For the first time since 2009, a freshman won a state title in AAA girls.
Jenna Mulhern of West Chester Henderson ran to the win last week, pulling away from a strong veteran group of girls. Mulhern clocked an 18:42, the second fastest time of the day. Sara Sargent of Pennsbury was the last ninth grader to win a AAA individual state crown; Sargent ran 18:35 to win in 2009.
Next up for Mulhern is likely NXR Northeast in Wappingers Falls, New York in a few weeks. Check out AAA girls race highlights and an interview with Mulhern below.
|3A GIRLS 5000 METER RUN FINALS||WATCH VIDEO|
|1||Jenna Mulhern||9||West Chester Henderson||18:42.00||1|
|2||Kileigh Kane||12||State College Area High School||18:55.00||2|
|3||Allyson Clarke||11||West Chester East||19:05.00||3|
|4||Hannah Lindgren||11||North Allegheny||19:15.00||4|
|5||Sarena Seeger||12||Fox Chapel Area||19:19.00||5|
|6||Gwyneth Young||10||Cedar Crest||19:20.00||0|
|7||Mia Cochran||9||Moon Area||19:22.00||0|
|8||Hannah Schupansky||12||Oakland Catholic||19:29.00||6|
|9||Grace Sisson||11||Fox Chapel Area||19:31.00||7|