Juniors D.J. Germann and Ahmad Fogg and senior Malachi Wesley combined for 66 points in their individual events to lead powerful Egg Harbor Township to its 3rd sectional title in the last five years.
EHT amassed 125 points to win the in South Jersey Group 4 at Buena, finishing 45 points ahead of 2nd-place Kingsway, which scored 80, with Washington Township 3rd with 70.
The Eagles’ 125 points are tied for 3rd-most in South Jersey Group 4 history behind Winslow’s 140 in 2003 and Rancocas Valley’s 136 in 2015:
140 … Winslow Twp., 2003
136 … Rancocas Valley, 2015
125 … Oakcrest, 2011
125 … Egg Harbor Township, 2022
105 … Winslow Twp., 2004
104 … Egg Harbor Township, 2017
104 … Shawnee, 1992
The only school to win more South Jersey Group 4 titles than Egg Harbor Township is Willingboro, which won eight in SJ-4 between 1977 and 1993. Vineland, Camden, Edgewood and Winslow have each won four as well, and I suppose you could lump Edgewood and Winslow together, although they are different schools, so that’s your call.
Germann picked up three 2nd-places, running 10.73 and 21.74 in the dashes – the 200 time is a PR – and long jumping 21-5 ¾.
We wrote on Friday about Wesley’s monster race in the high hurdles – you can read that here -and in addition to that record-setting performance he took 3rd in both the 200 in 22.25 and the intermediates in 56.05. Including his 13.93, that’s three PRs in three events for Wesley.
And Fogg won both horizontal jumps, sailing 22-0 ¾ in the long jump and 43-7 ¾ in the triple jump. He’s the first EHT jumper to win both at sectionals since Stevenson Cajuste in 2008.
Senior Isaiah Glenn cleared 6-6 in the high jump and got second to Cherry Hill East’s Dillon Page on misses. EHT’s Aaron Bullock added six more points in the high jump with a 6-0 clearance for 3rd place.
Junior Chris Griffin contributed 10 points with a 2nd in the javelin at 159-4 and a 5th in the discus with a 137-1.
In the shot put, seniors James Mahana and Cody Griggs both PR’d, Mahana in 3rd with a 55-2 ½ and Griggs in 4th at 47-8 ¾.
Sophomore Christopher Manzo [51.66 for 6th in the 400] and junior Sean Dever [146 for 6th in the javelin] also scored for the Eagles.
EHT also won the 1,600-metre relay in 3:24.98, with Wesley, Manzo, sophomore Chase Mazur and German in the lineup.
Junior Richard Axelsson, Mazur, sophomore Amir Halim and junior Ryan Taylor ran 8:24.12 for 6th in the 3,200-meter relay.
Egg will compete in the state Group 4 meet this weekend at Franklin Township. South Brunswick is favored, but EHT, East Brunswick, Westfield and Ridge could also be in the mix.