In her first race for Holy Family College, former Lenape star Jasmine Staten destroyed the school record in the 60-meter hurdles.
Staten, who competed for Bloomfield last year, ran a personal-best 8.36 in the trials of the Fastrack Season Opener at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island Friday, then won the final in 8.68. Julia Kirschnick of Georgian Court in Lakewood led all qualifiers in 7.90 but didn’t contest the final.
Staten shattered the Holy Family record of 9.00 set by Lindzey Mosley at the 2019 East Coast Conference Championships, also at Ocean Breeze.
Her previous PR was 8.78 for Bloomfield from the West Point (N.Y.) Tune-Up at Army-Gillis Fieldhouse this past February.
Staten won the final over Aisha Carrington of Lincoln (Pa.), who ran 9.01, and Rancocas Valley grad Anabella Chin of St. Joe’s, who was 3rd in 9.12 in her first college race. Another South Jersey freshman, Gloria Hughes of Willingboro and Rowan, was 4th in 9.31 in her first college race.
Staten also placed 3rd in the 200 in 26.01 in what appears to be her first indoor 200 since she ran 25.54 as a Lenape junior at the 2016 Varsity Classic at the Armory.
After sitting out the 2019, 2020 and 2021 outdoor seasons, Staten won the Central Atlantic Athletic Conference 100-meter hurdles title in May in Lakewood and finished the year ranked 9th in NCAA Division 2 at 13.74. She qualified for the NCAA Division 2 Championships but did not compete.
Staten is listed as a sophomore bio-chemistry major at Holy Family, located in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia, about 600 yards from the Bucks County border.