Indoor States Preview: Girls' Distance

Girls' Mile

Germantown Academy's Abbe Goldstein will look to win the first of her two events on Sunday (Photo by Steven Pisano)

Goldstein, Wilkinson set for another mile duel

Less than a second separated Friends' Central's Gabrielle Wilkinson and Germantown Academy's Abbe Goldstein at this past weekend's Millrose Games high school mile. After that close finish in the middle of the pack, it'll be even better to see that battle for a state title. Wilkinson and Goldstein will square off fresh in the mile on Sunday in what should be a thriller. Both runners have been quite familiar with that big race atmosphere this season, but the fight for states will be a lot different.

Cumberland Valley's Mady Clahane is also in the field. She has that senior savvy that you can never have enough of on the big stage. She's pulled off some strong races this season, most notably a 4:55.96 at the Millrose Trials.

Olivia Sargent and Mary Webb, Pennsbury teammates, will toe the line in the mile on Sunday (Photo by Patty Morgan)

We can't forget about Pennsbury's Olivia Sargent either. She hasn't had the indoor season she is used to, but Sargent can certainly never be counted out. Her teammate Mary Webb is also in the field.

The Unionville pair of Anna Juul and Kacie Breeding will be factors, both coming off strong cross country seasons. Both of their qualifying times came off XC strength before the new year, but they appeared in good fitness recently, bookending Unionville's winning DMR at the PTFCA Carnival. Emmaus' Katie Bacher is having a great season, running two solid mile races in New York, and Mount Lebanon's Kelsey Potts, too, should be a factor.

List of entries:

Event 7  Girls 1 Mile Run (21)
  State Meet:  4:42.58  3/1/2014    Brianna Schwartz, Shaler Area              
     Name                        Year School                 Seed           
  1  Goldstein, Abbe               11 Germantown Acad     4:52.08 
  2  Wilkinson, Gabrielle          10 Friends' Central    4:53.20 
  3  Clahane, Mady                 12 Cumberland Valle    4:55.96 
  4  Juul, Anna                    11 Unionville          4:56.66 
  5  Sargent, Olivia               12 Pennsbury           5:03.35 
  6  Webb, Mary                    11 Pennsbury           5:04.94 
  7  Bacher, Katie                 12 Emmaus              5:05.57 
  8  Breeding, Kacie               12 Unionville          5:06.09 
  9  Potts, Kelsey                 12 Mount Lebano        5:09.39 
 10  Connelly, Kayla               11 Lansdale Cath       5:10.27 
 11  Williams, Jordan              11 Sharon              5:10.74 
 12  Bracken, Emily                12 Shanahan            5:11.44 
 13  Planck, Emma                  11 D-Town West         5:11.59 
 14  Finikiotis, Lauren            11 Oakland Cath        5:12.18 
 15  Shaw, Savannah                10 Upper Saint Clai    5:13.23 
 16  Fedkina, Natasha              12 State College       5:13.68 
 17  Aller, Megan                  12 Kiski Area          5:14.49 
 18  Mancini, Grace                12 Card O'Hara         5:15.23 
 19  Greene, Tasha                 11 Harriton            5:15.93 
 20  Yourkavitch, Abby             10 Chambersburg        5:15.94 
 21  Landis, Maddison              12 Chris Dock          5:16.24