From Press staff reports
Nabiya Garrett and Katie Champion each won two individual events to help Egg Harbor Township High School beat visiting Millville 78-62 in a Cape-Atlantic League American Conference girls track and field meet between two unbeaten teams ranked in The Press Elite 11.
The Eagles (6-0), ranked No. 11 in the Elite 11, put themselves in position to end second-ranked Millville's streak of five consecutive CAL American Conference titles.
EHT coach Erika Vazquez, who was celebrating her 32nd birthday, said her team had not beaten Millville (7-1) since well before she took over the program three years ago.
"Last year when we ran against them, we lost, and we started preparing for this year," Vazquez said. "It came down to, the EHT girls, they just really wanted this. They've been preparing for this the whole season. I've never seen them run with so much heart."
Garrett won the 100- and 200-meter dashes, and Champion won the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles. Champion also was part of the winning 4x400 relay.
Each team won eight events, but EHT's depth was the difference.
"It came down to a lot of third places, fourth-place girls who pushed through," Vazquez said. "It was close the whole entire meet, down to the 4x400 and the last couple events. It came down to the end."
100-Nabiya Garrett E 12.0; 200-Garrett E 25.9; 400-Victoria Thaler M 59.8; 800-Brianna Springsteadah M 2:21.5; 1,600-Abby Shafer E 5:21.6; 3,200-Morgan Shick E 12:24.1; 100 hurdles-Katie Champion E 15.1; 400 hurdles-Champion E 1:03.3; 4x400 relay-EHT (Amber Jenkins, Ashley Gerald, Juliann Brand, Champion) 4:06.6; high jump-Ashli Weems M 4-10; long jump-Weems M 16-21/2; triple jump-Zahara James E 33-8; shot put-Alexis Kennedy M 40-51/4; javelin-Weems M 131-4; discus-Weems M 121-7; pole vault-Kaitlyn Dermen M 8-6.
Records-Millville 7-1; EHT 6-0.