Clearview’s Abigail Waddington runs 5th-fastest 3,200 in Gloucester County history and #2 in N.J.!!!!!!

Abigail Waddington ran the 2nd-fastest 3,200 in New Jersey this year Monday night at the SJTCA Winter Meet #9 at the Bubble in Toms River.

Waddington lowered her PR from 11:00.19 to 10:55.10 and won by 35 meters over Kingsway’s Aubrey Pierontoni, who ran 11:18.07. Her previous indoor PR was an 11:07.38 for the full two-miles last month at Ocean Breeze, which converts to 11:03.51.

The only faster 3,200 in New Jersey this year belongs to Columbia-bound Leanna Johnston of Immaculate Hear Academy of Washington Township, Bergen County, who ran a U.S. No. 8 10:32.72 at the Big North Championships last week at Ocean Breeze.

Waddington’s time is No. 6 in Gloucester County history indoors and No. 23 on the all-time South Jersey list.

Pierontoni, who missed all of last spring, raced at 3,200 meters for the first time since sectionals last spring. She has run 11:06.87 outdoors and 10:59.90 indoors. Kingsway’s Nicole Lipieta and Pierontoni finished together, Lipieta officially in 3rd in 11:18.12.

All-Time Gloucester County Girls Indoor 3,200 Top-50
10:29.90 … Chelsea Ley [Kingsway], 2009
10:40.03 … Dina Iacone [Washington Twp.], 2012
10:43.2y … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1983
10:52.05 … Amanda Goetschius [Delsea], 2007
10:52.53 … Allie Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2020
10:55.10 … Abigail Waddington [Clearview], 2023
10:59.04 … Maria Ruiz [Williamstown], 2009
10:59.13 … Vickie Ajimoko [Williamstown], 2013
10:59.90 … Aubrey Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2022

All-Time S.J. Girls Indoor 3,200 Top-50
10:15.71 … Brittany Sedberry [Ocean City], 2006
10:23.49 … Megan Lacy [Cherokee], 2011
10:29.90 … Chelsea Ley [Kingsway], 2009
10:33.95 … Alyssa Aldridge [Mainland Reg.], 2016
10:38.11 … Megan Venables [Highland], 2011
10:38.90 … Erin Donohue [Haddonfield], 2001
10:40.03 … Dina Iacone [Washington Twp.], 2012
10:40.80 … Briana Gess [Haddonfield], 2017
10:42.06 … Holly Bischof [Bishop Eustace], 2012
10:42.22 … Theresa Cattuna [Cherry Hill East], 2007
10:43.2y … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1983
10:45.20 … Devon Grisbaum [Ocean City], 2015
10:45.40 … Julianna Catania [Egg Harbor Twp.], 2016
10:45.78 … Liliah Gordon [Northern Burlington], 2022
10:46.63 … Erika Kemp [Rancocas Valley], 2013
10:48.78 … Shelby Cain [Haddonfield], 2014
10:49.12 … Madison Coppolino [Sterling], 2017 [3]
10:49.46 … Alyssa Condell [Timber Creek], 2016
10:52.05 … Amanda Goetschius [Delsea], 2007
10:52.53 … Allie Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2020
10:53.4h … Christin Bettis [Hammonton], 2012
10:53.89y … Sarah Naticchia [Haddonfield], 2020
10:55.10 … Abigail Waddington [Clearview], 2023
10:55.29y … Ann Klocke [Bishop Eustace], 1996
10:55.58 … Nicole Clifford [Cherokee], 2022
10:56.77 … Liliah Gordon [Northern Burlington], 2022
10:57.95 … Katy Storti [Bishop Eustace], 2019
10:59.02 … Catherine Van Horn [Triton], 2005
10:59.04 … Maria Ruiz [Williamstown], 2009
10:59.13 … Vickie Ajimoko [Williamstown], 2013
10:59.90 … Aubrey Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2022

PRINCETON FRESHMAN GREG FOSTER FROM LUMBERTON POPS #1 JUMP IN U.S.!!!!!!!!

Princeton freshman Greg Foster, a Lumberton native who attended Lawrenceville School, popped the No. 3 long jump in NCAA Division 1 this year Saturday at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational at Navy’s Wesley A. Brown Fieldhouse in Annapolis, Md.

Foster only managed two legal jumps, but after two fouls, a pedestrian 24-3 ½ and two more fouls, he soared a lifetime-best 25-10 ¾ on his 6th and final attempt.

