Layla Giordano Wins Penn Relays Discus Championship

PHILADELPHIA, Pa - A successful Thursday for New Jersey track and field was headlined by Layla Giordano's championship winning performance in the discus.

The Princeton University bound Old Tappan senior threw 167-10 to win by over 10 feet on the field. She was the only American athlete in the top eight finishers! 

Giordano is the first winner from New Jersey since Jocelyn White of Delsea in 2004. Prior to that you have to go back to the first athlete to win the girls discus at Penn Relays, Sarah Herskee of Mendham who threw 139-5 in 1999. 

Her mark was also just a few feet off her PR of 170-4, which came during her New Balance Nationals Outdoor victory last spring. 

Last year Giordano was sixth at the Penn Relays throwing 145-4.

Also competing out of New Jersey was Brook-Lynn Roberts of Winslow ninth at 129-9, Julia Sobilo of Immaculate Heart 11th 126-4, Sunsarai Moore of Glassboro 13th 121-2, and Aniyah Murrell-Sanders of Elizabeth 14th at 121-0.