Girls Meet of Champions Preview

Jumps / Vaults Preview

Timber Creek junior Tierra Hooker is coming off a historic Group Championships performance in the high jump and long jump clearing and All-Group record 5-10 and 19-0, both of which are state leading performances. On Saturday she looks to become the first girl to ever complete double gold at the Meet of Champions in these events. The meet record in the high jump is 5-10 and she has stated she feels she can go 6-00 this season.

The closest to the 5-10 from NJ this season is Kenady Wilson who cleared 5-08 at the Burlington Divisional Championships in mid-May. Wilson along with seven other athletes were tied at 5-06 for the second highest clearance behind Hooker last week at Groups.

Out of those advanced out of Groups we actually have three past Meet of Champions winners in the high jump, Jenna Rogers won the 2018 indoor Meet of Champs at 5-10 and hasn't won outdoors, though she took home a New Balance Nationals Outdoor title as a freshman in 2017. Tiffany Bautista is the defending Champ and cleared 5-10 last spring, though she's been battling an injury from indoors all year. And Abrianna Barrett won the outdoor title in 2017 at 5-10. 

In the long jump we have a real close competition with five girls over 18-06 just counting Groups performances, Hooker leads the way with her 19-00 but Isabelle Dely, Kristina Tossas, Tara Zeni, Kathrn Brown, and defending champ Tionna Tobias will all have a say.

Just as she did in the hurdles Claudine Smith showed she meant business in the triple jump as well clearing 41-06 to lead All-Groups last weekend, the second time she's gone over 41-06 this season! Defending Champ Tiffany Bautista has been jumping well for dealing with injury and is still in the running for this title. Mahogany Jenkins of Watchung Hills has made her presence known all season in this event and cleared 40-11 at Groups. 

The pole vault sees top returner Caroline Dannenbaum, who finished second last year and won the indoor Meet of Champions, and Riley Larsen, who was sixth outdoors. Dannenbaum won the NPA with 12-00 last weekend and Riley Larsen hit a PR height of 12-06 thrusting her into definite title contention. Among others Marisa Digia of Old Tappan also looks strong entering the meet. 

High Jump

Long Jump

Triple Jump

Pole Vault