Seeded second in the 400 intermediate hurdles Friday at the NJSIAA sectional group 3 and Group 4 championships, Millville's Meagan Thornton ran her best ever time in the Group 4 event to win in a time of 1 minute, 3.37 seconds. Her previous best time had been 1:03.4.
Thornton, a senior, took the lead from Egg Harbor Township's Katie Champion at the sixth hurdle and raced to victory.
"This is my first sectional title," Thornton said. "I'm so excited. It was one of my goals."