From 1943 to 2020 … A look at every Easterns winner from South Jersey!!!!

From the earliest winners – Browning Ross of Woodbury in the mile and William Mitchell of Collingswood in the hurdles 78 years ago – to the most recent winners – Floyd Whitaker of Highland in both horizontal jumps and Anthony Vasquez of Egg Harbor in the hurdles – South Jersey has been having great success at Easterns for more than three quarters of a century.

With the 87th annual meet set to get underway this afternoon at the Armory, here’s a look at every winner in meet history from South Jersey!

BOYS
55-Meter Dash

1963 … Joe Williams (Haddon Heights, N.J.), 6.5y
1965 … George Hartsfield (Glassboro, N.J.), 6.3y
1966 … Bill Gaines (Clearview, N.J.), 6.4y
1970 … John Boxley (Deptford, N.J.), 6.5y
1981 … George McKey (Willingboro, N.J.), 6.44y
1983 … Dennis Mitchell (Edgewood, N.J.), 6.31y
1984 … Dennis Mitchell (Edgewood, N.J.), 6.31y
1996 … Albert Newkirk (Camden, N.J.), 6.46
1997 … Louis Smith (Burlington Township, N.J.), 6.49
1998 … Richard Hubbard (Eastern, N.J.), 6.55
2005 … Thomas Walls (Woodrow Wilson, N.J.), 6.50 (6.47 semis),
2012 … Anthony Averett (Woodbury, N.J.), 6.46
2013 … Curtis Fitzpatrick (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.), 6.47
2015 … Davon Tucker (Sterling, N.J.), 6.52

200-Meter Dash
1997 … Albert Newkirk (Camden, N.J.), 22.31
2002 … Todd Dutch (Washington Twp., N.J.), 21.62
2012 … Darrell Bush (Woodbury, N.J.), 21.53
2013 … A.J. Dawson (Holy Spirit, N.J.), 22.04

300-Yard Dash
1991 … Lamont Smith (Willingboro, N.J.), 31.34

400-Meter Dash
2000 … Mohamad Kanu (Lenape, N.J.), 48.36
2019 … Daniel Fenton (Millville, N.J.), 49.63

600-Yard Dash
None

800-Meter Run
1998 … Joseph Lewis (Pleasantville, N.J.), 1:56.31
2012 … Isaac Clark (Pleasantville, N.J.), 1:54.34

1,000-Yard Run
None

One-Mile Run
1943 … Browning Ross (Woodbury, N.J.), 4:37.5
1951 … Gene Fekete (Camden Regional, N.J.), 4:28.4
2001 … Chris Platt (Haddonfield, N.J.), 4:21.54
2004 … Jon Anderson (Cinnaminson), 4:22.71
2007 … Brian Tetreault (Cinnaminson, N.J.), 4:22.06
2013 … Bill Dolan (Clearview, N.J.), 4:21.51

Two-Mile Run
1986 … Kevin Pumphrey (Highland Regional, N.J.), 9:22.67
1990 … Albert Donawa (Camden, N.J.), 9:30.02
2008 … Jonathan Vitez (Haddonfield, N.J.), 9:34.38

55-Meter Hurdles
1943 … William Mitchell (Collingswood, N.J.), 7.8y
1985 … Jonathan Dickey (Penns Grove, N.J.), 7.32y
1989 … Gerard Reynolds (Willingboro, N.J.), 7.44y
1990 … Gerard Reynolds (Willingboro, N.J.), 7.35y
1995 … Sultan Tucker (Delsea, N.J.), 7.47
1996 … Sultan Tucker (Delsea, N.J.), 7.23
1999 … Danyne Brown (Camden, N.J.), 7.34
2000 … Rashad Baker (Woodrow Wilson, N.J.), 7.39
2001 … Anthony Acklin (Triton, N.J.), 7.29
2002 … Matt Dahms (Haddonfield, N.J.), 7.52
2006 … Will Brown (Palmyra, N.J.), 7.29
2010 … Devon Carter (Washington Twp., N.J.), 7.49
2019 … Sincere Rhea (St. Augustine, N.J.), 7.20
2020 … Anthony Vasquez (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.), 7.45

