Hill and juniors Juline Nwosu, Samantha Cole and Ava Reardon ran 1:53.65 for 4th in the 800-meter relay.

Cinnaminson placed 4th in the DMR with senior Jenna Averill, junior Samantha Magin, sophomore Anna Marino and junior Stephanie Renouf running 13:20.75. Renouf, Marino and juniors Natalie Surma and Kozette Quinn ran 4:34.90 for 5th in the 4-by-4. Cinnaminson also got a point in the high jump with junior Lea Del Grippo (4-8) and Quinn (4-4).

West Deptford finished just behind Cinnaminson in the DMR in 13:31.97 with the team of sophomore Rachel Barford, senior Ellie Goldberg, sophomore Isabella Mackey and senior Hope Siner. 

Camden took 6th in the shuttle hurdles with junior Deonna Fooks-Benbow, seniors Jakara Nock and Ciani Pruitt and sophomore Hasina Walker running 37.29.

Collingswood placed 6th in the high jump with sophomore Michelle Newton and senior Mina Guglietta both clearing 4-6.

Seneca took 6th in the shot put relay. Senior Tess Strittmatter (32-1) and senior Abigail Lewis (23-8) threw for the Golden Eagles.


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