Rancocas Valley’s Anabella Chin runs N.J. #2 hurdles time at Ocean Breeze!!!

Rancocas Valley senior Anabella Chin ran a personal-best 8.33 to win the 55-meter hurdles at the SJTCA meet at Ocean Breeze Monday evening, the No. 2 time in the stat this year.

Chin’s time is No. 4 in Burlington County history and shatters the school record of 8.35, set in 1988 by legendary Tonya Lee, who was an All-America at Tennessee and raced twice in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

The only faster time in the state this year was an 8.23 by Union Catholic junior Ajanae Thompson at a meet last month at the Armory. According to the MileSplit national database, Chin’s time is No. 16 nationally.

Chin’s previous PR was an 8.42 last month at the Amory – in the same race Thompson ran 8.23.

Here’s the all-time Burlington County top-10 performance list:

7.92 … Carol Lewis [Willingboro], 1981
8.28 … Jasmine Staten [Lenape], 2016
8.29 … Meredith Updike [Cinnaminson], 2020
8.33 … Anabella Chin [Rancocas Valley], 2022
8.35 … Tonya Lee [Rancocas Valley], 1988
8.38 … Kimberly Allen [Willingboro], 2004
8.42 … Stephanie Maugham [Shawnee], 1995
8.42 … Ashley Edwards [Northern Burlington], 2015
8.44 … Yvette Murry [Cherokee], 1998
8.45 … Magenta Taylor [Willingboro], 1999
8.45 … Lindsey Walsh [Lenape, 2008 

Chin also placed second in the 55-meter dash with a personal-best 7.36, which is No. 2 in South Jersey behind Winslow senior Jaia James, who ran 7.21 at the Millrose Games Trials at the Armory last month. James won the 55 in 7.23. Her previous 55 PR was 7.59 at the Bubble last year.

Chin placed second in the 200, 400, high hurdles and intermediates at Group 4 outdoor sectionals last spring at Washington Township, helping the Red Devils win the team title.

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