High Jump
1961 … Leonard Smith (Edgewood, N.J.), 6- 6
1986 … Terry Ferguson (Cherry Hill West, N.J.), 6-10
1987 … Terry Ferguson (Cherry Hill West, N.J.), 7- 0
1989 … J.C. Slocum (Bordentown, N.J.), 6- 8
1994 … Desmond Powell (Oakcrest, N.J.), 6- 4
2002 … Mike Morrison (Willingboro, N.J.), 7- 0
2003 … Mike Morrison (Willingboro, N.J.), 7- 2
2012 … A.J. Vance (Egg Harbor, N.J.), 6- 6
2015 … Ameer Banks (Delsea, N.J.), 6-10

Pole Vault
1985 … Mark Murphy (Haddonfield, N.J.), 14- 6
2008 … Dan Batdorf (West Deptford, N.J.), 15- 6

Long Jump
1978 … Carl Lewis (Willingboro, N.J.), 23-11 ¼
1979 … Carl Lewis (Willingboro, N.J.), 25- 5 ½
1982 … Isaac Samuels (Willingboro-Kennedy, N.J.), 22-11 ½
1983 … Isaac Samuels (Willingboro-Kennedy, N .J.), 24- 0 ¼
1987 … John Meekins (Cinnaminson, N.J.), 22- 9 ¾
1988 … Rich Winstead (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.), 23- 1
1990 … Gerard Reynolds (Willingboro, N.J.), 24- 6 ¼
1991 … Jermaine Jackson (Camden-Wilson, N.J.), 22- 7
2003 … Mike Morrison (Willingboro, N.J.), 23- 2
2011 … Andrew Athias (Cherry Hill East, N.J.), 23- 4
2012 … Anthony Averett (Woodbury, N.J.), 23- 7 ¾
2013 … Antwan Dickerson (Pennsauken, N.J.), 22-11 ½
2020 … Floyd Whitaker (Highland, N.J.), 22- 8

Triple Jump
2014 … Tristan Wilson (Delsea, N.J.), 48- 8 ½
2018 … Khaliel Burnett (Delsea, N.J.), 49- 1
2020 … Floyd Whitaker (Highland, N.J.), 46-10 ¾

Shot Put
2004 … Ell Ash (Willingboro, N.J.), 60- 0 ½
2012 … Braheme Days Jr. (Bridgeton, N.J.), 70- 8
2013 … Braheme Days Jr. (Bridgeton, N.J.), 67- 8
2014 … Benjamin Bonhurst (Smithtown West, N.Y.), 64- 7

800-Meter Relay
1988 … Willingboro, N.J., 1:31.33y
1995 … Woodrow Wilson, N.J., 1:30.87
1996 … Woodrow Wilson, N.J., 1:31.17
1999 … Camden, N.J., 1:29.61
2000 … Lenape, N.J., 1:28.46
2002 … Camden, N.J., 1:28.82
2003 … Vineland, N.J., 1:29.52
2004 … Camden, N.J., 1:26.90
2013 … Timber Creek, N.J., 1:29.72
2015 … Deptford, N.J., 1:30.51
2016 … Pennsauken, N.J., 1:29.74
2017 … Rancocas Valley, N.J., 1:29.29

1,600-Meter Relay
1985 … Edgewood, N.J., 3:23.94y
1996 … Camden, N.J., 3:24.91
1997 … Camden, N.J., 3:22.89
2001 … Camden, N.J., 3:15.78
2002 … Camden, N.J., 3:19.61
2003 … Vineland, N.J., 3:16.5
2007 … Pleasantville, N.J., 3:18.90
2013 … Timber Creek, N.J., 3:22.91

3,200-Meter Relay
2000 … Cherokee, N.J., 7:51.78
2002 … Willingboro, N.J., 7:53.64
2003 … Willingboro, N.J., 7:52.95
2013 … Pleasantville, N.J., 7:45.55
2016 … Egg Harbor Township, N.J., 8:00.39

Distance Medley
2002 … Haddonfield, N.J., 10:16.84
2010 … Haddonfield, N.J., 10:10.60

GIRLS
55-Meter Dash
1980 … Michelle Glover (Willingboro, N.J.), 6.5y
1983 … Denise Mitchell (Edgewood, N.J.), 6.95y
1984 … Denise Mitchell (Edgewood, N.J.), 7.02y
1998 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown, N.J.), 7.15
1999 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown, N.J.), 7.05
2000 … Amandi Rhett (Moorestown, N.J.), 7.00
2007 … English Gardner (Eastern, N.J.), 7.04
2008 … English Gardner (Eastern, N.J.), 6.92
2010 … English Gardner (Eastern, N.J.), 6.91
2012 … Annie Johnson (Shawnee, N.J.), 7.07
2013 … Emily Carson (Haddonfield, N.J.), 7.09
2014 … Torie Robinson (Winslow, N.J.), 7.00

