Mainland’s two long jumpers PR’d with their 1-2 finish at the Woodbury Relays, and an impressive freshman from Winslow wasn’t far behind.
Senior Emma Crozier-Carole PR’d with an 18-2 ¼ to win at Woodbury and senior teammate McKenna Pontari placed 2nd at 17-10 ¾.
Although Crozier-Carole was credited with an 18-3 in a dual meet, the 18-2 ¼ is a huge big-meet PR. Her previous official PR was a 16-9 ¾ at Easterns last month at the Armory.
Pontari’s 17-10 ¾ was nearly a foot better than her previous best – a 17-0 at Ocean Breeze back in December.
Crozier-Carole and Pontari now rank No. 8 and No. 9 in Atlantic County history. They both surpassed the previous Mainland outdoor long jump record of 17-5 set by Victoria Henry when she won the 2014 Rowan Open. They’re No. 3 and 6 in the state.
Their 1-2 finish was the first at Woodbury by teammates since 2012, when Cidae’a Woods of Winslow won with an 18-5 and teammate Brianna McGrath was 2nd at 18-1.
Speaking of Winslow, freshman Ma’Syiah Brawner placed 3rd at Woodbury with a PR 17-8 ¾ after jumping 17-8 ½ at the Spartan Relays at Deptford a week earlier. Brawner jumped 17-3 indoors at Ocean Breeze in February and has also high jumped 5-4, triple jumped 35-8 ½ and run 8.66 for the 55-meter hurdles. She’s No. 3 in South Jersey
Brawner is the top freshman long jumper in New Jersey and No. 3 in the triple jump. Indoors she led all New Jersey freshmen in the hurdles triple jump, high jump and was No. 2 in the long jump. She hasn’t hurdled yet outdoors in a major meet.
Ocean City senior Elaina Styer also went over 17 feet at Woodbury with a 17-2 ½ for 4th place. Styer jumped 18-5 in a dual meet earlier this spring, and her big-meet PR is a 17-3 ½ from the Lenape Invite. She’s also a 5-4 high jumper, has run 60.0 in the 400 and thrown the shot 33-5 ½ and the javelin 79-2.