Chloe Jones, Naylah Jones, Billie Frazier and Nyla Jones teamed up to win the concluding 1,600-meter relay and give the Timber Creek girls their second state indoor title.
Timber Creek scored 33 ½ points and outscored three schools with 26 – Middletown South, Ocean City and Pennsauken.
Incredibly, thanks to continued stupidity from the NJSIAA, the URL for the live results from the morning Group 2-3 meet at the Bubble is identical to the URL for the Group 1-4 meet this afternoon, so live resuts – and all team scores – disappear as soon as the meet ends.
The only way I have final team scoring is because Jim Lambert from MileSplit texted me copies of the final results! What a way to run a track meet! Track is last on the NJSIAA’s list of priorities, just behind water polo. This kind of idiocy sure wouldn’t happen at a wrestling match or football game.
Timber Creek also won the Group 3 state meet indoors in 2017.
Junior Guerlande Pierre placed 2nd in the shot put with a PR 36-6 ¾ – exactly a foot beyond her previous PR from sectionals – and cleared 5-0 to tie for 5th in the high jump.
Junior Naylah Jones placed 2nd in the 55 in 7.19, just 8-100ths of a second off her PR of 7.11. She finished just behind Pennsauken freshman Sianni Wynn, who ran 7.09. And junior Chloe Jones ran 58.21 for 3rd in the 400 .
Going into the relay, Ocean City had 26 points, Timber Creek 23 ½, Middletown South 22 and Pennsauken 20. Ocean City didn’t have a 4-by-4 team, but Timber Creek, Middletown South and Pennsauken
all appear to have been in the last section (again, there’s no way to be sure – thanks, NJSIAA!).
(Now I’m told Pennsauken ran its 4:07.60 in the third of four sections and had to wait for the “fast” heat to see where it wound up.)
Timber Creek then locked up the team title with the win, Winslow was 2nd in 4:05.71, Pennsauken got 3rd to increase its total to 26 points and Middletown South placed 4th to match Ocean City and Pennsauken.