Mone't Gist calls herself "blessed." The Atlantic City High School senior will attend ASA College in Brooklyn on a track and field scholarship. ASA is a Division I junior college.

"I'm a very blessed individual," she said. "A lot of people are not in my position. I'm very grateful for the offer."

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Gist won the South Jersey Group IV triple jump title and also finished first in the 100-meter dash, the triple jump and long jump at the Atlantic County championships.

"When I went to visit (ASA), I liked how they were family oriented," Gist said. "They were warm. The coaches look out for you. They have a lot to offer."

Gist also liked the Brooklyn connection.

"I was a little worried because it's New York – big city," she said. "But I'm far away and close enough where I'll be able to (get back to Atlantic City)."

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