That was not only a PR but the winning jump. It moved him past Freddie Allen III of High Point (N.C.) – who led with a 24-6 ½ through five jumps.

Foster’s mark is No. 2 in Princeton history and best in 32 years. The indoor school record is 26-2 ¾ by Al Dyer in a meet at Princeton’s Jadwin Gym on Jan. 6, 1990.

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In his only previous long jump for Princeton, Foster went 25-2 last month at the Joe Handleman Invitational at Jadwin. That was No. 4 in school history.

He’s only managed three legal jumps in two meets, but has registered two of the three-best performances of his life in a Tiger uniform.

Foster’s previous indoor PR was 25-4 ½, when he won Nike Indoor Nationals at Ocean Breeze last March. His previous overall PR was 25-6 ¼ when he won New Balance Outdoor Nationals in June at Franklin Field.

The only superior performances in Princeton history indoors or out belong to Dyer indoors and Ugwunna Ikpeowo, who jumped 26-0 ¼ at 1996 IC4As outdoors at George Mason in Fairfax, Va.

Foster’s mark is No. 1 in the U.S. so far this year and No. 3 in the world, behind Bozhidar Sarâboyukov of Bulgaria, who jumped 26-1 ¼ at the Akademik International meeting Asics Arena in Sofia, Bulgaria, earlier this month, and Thobias Montler of Sweden, who hit 26-1 at the Quality Hotel Games at Telekonsult Arena in Växjö, Sweden, this past weekend.

It also should be No. 38 on the all-time U.S. junior (under-20) list.

As far as I can tell, Foster’s jump is No. 5 ever by a South Jersey native – and No. 4 by a Burlington County native.

29-1 … Carl Lewis [Willingboro], Aug. 30, 1991, Tokyo
26-3 ¼ … Matt Rose [Bordentown], Mary 4, 1991, Knoxville, Tenn.
26-1 ¾ … Chris Gillis [Pennsauken], May 12, 2006, Waco, Texas
26-1 ¼ … Mike Morrison [Willingboro], May 13, 2006, Fayetteville, Ark.
25-10 ¾ … Greg Foster [Lumberton], Jan. 20, 2023, Annapolis, Md.
25-7 … Jerome Robinson [Bordentown], July 20, 1991, New York

Foster also ran a PR 7.93 for 2nd in the 60-meter hurdles in a photo finish with another Ivy League freshman, Penn’s Shane Gardner. That’s No. 4 in Princeton history. His previous PR was an 8.06 at the TCNJ Open at the Armory as well as in the trials on Saturday.

Highland’s Cortland Webb destroys 1,600 PR in big win at the Bubble!!!!!!

You’re not supposed to PR by 10 seconds in the mile, but that’s exactly what Highland junior Cortland Webb did Saturday.

Webb came into the SJTCA meet at the Bubble with a 1,600 PR of 4:35.81 from Haddonfield Distance Night this past May and an indoor PR of 4:37.82 from last year’s Group 3 sectionals at the Bubble.

Webb blew those PRs out of the water at the Bubble, winning the Winter Meet No. 8 in 4:24.55 and finishing 35 meters ahead of the field.

His time is No. 2 in South Jersey this year, behind Woodbury junior Peyton Shute’s 4:23.23 at Ocean Breeze earlier this week. It’s No. 8 in New Jersey and No. 4 among underclassmen.

It’s fastest by a Highland miler since Yarayah Hawkins ran a 4:23.33 full mile at Easterns in 2019, which converts to 4:21.80. Steve Maine [4:22.79 in 2014] and Ben Woodard [4:23.63 in 2018] have also run faster. Highland’s outdoor record is 4:14.4 hand-timed by Steve Mazur at 1992 sectionals at Bridgeton.

Senior Gavin Gallo gave Highland a 1-2 finish. Gallo ran 4:31.10, lowering his indoor PR from 4:37.99 at the Bubble last year and his lifetime best from 4:31.53 at last year’s outdoor Camden County Championships at Haddon Township.

Clearview senior Cavan Agatone made it three under 4:32 with a 3rd-place time of 4:31.34. He ran 4:23.68 last spring outdoors at the South Jersey Elite at Delsea but lowered his indoor PR from 4:31.65 earlier this month on a much faster track at Ocean Breeze.

Cinnaminson’s Derrick Robinson records N.J. #1 high jump at the Bubble!!!!!!

