With a perfect 72-for-72 in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200, Haddonfield girls win record 10th S.J. title!!!!!

Nine girls, three events, three 1-2-3 finishes. Photo courtesy Jason Russo.

Haddonfield swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 without any runners doubling Friday on the way to an overwhelming sectional title.

Haddonfield unofficially scored 102 points, including 24 each in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. Haddonfield’s depth means they were able to use nine different runners on the way to the three sweeps.

The Group 2 sectional title is Haddonfield’s 10th South Jersey title since the inception of indoor sectionals in 2008. No other girls track program in the state in any group has won as many indoor sectional championships as Haddonfield. Ridge has won nine.

Haddonfield won Group 1 in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Group 2 in 2019 and 2020. The meet was not held last year.

Sophomore Stella Stolarick [2:25.68] and juniorsa Thea Spellmeyer [2:26.96] and Maya Carey [2:29.30] swept the 800, senior Jess Goode [5:21.33], junior Libby DeMichele [5:22.38] and sophomore Riley Slootsky [5:28.18] swept the 1,600, and sophomore Audrey Naticchia [11:24.35], junior Helene Usher [11:53.33] and sophomore Ava Thomas [11:53.91] swept the 3,200.

Not only was Stolarick’s 2:25.68 a PR, according to the MileSplit database it was only her third lifetime high school race and second 800. She ran 2:33.62 in her first one last weekend. Carey also PR’d in the 800.

In the 1,600, Goode set a lifetime indoor/outdoor PR, as did both DiMichele – who had never run a 3,200 indoors or outdoors in a major meet – and Slootsky. And in the 3,200, Thomas PR’d in her first major lifetime indoor or outdoor 3,200.

Senior Livsey Kegler placed 2nd in the high hurdles with a PR 9.13 and 5th in the 55-meter dash with a PR 7.61 for 10 points, and junior Franchesca Richards added eight with a 2nd-place finish in the high jump at 4-10, tying her PR.

Haddonfield also placed 2nd in the 1,600-meter relay in 4:22.1 with the team of sophomore Ava Peifer, junior Grace Malcarney, Spellmeyer and Stolarick.

In addition, Malcarney was 5th in the hurdles in a PR 9.58, sophomore Maeve DiMarino took 6th in the high jump with a PR 4-8 and sophomore Fiona Mamas cleared 7-6 in the pole vault for 6th place.

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