Multi-talented junior Guerlande Pierre won the high jump, placed 2nd in the shot put and took 4th in the hurdles to help the Timber Creek girls win the South Jersey Group 3 sectionals at the Bubble.
Pierre cleared 5-2 in the high jump, threw a PR 35-67 ¾ in the shot and ran a PR 8.74 in the hurdles, scoring 22 points as Timber Creek outscored 2nd-place Delsea 54-29.
This is Timber Creek’s 2nd indoor sectional title. The Chargers won the 2017 Group 3 title as well.
Pierre was Timber Creek’s only individual winner, but Chloe Joners, Naylah Jones, Billie Frazier and sophomore Adiat Olaogun-Dickson ran 4:02.37 to win the 1,600-meter relay.
Junior Chloe Jones was also 3rd in the 400 [58.80] and 6th in the 55 [7.51], junior Naylah Jones ran 4th in the 400 [58.91] and 2nd in the 55 [PR 7.11, No. 2 in New Jersey], junior Nyla Jones placed 6th in the hurdles in 8.98 and Frazier took 6th in the 800 in a PR 2:29.28.
Fast double from Pennsauken freshman Sianni Wynn, who ran a PR 57.86 – No. 3 in New Jersey this year – to win the 400, leading five girls under 60 seconds. Ocean City junior Sophia Curtis ran a PR 58.22 for 2nd, Timber Creek juniors Chloe Jones and Naylah Jones ran 58.80 and 58.91 for 3rd and 4tjh, and Absegami senior Hannah Ross was 5th in 59.13.
She also won the 55 in 7.06, equalling her U.S. No. 17 time this year according to the MileSplit national database.
Delsea senior Lillie Widmer had a blazing-fast 1,600-3,200 double, winning the 1,600 in a PR 5:06.77, No. 2 in South Jersey this year, Mainland junior Gillian Lovett broke 5:10 for the first time with a PR 5:09.02 for 2nd. Widmer won the 3,200 in a PR 10:55.38, with Clearview senior Abby Waddington just behind in 10:59.69. Very fast race with two girls under 11 in the Bubble.
Curtis finished ahead of a very close, very fast pack in the 55-meter hurdles, with five girls breaking 8.80 and four of them PR’ing. Curtis won in a PR 8.44, lowering her own Cape May County record, Mainland senior Emma Crozier-Carole ran a PR 8.48 for 2nd, Winslow’s Janelle Marshall took 3rd in 8.66,
Mainland sophomore Sofia Day PR’d again in the 800 with a 2:17.71, 2nd-fastest in South Jersey this year.
Highland senior A.J. Wilson won the shot put with a 36-10 ¾, more than a one-foot PR. She just broke 35 feet for the first time last week.