Cinnaminson junior Derrick Robinson soared over the bar at 6-6 in the SJTCA meet Saturday at the Bubble, the No. 1 mark in the state this year.

Robinson broke his PR of 6-4, which he just set two weeks ago at the Merli Invitational at the Bubble. Robinson had a PR of 5-10 just seven months ago before clearing 6-2 at the state Group 2 meet last spring at Franklin High School. He cleared 6-4 for the first time two weeks ago before his breakthrough performance Saturday.

Robinson already owned the Cinnaminson school record. It was previously shared by several jumpers who cleared 6-2. Outdoors, Max DiLeo cleared 6-8 at Group 2 states in 2011 at South Plainfield. DiLeo went on to play basketball for King Rice at Monmouth and also played professionally in Europe.

With his 6-6 clearance, Robinson equalled the No. 11 jump in Burlington County history. He’s the first Burlington County junior over 6-6 since Willingboro’s Nate Robertson in 2019.

All-time Burlington County Indoor High Jump 
7-4 1/4 … Mike Morrison [Willingboro], 2003
6-8 ¼ … Mike Murawski [Holy Cross], 2003
6-8 … Barry Anderson [Rancocas Valley], 1977
6-8 … Chris Walsh [Shawnee], 1983
6-8 … Scott Harrison [Willingboro], 1984
6-8 … Jim Bowles [Rancocas Valley], 1986
6-8 … J.C. Slocum [Bordentown], 1989, 1990
6-8 … Ed Kramer [Cherokee], 2010
6-8 … Nate Robertson [Willingboro], 2020
6-7 … Kameron Smith [Willingboro], 2020
6-6 … Jim Pringle [Moorestown], 1976
6-6 … Carl Mitchell [Rancocas Valley], 1977
6-6 … Gerry Cole [Pemberton], 1978
6-6 … John Sease [Willingboro], 1978
6-6 … Pat Collier [Willingboro], 1983
6-6 … Manny Wilson [Rancocas Valley], 1983
6-6 … Marvin Bass [Palmyra], 1993, 1994
6-6 … Donnell Williams [Rancocas Valley], 1995
6-6 … Terrence Howard [Rancocas Valley], 1997, 1998
6-6 … Dan Mitchell [Lenape], 2003
6-6 … Isaac Williams [Willingboro], 2011
6-6 … Jaquee Munger [Holy Cross], 2012
6-6 … Jake Liebling [Lenape], 2014
6-6 … Derrick Robinson [Cinnaminson], 2023

Delsea’s Lillie Widmer destroys 1,600 PR at the Bubble!!!!!!

Delsea’s Lillie Widmer made her 2023 indoor debut a terrific one.

Widmer, a Delsea senior, ran a big 1,600 PR at the SJTCA Winter Meet No. 8 at the Bubble, winning in 5:10.03.

That’s No. 1 in South Jersey this year, bumping Clearview’s Abigail Waddington, who ran 5:11.51 at Ocean Breeze earlier this month. It’s also No. 8 in the state. Waddington was 2nd in 5:15.30, and Mainland sophomore Sofia Day ran 5:22.19 for 3rd.

Widmer’s previous 1,600 PR was a 5:15.55 last May at the South Jersey Open on her home track at Delsea. Her indoor PR was a 5:22.74 sophomore year at the Bubble.

Widmer’s time is No. 4 in Delsea history indoors, behind Celine Mazzi [4:54.58 in 2014], Felicia O’Donnell [5:02.83 in 2011] and former teammate Carly Nicholson [5:05.40 in 2021].

This was Widmer’s first race since the XC Meet of Champions in November, where she placed 17th with a 19:31 at Holmdel.

St. Augustine’s Sincere Rhea PRs in hurdles with all-time #3 time in Miami history!!!!!!

Sincere Rhea, a University of Miami junior from St. Augustine, raced to a 60-meter hurdles PR Friday at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open in Lubbock.

Rhea ran 7.73 for 3rd place in a race that saw the top three finishers all the run the same time. Clemson senior Giano Roberts ran 7.723, LSU freshman Matthew Sophia ran 7.724 and Rhea 7.727. So they finished within 4-1000ths of a second of each other.

Rhea’s previous PR came in February of 2020 as a Penn State freshman. He ran 7.76 in the trials of the Big 10 Championships at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, before a 7.82 for 3rd in the final. The 7.76 is No. 2 in Penn State history behind Guy Rose, a graduate of Wayne Hills High in Passaic County, who ran 7.69 at the 2001 Big Ten Championships in State College.

