Yesterday, we gave you 10 terrific boys performances from the weekend that you may have missed. Today it’s the girls turn.
There was so much happening at the Meet of Champions at Franklin Township and the New Balance Nationals at Franklin Field that we couldn’t possibly write about everything.
So here’s a look at 10 South Jersey girls performances that we didn’t get a chance to post about over the weekend.
There’s no way to mention every deserving athlete, and if I omitted you or your daughter or a girl you coach I’m sorry. Let me know who’s missing and I’ll do my best to write about her.
For the boys list, click here.
Tey’ana Ames, Atlantic County Tech
How’s this for a Meet of Champions double: Ames placed 4th in the shot put with a personal-best 41-2 and took 7th in the high jump at 5-4. Who does that??? Ames had a fabulous season for the Mays Landing school and is definitely a heptathlon candidate if she chooses to pursue it. She finishes the year tied for 4th in South Jersey in the high jump and No. 1 in the shot put. She’s also now No. 8 in Atlantic County history in the shot.
Dahlia Beasley, Washington Twp.
The versatile sophomore won the Rising Stars 400 in 56.63 at New Balance (1-100th of a second off her PR) and also high jumped 5-6 this year. She was the No. 2 sophomore in the state this year in both the 400 and high jump. In the 400, she was No. 2 behind Union Catholic’s Hollis and in the high jump behind only Gloucester County rival Woolfolk.
Anabella Chin, Rancocas Valley
Busy weekend for Chin. At Meet of Champions, she placed 2nd in the hurdles with a PR of 14.39, breaking the school record of 14.42 set by legendary Tonya Lee in 1987. That’s No. 5 in Burlington County history. A day later at New Balance, she ran on R.V.’s 7th-place 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 3:55.01, as well as the 11th-place 800-meter relay team, which went 1:43.55. She also ran 1:03.91 for 15th place in the 400-meter hurdles. Chin plans to attend St. Joe’s and run track for the Hawks.
Cinnaminson 3,200-Meter Relay
Sophomore Anna Marino, senior Grace Coller, freshman Kellyn Coller and junior Stephanie Renouf ran a season-best 9:42.33 for 14th in the Rising Stars 3,200-meter relay. That’s No. 4 in South Jersey this year. Renouf PR’d at 5:15.27 in the 1,600 this year.
Although she attends Padua Academy in Wilmington, Del., Curtis is from Ocean City and capped her season with a 38-1 ¼ for 15th in the triple jump at New Balance. She was the top sophomore in the event. Curtis was a triple winner at the Delaware state championships, winning the 100 hurdles in 15.02, the 300 hurdles in 44.57 and the triple jump at 38-4. Her PR of 38-8 ¾ makes her the No. 22 sophomore triple jumper in the U.S. this year.
Kadence Dumas, Eastern
Dumas finished her junior year at Eastern by placing 3rd in the 400 at the Meet of Champions in 57.30 and came back a day later with an 800 PR of 2:15.13 at New Balance, placing 11th in the Rising Stars Division. Dumas finished the year with PRs of 2:15.13 and 56.39. She and Union Catholic’s Peyton Hollis are the only girls in the state who ran that fast for both the 400 and 800.
Catriona Galvin, Pitman
What a way to finish her career. The Pitman senior not only placed 6th in the discus at the Meet of Champions, she PR’d at 130-1 and was the top South Jersey placer. Gloucester County produced the top four discus throwers in South Jersey this year: junior Ciara Demarest of Williamstown [138-3], junior Gianna Johnson-Slater [136-7], Galvin [130-1] and junior Zianni Johnson-Slater [129-10]. Galvin finished No. 11 in Gloucester County history.
Julia Lewis, Cherry Hill West
Lewis ran 2:25.44 and placed 7th in the freshman 800 at New Balance after PR’ing with a 2:22.75 in the state Group 3 meet. That made her the No. 5 freshman in the state this year and No. 2 in South Jersey, behind only Cherokee’s Megan Niglio.
Winslow Township 800-Meter Relay
Juniors Briyel Brown, Janelle Marshall and Kamryn Holness and senior Jaia James earned All-America honors with a 6th-place finish in the 800-meter relay at New Balance. Winslow ran 1:41.61, fastest by a South Jeresy school since 2019. James also placed 3rd in the Rising Stars 100 in 12.13 (after a 12.09 in the trials) and anchored Winslow’s 49.44 in the 400-meter relay trials.
Alanna Woolfolk, Clayton
Woolfolk wrapped up her sophomore year with a 3rd-place finish in the high jump at the Meet of Champions. Woolfolk was remarkably consistent this spring, clearing 5-6 or better and finishing unbeaten vs. South Jersey jumpers. Woolfolk PR’d at 5-7 to win the state Group 1 title.