Audubon, West Deptford, Hammonton and Rancocas Valley won team titles Saturday at the West Deptford Relays.
Audubon won a tight three-team battle in Group 1, outscoring Schalick 102-92, with Salem 3rd with 91 points. The host Eagles edged Sterling 112-104 to win Group 2, Hammonton piled up 130 points and won Group 3 by 50 over Atlantic County neighbor Absegami, and R.V. finished with a 108-72 margin of victory over both Millville and Eastern in a battle of Group 4 powerhouses.
Full results are here: https://tomahawktiming.com/4-16-west-deptford-relays/
Let’s take a look!
Sophomore Molly Rizzi, sophomore Mia Munn, senior Madelin Carter and freshman Mary McGuire won the 6,400-meter relay in 26:14.69, and in the field, Audubon got wins from their long jumpers [junior Caroline Hauser, sophomore Kira Collins], shot putters [seniors Aysiah Maldonado and Cyani Treiber].
Audubon’s sophomore Nylah Coleman, junior Ava Rizzi and freshman Riley Erwin teamed up to win the three-runner intermediate hurdles relay.
Schalick ran the fastest South Jersey Group 1 times this spring in the 4-by-4 [4:18.97], 4-by-8 [10:29.35] and shuttle hurdles [1:16.96], with sophomore Grace O’Neill, junior Jayla Gross, sophomore Sophia Longo and senior Molly Wood on the 4-by-4, senior Mia LaMarra, freshman Jordan Hadfield, Longo and freshman Taylor Behrens on the 4-by-8 and junior Angie Chomo, junior Aylani Eberl, freshman Gabrielle Simonini and sophomore Brooke Watt on the shuttles.
Salem’s 4:31.76 is fastest Group 1 sprint medley in South Jersey this year. Senior Ke’Asia Anthony, sophomore Anna Buzby, sophomore Karima Davenport-White and junior Aryana Furbush-Brewer ran for Rams.
West Deptford won the 1,600-meter relay in 4:22.63, fastest by a South Jersey Group 2 school this year, with sophomore Rachel Barford, senior Ellie Goldberg and juniors Kelly Levengood and Paige McCullen in the lineup.
Sophomore Janie Cross, Goldberg, sophomore Isabella Mackey and freshman Talia Thomasson gave the Eagles a win in the 4-by-8 in 10:41.49, and Cross, Goldberg, Mackey and senior Hope Siner ran 24:28.42 to win the 4-by-1,600 and ran 13:59.18 to win the DMR.
West Deptford also won the shuttles in 1:12.08, with senior Jada Allen, sophomore Emily Hernandez, sophomore Halle Siner and freshman Remi Wicken.
Sterling swept all the field events, led by state indoor champ Jenovaia Logan’s 5-4 clearance in the high jump. Senior Faith Frazier was her high jump partner .
Senior Catherine Miller and freshman Isabella Petruno won the pole vault, Logan and junior Gianna Perez the long jump, Logan and sophomore Ayanna Brown the triple jump and senior Kayla Franklin and junior Jordyn Caul the shot put and discus. Franklin teamed up with junior Laurel Conway to win the javelin.
Sophomore Julianna Ruhf, freshmen Natalie Clauhs and Emma Longo and junior Kaylie Ranere gave Hammonton a win in the 3,200-meter relay, sophomore Angelina Cortellessa, Longo and freshmen Hannah Salita and Ilema Sinon won the 4-by-1,600 and Clauhs, junior Amina Sykes, Ruhf and Ranere won the DMR for the distance sweep.
In the field, Hammonton got wins from junior Brianna Gazzara and freshman Kiley Kozlowski in the long jump and junior Emma Peretti and senior Sofia Purvis in the shot put.
We wrote yesterday about R.V.’s 1,600-meter relay team [https://sjtrackblog.com/2022/04/16/rancocas-valley-girls-run-hot-4-by-4-in-solo-race-at-fast-times-at-cherokee/] and Eastern sophomore Zoe Goldgerg’s huge javelin throw [https://sjtrackblog.com/2022/04/16/eastern-soph-zoe-goldberg-bombs-no-1-javelin-throw-in-new-jersey-this-year/].
Rancocas Valley also picked up wins in the intermediate hurdles with senior Anabella Chin running 1:07.41 and seniors Sanai Jenkins 1:08.11, No. 2 and 3 in South Jersey this year. Aniya Wilkins also raced for R.V.
The Red Devils also won the 400-meter relay in 50.37 [freshman Cecilia King, senior Jya Marshall, senior Olivia Smith, junior Kasey White], the 800-meter relay in 1:46.40 [sophomore Adrienne Austin, King, Marshall, White] and the shuttle hurdles [sophomore Laila Bailey, Chin, Jenkins, sophomore Neveah Lott].
Seniors Ravin Hood and Faith Allen both surpassed 36 feet in a shot put win and also won the discus. Sophomores Lauren Fadairo and Shayna Miller won the triple jump.