Rhea, a native of Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, ran 7.80 as a sophomore at Penn State when he won the 2021 Big East Championships in Geneva before transferring to Miami and sitting out last year’s entire indoor season.

He opened this year with a 7.92 last weekend at the Louisville Cardinal Classic, then ran 7.84 Friday in the trials before his 7.73 PR.

His time is No. 3 in Miami history, behind Devon Hill, who ran 7.55 to place 2nd at the 2012 NCAA Championships at Boise State’s track in Nampa, Idaho, and Artie Burns, who ran 7.68 at the 2014 Don Kirby Elite in Albuquerque.

So Rhea is No. 2 in Penn State history and No. 3 in Miami history! How many athletes are in the top five in their event at two major Division 1 programs?

He’s also now No. 6 in NCAA Division 1 so far this year and No. 8 in the world.

In first lifetime 800, Mainland’s Sofia Day smashes Atlantic County indoor record!!!!!!

It took Sofia Day one race to break the Atlantic County 800 record.

Day, a Mainland Regional sophomore, shattered the county record in her first lifetime attempt at 800 meters.

Day ran 2:17.76 to lead four girls under 2:20 at the SJTCA meet at Ocean Breeze. She broke the Atlantic County record of 2:18.10 set by Oakcrest’s Nijgia Snapp when she placed 3rd at the 2008 South Jersey Group 4 sectionals at the Bubble. Jill Smith of Southern won that race in 2:13.07, and Millville’s Brooke Kott was 2nd in 2:17.03.

Buena’s Katrina Sye owns the Atlantic County outdoor record with a hand-timed 2:09.2 at 1999 sectionals at Buena (then a South Jersey record), and Snapp ran 2:10.57 at the 2009 state Group 4 meet at Egg Harbor Township.

Day is coming off a terrific cross country season, where she won the Atlantic County title, placed 2nd at sectionals, 7th at states and then ran 19:22 at Holmdel to finish 11th at the Meet of Champions.

But the 800 is a far cry from 5,000 meters, and Day showed serious wheels in running the No. 2 time in the state this year. Julia Scrudato of Montgomery, who ran 4:54.69 for 1,600 meters last spring, ran 2:15.67 at Jadwin over the weekend.

Day sat back in 3rd place on a 34.0 first lap before taking the lead. She was out in 69.2 and came back in 68.5, closing in 33.3. Cherokee senior Kelsey Niglio placed 2nd in 2:18.39, Cherry Hill East senior Alexis Tepper ran 2:19.53 and Cherokee sophomore Megan Niglio 2:19.64.

Notably, Kingsway senior Aubrey Pierontoni, in her first race in seven months, ran 2:20.20 for 5th. Pierontoni last raced at the state Group 4 meet last spring. She ran 5:09.56 and 11:06.87 as a junior.

All-Time S.J. Indoor 800-Meter Run Sub-2:18 List
2:09.56 … Megan Tiernan [Washington Twp.], 2010
2:10.0h … Erin Donohue [Haddonfield], 2001
2:12.46 … Monica Olkowski [Cherokee], 1990
2:12.55 … Marielle Hall [Haddonfield], 2010
2:13.51 … Emily Duffey [Lenape], 2011
2:14.12 … Carly Pettipaw [Lenape], 2013
2:14.5h … Ruth Lockbaum [Glassboro], 1985
2:14.6h … Michelle DiMuro [Shawnee], 1985
2:14.64 … Bridget Flynn [Ocean City], 2014
2:14.99 … Kami Joi Hickson [Washington Twp.], 2017
2:15.05 … Briana Gess [Haddonfield], 2015
2:15.06 … Sydney Coppolino [Sterling], 2017
2:15.17 … Britney Kott [Millville], 2008
2:15.31 … Lindsay Colflesh [Haddonfield], 2020
2:15.46 … Tara DeBrielle [Overbrook], 2000
2:15.73 … Kelsey Niglio [Cherokee], 2022
2:15.86 … Greta Feldman [Haddonfield], 2009
2:15.89 … Kayla Martin [Seneca], 2016
2:15.90 … Felicia O’Donnell [Delsea], 2009
2:15.99 … Brooke Kott [Millville], 2008
2:15.36 … Rachel Stremme [Ocean City], 2014
2:16.60 … Gabbi Kirsch [Williamstown], 2015
2:16.63 … Lindsay Thomas [Winslow Twp.], 2003
2:16.68 … Grace Wassell [Highland], 2022
2:16.71 … Lindsey Kane [Washington Twp.], 2015
2:16.82 … Mary Bohi [Seneca], 2009
2:16.84 … Celine Mazzi [Delsea], 2014
2:16.85 … Megan Quimby [Lenape], 2017
2:16.88 … Shelby Whetstone [Lenape], 2019
2:16.93 … Julia Despirito [Shawnee], 2014
2:16.95 … Patrice Rowe [Willingboro], 2010
2:17.00 … Sarah Naticchia [Haddonfield], 2020
2:17.11 … Miya Johnson [Lenape], 2007
2:17.15 … Courtney McCrudden [Eastern], 2000
2:17.15 … Nicole Tiernan [Washington Twp.], 2011
2:17.21 … Allie Pierontoni [Kingsway], 2020
2:17.23 … Lisa Burkholder [Cherokee], 2004
2:17.0h … Kimarra McDonald [Rancocas Valley], 2004
2:17.32 … Courtney McCrudden [Eastern], 2000
2:17.43 … Cassie Hagstoz [Kingsway], 2013
2:17.70 … Kaitlyn Bonnet [Haddonfield], 2017
2:17.76 … Destiny Stanford [Kingsway], 2017
2:17.76 … Sofia Day [Mainland Reg.], 2023
2:17.82 … Tara Debrielle [Overbrook], 2000
2:17.85 … Holly Cosnett [Haddonfield], 2001

