Legendary Ajee' Wilson Inducted Into NJSIAA Hall of Fame

The legendary Ajee' Wilson, one of the greatest track and field athletes in New Jersey and U.S. history, was inducted into the NJSIAA High School Hall of Fame on Sunday during a ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Princeton. 

Wilson, who ran for Neptune High and graduated from the Academy of Allied Health & Science in Neptune in 2012, had a huge large group of family, friends, coaches, and former teammates in attendance. She thanked each and every one of them for their role in helping her become a two-time Olympian and a world champion a 800 meters.  

"I want to thank my family, all my teammates, and all my coaches for all the support and guidance they've given me since I started running,'' said Wilson, who will turn 29 on May 8. "I still have a lot more running to do, but without them I couldn't have achieved everything that I have so far. "I'm honored and grateful to be inducted into this Hall of Fame.''     

Wilson, who now lives in Philadelphia, has been a Tour de Force on the world stage since her high school days, and it was obvious early on that she possessed the talent and drive to become a star on the professional level. 

During her high school years, Wilson captured three NJSIAA Meet of Champions titles (the 800 indoors and outdoors) and the 1600 outdoors, and won two New Balance National Indoor 800 Championships.

Internationally, Wilson won titles in the 800 at both the 2011 World Youth Championships and 2012 World Junior Outdoor Championships, and her winning time of 2:00.91 at the latter was the second fastest time ever run by a high school girl at the time, and is still the N.J. state high school record.

Wilson turned pro after graduating in 2012, and has become one of the most decorated half milers in U.S. history!

Wilson made the U.S. Olympic Teams in 2016 and 2020, captured the Gold Medal at the 2022 World Indoor Championships, set U.S. records indoors (a still-standing 1:58.29 in 2020), and outdoors (a now broken 1:55.61 in 2017), and she has won six U.S. Indoor National Championship, and has captured an astounding 12 national titles in her legendary career. Wilson was also a member of the U.S. record breaking distance medley relay (10:36.50 outdoors in 2015) and 4x800 relay (8:05.89 indoors in 2018).

Wilson, has also placed second at the World Indoor Championships in both 2016 and 2018, and was third at the World Outdoor Championships in 2017 and 2019.

Wilson, who said she will open her outdoor season on April 8 at the Miramar Invitational in Florida, has the track at Neptune High named after her 2021, and she has also been honored by the Neptune school district for her continued support in the community, which includes spending time with the youth and donating shoes to track and field program.     

Wilson has always been a humble superstar, a class act on and off the track and a Hall of Fame person. 

Now, she's a NJ Hall of Famer!!!

The NJ track and field community salutes you, Ajee'!  

Congrats on a well deserved honor!