Semaj Willis of Trenton Central Wins High Jump at 6-10

Full Results | Photos | Interviews

Semaj Willis of Trenton Central won his first Meet of Champions title on Saturday clearing the 6-10 NJ#1 US#5 bar, a height he's been leading the state with since way back in December. You can watch a highlight of that winning jump followed by his interview above. 

Willis also finished fourth in the 200 meter showcase running 22.55, the only running event he chose to concentrate on at this meet. He was the top seed coming in for the 400 meter dash, after his exciting 'to the line' finish against Cory Poole when they ran 48.81 and 48.82 at Groups, but decided to save his legs for the high jump.

While he didn't get his new PR at this meet he has an eye on that 7-0 height and will have another chance coming at Nationals. New Jersey hasn't had a boy clear 7-0 since Mark Jones of Summit in 2011, he won New Balance Nationals that year with a clearance of 7-0.25. 

High Jump Results

1Semaj Willis12Trenton Central HS6-10.00
2Jason Thobourne12J F Kennedy HS - Paterson6-06.00
3A'Nan Bridgett11West Windsor-Plainsboro North HS6-06.00
4Ryan Tompkins12Colts Neck HS6-04.00
5Davensky Joinvilmar11Asbury Park HS6-04.00
6Andrew Pondiscio12Sparta HS6-04.00
7Kasso Peaks11Eastern Reg. HS6-04.00
8Tim Delorenzo12Northern Highlands Reg. HS6-04.00
9Matthew Rizzi12Watchung Hills Reg. HS6-02.00
10Michael DeAngelis12South Plainfield HS6-02.00
11Nicholas Malzone12Caldwell HS6-02.00
12Jameson Woodell11Hunterdon Central HS6-02.00
13Ronniel Johnson12J F Kennedy HS - Paterson6-02.00
14Kevin Ezema12Hunterdon Central HS6-02.00
15Nicholas Kovaly11Barnegat Twp. HS6-00.00
16Samuel Opaleye12Hudson Catholic HS6-00.00
17Krishna White11Union Catholic Reg. HS6-00.00
18Steven Connelly12West Essex HS6-00.00
19Javon Turner12Paramus Catholic HS6-00.00
20O'Ryan Turner12Willingboro HS6-00.00
21Diomari Gordon10Timber Creek Reg. HS6-00.00
22Mark Harland11Butler HS6-00.00
23Joseph Del Conte12Egg Harbor Twp HS6-00.00
24Danny Young12Montgomery HS6-00.00