Quad winner Lathan Brown powers Deptford to another state relays championship!!!!!!

Senior Lathan Brown was a part of four winning relay teams and junior Darryl Wayman was on three as Deptford scored a whopping 56 points to win the state Group 2 relay title at the Bubble.

It was Deptford’s third state relays title in four years following titles in 2019 and 2022. The meet wasn’t held in 2021. Delsea won Group 2 in 2020, so Gloucester County has won four straight.

Deptford’s 56 points are most in Group 2 since Asbury Park scored 60 to win the 1992 meet at Princeton’s Jadwin Gym. That’s also the 8th-highest point total ever by a public school in any group. The full list is below.

Deptford outscored 2nd-place Rumson-Fair Haven 56-46, and Cinnaminson was 3rd with 29 points. Willingboro and Manchester Township tied for 4th with 17 and Haddonfield was one point back with 16 points.

Brown contributed to winning shuttle hurdles, 800-meter relay, sprint medley and 1,600-meter relay teams, and Wayman ran on the winning shuttle hurdles, 4-by-200 and 4-by-400 teams.

Senior Kevin Mosley [4-by-200, sprint medley] and junior Christian Berry [4-by-200, 4-by-400] were double winners for the Spartans, and junior Abu Jabbie picked up a 1st in the 4-by-4 and a second in the high jump relay.

Junior Manny Perdue and sophomore DayShaun Day joined Brown and Wayman on the winning shuttle hurdles team, sophomores Kamari Brown and Sean Nieves ran on the sprint med with Brown and Mosley, senior Quinn Burnette [47-10] and junior Connor Trantas [40-4 ¼] both PR’d and took 2nd in the shot put relay, and senior Bryan Hairston teamed with Jabbie for second in the high jump relay.

Deptford ran 31.90 in the shuttles, No. 2 in South Jersey this year; 1:33.26 in the 800-meter relay [they’ve run 1:32.17 earlier this season], 3:30.82 in the 1,600-meter relay [they’ve run 3:27.82] and 3:40.58 in the sprint med, No. 2 in South Jersey .

Haddon Heights, Cinnaminson and Haddonfield ran 1-2-3 in the distance medley, Heights running 10:41.24, Cinnaminson 10:42.61 and Haddonfield 10:49.72. Those times are No. 3, 5 and 11 in the state this year.

Seniors Colin Patterson, Jack Bolling, Matthew Iuvara and Adam Furlong ran for Heights, seniors Alex Boyko , Derek Coceano, Ryan Malinowski and Matt McCarron for Cinnaminson and seniors George Andrus and Robert DiMedio and juniors Liam Dougherty and Andrew O’Donnell for Haddonfield.

Cinnaminson and Haddonfield also went 1-2 in the 4-by-800, with seniors Derek Coceano, Ryan Coceano, McCarron and Boyko running 8:21.80 for the Pirates and Andrus, sophomore Bennett Wright, senior Donald Jellig and DiMedio a few steps back in 8:26.73.

