Penns Grove senior Bailey Ricks ran a huge PR of 12.48 to win the 100 at the Salem County Championships Wednesday at Pennsville. She came back to win the 200 as well.
Ricks’ 100 time is No. 5 in South Jersey this year and No. 10 in the state. It’s also fastest by a Salem County girl since 2015, when Penns Grove’s Jocelyn Brown ran 12.42 at the Meet of Champions after placing 2nd at states.
According to her MileSplit page, this was Ricks’ first major outdoor race this year and her first race since the indoor Meet of Champions. She ran 7.63 and placed third in the Group 1 state meet indoors at the Bubble. Her outdoor big-meet 100 PR seems to be a 14.26 from last year’s Group 1 sectionals at Washington Township.
The 12.48 is 2nd-fastest this year in the state by a Group 1 runner. Clayton’s Arianna Sharpe ran 12.35 at Delsea last week.
Ricks won the 200 in 26.42. Her MileSplit page shows no previous 200s in a major meet. She also won the triple jump at 34-3 in what appears to be her first lifetime triple jump competition. That’s No. 10 in South Jersey this year and No. 2 in New Jersey Group 1.
Salem won the team title 107-97 over Pennsville.