Paul VI senior Kamryn Cieslik cleared an indoor personal-best 5-2 to win her first state title Friday at the Bubble.
Cieslik was the only girl over 5-2 in the Parochial A high jump. Her previous indoor PR was 5-0, which she had cleared six time, including her last four meets this year. She cleared 5-2 ¼ outdoor this past May at the Camden County meet at Haddon Township.
Cieslik placed second at indoor states last year behind Fiona Carter of Paramus Catholic, who graduated. She’s Paul VI’s second state high jump champion in four years. Kambi Walker won with a 5-4 clearance in 2020.
Paul VI junior Bridget Gottilla cleared 5-0 for the first time and placed 4th in the high jump. Gottilla had cleared 4-10 twice this year and once last year.
Other top-three placers:
In the Parochial A girls meet, Paul VI sophomore Anne Marie Brown ran 59.75 for 3rd place in the 400 and Camden Catholic junior Beatrice Daverso cleared 9-0 for the first time ever indoors or out to place 2nd in the pole vault.
In Parochial B, Bishop Eustace senior Elena Cicchini took 2nd in the 3,200 in 11:49.72 and Holy Cross junior Sara Sherlock ran 2:30.94 for 3rd in the Parochial B 800.
In the Parochial B boys meet, Eustace junior Shawn Brady threw 46-9 ¼ to place second in the shot put. That’s more than a foot-and-a-half PR for Brady, who hadn’t thrown 43 feet until three weeks ago.