2012 All-Shore Girls Track teams

2012 All-Shore Girls Track teams

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2012 All-Shore Girls Track teams

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Below are the rosters for the 2012 All-Shore Girls Track teams, followed by short profiles of each member of the first team.

FIRST TEAM
Event Name School Year
Sprints Alexis Harrison Mons. Donovan 12
Sprints Zhane Valmon Manchester 9
Sprints Giana Testa Jackson Liberty 11
Distance Ajee Wilson Neptune 12
Distance Lindsey Bellaran Red Bank Catholic 12
Distance Marin Warner Holmdel 9
Relay Destiny Boynton Neptune 10
Relay Ann-Marie Buckley Neptune 12
Relay Ishamira Swain Neptune 12
Relay Ajee Wilson Neptune 12
Hurdles Samantha Jensen Central Regional 12
Hurdles Meghan McMullin Red Bank Catholic 12
Jumps Elly Wardle Toms River South 12
Jumps Dana Ohlson Southern Regional 12
Jumps Gaynelle Boham Matawan 11
Pole vault Chelsea Vaughan Southern Regional 12
Throws Tiffany Okieme Middletown South 12
Throws Brianna Young Barnegat 11
Throws Jessica Helmstetter Raritan 11
SECOND TEAM
Event Name School Year
Sprints Yazmin Hall Neptune 12
Sprints Ashley Lowe Jackson Liberty 12
Sprints Mary Grace Monahan Manalapan 10
Distance Ishamira Swain Neptune 12
Distance Shannon McCarthy Rumson-Fair Haven 12
Distance Lennon Cooper Holmdel 11
Relay Brianna Angellella Southern Regional 10
Relay Carly Burnup Southern Regional 10
Relay Mikaela Hammel Southern Regional 12
Relay Michele Simmons Southern Regional 12
Hurdles Ariana Wilson Neptune 10
Hurdles Carissa Gray Middletown South 11
Jumps Michaela Read Manasquan 12
Jumps Nicole Ras Middletown North 11
Jumps Samantha Rodriguez Southern Regional 12
Pole vault Sara Isaacson Matawan 12
Throws Andrea McKenna St. John Vianney 12
Throws Kylie Siemanowicz Manchester 10
Throws Karen David Matawan 11
THIRD TEAM
Event Name School Year
Sprints Marielle Nwana Mons. Donovan 11
Sprints Amanda Magliola Lacey 11
Sprints Phyllis Gordon Neptune 11
Distance Danielle Leavitt Lacey 10
Distance Tara Connelly St. John Vianney 10
Distance Jillian Smith Southern Regional 11
Relay Lindsey Bellaran Red Bank Catholic 12
Relay MaryKate Dooley Red Bank Catholic 11
Relay Meghan McMullin Red Bank Catholic 12
Relay Haley Roussell Red Bank Catholic 10
Hurdles Tifani Byrd Toms River North 10
Hurdles Mikaela Hammel Southern Regional 12
Jumps Anna Johnson Matawan 12
Jumps Bri Reed Red Bank Catholic 12
Jumps Courtney Paciulli Toms River East 12
Pole vault Monet Masters Howell 12
Throws Julia Kerber Lakewood 12
Throws Allie Doyle Colts Neck 12
Throws Megan Reardon Red Bank 10

Alexis Harrison

School: Monsignor Donovan

Year: Senior

Event: Sprints

Highlights: Harrison, making her second straight appearance on the All-Shore First Team, dominated the 100 throughout the spring. She won the Shore Conference 100 in 12.44 after taking the Ocean County title in a personal-best 12.15. In the states, Harrison won Non-Public South A (12.24) and Non-Public A (12.59), and ran 12.28 in the Meet of Champions preliminaries. Harrison also qualified for the MOC 200 and high jump. She won the Non-Public South A 200 (25.98) and the high jump (5-2) and took second in the Non-Public A high jump (5-2).

