Esther Seeland sought out competition at the Loucks Games in White Plains, New York and came away with the top 800 meter time in Pennsylvania.
The State College Area senior, who emerged as one of the top middle distances runners in the state and nation this winter, pulled away and kicked to a convincing win in 2:10.47, a PA#1 and US#14 time.
With about 250 meters left in the race, Seeland made her move to the front of the field. She opened up a gap on the field and she was home-free from there. She ended up winning by nearly three seconds over second place Emily Philippides, a talented mid-distance runner from Greenwich High School in Connecticut.
Watch the race above and check out an interview with Seeland after the race below. The Glenn D. Loucks Games are live once again on MileSplit this Saturday!
|1||Esther Seeland||12||State College Area High School||2:10.47||4|
|2||Emily Philippides||12||Greenwich High School||2:13.28||4|
|3||Izzy Giesing||12||Oxbow High School||2:13.78||4|
|4||Deanna Martin||11||Valley Stream South||2:14.09||4|
|5||Maureen Lewin||11||Kellenberg Memorial||2:14.66||4|
|6||Molly McLaughlin||12||East Aurora||2:15.38||2|
|7||Anna Harmon||12||Raymond High School||2:15.68||4|
|8||Samantha Rutt||12||Ward Melville||2:15.77||4|
|9||Sophia Muccini||10||Benjamin N. Cardozo High||2:15.87||2|
|10||Kayla Berman||12||Westhampton Beach||2:15.92||4|