The top two freshman long jumpers in New Jersey are teammates at Winslow Township.
Ma’syiah Brawner and Chantina Walker went 1-2 in the long jump Saturday at the Camden County Championships at Haddon Township, Brawner with a 17-10 ½ as part of a monster quad performance and Walker with a PR of 17-5 ¼.
Brawner and Walker both went over 17 feet indoors, Brawner with a 17-3 at Ocean Breeze in February and Walker also at 17-3 but at the Armory at Easterns.
With their jumps Saturday, they trail only Mainland seniors Emma Crozier-Carole [18-2 ¼ at Woodbury] and McKenna Pontari [17-10 ¾] on the 2023 South Jersey list, and they’re the top two freshmen in New Jersey.
Brawner’s long jump win was one of only four PRs she established Saturday, helping Winslow win the team title.
She won the high jump at 5-2 and the triple jump at 38-2 ¾ and ran 15.49 in the hurdles, placing 2nd to senior teammate Janelle Marshall, who ran a South Jersey No. 1 14.78.
Brawner’s 38-2 ¾ is a South Jersey freshman class record. Samantha Hunger of Sterling jumped 36-9 ¾ at the 2006 state Group 2 meet at Egg Harbor. It’s also No. 11 nationally among freshmen, according to the MileSplit U.S. database.
Brawner is No. 1 freshman in New Jersey in both horizontal jumps, No. 2 in the hurdles [behind Tessa Hughes of Peddie School, who ran 15.09 in Lawrenceville this weekend] and No. 2 in the high jump [behind Egypt Bolan of Lindenwold, who cleared 5-4 Saturday in the Small-School Division of the Camden County meet].
She’s the No. 2 triple jumper overall in South Jersey, behind Ocean City junior Sophia Curtis, the South Jersey record holder at 40-10 ¼ and she’s No. 4 overall in South Jersey in the 100-meter highs.
Browner is also No. 17 on the all-time South Jersey list, and she’s already broken Cidae’a Woods’ school record of 38-1 from 2014 Group 3 states at South Plainfield.
Walker was also 2nd in the triple jump Saturday with a 33-7 ¾, a personal-best of her own.
Winslow scored 147 ½ points to win the Large-School team title at Haddon Township, and Brawner  and Walker  scored more than a 3rd of them.