Cinnaminson also won the shot put relay, with senior Malicah Etienne PR’ing at 54-2 – No. 6 in the state, No. 1 in South Jersey – and senior Josh Neel throwing 37-7 ½. For more on Etienne’s huge PR, click here.

Willingboro placed 2nd in the 4-by-200 in 1:34.83 with senior Kedaar Wilson, junior Eric Foster, sophomore Theo Pryce and junior Jackson Murry, and ran 32.11 for 3rd in the shuttles with Foster, sophomore Nasir Loggins, senior Xavier Toliver and Wilson.

Pleasantville took 3rd in the 4-by-200 with seniors Xander Roberts-Bogin, Semaj Williams and Isaiah Davenport and junior Yusuf Golden going 1:35.17.

Ocean City’s Sophia Curtis pops #2 triple jump in South Jersey history at Ocean Breeze!!!!!!

Sophia Curtis improved on her No. 2 triple jump mark in South Jersey history at the SJTCA meet at Ocean Breeze.

Curtis, an Ocean City junior, jumped 38-6 to extend her season-best from 38-4 ½, which she jumped in her Ocean City debut last month at the Bishop Loughlin Games, also at Ocean Breeze.

Her lifetime best is an outdoor 38-8 ¾ from the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Meet of Champions this past May at Salesianum’s Abessinio Stadium in Wilmington as a sophomore at Padua Academy.

The South Jersey indoor record in the triple jump is 40-1 ½ by Atlantic City’s Claudine Smith at the 2019 New Balance Nationals at the Armory.

Curtis also won the 55-meter hurdles at Ocean Breeze with a personal-best and Cape May County-record 8.64. Her previous PR was an 8.78 at the DIAA indoro states last February at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Hytche Arena in Princess Anne, Md.

That’s No. 3 in South Jersey this year behind Eastern’s Johnay Stilley [8.34 at Ocean Breeze last month] and Winslow’s Janelle Marshall [8.44 at the Armory last month].

Curtis actually already had the county hurdles record with an 8.82 at the Bishop Loughlin Games. Before that, the record belonged to Ocean City’s Mellisa Terwilliger, who ran 9.20 at the 2008 Group 3 sectionals at the Bubble.

Elaina Styer, a senior at Ocean City, is No. 2 on that list with her PR 9.12 at Ocean Breeze over the weekend. Styer has also high jumped 4-10, long jumped 16-6 and thrown the shot put 31-7 this winter.

Cinnaminson’s Malicah Etienne pops nearly 3-foot shot put PR for S.J. #1!!!!!!

Malicah Etienne broke the 52-foot mark, the 53-foot mark and the 53-foot mark. All for the first time.

Etienne, a Cinnaminson senior, enjoyed an enormous breakthrough meet Saturday at the state Group 2 relays, adding nearly three feet to his shot put PR with a 54-2 bomb.

Etienne’s previous PR was 51-6, which he hit both last indoor season at the Cherokee Thrown Down #3 and outdoors at the South Jersey Track Coaches Association Elite Meet at Delsea in May.

Unfortunately, the state results don’t list field event series, but Etienne’s mark is No. 1 in South Jersey this year and No. 6 in the state.

It’s also No. 11 in Burlington County history and No. 2 by a Cinnaminson thrower, behind Kamron Kobolak’s 62-7 ¾ at 2018 Armory Nationals. Ryan Addlesberger was No. 2 in Cinnaminson history at 54-1 ¾ from 2015 Group 2 states, but Etienne passed him by a quarter of an inch.

Etienne and his partner, senior Josh Neel, won the Group 2 shot put relay at the Bubble.

All-Time Burlington County Indoor 54-foot list
62-7 ¾ … Kamron Kobolak [Cinnaminson], 2018
60-0 ½ … Ell Ash [Willingboro], 2004
58-5 … Kareem McKenzie [Willingboro], 1997
57-10 ½ … Gerald Williams [Rancocas Valley], 2000
57-2 ¾ … Tati White [Willingboro], 1994
57-2 ½ … Gil Winters [Willingboro], 1990
55-11 ¼ … C.J. Johnson [Willingboro], 2022
55-1 … Nigel Walker [Willingboro], 1996
54-11 ½ … Dzigbodi Ababio [Willingboro], 2001
54-7 ½ … Joel Bewley [Moorestown], 1987
54-2 … Malicah Etienne [Cinnaminson], 2023
54-1 ¾ … Ryan Addlesberger [Cinnaminson], 2015