South Jersey Track Sectionals Preview

Groups 4 and 1

At Egg Harbor Township.

Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.

Group 4

Boys' team to watch: Host Egg Harbor Township has a solid squad featuring weight thrower Kofi Yamoah.

Boys' athlete to watch: Pennsauken's Antwan Dickerson is a threat in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump.

Girls' team to watch: Cherokee has a deep squad that features multi-event standout Sarah Robbie.

Girls' athlete to watch: Cherokee's Jess Woodard is the state's top weight thrower.

Group 1

Boys' team to watch: Defending champion Haddon Township is strong, led by hurdler Corsen Harter.

Boys' athlete to watch: Woodbury's Anthony Averett is the two-time defending champion in the Meet of Champions long jump and a major threat in the 100 meters.

Girls' team to watch: Penns Grove could dominate the sprints and relays behind Faleesha Dowe and sisters Kianje and Jaye Pollard.

Girls' athlete to watch: Dowe is the defending state champion in the 400 and could excel in that event as well as the 200 and the 4x400 relay.

Groups 3 and 2

At Buena.

Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.

Group 3

Boys' team to watch: Timber Creek rates a slight edge with a loaded set of sprinters led by Jamaad Muse and two top relays.

Boys' athlete to watch: Kingsway middle-distance star Derrell Manhertz, a Texas recruit, could have the Dragons in title contention.

Girls' team to watch: Winslow Township looms as the favorite with a loaded squad led by sprinter/jumper Cidea'a Woods.

Girls' athlete to watch: Timber Creek's Alicia Terrell is a major threat in the high and long jumps.

Group 2

Boys' team to watch: Pleasantville will be tough to beat with senior twins and middle-distance stars Isaac and Jacob Clark.

Boys' athlete to watch: Bridgeton's Braheme Days Jr., a UCLA recruit, is the state's top shot putter.

Girls' team to watch: Haddonfield has a top athlete in hurdler/long jumper Emily Carson, a Notre Dame recruit, and a deep group of distance runners led by Meghan Malloy.

Girls' athlete to watch: West Deptford's Claudia Theriault excels in the pole vault and high jump.

- Phil Anastasia