Here are the girls MileSplit New Jersey All-State teams for the 2018 indoor track and field season. These were chosen with consideration to the full season of work, head to head match-ups, as well as emphasis on titles won. We will also being opening these teams up individually to all New Jersey high school athletes: NJSIAA, prep, and club.
For the first through third teams an athlete will be listed once for their best event, freshmen who make the first three teams will still be listed as part of the freshmen team.
- Girls Final State Leaderboard and Rankings
- Meet of Champions Results and Coverage
- Groups and Sectionals Results and Coverage - Over 1,000 Videos Posted!
- Season's Worth of Photo Albums
- Final Local County Season Leaderboards and Rankings
- Final Grade Level Leaderboards and Rankings
55 Meter Dash
Sydney Hawkins dominated her way through state season winning her Sectional, Group, and the Meet of Champions. Her season best was a 7.02 at MOCs which moved her into the top ten all-time for the Bubble. Freshmen Lauren Princz showed she should be a name to remember over the next few seasons, earned second at MOCs. Aaliyah Vandergrift finished third at MOCs and won the Non-Public A championship, all three of these girls return next year.
1st Team - Sydney Hawkins - JR - Phillipsburg
2nd Team - Lauren Princz - FR - Egg Harbor Twp
3rd Team - Aaliyah Vandergrift - JR - Paul VI
Freshmen Team - Lauren Princz - FR - Egg Harbor Twp
55 Meter Hurdles
Grace O'Shea peaked her season at the right time! Her state season started with a PR of 8.60, she dropped that to 8.30 by Groups, and ran 8.08 to win the Meet of Champions. Her season closed at New Balance Nationals with an en route 55m hurdles time of 8.06 as well for sixth in Emerging Elite.
1st Team - Grace O'Shea - JR - Ramapo
2nd Team - Claudine Smith - JR - Atlantic City
3rd Team - Isabelle Dely - JR - Paramus Catholic
Freshmen Team - Noel Fullman - FR - Brick Memorial
200 Meter Dash
Shauntae Nelson took on a talented 200m field at the Meet of Champions and the junior earned the win with room to spare running 25.13. She returns next year to defend the title.
1st Team - Shauntae Nelson - JR - Piscataway Twp
2nd Team - Aliya Harrison - SR - Sterling
3rd Team - Shakira Dancy - SR - Winslow Twp
Freshmen Team - Azariah Grantham - FR - Union
400 Meter Dash
Kaira Brown has shown the potential to be a Meet of Champions winner for a while now and she earned the title this winter. Her season best was a 56.35 for third in the Emerging Elite at New Balance Nationals Indoor.
1st Team - Kaira Brown - JR - Kent Place
2nd Team - Lily Orr - SO - Rumson-Fair Haven
3rd Team - Aliyah Taylor - SR - Rancocas Valley
Freshmen Team - Sydney Goldson - FR - Holmdel
800 Meter Run
Talk about a strong event for New Jersey! We had two sophomores earn All-American at New Balance Nationals Indoor. Athing Mu won the National Championship event running 2:06.59! That is the state sophomore record and ranks third in state indoor history. This was the second time she went under 2:07 this season having also ran 2:06.88 at the Armory Youth Championships in February.
Then we have another super talent Victoria Vanriele who won her second straight indoor Meet of Champions title and finished third at NBNI with a PR time of 2:08.31. That also makes it into the history books moving her up to fifth all-time in state history. If having two sophomores at that level isn't enough we also have freshman Ryan Davi who placed second at MOCs and 22nd at Nationals.
1st Team - Athing Mu - SO - Trenton TC
2nd Team - Victoria Vanriele - SO - Governor Livingston
3rd Team - Ryan Davi - FR - Pingry School
Freshmen Team - Ryan Davi - FR - Pingry School
1600 Meter Run
Madison Brand dropped her indoor 1600m PR to a 4:56.96 to win her first Meet of Champions title. Abbey Loveys had a very strong season winning the Group 4 title and placing second at MOCs. Caroline O'Sullivan had the fastest time of the season winning Group 3 title against Brand with a 4:55.94.
1st Team - Madison Brand - SR - Middletown South
2nd Team - Abby Loveys - JR - Randolph
3rd Team - Caroline O'Sullivan - SR - Old Tappan
Freshmen Team - Emma McGill - FR - Voorhees
3200 Meter Run
Nicole Vanasse showed signs of greatness to come this past fall and that momentum continued into the winter season. The sophomore won her first Meet of Champions title with an amazing 30 second PR of 10:34.49 over Monica and Isabel Hebner who had very impressive seasons themselves. All three girls rank top 25 in the Nation.
1st Team - Nicole Vanasse - SO - Pingry School
2nd Team - Monica Hebner - SR - Northern Highlands
3rd Team - Isabel Hebner - SR - Northern Highlands
Freshmen Team - Alexa Palmieri - FR - Ocean City
Jenna Rogers' first indoor season saw plenty of success including her first Meet of Champions title. Her season best of 5-11 ranks tied for second all-time in state history. Fellow sophomore Tierra Hooker cleared 5-10 tied for fourth in state history and won Group 3. Tiffany Baustisa won her second straight indoor Non-Public A title and was third at the Meet of Champions. She PR'd at NBNI with a 5-07 clearance to win the Emerging Elite division.
1st Team - Jenna Rogers - SO - Rutherford
2nd Team - Tierra Hooker - SO - Timber Creek
3rd Team - Tiffany Bautista - JR - Paramus Catholic
Freshmen Team - Jade Pope - FR - Pennsauken
A year ago Haley Horvath's best vault was 10-00, she improved that all the way to 12-06 this season to win the Meet of Champions. Ashley Preston was second at the Meet of Champions and led the state this season at 12-07. Melissa was third at MOCs and ranked NJ#2 at 12-06.25.
1st Team - Haley Horvath - SR - Notre Dame
2nd Team - Ashley Preston - SR - Delsea Reg
3rd Team - Melissa Purcell - SR - Pascack Valley
Freshmen Team - Sophie Bauhs - FR - Kent Place School
Shelby Bigsby won 13 straight meets this indoor season including the Meet of Champions. She finished sixth at New Balance Nationals with All-American status and led the US for 2018 with her mark of 50-02 to win Eastern States Championships. Zyra Thomas came off a second place finish at MOCs to win the New Balance Nationals Indoor Championship with a PR of 47-05.75, US#3 this season. Emma Vasen ranked US#10 at 45.3.5 and won the Group 2 state tile this season.
1st Team - Shelby Bigsby - SR - Montclair
2nd Team - Zyra Thomas - SR - A P Schalick
3rd Team - Emma Vasen - SR - Ocean Twp
Freshmen Team - Rachel Lavigne - FR - Toms River East