The Rancocas Valley girls opened the season with a nice shuttle hurdles win in not ideal conditions Saturday at the Rebel Relays in Howell.
Sophomore Laila Bailey, senior Meet of Champions winner Anabella Chin, senior Sanai Jenkins and sophomore Naveah Lott ran 1:08.22 and won by nearly a second over host Howell, which was 2nd at 1:09.18.
RV’s time is No. 1 in the state after opening weekend, although nobody has seen the Buena Relays results yet and obviously conditions were not ideal to run the shuttles Saturday.
Rancocas Valley scored 86 points to win the Division 2 team title by 25 points over Montgomery, which finished one point ahead of Howell.
RV also won the 800-meter relay in 1:47.20 [sophomore Adrienne Austin, sophomore Leah Howe, senior Jya Marshall, junior Kasey White] and placed 3rd in the 400-meter relay in 50.74 [White, Marshall, senior Olivia Smith, Austin] and 1,600-meter relay in 4:23.91 [Howe, Bailey, Jianna Benton, Sam Mitchell]
Chin and Jenkins also went 1-2 in the intermediates, Chin in 1:07.67 and Jenkins 1:08.42.
In the field, senior Olivia Smith long jumped a PR 16-8 and senior Anaya Young long jumped 16-3 and triple jumped 32-9 ¾ and sophomore Lauren Fadairo triple jumped 32-9 in her first high school meet.
And in the field, senior Ravin Hood threw 103-4 in the discus and 35-6 ¼ in the shot and senior Faith Allen hit 32-4 ¾ and 89-2.