Top PA Talent Set For Track 5K In New Jersey

Former state champions and more of Pennsylvania's top distance talent will take to the track on Saturday for a 5K in Edison, New Jersey.

In the second Garden State Track Club High School Fall Showcase Meet, we'll see of the state's best under the lights at Thomas Edison Park across state lines. Check out the full entries from MileSplit NY here. Here's a look at the races we'll be watching for:

Girls 5K, Heat 2 - 7:30 PM Start


Sydney Masciarelli


Marianapolis HS, CT

2Jenna Mulhern


Henderson HS, PA


Charlotte Bednar


Lawrenceville School, NJ

4Kathryn Altieri


Susan Wagner HS, NYC


Camryn Wennersten


Ridgewood HS, NJ

The 2018 Foot Locker National champion headlines the top girls' field on Saturday. Sydney Masciarelli will be the one to beat in this field. But West Chester Henderson's Jenna Mulhern has looked strong in the early going in her junior season, running a 10:23 3200 and a 4:53 mile on the track already. Look for Mulhern to be very competitive in this field being pushed by Masciarelli as well as top-ranked NJ girl Charlotte Bednar from the Lawrenceville School. We could see some fast times here.

In the first girls heat at 7 PM, we will see Liberty's Emily Jobes, who was 13th in the state in AAA last season. Also in that heat are four other West Chester Henderson girls that should post quick times.

Boys 5K, Heat 2 - 8:30 PM Start

1Dylan Throop


General McLane HS, PA

2Aiden Barnhill


Downington West HS, PA

3Anthony Diaz


Farmingdale HS, NY

4Brady Martisus


Essex Junction HS, VT

5Adam Barbato

JuniorVictor HS, NY
6Ben Godish


Highland Park HS, NJ

7Brady Shute


Woodbury HS, NJ

8Drew Pesko


Marshfield HS, MA

9Michael Silveri


Eastport-South Manor HS, NY

10Nikhil DeNatale


Trinity School, NYC

11Declan Rymer
CA StartSenior

Downingtown West HS, PA

12Blake Buscemi
CA StartSenior

Miller Place HS, NY

13Bobby Hymans
CA StartSeniorRamapo HS, NJ

Declan McDonnell

CA StartSeniorTatnall HS, DE
15Cole Frank
CA StartSeniorLiberty HS, PA
16Caleb Bender
CA StartSenior

Skaneateles HS, NY

17Jack Napoli
CA StartJunior

Piscataway HS, NJ

18Josh Forrest
CA StartSenior

Collingswood HS, NJ

19James Ptack
CA StartSenior

Immaculata HS, NJ

20Holden Betz
CA StartSenior

Downingtown West HS, PA

In the hot heat for the boys, we'll see plenty of big names, led by defending AA state champion Dylan Throop of General McLane, who clocked a 15:30 in mid-September in XC. Now the senior will look to add a very fast 5K time on the track to his resume. But he should get a good challenge from Aiden Barnhill of Downingtown West. Barnhill is among the favorites for the state title in AAA this season. He's gone 9:24 for 3200 meters and 4:17 in the mile this fall. Now he moves up to the 5K for the first time before he gets into postseason mode.

Also in the fast field are D-West's powerful 2-3 in Declan Rymer and Holden Betz, along with Liberty's Cole Frank. All three should be looking at fast times on Saturday night.