INTERVIEW: Noah Affolder talks after his state record 2 mile


Carlisle's Noah Affolder had a big weekend at The Armory. The senior started his meet off by anchoring his Carlisle team to the win and a national record in the distance medley relay. On Sunday, he came back to take second in a thrilling 2 mile.

Affolder and D.J. Principe, a 4-flat miler from Rhode Island, exchanged the lead throughout most of the race. On the final lap, Brodey Hasty from Tennessee was able to outkick Principe and Affolder.

Affolder still held on to run a new Pennsylvania state record time of 8:46.08. That breaks Max Kaulbach of Germantown Friends' 2008 time of 9:02.65. He also ran a new PA state record in the 3000 meters en route to his 2 mile. Affolder clocked an 8:16.57 to break Craig Miller's 2006 time of 8:22.65.

Neshaminy's Rusty Kujdych dropped a quick time to finish eighth overall in 9:11.54. He split a 8:36.12 3000 meters en route to his 2 mile.

Check out Affolder's interview above and check out the results from the 2 mile below:

Event 11  Boys 2 Mile Run Championship
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 Section 1 at 9:55am; Section 2 at 1:26pm                                          
Natl, Armory: N 8:39.15  2/16/2013   Edward Cheserek, St Benedicts,                
        Meet: M 8:40.70  3/13/2011   Lukas Verzbicas, Sandburg,Orla                
    Freshman: F 8:57.55  3/15/2009   Lukas Verzbicas, Linc-Way,New                 
   Sophomore: O 8:42.66  3/13/2011   Edward Cheserek, St Benedicts,                
      Junior: J 8:43.16  1/14/2012   Edward Cheserek, St Benedicts,                
      Senior: S 8:39.15  2/16/2013   Edward Cheserek, St Benedicts,                
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H#                
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Finals                                                                             
  1 Brodey Hasty              18 Brentwood, TN          8:45.16F  2                
   8:13.922 (8:13.922)       8:42.568 (28.647)                                     
  2 Noah Affolder             17 Carlisle, PA           8:46.08F  2                
   8:16.563 (8:16.563)       8:42.944 (26.382)                                     
  3 David Principe            17 Johnston, RI           8:47.40F  2                
   8:14.151 (8:14.151)       8:44.268 (30.118)                                     
  4 Connor Lane               17 Raleigh, NC            8:53.59F  2                
   8:17.012 (8:17.012)                                                             
  5 Gabe Fendel               18 Fishers, IN            8:58.35   2                
   8:21.893 (8:21.893)                                                             
  6 Jordan Brannan            17 Freehold, NJ           9:04.60   2                
   8:31.017 (8:31.017)                                                             
  7 Danny Kilrea              18 LaGrange Park, IL      9:07.25   2                
   8:33.422 (8:33.422)                                                             
  8 Rusty Kujdych             18 Feasterville, PA       9:11.54   2                
   8:36.119 (8:36.119)                                                             
  9 Thomas Fafard             17 Repentigny, QC         9:11.83   1 Morning Section
   8:37.913 (8:37.913)                                                             
 10 Ryan Oosting              19 Arlington, MA          9:12.59   1                


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