Below are the rosters for the 2012 All-Shore Girls Track teams, followed by short profiles of each member of the first team.
|Sprints||Alexis Harrison||Mons. Donovan||12|
|Sprints||Giana Testa||Jackson Liberty||11|
|Distance||Lindsey Bellaran||Red Bank Catholic||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|
|Pole vault||Chelsea Vaughan||Southern Regional||12|
|Throws||Tiffany Okieme||Middletown South||12|
|Sprints||Ashley Lowe||Jackson Liberty||12|
|Sprints||Mary Grace Monahan||Manalapan||10|
|Distance||Shannon McCarthy||Rumson-Fair Haven||12|
|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||Carissa Gray||Middletown South||11|
|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|
|Sprints||Marielle Nwana||Mons. Donovan||11|
|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||Bri Reed||Red Bank Catholic||12|
|Jumps||Courtney Paciulli||Toms River East||12|
|Pole vault||Monet Masters||Howell||12|
|Throws||Allie Doyle||Colts Neck||12|
|Throws||Megan Reardon||Red Bank||10|
School: Monsignor Donovan
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).
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).
School: Jackson Liberty
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.
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.
School: Red Bank Catholic
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.
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.)
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.
School: Central Regional
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).
School: Red Bank Catholic
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).
School: Toms River South
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.
School: Southern Regional
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.
School: Southern Regional
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).
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.
School: Middletown South
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.
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.
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).