Sterling graduate Nia Holloway smashed New Jersey Institute of Technology school record in the 100-meter dash at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va.
Holloway ran 12.26 with a legal tailwind of 0.5 to break her own school record of 12.28, which she set with a 5th-place finish at last year’s America East Championships in Burlington, Vt.
Holloway’s high school PR was 12.46 at the 2019 South Jersey Group 2 sectionals at Delsea.
Holloway shares the school record in the long jump with a 17-9 ½ in a meet last April at Rider. Freshman Maria Owens tied it this past weekend at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships at Icahn Stadium in New York. Holloway jumped 17-3 ½ on Saturday. Holloway is also the school record holder indoors at 60 meters with a 7.88 from a meet this past December at Ocean Breeze.
Holloway’s father, Jamal, ran for Delran and was the BCSL Liberty Division champ at 100 meters in 1992 and 1993.
Another South Jersey woman at NJIT also broke a school record over the weekend. Rancocas Valley’s freshman Sanai Jenkins of Rancocas Valley ran 1:05.33 to break her own school record in the 400-meter hurdles. She had run 1:05.91 last weekend. Before that, the school record was 1:05.99, set by Patricia Roche in 2017.
Holloway was joined Saturday by Rancocas Valley’s Sydne Nance, a grad student, junior Lillian Williams of Columbia and freshman Amiyah Stephens of Atlantic County Tech on NJIT’s 400-meter relay team, which set a school record of 48.40. The previous mark was a 48.87 from a meet last year at Princeton (with Holloway, Nance, Williams and Jadyn Otto in the lineup).
Nance has an amazing and impressive backstory, which you can read about here: