Devlin and Goldstein are Sub-10: Top 175+ Girls' 3000 Meter Returnees

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Photos by Joe Swift and Steven Pisano

Both Abbe Goldstein of Germantown Academy and Aislinn Devlin of Downingtown West ran their fastest 3Ks of the indoor season last year in the middle of a 2 mile. At New Balance Nationals Indoor, the two then-juniors placed fifth and seventh and blasting some quick split times along the way.

Those two are the top returners headed into the indoor season. Last year, it was Scranton Prep's Erin Feeney that pulled off an upset win at the indoor state meet, beating out Devlin in a great race. Feeney won in 9:48 to Devlin's 9:52. Goldstein, coming off the mile earlier in the day,  was third.

Looking to this year, Devlin proved to be the state's top distance runner in cross country. She won a state title in AAA, then repeated as NXN Northeast Regional champion before taking 45th at this past weekend's Nike Cross Nationals. She'll likely take some time off, but she will be strong when she returns. Goldstein was the PAISAA (Independent Schools) state champion. She had a breakthrough winter last year and will look for more of the same this year. 


Photo by Phil Grove

One to watch will be North Allegheny's Clara Savchik. The WPIAL XC champion improved quite a bit and nearly pulled off a huge upset over Devlin at XC states. After not competing in any post-states races, Savchik should be primed for a big winter if she can stay healthy.

Perkiomen Valley's Annie Glodek and Wilson's Alison Willingmyre are returning medalists from last year in the 3000. Glodek had a big fall that included a trip to Portland for Nike Cross Nationals, where she placed 70th in the country. She will look to ride that momentum into indoors. Willingmyre will compete this upcoming weekend at Foot Locker Nationals after qualifying through for FL Northeast. The Penn State-signee should be a serious threat after taking seventh a year ago.

Vincentian Academy's Marianne Abdalah is another returning medalist. She was eighth last year. The West Virginia recruit ran a season best of 10:18 in the 3K last winter. Cheltenham's MaryGrace Rittler was a breakout performer last year and she has some state meet experience. So does North Hills' Ava Pietrzyk, who was ninth at indoor states in the 3K last winter. Both will look for return tickets to Penn State in February.

If she competes this indoor season, Greencastle-Antrim's Taryn Parks will be a factor. Parks in the lone freshman competing this weekend at Foot Locker Nationals and it'll be interesting to see what she can do on the track.

Others to watch in the 3000 include Kayla Connelly (Lansdale Catholic), Ariana Gardizy (North Penn), Riley Kwiatkowski (Greensburg Salem), Elizabeth Mancini (Cardinal O'Hara), and Abby Yourkavitch (Chambersburg), among others.

Watch a replay of the girls' 3000 meters race at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships and check out the top 189 returners in the event below:

