Quadruple winner Jaia James led the Winslow girls to their 4th consecutive indoor sectional title and 8th in the last 11 years Friday at the Bubble.
James, a senior, won the 55-meter dash in 7.30 after a 7.28 in the trials, won the high hurdles in a PR 8.72 and was first in the 400 in a lifetime-best 59.95. She also anchored Winslow’s winning 1,600-meter relay team, helping Winslow outscore 2nd-place Toms River South 69-48 in the Group 3 meet.
Winslow also won the 4-by-4, where junior Briyel Brown, junior Kamryn Holness, Alana Henry and James ran 4:12.32.
Winslow also won Group 3 in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The meet was not held last year. Only Haddonfield, which won its 10 title on Friday, and Ridge, which won its 9th title last weekend, have won more sectional championships among New Jersey girls track programs since the indoor sectionals were added in 2008. Bernards has also won eight.
Winslow’s second streak of four consecutive titles is tied for 5th-longest in state history behind only Bernards [8 straight from 2008-15], Ridge [8 straight from 2014-22], Columbia [6 straight from 2008-12] and Delsea [5 straight from 2010-14].
Junior Janelle Marshall had a big day for Winslow, placing 3rd in both the high hurdles [PR 8.87] and 400 [1:01.21], Brown took 2nd behind James in the 55 [PR 7.46] and senior Victoria Campbell placed 6th in both the 800 [2:30.10] and 1,600 [PR 5:32.60]
Other Winslow scorers included senior Jordan James [6th in the hurdles, PR 9.58], Holness [5th in 400, 1:02.47], senior Kya Robinson [6th, 55, PR 7.65] and senior Charly Dutton [5th, 800, 2:28.09].