Photo by Alan Versaw
Two Pennsylvania girls traveled across the country to Seattle, Washington for the Brooks PR Invitational, and both walked away with strong performances.
In the mile, the race was dictated by a slow early pace. Goldstein hung in the middle of the pack the whole time. Heading into the final lap, the Harvard-bound senior was one of five girls remaining in the lead pack. However, she slipped off the pace, but still held on for a strong fifth place finish in the most loaded girls' mile field of the season.
Watch the race and check out the results below:
|GIRLS ONE MILE RUN FINALS|
|1||Anna Gibson||12||Jackson Hole High School||4:43.77||1|
|2||Allie Schadler||12||Rio Rico High School||4:44.03||1|
|3||Lexy Halladay||9||Mountain View High School||4:44.24||1|
|4||Annie Hill||11||Glacier High School||4:46.18||1|
|5||Abbe Goldstein||12||Germantown Academy||4:49.62||1|
|6||Quinn McConnell||10||Peak to Peak Charter School||4:50.33||1|
|7||Taylor Roe||10||Lake Stevens High School||4:51.00||1|
|9||Madison Mooney||11||Broomfield High School||4:55.13||1|
|11||Rylee Bowen||11||Sonoma Academy (NC)||5:04.88||1|
In the 2 mile earlier in the day, Savchik, a junior, performed very well against two of the best distance runners this country has ever seen. Early on in the race, Brie Oakley of Colorado and Claudia Lane of California separated themselves from the pack, using a blistering pace.
Savchik still clocked a PA#1, finishing eighth in 10:19.85. That's faster than Savchik's 3,200 meter best from the PIAA State Championships, which was just off the PIAA meet record. The NA junior is seen as the favorite to win the AAA XC title this upcoming fall.
Watch the girls' 2 mile with results below:
|GIRLS TWO MILE RUN FINALS|
|1||Brie Oakley||12||Grandview High School||9:51.35||1|
|2||Claudia Lane||10||Malibu High School (SS)||10:01.18||1|
|3||London Culbreath||9||McKinney North||10:04.73||1|
|4||Lauren Gregory||12||Fort Collins High School||10:05.26||1|
|5||Hayley Jackson||12||Patuxent High School||10:14.57||1|
|6||Katelynne Hart||9||Glenbard West High School||10:19.29||1|
|7||Emily Venters||12||Lawrence Free State High School||10:19.31||1|
|8||Clara Savchik||11||North Allegheny||10:19.85||1|
|9||India Johnson||12||Hilliard Davidson||10:25.50||1|
|10||Erika Adler||12||Northwood High (SS)||10:33.44||1|
|11||Jacqueline Gaughan||11||Exeter High School||10:39.07||1|
|12||Rebecca Story||11||Christian Academy of Knoxville||10:39.70||1|