3,000 Meter Run

Rank Time Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 9:38.34
Germantown Academy
2017
2 9:46.58
Downingtown West
2017
3 10:11.88
Perkiomen Valley
2017
4 10:16.06
Wilson (3)
2017
5 10:18.74
Vincentian Academy
2017
6 10:18.86
Cheltenham
2018
7 10:21.51
Lansdale Catholic
2017
8 10:22.75
Chambersburg
2018
9 10:23.50
North Hills
2017
10 10:26.25
North Allegheny
2018
11 10:31.07
Greensburg Salem
2017
12 10:31.20
North Penn
2018
13 10:33.04
Cardinal O'Hara
2018
14 10:33.75
Liberty
2017
15 10:42.05
North Penn
2018
16 10:43.93
Eastern York
2018
17 10:44.54
Ridley
2018
18 10:44.85
Central Bucks West
2017
19 10:47.13
Coatesville
2018
20 10:52.88
Lower Moreland
2017
21 10:54.38
Central Bucks South
2018
22 10:57.24
West Chester Henderson
2019
23 10:57.78
J.P. McCaskey
2018
24 10:59.42
Oakland Catholic
2017
25 10:59.78
Canon-McMillan
2017
26 11:01.56
Southmoreland
2018
27 11:01.57
State College Area High School
2018
28 11:02.51
Cardinal O'Hara
2018
29 11:02.98
Fox Chapel Area
2019
30 11:03.19
Fox Chapel Area
2019
31 11:03.27
Germantown Friends School
2017
32 11:05.90
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy
2019
33 11:06.70
Seneca Valley
2017
34 11:08.32
West Chester East
2017
35 11:08.49
Hempfield (3)
2018
36 11:08.69
Pine-Richland
2018
37 11:09.45
Harriton
2017
38 11:09.57
Villa Maria Academy
2017
39 11:09.65
Boyertown
2019
40 11:12.70
Cheltenham
2018
41 11:14.83
Easton Area
2019
42 11:15.71
North East
2018
43 11:15.80
Hatboro Horsham
2017
44 11:16.08
Chambersburg
2018
45 11:16.09
Forest Hills
2017
46 11:16.20
Penns Valley Area
2017
47 11:16.61
Owen J. Roberts
2018
48 11:16.88
Central Bucks East
2017
49 11:18.38
West Chester Rustin
2017
50 11:18.54
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2018
51 11:19.02
Perkiomen Valley
2017
52 11:19.05
Upper Merion
2018
53 11:19.26
Central Dauphin
2018
54 11:20.88
Spring Ford
2019
55 11:21.30
Upper Dublin
2017
56 11:22.26
Nazareth Academy
2019
57 11:23.54
Archbishop Carroll
2017
58 11:23.86
Spring Ford
2018
59 11:24.15
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
2017
60 11:24.20
Germantown Academy
2018
61 11:25.58
Cardinal O'Hara
2017
62 11:26.87
Upper Dublin
2019
63 11:27.53
Conestoga
2017
64 11:28.37
Butler
2017
65 11:31.17
Manheim Township
2017
66 11:31.20
South Fayette High School
2017
67 11:32.07
Souderton Area
2019
68 11:32.23
Upper Merion
2017
69 11:32.44
Garden Spot
2017
70 11:34.62
Nazareth Academy
2017
71 11:35.50
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy
2017
72 11:37.10
Cumberland Valley
2017
73 11:38.31
Delaware Valley
2017
74 11:39.00
State College Area High School
2017
75 11:39.35
Pennsbury
2019
76 11:39.94
Dallas
2018
77 11:42.95
Montrose
2020
78 11:42.97
Downingtown West
2017
79 11:43.77
Great Valley
2017
80 11:43.81
Central Bucks West
2018
81 11:44.40
Chartiers Valley
2018
82 11:46.16
Villa Maria Academy
2017
83 11:46.20
DuBois Area
2017
84 11:47.18
Westtown School
2017
85 11:49.55
Mount Lebanon
2019
86 11:50.25
Wissahickon
2018
87 11:51.80
Altoona Area
2018
88 11:51.90
Bishop Shanahan
2019
89 11:52.45
Perkiomen Valley
2017
90 11:52.57
Friends' Central
2018
91 11:53.68
McDowell
2019
92 11:53.80
West Chester Henderson
2018
93 11:56.71
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
94 11:56.95
Villa Joseph Marie
2018
95 11:57.00
Nazareth Academy
2018
96 11:59.91
Butler
2018
97 12:00.73
Avon Grove
2017
98 12:00.95
Peters Township
2019
99 12:01.04
Ridley
2017
100 12:02.06
Chartiers Valley
2018
101 12:02.80
Mifflin County High School
2018
102 12:03.56
Seneca Valley
2018
103 12:03.68
Greater Latrobe
2018
104 12:04.32
Archbishop Wood
2017
105 12:05.61
Penncrest
2017
106 12:05.65
Central Bucks West
2019
107 12:05.74
Central Bucks East
2017
108 12:05.99
Hempfield Area (7)
2018
109 12:07.59
Sun Valley
2017
110 12:08.06
Holy Redeemer High School
2018
111 12:08.66
Boyertown
2018
112 12:09.27
Council Rock South
2019
113 12:09.87
Downingtown West
2019
114 12:10.28
Spring Ford
2018
115 12:10.59
Conestoga Valley
2019
116 12:13.99
Masterman
2019
117 12:17.19
Marion Center Area
2017
118 12:19.34
Radnor
2017
119 12:19.42
Villa Maria Academy
2018
120 12:20.12
Bensalem
2018
121 12:20.70
Delone Catholic
2018
122 12:21.87
Springfield (Delco)
2018
123 12:22.50
North Penn
2017
124 12:22.87
Scranton
2018
125 12:23.50
New Hope-Solebury
2018
126 12:23.59
Punxsutawney Area
2018
127 12:24.44
Little Flower
2018
128 12:25.22
Kiski Area
2019
129 12:25.25
Norwin
2018
130 12:25.80
Mifflin County High School
2018
131 12:26.66
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2018
132 12:29.83
Villa Maria Academy
2018
133 12:30.09
Cardinal O'Hara
2017
134 12:30.55
Msgr Bonner & Abp Prendergast HS
2017
135 12:30.96
Danville Area
2017
136 12:37.15
Cedar Crest
2017
137 12:37.57
Cumberland Valley
2018
138 12:38.14
South Fayette High School
2019
139 12:39.07
Minersville Area
2018
140 12:39.90
Upper Dublin
2019
141 12:41.00
Villa Maria Academy
2019
142 12:41.01
Great Valley
2018
143 12:41.40
Strath Haven
2019
144 12:43.38
Haverford Township HS
2018
145 12:43.65
Lower Merion
2018
146 12:44.84
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy
2018
147 12:45.05
Avon Grove
2017
148 12:45.10
Carlisle
2017
149 12:46.72
Villa Joseph Marie
2019
150 12:46.98
Montoursville Area
2018
151 12:47.43
Wyomissing Area
2017
152 12:47.88
Pottsgrove
2019
153 12:48.40
Altoona Area
2019
154 12:48.50
Wissahickon
2019
155 12:49.26
Boyertown
2017
156 12:52.70
Hershey
2017
157 12:53.80
State College Area High School
2018
158 12:55.14
Radnor
2017
159 12:55.18
Pleasant Valley High School
2018
160 13:01.52
Villa Maria Academy
2017
161 13:01.66
Unionville
2018
162 13:01.69
Baldwin
2018
163 13:01.95
Radnor
2019
164 13:02.67
Central Dauphin East (CD East)
2017
165 13:05.95
Montoursville Area
2017
166 13:07.09
Parkland
2018
167 13:14.84
Bethel Park
2017
168 13:16.24
Interboro
2017
169 13:18.85
Shenango
2019
170 13:19.30
Ridley
2018
171 13:24.77
North Schuylkill
2018
172 13:26.32
Avon Grove
2017
173 13:28.12
Upper Darby
2017
174 13:28.50
Greenville
2018
175 13:31.21
Marion Center Area
2019
176 13:33.51
Red Land
2019
177 13:36.21
Reading
2018
178 13:45.19
Springfield Township (Montco)
2019
179 13:46.17
Delone Catholic
2017
180 13:54.37
Downingtown West
2017
181 13:55.87
Radnor
2018
182 13:58.18
Loyalsock Township
2018
183 14:06.07
St. Hubert's
2018
184 14:06.88
Unionville
2017
185 14:27.01
Girls' High
2017
186 14:31.70
Central Bucks East
2018
187 14:33.96
St. Hubert's
2019
188 14:56.84
Abington
2019
189 15:08.05
Northern Lehigh
2018

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