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Girls' 3000 Meters
The final girls open event of the day will feature what should be a great matchup between two of the state's premiere distance runners. Germantown Academy's Abbe Goldstein vs. North Allegheny's Clara Savchik.
Goldstein, who ran a 9:48.75 3K at Ursinus earlier this season, will be doubling back from the mile. Despite that, the senior has proven she's fit enough to come back and put down a fast time. Savchik has opted to run the 3000 fresh. Savchik has run 10:01.59 in the event and that came off a double. There could definitely be some late meet fireworks in this one.
Cheltenham's MaryGrace Rittler can't be counted out either, though. Rittler, like Goldstein, will be coming back from the mile, but her fitness has shown to be at a high level entering Saturday. Rittler battled Savchik to the line back in January at Kevin Dare, and she'll look to hang with the leaders once again (and pick up some more crucial team points).
Conestoga's Dominique Shultz ran 10:15 in the 3K back at Kevin Dare. She's run a few one miles since then, but she'll return to the 15-lapper on Saturday, looking for a high finish. Chambersburg's Abby Yourkavitch will be strong in this field. Last week, Yourkavitch ran 10:16 to win at the State College Invite and get into states.
Pennridge's Monika Brill has decided to run the 3000 meters, after a 10:20 in the event back in January. Vincentian Academy's Marianne Abdalah is one to watch. She was fifth in that stacked Kevin Dare 3K back in January. Central Bucks West's Megan Kolbe is another one that should be up there in this race.
Girls' 3000m Entries:
Event 15 Girls 3000 Meter Run (12) =============================================================================== State Meet: 9:36.45 3/1/2014 Tessa Barrett, Abington Heights Name Year School =============================================================================== 1 Abdalah, Marianne 12 Vincentian Acad 2 Brill, Monika 12 Pennridge 3 Dyer, Olivia 11 North Penn 4 Goldstein, Abbe 12 Germantown Acad 5 Hutton, Brooke 11 Coatesville 6 Kolbe, Megan 12 CB West 7 McLain, Maddie 11 Eastern York 8 Rittler, MaryGrace 11 Cheltenham 9 Savchik, Clara 11 North Allegh 10 Scheinbecker, Teaghan 11 Perk Valley 11 Shultz, Dominique 11 Conestoga 12 Yourkavitch, Abby 11 Chambersburg