Zhane Valmon

School: Manchester

Year: Freshman

Event: Sprints

Highlights: Valmon, whose uncle is former Manchester standout Andrew Valmon, the head coach of the USA track and field team, emerged as the Shore’s top 200 runner. She ran her personal-best of 25.41 to win the Ocean County title and won the Shore Conference 200 in 25.76. Valmon then won Central Group III (25.77) and finished fourth in Group III (25.90) to reach the Meet of Champions, where she finished 16th overall (25.92). She also took third in the Central Group III 100 (12.76).

Giana Testa

School: Jackson Liberty

Year: Junior

Event: Sprints

Highlights: While Testa ran all three sprints, she excelled in the 400 and won the Ocean County (58.84) and Shore Conference (58.24) titles. Testa ran her personal-best of 57.77 to finish second behind Ajee Wilson in Central Group III, and went 58.17 to finish sixth in Group III and qualify for the Meet of Champions, where she ran finished 14th (58.28). Testa also picked up points for the Lions in the 100 and 200 at the Ocean County and Shore Conference meets.

Ajee Wilson

School: Neptune

Year: Senior

Event: Distance

Highlights: The Florida State-bound Wilson is making her fourth appearance on the All-Shore First Team. She led the Scarlet Fliers to their first Group III title since 1987 when she won the 400, 800 and 1,600 and anchored the winning 4×400 relay team, becoming the first athlete to win four events at the Group championships since 2005. Wilson ran the 400 at the Meet of Champions and finished second in a personal-best 54.04. Two days earlier, Wilson lowered her state 800 record when she ran 2:02.61 to finish seventh at the Adidas Grand Prix. Last week, Wilson won the 800 (2:04.86) at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships.

Lindsey Bellaran

School: Red Bank Catholic

Year: Senior

Event: Distance

Highlights: The Clemson-University bound Bellaran finished her scholastic career with a flourish by winning the Meet of Champions 800 in a personal-best 2:11.97. She also won the 800 at Non-Public A (2:13.19), Non-Public South A (2:12.84) and Monmouth County (2:18.26). In the 1,600, Bellaran ran a personal-best 5:02.06 to win at Non-Public South A, and finished second at Monmouth County and third at Non-Public A.

Marin Warner

School: Holmdel

Year: Freshman

Event: Distance

Highlights: Warner finished her first scholastic season by running a personal-best 4:58.74 in the 1,600 to finish 12th at the Meet of Champions. Warner also won the 1,600 at Central Group II (5:05.89) and Monmouth County (5:05.98) and finished third in Group II (5:04.45). Last week, Warner ran 5:06.63 to finish second in the Girls Freshman Mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

Destiny Boynton (So.), Ann-Marie Buckley (Sr.), Ishamira Swain (Sr.), Ajee Wilson (Sr.)

School: Neptune

Event: Relay

Highlights: The Scarlet Fliers finished third in 4×400 relay at the Meet of Champions in 3:52.34. At Group III, Neptune wrapped up its first Group title since 1987 by winning the relay in 3:51.44. Neptune ran its fastest time of 3:51.43 to win Central Group III. Neptune also won relay titles at Shore Conference (3:57.90) and Monmouth County (3:57.35). In addition to the foursome, freshman Phyllis Gordon was a key alternate for the relay team.

Samantha Jensen

School: Central Regional

Year: Senior

Event: Hurdles

Highlights: The Wagner University-bound Jensen is making her third straight appearance on the All-Shore First Team. Jensen ran a personal-best 13.91 to win South Group III 100 hurdles and followed by winning Group III in 14.02 before finishing sixth at the Meet of Champions (14.37). Jensen also notched wins at the Ocean County (14.17) and Shore Conference (14.30) meets. A top sprinter as well, Jensen qualified for the MOC 100 and was third in Group III (12.64), first in South Group III (12.24) and second at both Ocean County (12.17) and Shore Conference (12.50).

Meghan McMullin

School: Red Bank Catholic

Year: Senior

Event: Hurdles

Highlights: The Princeton University-bound McMullin is making her third straight appearance on the All-Shore first team. McMullon was first in the 400 hurdles in Monmouth County (1:03.10), Non-Public South A (1:02.82) and Non-Public A (1:03.10), her third Group 400 hurdles title, and finished sixth at the Meet of Champions in a personal-best 1:02. McMullin also excelled in the 800, placing second in Monmouth County (2:19.26), Non-Public South A (personal-best 2:14.29) and Non-Public A (2:14.55) before finishing fifth at the Meet of Champions (2:14.39).

