Senior Emma Crozier-Carole had a monster Atlantic County meet Friday, helping the Mustangs win their 3rd straight county title.
Crozier-Carole won the 100-meter hurdles in a personal-best 15.05, won the high jump at 5-2 without a miss in the competition, won the long jump with a near PR 17-10 ½ – the best of her five jumps over 17 feet – and placed 2nd in the shot put with another PR of 33-4 ½.
Mainland outscored 2nd-place Absegami 187-123, and Crozier-Carole had a hand in 38 of those 187 points.
Believe it or not, this was the first time Crozier-Carole had ever raced the 100-meter hurdles in anything other than a dual meet. So PR by default. She ran 15.24 in the trials before her 15.05, which is No. 2 in South Jersey this year and No. 13 in New Jersey. Her time is fastest by a Mainland girl since Yvette Assongba ran 14.92 at the 2017 state Group 3 meet at Northern Burlington.
In the high jump, Crozier-Carole cleared 4-8, 4-10, 5-0 and 5-2 on her first attempt. With the win secure, she opted not to continue jumping. Her PR is 5-4 from the Woodbury Relays.
Crozier-Carole’s 17-10 ½ is just a few inches off her PR of 18-2 ¼ from Woodbury. She’s now No. 2 in South Jersey in the long jump this year, a quarter of an inch behind senior teammate McKenna Pontari, who jumped 17-10 ¾ at Woodbury. (Dual meets not included).
In the shot, Crozier-Carole had never competed in a meet other than duals. But her 33-4 ½ surpassed her 33-2 ½ from a dual meet last month. She placed 2nd to Hammton freshman Mitra Sampson, who threw 36-6 ¼ for the win. Sampson’s previous PR was a 35-0 ¾ at South Jersey Elite at Delsea earlier this month. That throw is best in New Jersey this year by a freshman, just ahead of Delsea’s Hannah Nuhfer, who threw 36-5 last month at the Lenape Girls Invitational.