Girls 3200m - Lydia Olivere vs. Abbe Goldstein

The Henderson Invitational is always home to fast races and exciting finishes. On Saturday, we got both.

Lydia Olivere of Padua Academy came up from Delaware for the girls' 3200 meters to race against some of the top distance runners in PA, including Germantown Academy's Abbe Goldstein and Downingtown West's Aislinn Devlin.

Goldstein took control of the race early on, but Olivere didn't let her out of her sights. She kept a few meters distance and with a couple laps bridged the small gap. They were side-by-side heading into the final lap. In a final 100 meter sprint to the line, it was the Delawarean Olivere that got the advantage on Goldstein, winning in 10:30.47. Goldstein was second across in a new PA#1 10:31.85.

Devlin, who went out more conservatively, took third in PA#5 10:46.96. Oley Valley junior Rebecca Snyder in 10:55.29 and West Chester East freshman Allyson Clarke was fifth in 10:59.19.

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1Lydia Olivere11Padua Academy10:30.471
2Abbe Goldstein12Germantown Academy10:31.851
3Aislinn Devlin12Downingtown West10:46.931
4Rebecca Snyder11Oley Valley10:55.291
5Allyson Clarke9West Chester East10:59.191
6Annie Glodek12Perkiomen Valley11:01.521
7Dominique Shultz11Conestoga11:03.361
8Bridget Kanaley12Bay Shore11:11.491
9Emma Planck12Downingtown West11:17.071
10Isabella Marchini12Spring Ford11:24.811