Miles Allen, Anaias Hughes lead Willingboro to 7th straight sectional championship!!!!!

Senior Miles Allen won three gold medals and senior Anaias Hughes won two, and the Willingboro boys won their seventh consecutive indoor sectional title and ninth overall.

Allen won the 55 in a personal-best 6.60 and the 400 with a PR 51.90 and also led off the winning 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 3:35.09. Hughes won the hurdles in a PR 7.79 and the high jump at 5-8.

Willingboro won the South Jersey Group 1 title at the Bennett Center in Toms River with an unofficial 104 points, 4th-most any group in South Jersey since the inception of indoor sectionals in 2008 and 9th-most ever of any sectional meet state-wide. (The results do not list team scoring, so the total is based on my own often shaky math.)

Willingboro won Central Jersey Group 2 titles in 2011 and 2012 and then started its streak in 2015, when it won Central Jersey Group 1. After winning South Jersey Group 1 in 2016, the Chimeras won CJ-1 four straight years. Sectionals weren’t held last year.

Boro also got wins from senior C.J. Johnson with a 53-10 1/4 in the shot put and sophomore Jackson Murry in the pole vault with a 10-6.

Seniors Geordan Collins, Jaylen Young and Christopher Johnson joined Allen on the winning 1,600-meter relay team.

Senior Byron Gary placed second in the pole vault (10-0), Collins was third in the 400 (PR 52.62), Young was fourth in the 400 (52.74), sophomore Rae-Juan Gayle ran 6.86 for fourth in the 55 (6.86), junior Xavier Tolliver took fourth in the high jump (5-6), soph Kedaar Wilson placed fourth in the hurdles (8.50), Johnson ran fifth in the 800 (PR 2:10.68) and senior Nazsir Sheppard-Kidd placed fifth in the shot put (41-1 1/2).

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