Clayton sophomore Alanna Woolfolk won her second Meet of Champions title Friday night, clearing 5-6 in the high jump at the Bubble.
She’s the first girl from a South Jersey Group 1 school in 37 years to win an indoor Meet of Champions title.
Woolfolk won the outdoor Meet of Champions at 5-6 last spring as a Delsea freshman. There was no M-of-C last winter, so this was her first time competing indoors in a Meet of Champions.
Woolfolk matched her indoor PR, which she set last weekend when she won the state Group 1 title. She’s Clayton’s first Meet of Champions winner.
The official results do not show field event details – where she entered the competition, what height she attempted after 5-6, how many misses at 5-6 (if any) – but Woolfolk was the only jumper to clear 5-6.
Two other South Jersey sophomores, Timber Creek’s Guerlande Pierre and Washington Township’s Dahlia Beasley, also cleared 5-2, Pierre taking 5th and Beasley 8th.
Woofolk is the third straight South Jersey girl to win the indoor Meet of Champions high jump. Tierra Hooker of Timber Creek cleared 5-8 to win the 2019 title and Millville’s Bryanna Craig cleared 5-6 to win in 2020.
Woolfolk is the seventh girl from a Gloucester County school to win an indoor M-of-C individual title in the meet’s 43-year history.
Washington Township’s Michelle Rowen won the 3,200 in 1981 and the 1,600 in 1983 and 1984, Glassboro’s Ruth Lockbaum won the 1,600 in 1985, Williamstown’s Dana Burnett won the 55 in 1996 and the 400 in 1995 and 1996, Washington Township’s Megan Tiernan won the 800 in 2010, Kierra Lester of Deptford won the 200 in 2015 and 2016 and Williamstown’s Bria Mack won the 55 in 2017.
The last South Jersey girl to win Meet of Champions titles for different schools was Aliyah Taylor, who won the indoor 55 in 2016 for Pemberton and the indoor 200 in 2017 for Rancocas Valley.