Rancocas Valley’s girls jumpers warm up for sectionals with two wins at East Coast Relays!!!

Led by seniors Olivia Smith and Anaya Young, Rancocas Valley had a big day in the horizontal jumps at the East Coast Relays Tuesday at Randolph.

Smith and Young teamed with senior Joyce Adegoke to win the long jump relay and with sophomore Lauren Fadairo to win the triple jump at the 50st annual East Coast Relays, held for the first time since 2019.

Smith PR’d at 16-11 ½ to lead all 24 long jumpers in the competition, Adegoke hit a PR 16-1 ¾ and Young also jumped 16-1 ¾ for a combined 49-3 ½.

In the triple jump, Smith had the 2nd-best jump of the day at 34-6 ½, Young hit 34-4 and Fadairo jumped 34-0 ½ for a combined 102-11.

R.V. last won the long jump relay in 2014 when it was a two-person event. This is the Red Devils’ first ECR triple jump win.

Rancocas Valley also won the 800-meter relay in 1:43.58 with seniors Anabella Chin, Sanai Jenkins and Jya Marshall and junior Kasey White. R.V. is No. 1 in South Jersey with its 1:43.12 at Woodbury.

R.V. was also 2nd in the 400-meter relay with a 50.11 [Chin, Marshall, White, Jenkins], 5th in the sprint medley in 4:43.08 [sophomore Laila Bailey, senior Jianna Benton, senior N’Duwonee Kangar, freshman Cecilia King], 2nd in the 3-by-intermediates [freshman Aniya Wilkins, sophomore Neveah Lott, sophomore Nyla Byrd], 4th in the 1,600-meter relay with. 4:26.95 [Byrd, sophomore Adrienne Austin, Lott, Wilkins] and 3rd in the pole vault relay [senior Mia Paolone, junior Ashlan Williams, sophomore Ava Paolone]. Also, Fadairo PR’d with a 5-0 clearance in the high jump relay.


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