200-Meter Dash
2004 … Avionne Sloan (Camden, N.J.), 25.11
2012 … Ste’cye McNeil (Winslow, N.J.), 24.65
2017 … Shakira Dancy (Winslow Twp., N.J.), 24.39

300-Yard Dash
None

400-Meter Dash
2003 … Okechi Ogbuokiri (Willingboro, N.J.), 55.14
2008 … Nijgia Snapp (Oakcrest, N.J.), 54.91
2017 … Aliyah Taylor (Rancocas Valley, N.J.), 55.21
2018 … Ajae Alvarez (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.), 56.78

600-Yard Run
None

800-Meter Run
None

1,000-Yard Run
1990 … Monica Olkowski (Cherokee, N.J.), 2:34.63

One-Mile Run
2001 … Erin Donohue (Haddonfield, N.J.), 4:54.73
2012 … Megan Lacy (Cherokee, N.J.), 5:05.88
2015 … Briana Gess (Haddonfield, N.J.), 4:59.25
2017 … Rachel Vick (Kingsway, N.J.), 4:55.96

Two-Mile Run
1996 … Ann Klocke (Bishop Eustace, N.J.), 11:05.44
2011 … Meghan Malloy (Cinnaminson, N.J.), 11:10.61
2018 … Alyssa Aldridge (Mainland Reg., N.J.), 11:17.28

55-Meter Hurdles
1983 … Zonya Cross (Edgewood, N.J.), 8.04y
1998 … Sherese Price (Pleasantville, N.J.), 8.06
2000 … Alethia Jenkins (Pennsauken, N.J.), 8.03
2006 … Nia Ali (Pleasantville, N.J.), 7.89
2008 … Samantha Sharper (Woodrow Wilson, N.J.), 8.01
2012 … Ste’cye McNeil (Winslow, N.J.), 7.89
2014 … Cidae’a Woods (Winslow, N.J.), 8.12
2018 … Claudine Smith (Atlantic City, N.J.), 8.05

High Jump
1987 … Erin Halpin (Cherry Hill East, N.J.), 5- 6
2019 … Bethany Biggi (Rancocas Valley, N.J.), 5- 6

Long Jump
1980 … Carol Lewis (Willingboro, N.J.), 20- 6 ¼
1988 … Tonya Lee (Rancocas Valley, N.J.), 18- 4 ¾
1995 … Selina Burton (Willingboro, N.J.), 17- 3
2008 … Lindsey Walsh (Lenape, N.J.), 18- 5 ¾
2013 … Cidae’a Woods (Winslow Twp., N.J.), 19- 8
2018 … Tionna Tobias (Winslow Twp., N.J.), 19- 8 ¼
2019 … Leah Ellis (Millville, N.J.), 19- 3

Triple Jump
None

Pole Vault
2002 … Danielle O’Reilly (Shawnee, N.J.), 11- 6
2004 … Danielle O’Reilly (Shawnee, N.J.), 12- 0

Shot Put
2000 … Dana White (Camden, N.J.), 41- 6 ½
2006 … Mercedes Hicks (Atlantic City, N.J.), 43-10 ¼

800-Meter Relay
2000 … Moorestown, N.J., 1:40.77
2008 … Camden, N.J., 1:41.19
2009 … Camden, N.J., 1:41.98
2018 … Winslow Twp., N.J., 1:39.75

1,600-Meter Relay
1993 … Camden, N.J., 4:00.68y
1995 … Camden, N.J., 3:50.17y
2000 … Willingboro,N.J., 3:56.62
2002 … Willingboro,N.J., 3:52.76
2003 … Willingboro,N.J., 3:49.27
2006 … Woodrow Wilson, N.J., 3:52.55
2008 … Millville, N.J., 3:54.82
2009 … Millville, N.J., 3:57.67
2010 … Washington Township, N.J., 3:58.85

3,200-Meter Relay
1999 … Buena, N.J., 9:21.38
2002 … Woodrow Wilson, N.J., 9:25.81
2008 … Lenape, N.J., 9:11.94
2012 … Lenape, N.J., 9:11.37
2017 … Haddonfield, N.J., 9:31.92

Distance Medley
2010 … Lenape, N.J., 11:58.92
2013 … Lenape, N.J., 11:54.63

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