Elly Wardle

School: Toms River South

Year: Senior

Event: Jumps

Highlights: The Lehigh University-bound Wardle established the Shore’s top mark in the high jump early in the spring when she cleared 5-6 to take first at the inaugural Georgian Court Invitational. Wardle’s next-best jumps came late when she cleared 5-4 to finish in a three-way tie for 10th at the Meet of Champions and take third in Group III. Wardle, who cleared 5-3 at the Penn Relays, finished tied for second in South Group III, tied for third in the Shore Confernce and third in Ocean County, all at 5-2.

Chelsea Vaughan

School: Southern Regional

Year: Senior

Event: Pole vault

Highlights: Making her second straight appearance on the All-Shore first team, the Univerity of Cincinnati-bound Vaughan followed her indoor Meet of Champions title by winning her first outdoor MOC title at 12-0. She also took first in the pole vault while setting meet records at Group IV (12-6), South Group IV (12-3) and Shore Conference (12-0), won at Ocean County (11-0) and finished fourth at the Penn Relays (12-1.5). Last week, Vaughan cleared a personal-best 12-6.75 to finish fifth at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T University.

Dana Ohlson

School: Southern Regional

Year: Senior

Event: Jumps

Highlights: The Tulane University-bound Ohlson is making her second straight appearance on the All-Shore First Team with an impressive season in the long jump and high jump. She was the Shore’s top long jumper with wins at South Group IV (18-4.5), Ocean County (18-4) and Shore Conference (18-3) while taking second in Group IV (18-3) and finishing in a tie for 11th at the Meet of Champions (17-4.5). She went a personal-best 18-10 to take first at the Lion Invitational. In the high jump, Ohlson cleared 5-4 to win Ocean County and South Group IV and take second in Group IV. She also was second in the Shore Conference (5-2).

Gaynelle Boham

School: Matawan

Year: Junior

Event: Jumps

Highlights: Boham was the Shore’s top triple jumper, establishing a personal-best 38-10.5 to win the Group II title. She also collected wins at Monmouth County (38-6.25), Shore Conference (38-4.25) and Central Group II (38-1), and finished eighth at the Meet of Champions (37-10.25). In addition, Boham earned points for the Huskies in the long jump and 100 hurdles, including a second-place finish in the Central Group II long jump.

Tiffany Okieme

School: Middletown South

Year: Senior

Event: Throws

Highlights: The Georgian Court-bound Okieme concentrated solely on the shot put once the major meets began, and it paid off. She improved in the shot put with nearly every meet, culminating with a personal-best 43-7.75 to finish fourth at the Meet of Champions. She also won shot put titles at Group III (42-4), Central Group III (41-5.5), Shore Conference (42-2.5) and Monmouth County (40-5.5), where she first surpassed the 40-foot mark.

Brianna Young

School: Barnegat

Year: Junior

Event: Throws

Highlights: Young staked her claim to becoming the top discus thrower in the Shore by taking first at the Ocean County Championships with a personal-best 136-1. She followed by winning the Shore Conference in 133-10 and added a victory in South Group II (131-4) and a second-place finish in Group II (128-5), and went 124-7 to finish fifth at the Meet of Champions. Young also excelled in the shot put, including a sixth-place finish at the Meet of Champions in a personal-best 40-11.5. She was fourth in the Group III, South Group III and Shore Conference shot put and won the Ocean County shot put.

Jessica Helmstetter

School: Raritan

Year: Junior

Event: Throws

Highlights: Helmstetter was the Shore’s most consistent javelin thrower, getting a personal-best 127-6 to place second in Central Group II. She followed with a 125-3 to take third in Group III and went 105-4 at the Meet of Champions. Helmstetter also won the Monmouth County title (117-9) and finished second in the Shore Conference (120-9).

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