Bryce Tucker, Premier Wynn, Elijah Jennings lift Pennsauken to first state indoor title!!!!!!!!

Seniors Bryce Tucker and Premier Wynn opened up the day with a 1-2 finish in the 400, and Pennsauken rolled from there to its first indoor state title.

Last year, Pennsauken finished 2nd to West Windsor-Plainsboro North [57-49] and then finished 2nd to Delsea outdoors [64-59], but it was all Pennsauken Saturday, and the Indians finished with a 42-36 margin of victory to win the state Group 3 championship over 2nd-place Chatham at the Bubble in Toms River.

In the 400, Tucker ran 49.73 and Wynn 49.82 for a quick 18 points. Tucker was tripped in the 800 and unable to finish, costing Pennsauken big points, but he placed 2nd in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.56, and junior Elijah Jennings added six big points in the 55-meter dash with a personal-best 6.56 for 3rd place.

Pennsauken clinched the win with a commanding win in the 1,600-meter relay, the last event of the morning session.

The Indians just had to stay in front of Chatham, and they did, with freshman KaRon Ali, junior Ladanian McGrath, Wynn and Tucker winning in 3:24.47 and finishing 40 meters ahead of 2nd-place Winslow [3:29.32], with Chatham 3rd [3:29.96].

Overall, the state title is Pennsauken’s third since 2016. The Indians won in 2016 and 2021 outdoors. Pennsauken is the first South Jersey school to win the state Group 3 title indoors since 2015, when Kingsway shared the championship with Old Tappan.


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